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Our Birmingham location features Alabama’s most impressive beer package selection, wine and homebrew supplies, growlers, and an onsite beer bar with patio, with 60 draft choices. We are your beer store, wine shop, and happy hour destination.
English style Olde Ale aged in Bourbon barrels, 11.5%
59. Cahaba Belgian Single
Belgian style Pale Ale, 3.5%
60. Jolly Pumpkin Inicio Nuevos
Sour Saison with Angelino Plums, 5.12%
Wine by the Glass
Summer Featured Wine: Villa des Anges Old Vines Rosé
France 4-5-5-C - Light-bodied wine, intensely crisp and vividly fresh, it offers complex aromas of strawberries and red currants, with a hint of quince.
Caymus Conundrum White
California 4-5-5-C - Intriguing aromas of green apple, tangerine and honeysuckle blossoms. The taste is best described as exotic, with layers of peach, apricot nectar, green melon and pear, overlaid with subtle notes of citrus zest and spicy vanilla. A rich, round mouth-feel supported by fresh acidity, brings the complexity of this wine into balance.
Tunquen Sauvignon Blanc
Chile 5-4-5-C - This hand harvested, 100% Sauvignon Blanc is picked from 2 parcels of a single vineyard. The wine is stainless steel fermented and aged. It shows notes of lime, clementine, orange peel, and sweet pea with an underlying mineral backbone of flint and dust. White flowers on the nose, soft and supple on the mid-palate, from generous lees stirring, and a refreshing crisp finish.
France 5-5-5-C This wine is is white gold, with aromas — similar to some Alsatian wines — of peaches, apricots and hints of citrus. The wine’s flavors are soft, fresh and mild, with a nice touch of acidity.
Hedges H.I.P. Chardonnay
California 6-6-6-F/C Light straw color. Aromas of pear and apple with hints of banana, pineapple, lychee, straw, licorice and custard. The palate is full with fruit sweetness and nicely rounded viscosity balanced by crisp acidity and pear and apple fruits with a caramel note. No buttery oak here. A clean and pure expression of Chardonnay fruit.
Mossback Central Coast Pinot Noir
California 5-5-5-C Voluptuous Pinot Noir with rich, full flavors, and delivers a big, juicy punch. Dense aromas of brambly blackberry and cherry mingle with characters of toasty oak, cocoa powder and a hint of chai. Soft on the entry, flavors of dark cherry and mocha dominate undertones of cinnamon gingerbread. It's hard to say no to this seductive Pinot Noir. Pair with blackened salmon, duck or French rack of lamb.
La Chasse Cotes du Rhone
France 5-6-6-F/C Deep red wine with purple tints. The nose is intense and full with suggestions of blackberry fruit and spices. The spicy element is also apparent to taste, complementing the red fruit character of this full, lively wine which has a long tasty finish. Delicious with Mediterranean cuisine, cheeses and grilled or roast meats. Serve at cool room temperature. It will cellar for up to 2 years.
Z Alexander Brown Uncaged Red Blend
California 6-6-6-C Dark garnet in the glass, with commanding aromas of blueberry, cassis and cedar that preview a bold, mouth-filling palate stacked with concentrated layers of ripe blueberry, black cherry and baking spice. Robust and full-bodied with excellent weight in the mid-palate, this complex wine leaves a lasting impression with a smooth, round and full finish.
Josh Cabernet Sauvignon
5-6-6-F/C Aromas of rich, dark fruits and baking spices on the nose, which yield fresh plum and blackberry fruit, violet, dried fig, vanilla bean and Chinese Five-Spice. The wine is juicy with plum and blackberry flavors prominent, layered with smoky and sappy maple wood, roasted almonds and hazelnuts that finishes long with fine, firm tannins.
Wine by the Bottle
Enjoy your selection of any bottle from our retail inventory of over 1,000 different wines at our Growlertown Bar, with a small corkage fee. Bring your selected bottle to the bar for service. If you need help choosing a bottle, we're happy to help you decide what to drink!
Meet the Staff
Jay Gaines — General Manager
Jay began his professional career as a circus clown and "Carnie", travelling the circuit from Northern Virginia to Florida. After an banana peel-induced injury, Jay began using beer as a coping mechanism and quickly fell under it's sudsy charms. He left the circus in Athens, GA and began delving into the many-faceted world of craft beer. It is widely believed that the Terrapin Beer Company "turtle" mascot found on the Rye Pale Ale is based on a visit Jay and his banjo made to the brewery. After 8 years working at Athens-based package stores in a variety of capacities, Jay made the journey southwest to Birmingham and was part of Hop City's store opening team in the Magic City. Initially the beer manager, Jay's deep knowledge of European styles and brands made him a fan favorite. After several beers, he is prone to slipping into German or Belgian, especially when debating the merits of the German Beer Purity Act of 1516. He was promoted to General Manager in Birmingham in July 2014. His other hobbies include modern dance, sumo wrestling, and collecting vintage Smurf figurines.
Josh Terrell is the Bon Vivant for Hop City Birmingham, and manages both the Wine and Home Brewing Department. He has tried every wine in the store, and some of them more than once! When he's in the home brewing department, he's Dr. Krausen, where he can put together a killer beer recipe for you. He's always happy to help pair beer or wine with food.
Justin Jones is the Keg-quistador for Hop City Birmingham, and manages the Growlertown Bar. He has had a passion for craft beer for years, and turned it into a profession with the opening of Hop City in his home town. He's the one responsible for the awesome and ever-changing draft line-up at Hop City Birmingham, and he excels at helping visitors find delicious new beers to try, especially those new to craft beer.
Angela Richter is the Socialite Sommelier for Hop City Birmingham, and manages social media and events. She originates from Florida, where she managed a boutique wine bar in Sarasota before she fell in love with craft beer. She worked for World of Beer for 5 years before joining the Hop City team. Angela has tried over 3,000 different beers, has her first level Cicerone certification, and specializes in gluten free options for customers, and loves recommending new beer and wine for you to try.
Have a private event coming up? Want to create a truly special experience for you and your friends? Hop City can help! We can organize just about anything you could need. With certifications in both beer and wine, our staff can help you put on a memorable event.
Have questions, or would like more information on special/private events with Hop City?
We offer exchanges and sales of 5lb CO2 canisters. At this time we can not exchange other sizes. Call us to check on current availability.
We hold Homebrew classes both beginner and advanced. Beginner classes are $15/person, Advanced All-Grain classes are $25/person. Call us at 205-279-3557 to check dates and make a reservation. You can also check our Birmingham Events calendar for scheduled classes. We will be happy to schedule a special class for groups of 10 or more upon request.
We are happy to put together any homebrew recipe you send us before you come in! However, due to the volume of Saturday traffic, we will not be able to fill out-of-store orders on Saturdays. Recipes will be assembled, and grain will be milled upon your arrival. We cannot guarantee recipe integrity if you do not pick it up on the date requested! Thank you for your cooperation.