Back Forty, one of Alabama’s most popular breweries, has begun work in Huntsville on its latest micro-production brewery with a tap room, beer garden and restaurant.
This week, site prep began for Back Forty Beer Co. Huntsville at the intersection of Leeman Ferry Rd SW and Airport Rd SW.
“We’ve been looking at the Huntsville market for four or five years now,” Douglas Brown, Owner & CEO of Back Forty Beer Company – Birmingham told Hville Blast. “In fact, I was looking at Huntsville before opening our location in Birmingham. We just didn’t find the right spot at that time.”
What to Expect
The new taproom space is designed after European beer houses, like a hofbrauhaus, where there are farm tables that allow patrons to come and go and share the space with others. With John Hunt Park at their doorstep, Back Forty expects the location to be a convenient venue for families and teams to get together before and after games.
And expect everything to be local.
“We try to do everything local from our beers to the food which is as much farm to table as we can get,” explained Brown. “Our service model — we can take care of a lot of people, large crowds. On some Saturdays, at our Birmingham location we have as many as 2500-3000 people come through.”
Here are details about the new location:
- 75 unique beers brewed on site annually, plus Back Forty favorites— Naked Pig Pale Ale, Truck Stop Honey and BamaMosa
- Elevated craft food menu
- 5 acre site
- Capacity: 400+
- Parking : 250 spaces
- Outdoor beer garden space
- Location: Intersection of Leeman Ferry Rd SW and Airport Rd SW
“We look forward to joining Huntsville’s thriving craft beer community,” said Brown. “There is a great brewery scene here. A lot of good folks have paved the way, doing a lot of good stuff. We’re looking forward to being part of it.”
Opening Summer 2023
For the next few months Back Forty Beer Co. Huntsville will be preparing the site for construction. By October, the brewery expects to pour concrete and hold a ground-breaking event. If all goes according to plan, Rocket City’s newest brewery is scheduled to start pouring drafts and serving meals by the Summer of 2023.
Stay tuned to Hville Blast for updates on the new Back Forty Beer Co. Huntsville. Tell us what you think of their beer — BamaMosa, Naked Pig, Truck Stop and much more— by tagging us at @hvilleblast