Old Black Bear Brewing set to open in Athens

Old Black Bear
Old Black Bear is opening a new location in Athens Sept. 18. (Jacob Blankenship / Hville Blast)

One of Madison’s favorite craft breweries is opening a new location next week. Old Black Bear Brewing Co. is set to open its Athens location Monday.

Here’s what we know about this Huntsville-area favorite:

Old Black Bear in Athens

Madison’s own Old Black Bear Brewing — known not only for its tasty craft brews but also its fantastic food — is opening its new location in Athens. This is big news for folks in Athens, as anyone who has enjoyed the brewery in Madison can confirm.

Breweries expanding in the Huntsville area

Back Forty
Outside of Back Forty Beer Co. Birmingham. (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

The expansion of Old Black Bear runs counter to a somewhat negative trend we saw over the summer , wherein three local breweries closed.

But OBB joins Back Forty Brewing as Alabama craft breweries that are expanding. Back Forty, based in Gadsden but with a location in Birmingham as well, is opening a Huntsville location this year.

The new Huntsville location for Back Forty will be at 3254 Leeman Ferry Rd SW Huntsville, AL 35801. We will have an update soon on the new Huntsville Back Forty location.

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Michael Seale
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