When Red Hills Brewing first opened their doors earlier this fall, the brewery initially utilized a soft-opening style at launch by only having their beers available in the taproom. This approach made it so the brewers could gauge demand and allowed everyone involved to get used to their new roles. Confident that they have achieved these goals and can maintain consistency, Red Hills Brewing Company will now take the next natural step forward by beginning distribution in Alabama’s Jefferson and Shelby counties.
The brewery confirms that the following four offerings will begin distribution on draft on December 8:
- Homewood Hefe – Year-round
- A Pound a Brown British Style-Mild Ale – Year-round
- Tribute Session IPA – Year-round
- Caught in the Rye IPA – Seasonal
Although these are the only four offerings with confirmed availability at launch of distribution, the brewery does hint that “other offerings” may also turn up at your favorite craft beer spots.
Distribution of these kegs will officially begin on December 8 in Jefferson and Shelby counties, but Red Hills Brewing Company does plan to expand distribution into the rest of Alabama at a later date. Birmingham’s International Wines & Craft Beer will handle all distribution responsibilities for Red Hills. The distributor and brewery have several launch events planned throughout the distribution area during the week of December 19. Keep an eye on International Wines & Craft Beer’s social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for information concerning these events, and I will of course update this post with that info when it surfaces. Wherever you happen to end up, just go ahead and make plans to give Red Hills Brewing a proper welcome to distribution at your favorite craft beer bar, restaurant or retailer in a couple weeks. Prost!