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Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato
Birmingham Magazine


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$20 in bonus Gift Cards accompany all advance ticket purchases to Beer Garden:
Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato ($10)
The J. Clyde ($10)

There is an art to crafting a great beer. And Beer Garden at Moss Rock Festival has carved out the perfect spot to taste the latest and greatest crafts from some of your favorite Alabama brewers & beyond. Discover a great new beer or enjoy one of your local favorites, all under a wooded canopy of Fall colors overlooking the eco-creative festival.

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Saturday Sessions
1:00pm – 2:30pm
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Sunday Session
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Ticket Price per session
$20 Advance until Friday, October 31
$25 at the Door Nov 1 & 2
We recommend pre-ordering your tickets as this event could sell out.

Maximum Capacity
200 people per session

Get advance tickets! CLICK HERE.
$20 in bonus Gift Cards accompany all advance ticket purchases to Beer Garden:
Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato ($10)
The J. Clyde ($10)

Special thanks to all of our particpants for their partnership and support! Each will be featuring a minimum of 2 select craft brews for tasting at Beer Garden.

Brewery Partners

Avondale Brewing Company

Back Forty Beer Company

Blue Pants Brewery
Featuring a special beer cask at The J. Clyde’s table

Cahaba Brewing Company - buy tickets here! 
OkatoberFest, Oka Uba IPA, American Blonde

Good People Brewing Company - buy tickets here!
IPA, Pale, Brown, and Coffee Oatmeal Stout

Fairhope Brewing Company
51 Pale Ale, I Drink Therefore I Amber

Old Black Bear Brewing Company

Straight to Ale Brewing

Trim Tab Brewing Company - buy tickets here!

Bar/Restaurant Partners

Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato
Vecchia will be featuring several local and national craft beers to pair with their House-Made Italian Sausage Sliders w/peppers & onions and their Rigatoni Marinara with fresh basil.

About Vecchia:  They specialize in authentic brick oven pizzas, including gluten free options so that everyone can enjoy. Local produce and imported Italian toppings show their commitment and passion for the very best in everything they do. They’ve also got a variety of pasta dishes, panini sandwiches, salads, and delicious desserts! Vecchia’s drink menu has options for dining in or carryout. Their craft beer selection includes 18 on tap, and over 50 bottled varieties, which make their participation at Beer Garden a no brainer. They’ve even got growlers! They also have an extensive wine list, including 4 wines on tap. There are coffee selections to go with their desserts too, and a variety of sodas, teas, and other drinks as well. Dining at Vecchia is an experience the whole family can enjoy. The casual atmosphere is relaxed and kid-friendly. There’s a spacious patio with plenty of seating and a view of the Preserve. A meal at Vecchia is a feast for all the senses! Moss Rock Festival welcomes Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato as a festival co-sponsor of Beer Garden this year.

The J. Clyde - buy tickets here!
Jerry Hartley, a local craft beer celebrity and owner of The J. Clyde, has reached out to his brewery friends around the state to create some special casks of beer to pair with the restaurant’s famous fried sauerkraut balls. 2014 features include Blue Pants, Cahaba, Good People, Fairhope, and Straight to Ale.

About The J. Clyde:  well known in Birmingham for their extensive craft beer selections and food pairings in a unique setting on Cobb Lane in 5 Points South. They are famous for securing and featuring some pretty special brews locally and beyond all year long. Jerry has been instrumental in the craft beer movement and community in Alabama. We are ecstatic to have his expertise, discerning palette, and passion for beer join us again this year.

Wine Partner -  NEW! 

Whole Foods Market will be showcasing wines to taste from the diverse offerings they carry.

About Whole Foods Wines:  A formidable group of Team Members at WFM — think of them as your very own wine superheroes — scour the world’s vineyards to bring you the fruits of the most talented winemakers’ labors. They’re always on the lookout for sustainable vineyard practices and organic and biodynamic wines, too. So the next time you’re in their wine department, stop one of their Team Members, many of whom are full-fledged sommeliers, and hit them up for answers. Are they snobbish about wine? No way! Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned sipper, they’ll love you just the same. In fact, every Whole Foods Market store that sells wine offers wine classes where grapes, tastings and pairings are discussed — over a glass of wine, of course.

Retail Partner

Hop Citybuy tickets here!

Beer Talks & Demos

In celebration of National Learn to Homebrew Day on Nov 1, we are delving into the topic of home brewing.  Trevor Newberry, beer connoisseur and general manager & chef at Urban Standard, will be back to chime in on the home brewing conversation with Jerry Hartley, beer expert and owner of The J. Clyde.  More details TBA soon.

2014 Food features:

Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato

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The J. Clyde

  • Fried Sauerkraut Balls — italian sausage, sauerkraut, and cream cheese rolled in panko crumbs deep fried and served on a bed of remoulade slaw
  • Suggested beer pairing: brown ale, hefeweizen, pilsner, bock

Silver Coin Indian Grill 

  • Spinach and Onion Pakoras, with tamari and mint sauces

Whole Foods Market

  • Assortment of Cured Meats
  • Artisanal Cheeses
  • Pretzels

More to come!
No one under 21 admitted.  All ticket holders will be carded at the door.

Get advance tickets! CLICK HERE.
$20 in bonus Gift Cards accompany all advance ticket purchases to Beer Garden:
Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato ($10)
The J. Clyde ($10)