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Birmingham Magazine

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 your favorite local brewer. Discover a great new beer or enjoy one of your local favorites, all under a wooded canopy of Fall colors overlooking the festival.

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A special thanks to all of our partners for their partnership and support. Cheers!

Each participant will be featuring a minimum of 2 select craft brews for tasting at Beer Garden.

Brewery Partners

Retail Partner 

Hop City will be spotlighting some of those more distant breweries. The craft beer and alcohol retailer will also be offering attendees a chance to place orders for their favorite brews or Beer Garden picks – at a discount. Orders can be picked up after the festival from their store on 3rd Avenue South.

Bar/Restaurant Partner

The J. Clyde is well known in Birmingham for their craft beer selections and food pairings in a unique setting on Cobb Lane. They are famous for securing and featuring some pretty special brews locally and beyond. We look forward to seeing what beers their “firkins” will be filled with for their 2nd year at the tasting event.  Jerry Hartley, a local craft beer celebrity and owner of The J. Clyde, will be reaching out to his connections and brewery friends around the state to brew some tasty casks to show off at their Beer Garden table. He will also showcase the restaurant’s famous fried sauerkraut balls, and possibly a new recipe he perfected during the World Cup. Jerry was instrumental in the craft beer movement in Birmingham, so we are ecstatic to have his expertise and discerning palette join us again this year.

Wine Partner -  NEW! 

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

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

Sunday Session
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Maximum Capacity
150-175 people per session

Tickets per session
$18 Advance until Friday, October 31
$20 at the Door Nov 1 & 2
We recommend pre-ordering your tickets as this event could sell out.

Talks, Tastings, Pairings & Demos
Trevor Newberry, beer connoisseur, occasional beer columnist  for Birmingham Magazine, and general manager & chef at Urban Standard, will be one of the features at the event’s Talks, Tastings, Pairings & Demos.  Program TBA.

2013 Food features:

Whole Foods Market

  • Assortment of Cured Meats
  • Artisanal Cheeses
  • Pretzels

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

Ragtime Cafe

  • Cajun Chicken Pasta with sweet red peppers and sausage

No one under 21 admitted.  All ticket holders will be carded at the door.