I mentioned last weekend B and I got to have a date night – so we opted for dinner and then a few beverages. I had been wanting to try this Avondale brewery spin-off The Sour Room for awhile. I love sour beers and ciders, and heard this was the place to be!
We walked in around 830 on a Saturday night, and were pleasantly surprised to see that the place wasn’t completely crowded – we were even lucky enough to snag a seat at the bar. It wasn’t loud; it wasn’t pretentious, and it was exactly what I wanted in a place where I was going to drink.
After B and I perused the chalkboard, we decided on a flight of the four we wanted to try (we did actually end up getting another flight to try a few more). The first four we tried were: Plum Crazy, Juicy and Fruity IPA, De La Grange, and Blend #1.
My absolute favorite was the Juicy and Fruity IPA– duh, as I’m an IPA girl, but even B, who does not like IPAs, liked this one. We were informed to save the Blend #1 for last as it’s a palate wrecker. We followed directions, and drank that one last, and ended up really loving it.
If you like sour/tart beers, then this is definitely the place for you. The people behind the bar seem to have a genuine passion for what they’re doing. The beers are very “clean,” and I like that you can take home a bottle of your favorite straight from there – albeit, they don’t have every single one available yet, and the bartender did say they expect to do growlers of their larger batches sometime in the future.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend in Birmingham, definitely check this place out. You won’t be sorry!