The craft brewery business is on a steep climb in Mobile with two breweries set to open next year.
New Alabama legislation that allows breweries to sell six packs and other containers directly to customers opened up the door to an industry that’s gaining popularity around the country.
Keith Sherill shows us inside the former Crystal Ice Company Warehouse on Monroe Street that he’s renovating to house Haint Blue Brewing.
“This is a 90-year-old ice manufacturing facility that you could easily argue will be a great place for ice cold beer,” Sherill said. “Mobile is by far the most compelling city in the state of Alabama, and so when we decided we were going to build a brewery, it had to be Mobile.”
Sherill said he hopes they’ll open their doors in time for Mardi Gras.
A few street away, John Serda is revamping the former Goodyear Tire Center on Government Street to open Serda Brewing Company
” It’s going to be a Gulf Coast themed brewery. Our whole theme is gulf coast living like being on a boat with your dog or your friends and drinking a beer,” Serda said.
He hopes to open around Summer 2017.
Both businesses got the green light from the Board of Adjustment this week, and with new laws on Alabama’s books making it easier for breweries, you can bet there will be a lot more local beer pouring into the Port City.
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