Big Beach Brewing Company prepares for opening October 13th, 2016
Long-awaited local brewery, Big Beach Brewing Company has announced that they will open their doors to the public for the first time on Thursday, October 13th 2016. After over a year in planning, the ten barrel brewhouse is excited to reveal its 4000 square foot taproom to friends and neighbors along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Big Beach is located in Gulf Shores’ Waterway Village just off of the junction of Highway 180 and Canal Road. The brewery will feature a courtyard with games, an observation deck, a small stage for live music, and a bike rack for smart commuters. All along, the owners have themed the brewery after the small beach community that we know and love, and their beer names reflect the local culture. Rod Murray, head brewer, and Jim & Julie Shamburger, owners, plan on debuting several different beers for opening weekend, including flagships 100 Daze IPA, Rod’s Reel Cream Ale, Irish “Roadtrip” Red Ale, and Small Town Brown Ale.
“We anticipate our first few days with our doors open to be big, but our Grand Opening at the end of October is when we really expect to blow it out of the water, “ said Jim Shamburger, co-owner of Big Beach Brewing Company. Jim and wife Julie have been residents of the Alabama Gulf Coast area for twenty years now and “This brewery was just a pipe dream until now,” said Julie. The couple has traveled across the United States looking for high quality craft beer and started brewing at home for themselves. After years of beer in the bathtub, they decided that the need for craft beer in their local community was far overdue.
Big Beach Brewing Company is licensed as a brewery, meaning you can look forward to exclusively original, in-house brewed beer. Packaged foods from local restaurants and food purveyors will eventually be available for purchase, but for now, Big Beach encourages their taproom visitors to order food for delivery to the taproom from local restaurants. Visit their website, www.bigbeachbrewing.com for more information on taproom hours, upcoming events, grand opening details, and more.