Nominate your favorite beers and breweries for the Best of Alabama Beer 2017

2017 was an amazing year for Alabama beer.  We had several new breweries and brewpubs open and with the changing laws, we’re seeing a lot more small batch and brewery exclusive beer releases.  Many great breweries from outside of the state have also begun (or resumed) distribution in Alabama.  It’s a great time to be a craft beer fan in the Southeast!

With the explosive growth here, it’s difficult to capture everything that’s going on.  This year, prior to final voting, we’re holding a nomination round.  The Top 10 from each category will go on to a final voting round and winners will be announced live on Beer Guys Radio and posted here on the website.

Styles were selected for the categories to represent the most popular craft beer styles.  There are a lot of great beers that don’t fall into these categories, we have a category for those.  We feel this method highlights the best of the most popular beers, and keeps the survey at a manageable size.

BREWERS!  We encourage you to offer up your own nominations and share this with your fans and followers.


Rules and important dates

  • You may vote only once.   You will be required to login to a Google account to vote.  We do everything we can to minimize vote manipulation and if it’s obvious that it’s happening we’ll toss that sucker out.
  • Eligibility dates: For any category specific to a 2017 release or opening date the eligibility dates are December 14, 2016 through December 1, 2017.
  • Voting Open: December 4-27, 2017
  • Winners announced: On Facebook Live video at at 6:00 PM on December 28, 2017; on the Beer Guys Radio Show and podcast on December 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM Eastern; on on January 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM Eastern.
  • Contract beers brewed outside of Alabama are not eligible.