The Beer Hog set to open Saturday in Pelham

Published 11:12 am Friday, September 2, 2016

The Beer Hog offers 65 different types of craft beer, most of which were brewed in Alabama. (Contributed)

The Beer Hog offers 65 different types of craft beer, most of which were brewed in Alabama. (Contributed)

By Briana Harris / Staff Writer

PELHAM – The Beer Hog, Pelham’s stop for a wide variety of cold craft beer, is officially set to open Saturday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m.

Craft beer enthusiasts will no longer have to travel for to find the beverages they enjoy, said owner Chris Lawrence.

Lawrence said it took him and his business partner Eric Messer six months to renovate the space and open the business, which is located at 112 Bowling Lane. Lawrence said a grand opening would be scheduled soon.

The bar offers 65 different types of craft brews on draft, most of which were brewed in Alabama. Guests can order beer by the glass, in flights or in 32-ounce or 64-ounce growlers.

Assortments of Alabama wines are also available by the bottle and glass, and The Beer Hog has a retail section with more than 300 types of craft beers and local wines.

Lawrence said the retail section of the bar features a store where patrons can purchase popular beer from across the nation and from places such as Iceland, Germany, England, Scotland, Japan and China.

“Every beer you can find, we have right here,” he said. “Craft beer followers won’t have to go to multiple locations to find the beer they’re looking for.”

A two-inch-thick slab of cedar wood with live edges on both sides, and a brick wall backsplash set the tone for the bar. Chalk menu boards will feature names of the ever-changing craft beer menu.

Although the bar won’t have a food menu, Lawrence said there will be snacks available and guests can bring in their own food or have food delivered. Lawrence said McAlister’s, which is located next door, has already agreed to walk food over to patrons at the bar.

“We have a large patio, so we’re going to have food trucks there a couple of times per week, and we’re planning to have weekly beer and wine tastings, and catered events as much as possible,” Lawrence said.

In about a month, Lawrence said The Beer Hog will have its own app available for Apple and Android device users to download. The app will have an events calendar and up-to-date draft beer and wine lists that include descriptions and prices.

The Beer Hog is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m.

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