Back Forty Beer Company Featured in Southern Living’s 2016 South’s Best Breweries
Back Forty Beer Company (Gadsden, Alabama)
Southerners know all about the back forty, that plot of acreage that doesn’t get worked as much because it’s hard to reach (and is especially rich since it hasn’t been overworked). That’s how Jason Wilson saw craft beer in Alabama when he established his brewery in 2009 fertile ground with unrealized potential. Since its 2009 launch, Back Forty Beer has become the largest producer of alcohol in Alabama, crafting the popular Naked Pig pale ale, as well as Truck Stop Honey brown ale, brewed with Alabama wildflower honey. In 2014, the company introduced small-batch beer vinegar that works so nicely on a plate of steaming greens. Hats off to Wilson for using his company to provide jobs and help revitalize his hometown.
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