Ghost Train Brewing Company (Birmingham, Alabama) recently announced that they have officially found a location in the Lakeview District of Birmingham and will be opening their taproom and brewery in the near future.
Taylor and Paige DeBoer, owners of Ghost Train Brewing and two veterans of the Birmingham craft beer scene with Taylor being a former partner in Cahaba Brewing Co., are more than happy to let Birmingham craft beer fans know that they are finally bringing their entire operation to the Magic City and will be doing so in a former brewery space that the community already knows well. The DeBoers have been actively seeking a location in the city since they first rolled out their beers in June of last year, and the new taproom for Ghost Train Brewing Company has found its home in the former location of Cahaba Brewing at 2616 3rd Ave South. At this time, all Ghost Train offerings are being contract brewed at Crooked Letter Brewing Company (Ocean Springs, Mississippi), but this move will make it so DeBoer can now have full control of the brewing operation in a space that he is already very familiar with. There is not an official timeline for an opening date at this time, but being able to move into a former brewing space will absolutely speed up the process.
The DeBoers took the plunge of establishing their own Birmingham-based craft brewing operation last year, and their offerings first debuted at Magic City Brewfest on June 5 and 6. After a year of meticulous attention and hosting events throughout the Southeast to gain feedback from craft beer lovers, their flagship beer offerings were developed from homebrew recipes taken to a new height that DeBoer believed had finally achieved the level of commercial brewing perfection. Ghost Train has developed quite the following in Birmingham, and that was easily achieved with the four delicious brews that they currently offer: Dark Ride Belgian Style Strong Ale, Go-Devil Golden Ale, Switchman’s Stash India Pale Lager, and Terminal Station Brown Ale. Ghost Train beers are currently available locally on draft and in six-packs of 12 oz. bottles.
This new development for Ghost Train Brewing is fantastic news for the brewery and the Alabama craft beer scene. Be sure to keep an eye on the brewery’s website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for details concerning plans for an official timeline for opening the new facility. Until then, here’s to the continued growth of Ghost Train Brewing Company. Prost!