Birmingham's J. Clyde One of Six USA Craft Beer Bars That Changed Their City’s Beer Scene

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The Birmingham scene was bleak when Jerry Hartley opened the J. Clyde. It started with 40 taps, which Hartley filled with imports and quality craft he could find under the state’s legal limit. He worked with the legislative advocacy group, Free the Hops, to change the antiquated beer laws and the group used the J. Clyde as a meeting place and rallying point.

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