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OUR STORY

Born from two apartment kitchens in Birmingham and Atlanta, Alga (if you haven’t caught on by now, Alga represents Alabama and Georgia) started with similar beginnings to most breweries. What originally was just a fun hobby that provided us with something to drink quickly turned into something that people actually WANTED to drink. Fast forward to today, Alga Beer Company is the culmination of all those days spent over a stovetop and the apartment balcony with a propane burner. It’s been a whirlwind journey to get to this point, but it’s nowhere near over. Those days of giving away beer at art shows and crawfish boils helped form this wild idea, and we’re thankful for every opportunity and person we’ve met along the way. So, with that said, give us a try. We hope you enjoy it!

THOMAS GRIER

CO-OWNER

Hometown? Tuscaloosa, AL
What’s your favorite part about Alga Beer Co.? The face a person makes when they try one of our beers and like it
What TV show would you like to see Alga Beer Co. show up in? Bob’s Burgers needs better beer
What’s your favorite place to drink a beer at 11AM? Outside with my pug Seymour, usually while he poops
Does BBQ need sauce? Nobody needs to get lost in the sauce
What’s your favorite Alga beer? The cold one in my hand
What’s your favorite non-Alga beer? Boulevard’s Berliner Weiss
If you could drink a beer with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? My dad, sometime in the late 70s/early 80s
Favorite album of all time? Modern Baseball’s Sports
What’s your favorite activity outside of furthering the advancement of Alga’s takeover? Besides beer things – powerlifting, hitting drums, and video games

BRETT REID

CO-OWNER

Hometown? Birmingham, AL
What’s your favorite part about Alga Beer Co.? Being able to meet people through beer is always a blast
What TV show would you like to see Alga Beer Co. show up in? I feel like Hank Hill would appreciate Camaro Hair quite a bit
What’s your favorite place to drink a beer at 11AM? Pirate’s Cove Marina and Restaurant. Elberta, AL
Does BBQ need sauce? Absolutely not
What’s your favorite Alga beer? All of them
What’s your favorite non-Alga beer? Good People Pale Ale
If you could drink a beer with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Don Johnson circa 1984
Favorite album of all time? George Strait’s Strait From the Heart
What’s your favorite activity outside of furthering the advancement of Alga’s takeover? Cooking with my wife or enjoying time on Pensacola Beach

JOHN B. HODGDON II

CO-OWNER

Hometown? Pensacola, FL BABY
What’s your favorite part about Alga Beer Co.? Our ALGA Family is tops in my book…a close second is Thomas’s quad muscles. Dude can squat like 860.
What TV show would you like to see Alga Beer Co. show up in? East Bound and Down, The Bachelorette, One Bite Pizza Reviews, Hot Ones.
What’s your favorite place to drink a beer at 11AM? If I’m drinking beer at 11am, wherever I am sounds like a decent place to be. Really though, I’m either at the beach for a long weekend, tailgating UWF Argo Football at Maritime Park, or at ALGA Beer HQ being the “hey, hold this” guy while Brett and Thomas do wizarding to make beer.
Does BBQ need sauce? As a certified Kansas City Barbeque Judge; I can say without a doubt that BBQ does not NEED sauce. But a good sauce can definitely take some good “Q” to the next level.
What’s your favorite Alga beer? I like them all, but my two loves are Hwy Juice and our Honey Saison.
What’s your favorite non-Alga beer? Orange Blossom Brewing Co. Orange Blossom Pilsner
If you could drink a beer with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Robin Williams. We’d spend our time in Boston being wicked smahhhht solving random equations and asking Harvard students if they like apples.
Favorite album of all time? Music Album: Lets Get it – Thug Motivation 101 by Young Jeezy; Photo Album: Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel
What’s your favorite activity outside of furthering the advancement of Alga’s takeover? I have two…1. taking a solid stroll with my handsome Labrador, Hasselhoff in one of the many vibrant neighborhoods in Pensacola OR 2. doing a solid sit-and-stay with The Hoff at Brett’s house drinking Tiki Drinks, mostly to excess.