At Red Hills, we are an eclectic group of people from our 20’s to our 60’s. We are Doctors, Dentists, Businesspersons, Chefs, Retired Teachers and even an Ex-Merchant Marine. We are from all over the United States and abroad. You’re probably wondering how this group works together, well, we owe it to our motto… “We take beer seriously and not much else.” So, how did RHBC come to be?

Years ago, Joe Pilleteri had a dream. He liked to drink beer and (for some strange reason) also liked chemistry.

So, Joe and a buddy started making small batches in his home kitchen. The more Joe brewed, the more his passion grew….and so did the mess in the kitchen. Eventually Joe’s wife insisted the brewing be moved and thus they were banished to the basement. As Joe’s passion grew, so did his dream of brewing beer not only for himself but for others to enjoy. Joe got plugged in with a local brew club and that is where he met Brewmaster, Eric Baumann, (enter Magic).

Joe and Eric both realized they shared the same passion for making great beer and wanted to turn their hobby into their own business. Joe took a leap of faith and approached Eric about becoming the Brewmaster and that is when the dream team began and the idea of opening a brewery became a reality. Joe and Eric immediately embarked on a mission to find a team of partners, investors and a killer location.
The idea of opening the first brewery over the mountain was very appealing and they found the perfect spot in the heart of Homewood. By design, Joe and Eric agreed for RHBC to take a different approach to brewing by focusing on Session Beers, which have an ABV (alcohol by volume) of 5.1% or less. And while most of our beers are made with only four ingredients: Malt, Water, Hops and Yeast, each one is completely different, just like RHBC. That is the beauty of beer – it brings us all together.
So, come to Red Hills, drink a beer, enjoy the whimsical styling of the tap room, laugh at the crazy names of the beers, forget about being serious, about your problems or differences, have fun, relax and enjoy the glorious beverage that is known as beer.

Fun fact: We call them "session beers" because these beers are bought in rounds or sessions (as the British call it) and at an average ABV of around 4%-5% you can have more than one of these without feeling the effects.


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Check out our events

  • September 24, 2017

    Breaking Bread @ Sloss Furnace
    Sloss Furnaces, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA

    Mark your calendar now for the 15th Annual Breakin' Bread! The Local Flavor Festival celebrates 15 years of serving the best food in Birmingham at Alabama's premiere Food, Wine and Beer Festival. Join over 30 of your favorite restaurants at Historic Sloss Furnaces for an afternoon of unlimited signature dishes. Refresh with wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages while enjoying an afternoon of musical entertainment and cooking demonstrations as well. Birmingham Originals will again donate proceeds to Jones Valley Teaching Farm's Woodlawn High School Urban Farm project, which benefits local high school students,

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  • September 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Auburn Poker Run
    Auburn, AL, USA

    The Auburn Downtown Merchants Association is hosting the 2016 Pumpkin Poker Run Friday, October 28th from 6 to 9 pm in Downtown Auburn. Enjoy some early Halloween fun in downtown Auburn, teams can purchase one poker hand for $10, the proceeds from the poker run will go toward future downtown events. There will be live music and DJ Ozz will be spinning entertaining spooky tunes on the corner near the Downtown Merchant Association's starting tent. Players are encouraged to visit each participating business, marked with a giant playing card, to pick a sealed card to add to their 'mystery' hand.

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  • October 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Oktoberfest @ Luna's in Gulf Shores
    Luna's Eat & Drink, 25689 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561, USA

    2nd Annual Luna's Oktoberfest. Are you ready? It all happens on Sunday, October 1. #oktoberfest

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  • October 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Party on the Porch - Alabama Outdoors

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  • October 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    JD & The Man

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  • October 13, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Grayton and the Rest

    Fundraiser for BSC. Time tbd

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  • October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Beer Dinner @ Greystone Country Club
    Greystone Golf & Country Club, 4100 Greystone Dr, Birmingham, AL 35242, USA

    More Details to come

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