Siluria Brewing (Alabaster)
The Makers: Danny and Tammy Sample
Siluria Brewing Company was built in a renovated post office and has delivered on a promise of good beer and an inviting atmosphere for locals and visitors.
Just a few turns off Interstate 65 in Alabaster, Siluria Brewing has established itself as a part of the community since it opened in November 2018.
Danny and Tammy Sample, a soon-to-be-retired military veteran and a retired dental hygienist, respectively, opened the brewery in the city they love.
“We knew we wanted an old building, we wanted there to be some history and character and we didn’t feel like we could do that if we built a new building,” Tammy said. Renovating took almost a year, but what they have now is a place that represents them and Alabaster. The dynamic duo knew they wanted the place to be as much about family as it is about beer.
Siluria Brewing is named after the town of Siluria from the 1890s. It remains a neighborhood in Alabaster, but was absorbed into the larger Shelby County city in the 1970s.
Danny said he felt the city needed something like Siluria Brewing that it could embrace and enjoy.
The Samples have succeeded in bringing old and new together, drawing on history while offering a new place to gather after work or for live music on the weekends.
A variety of nine beers aims to have something for all beer lovers. For those not into beer, the Samples are expanding into wine.
Through it all, Danny said the goal is to keep the focus where it is.
“We’re not going to try to compete statewide or nationwide,” he said. “We just truly want to stay local and be a true small, local business.”
Siluria Brewing Company
The product: Craft beer with special seasonal offerings.
Take home: A growler of Cock-On-A-Rock ESB.