Serda Brewing Company
Located in Downtown Mobile, Alabama, Serda Brewing Company brings a fresh taste to the Gulf Coast with its modernized German-style beers.
Founded in 2017 by homebrewer John Serda and professional brewer Todd Hicks, Serda Brewing Company is nestled on the Gulf Coast in Mobile, Alabama. In fact, it is the first Mobile-based brewery to open since Hurricane Brewing Co. closed its doors in 2010, and it is proving to be a welcome addition to the coastal city. While several new craft breweries tend to focus on West Coast style micro-brews, Serda is doing something quite different, brewing traditional German styles that have an ‘American craft beer face lift’ - richer in flavor, bolder in strength, and more complex in character. These beers are a reflection of the past with unique modern craft brewing innovation, and people are beginning to take notice.
Both Serda and Hicks are familiar faces around Mobile, Alabama - Serda is the owner of Serda’s Coffee Co., a popular local coffee shop, and Hicks has a long history of brewing in Mobile, being the head brewer for Port City Brewing, Mr. Jim Cannon’s Brewpub and also Hurricane Brewing. Hicks has over twenty years of experience in brewpub management and production brewery start-up’s, and brings a unique skill set to Serda Brewing Company. John Serda had also been a homebrewer for many years and always had the idea that he wanted to open a brewery one day. With the sudden resurgence of business in Mobile, it seemed like the perfect time to follow his brewing dreams as well, and he sought out Todd Hicks to help make it happen. The two became fast friends and began working together to open Serda Brewing Company in the heart of downtown Mobile (John’s father, Ed Serda, John’s brother, Matt Serda, and Tim Mahoney are also founding members of the brewery).
After years of business planning and searching for the perfect location, and then renovating the space and installing the custom 30 barrel brewhouse, Serda Brewing Company finally began brewing its first batch of craft beer in October of 2017. The brewery started with just four core beers, the flagship being the ‘Hook, Line & Lager.’ Over the years, they plan to continue growing their line-up of German inspired beers, and offering monthly specials and seasonals to keep their line-up fresh and interesting for Mobile consumers.
In April of 2018, Serda took their operation to the next level by introducing canned beers to be sold at local grocery and convenience stores.
We applaud this newcomer to the craft beer scene and proudly share two of their award-winning brews with our Craft Beer Club members. Cheers!