Oak Mountain Brewing Company was born after Peter Genereux, the company’s founder kept seeing new breweries going to Birmingham and Jefferson County. He saw the growth in Shelby County and thought that area was being neglected. Thinking the Pelham & Oak Mountain area was a good, central and easy to get to location that would be a perfect place for a brewery, Peter left his job with a statewide beer and wine distributor and began to look for locations. Everything finally fell into place in August of 2019, when he found a building for lease at the busy corner of highway 31 and 119, with neighbors such as Oak Mountain state park, the Oak Mountain Amphitheater and Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena it was the perfect home for Oak Mountain Brewing Company.
Through a mutual friend and a shared love for beer, Peter joined forces with Clay Baldwin, the former head brewer at a local Birmingham brewery. Oak Mountain Brewing Company has a 15-barrel brewhouse with a variety of fermentation tanks. OMBC strives to create great, quality accessible beers, while cultivating an authentic atmosphere for beer lovers to gather. Opening in January 2021, Oak Mountain Brewing Company became a hotspot for guest taps. House made beers became available to the public in October of 2021 while still sharing the spotlight for guest taps to ensure all guest can find something to fit all tastebuds. OMBC is home to classic flavors, as well as experimentally fun beers. Whether you are meeting a friend, hosting a group or gathering before a concert at Oak Mountain Amphitheater, OMBC has a stool for you.
“We just want to make it a diverse portfolio of beers that appeals to a lot of people.
We do everything with a stress on quality”
– Peter Genereux