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About Us

Brewery Staff


Front of the House Staff


Kitchen Crew

Kitchen Crew

Todd Seaton / President

It takes a serious interest in Life to appreciate Nonsense!

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Dawn Seaton / Bookkeeping and Finance

A woman and a mouse, they both carry a tale wherever they go.

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Ryan Colvin / Kitchen Manager

Making the world a better place one spoonful of Pimento Cheese at a time

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Joshua “Crowe” / General Manager

War Eagle

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Sean Alexandria / Assistant GM

That’s Dope

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Eric Tollison / Head Brewer

That’s Dope

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Candice Ratliff / Sales and Promotions Manager

Roll Tide

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About The Company

Our decision to start brewing beer and sharing it with the public came from our

desire to create a great beer that real people can not only enjoy, but also relate to.

Some beer companies try to market their beer as being able to bring you a life of

leisure; others may try to convince you that higher alcohol content automatically

means better beer; others may simply try to sell you beer of poor quality and claim,

“It’s a craft beer.” People know better than that, and our goal is to make great

beer and sell it at a fair price without using silly marketing gimmicks.


Old Black Bear is not able to bring you a carefree life. If we could, we are

undercharging for our product. However, what we can do is this: Provide you with

a beverage that you can enjoy with your friends after a hardworking day, and assure

you that every Old Black Bear Beer you drink will be of the highest quality and offer

you drinkability and refreshment that is unmatched by any other small craft brewery

~ a real life beer you deserve.


Why the Black Bear?

At Old Black Bear, we believe that you are rewarded as a product of hard work, and

that your beer should not just represent your taste in beverage, but it should really

represent the kind of person you are. Black Bears are very diligent, intense, and

resolute workers. They work to survive. Not all that different from you or I. Have you

ever seen a Black Bear catch a fish? It’s pretty awesome. It’s a great mascot to

represent the kind of people we expect to drink our beer.

We want to produce something real, for real people that work hard every day.

And just like the Old Bear working for his fish, at the end of the day when you’re

holding yourOld Black Bear Beer, you’ll know that Hard Work Has Its Reward.

What We Do Best


Quality Focused
Consistent Product






Life isn't all beer and skittles, but beer and skittles, or something better of the same sort, must form a good part of every man's education.

"Cave City Lager is down right my favorite craft beer from Huntsville!"

Luther Hicks III

"Just had OBB Cave City Lager for the first time this weekend, very very nice, full and smooth!"

Timmy Sullenger

"Just found Old Black Bear at my local Western Supermarket in Vestavia Hills (Birmingham)! Woohoo! I think that is my first time to find it other than at the Fall Festivale!"

Tyler Jenkins

"Had an Old Black Bear at Vittone's in Decatur. This is some good beer. Glad we have such an awesome brewery right here in the valley."

Robert Johnson


There are more old drunks than there are old doctors.


― Willie Nelson

"“Thirstily he set it to his lips, and as its cool refreshment began to soothe his throat, he thanked Heaven that in a world of much evil there was still so good a thing as ale.”"

― Rafael Sabatini

"“If God had intended us to drink beer, He would have given us stomachs.”"

― David Daye