About Us

Red Clay Brewing Company is a brewery and taproom located in downtown Opelika, Alabama. Three key individuals founded our business: Kerry McGinnis, Stephen Harle and John Corbin. Each of us brings a unique set of skills to the Company dictated primarily by our varied educational and personal backgrounds.

Why Red Clay?

Red Clay Brewing has its roots firmly entrenched in the South. The founders of the Company were all born and raised here. The “red clay” that is native to this region of the south and what we all knew so well growing up became a natural moniker for our business. Red Clay Brewing simply represents us: our history and the South we love and call home. Opelika is a Muskogee word meaning Big Swamp, and this became the inspiration for one of our first beers: Big Swamp Stout. Another one of our beers, Hop Jubilee, is inspired by the late night “jubilee’s” we attended of the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. Hay Shed Saison is another craft beer we will produce that is a Peppercorn Saison.