What is Haint Blue?

Haint blue is an actual shade of blue paint that adorns the porches of many antebellum and modern homes. The term haint blue is woven into a colloquially Southern narrative that likely originated half way around the world & was brought to the US with the Gullah-Geechee people via the transatlantic slave trade. As with most folklore, the history of haint blue is muddy. No matter, one truth remains – haint blue is meant to keep evil spirits at bay. Down South, we still paint our porches, but nowadays Haint Blue is also a beer.

While stationed in Washington, the brewery’s founder, Keith Sherrill, enjoyed the culture of the brew houses nestled at the base of Mount Rainier—one of the most fertile hop growing regions in the world. When moving back to Alabama, he wanted to bring that culture he enjoyed so much with him. Thus began the pursuit for the American Dream.

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Haint Blue takes great pride in more than just being a beer company. And as of May 2019, we have the honor of officially declaring that we are now a Certified B Corporation®, a designation that requires for-profit organizations to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Check out our B Impact Report to learn more about our score.