Craft Beer in Birmingham
Originally an American venture, independent microbreweries eventually made their way to Britain thanks to their unique flavours and adventurous styles. On the exciting verge of a craft beer explosion, Birmingham have some small but grand front runners when it comes to stocking the tastiest and coolest in craft goods. Beers made to entice and woo hop lovers the world around, these beverages have been made with innovation, taste and creativity in mind. Check out our recommendations of where to find, discover and gobble up some tasty craft beer in Birmingham.
Last updated on 28th July 2017
Tucked away in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, The Rose Villa Tavern isn't just one of the best pubs in the business, they're churning out some ultimate Birmingham craft beer. Join them for local bottles, cans and international favourites.
While The Distillery may offer some of the finest gin in the city, they also have a decent selection of craft beer as well. You can get a great pint of craft beer and real ale, settle in on their canalside terrace and tuck into one of their delicious dishes, and then you’ve got yourself the perfect summer.
With a selection of over 300 speciality beers and brews to choose from, The Post Office Vaults can lay claim to the largest and most varied collection of beers of any pub in Birmingham city. From international treats to fresh, locally soured, cask bred finery, The Post Office Vaults even offer you your very own 'passport' to tick this extensive collection off with.
Bacchus is something of a hidden gem in Birmingham, but something they’re loud and proud about is their beer selection. While making yourself comfortable in the old style interior – complete with rich woodwork, vintage furniture and wrought iron décor – make sure you tuck into their list of delicious cask ales, local beers and more.
Cool neighbourhood hangout The Wolf should be on your stop for craft beer in Birmingham. Not only do they have four rotating taps filled with beer and fridges full of bottles, they also serve up some mean deli food to boot. And with the pop culture knick-knacks everywhere, there's even more reason to bring your pals there.
With a name like Clink Beer, this Harborne does exactly what it says on the tin, and that's beer. Join this suburban favourite as you hunker down for never before heard bottles and some of the best craft pints in the city.
Their tenth venture in the UK, Brewdog landed in Birmingham with a craft beer bang. While it says it all in the name, Brewdog do more than just brew. From the initial outset Brewdog are the innovative thinkers behind the country's tastiest and most popular craft beers, with everything from their Punk IPA to Hardcore IPA catering to hop enthusiasts city wide.
Stocking a small but ample amount of craft beers including the popular Versus Goliath and Bristletoe beverages, The Victoria is a quirky pub to dabble in even more quirky beers. Persistently cool and creative, it's no wonder that The Victoria have adopted the craft beer scene and turned it into a must have addition to the bar.
Whilst this traditional and charming pub in Birmingham is host to 16 pumps of its own, it's also home to a great if not petite selection of craft beers in Birmingham. Stocking the likes of craft beer purveyors Brew Dog and Purity ales, The Wellington promise a tipple you've probably never tried before on every single visit. Head out to their secret rooftop bar and inhale that craft beer you've been dying to get your mitts on.
If you want to drink craft beer in Birmingham properly, then find yourself a proper pub. Luckily, that’s why the Craven Arms exists, supplying its patrons with tonnes of rotating craft beers and ales, while they sit in the historic interior of wooden floors, open fires and comfy scarlet colour scheme.
The mere fact that Pure Bar and Kitchen was opened by a craft beer company sets a good marker for their craft beer offering. An industrial haunt toting bottles from the likes of Dunkertons, Purity craft itself, Fourpure, Roosters and more, Pure Bar and Kitchen is one of the top destinations for craft beer in the city.
Not only do Cherry Reds in Kings Heath provide an ample yet petite stock of craft beers from global names, they love the stuff so much that they've even commissioned their own yearly Craft Beer Festival. Purveyors of independence in the city, Cherry Reds are a cool and quirky little bar that promise a cool selection of craft beers to wet your hipster whistle.