Their tenth venture in the UK, Brewdog landed in Birmingham with a craft beer bang. While it says it all in the name, they do more than just brew. From the initial outset, they 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.
Craft Beer in Birmingham
On the verge of a craft beer explosion, Birmingham has some fantastic front runners when it comes to stocking the tastiest and coolest in craft beers. Made to entice and woo hop-lovers, these beverages have been made with innovation, taste and creativity in mind. Check out our recommendations of where to find, discover and savour the best craft beer in Birmingham.
One of Birmingham's biggest craft beer festivals is returning for the second time in a year, and it's bringing brewers from Birmingham, the UK, and around the world to The Custard Factory. Join in the fun as the March event showcases everything from stouts to American pales ales, along with food from Digbeth Dining Club and DJs on hand to get the party going.
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.
Bacchus is something of a hidden gem, 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.
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, how lovely.
Not only do Cherry Reds in Kings Heath provide an ample stock of craft brews 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, this is a cool and quirky little bar that promises a great selection to wet your hipster whistle.
It's not just a fun atmosphere, there's some pretty impressive brews here too. Showcasing a range of beers from around the world and the UK, there are 20 keg lines and a rotating selection of craft beers, with 10 cask ale lines. A real hot spot for Birmingham's thriving craft beer scene.
The mere fact this place 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.
Whilst this traditional and charming pub is host to 16 pumps of its own, it's also home to a great if not petite selection of craft beers in Birmingham. Head out to their secret rooftop bar and enjoy that brew you've been dying to get your mitts on.
A swankier venue for a high-quality beer would be The Botanist, don't let the flowery shabby chic aesthetic distract you from their interesting beer selection. With two house beers brewed by Freedom and Cloudwater, there is also a significant amount of high-quality US and European crafts on offer.
Craft-beer lovers, get yourself over to Aston immediately as The Bartons Arms serves up brews in all shapes and sizes. The Victorian boozer has a rotating selection of specials, as well as plenty of scrumptious Thai dishes to soak up those pints.
With a selection of over 300 specialty 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, they even offer you your very own 'passport' to tick this extensive collection off with.
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 they've adopted the craft beer scene and turned it into a must have addition to the bar.
If you want to drink craft brews in Birmingham the right way, 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.
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.