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Craft Beer in Birmingham
On the verge of a beer explosion, our city has some fantastic front runners when it comes to stocking the tastiest and coolest in craft brews. Made to entice and woo hop-lovers, these beverages have been made with innovation, taste and creativity in mind from nearby brewers and further afar. Check out our recommendations of where to find, discover and savour the best craft beer in Birmingham.
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.
This city centre pub is a local favourite for relaxing after a long day at work with a delicious craft brew. Head on over after work for a couple of pints or for a client meeting, and make the most of this perfect sanctuary.
Tucked away down in Moseley, this cosy bar and kitchen serves up a great selection of up to 50 craft beers and ales on tap and in the fridges, perfect for sipping away an evening, or pairing with some of their delicious food.
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, there is also a significant amount of high-quality US and European crafts on offer.
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.
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, make sure you tuck into their list of delicious cask ales, local beers and more.
One of Birmingham's best new imports, Pint Shop is fronting an excellent selection of drinks and eats, including juicy burgers, kebabs, flatbreads and a huge range of gin, beer and whisky. Head over and revel in the pub area for beers and light snacks or separate dining area.
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.
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.
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.
Stocking a small but high-end collection, including the popular Versus Goliath and Bristletoe beverages, The Victoria is a cosy pub to dabble in unique creations. Persistently cool and creative, it's no wonder they've adopted the craft beer scene and turned it into a must-have.
If you want to drink craft brews 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 interiors of wooden flooring, open fires and a comfy scarlet colour scheme.
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.
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 fact this place was opened by a craft beer company already sets a good marker for their beer offerings. 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 a brewskie.