Their tenth venture in the UK, Brewdog landed in Birmingham with a craft beer bang. These guys 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.