Although giving up alcohol for the month is commendable, it can have a deep impact on businesses across the West Midlands for the months to come.  Given that January can be a slow month anyhow, what with the less than desirable weather conditions and lack of funds due to Christmas gifting. Particularly it can be a struggle for many independents.

And so, was born Tryanuary! A campaign with the mission to get people thinking about quality over quantity. Whilst still encouraging people to cut back on the booze, the initiative suggests we head to independent breweries and bottle shops to try something new, rather than sinking ten pints of the same old swill!

With this in mind, here is a list of the lesser know watering holes around the city.

Pint Shop, 38 Bennetts Hill – Town.

Birmingham Brewing Company, Unit 15 Stirchley Trading Estate – Stirchley.

Attic Brew Co, Mary Vale Road (opposite Bournville Train Station) – Bournville.

Head of Steam, 36 Temple Street – Town.

Digbrew Co, 43 River Street – Digbeth.

Kongs, 1 Victoria Square, Hill Street – Town.

1000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street – Jewellery Quarter.

The Wolf, 2-10 Constitution Hill – Jewellery Quarter.

Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath Street – Town.

The Juke, York Road – Kings Heath.

  1. Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, 30 Waterloo Street – Town.

Tilt, 2 City Arcade – Town.

Clink, 6 Gibb Terrace, Gibb Street, Custard Factory – Digbeth.

The Paper Duck, 115 High Street – Harborne.

Hop Garden, 19 Metchley Lane – Harborne.

We don’t have enough time in the day to mention all the fantastic independents serving up the best beer in Birmingham. There are hundreds more to choose from, so do your research and enjoy great quality in moderation.