It’s International Beer Day on 2nd August and to celebrate, we’ve rounded up six of the best craft beer spots in Birmingham!
As one of the first pubs in the city centre to front a choice of beers from independent brewers, The Wellington has continued to expand its range since it opened in 2004.
This charming pub places a focus on real ales, housing the likes of Titanic, Froth Blowers, Purity, Oakham and Wye Valley.
The Wellington belongs to the Black Country Inns family too – a brewery that specialises in traditional English ales, including BFG, Pig on the Wall, and Fireside, all of which are just £2.30 per pint before 1.00pm, every day!
In addition to their hand-pulled beers, they also offer a core collection of lagers and keg beers such as Freedom Four, Veltins, Staropramen, Maisels Weisse, and Titanic Stout.
37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5SN.
Enjoy a real beer in the comfort of The Anchor, one of the oldest public houses in Digbeth, dating back to 1797.
With a highly impressive choice of beers and traditional ales, The Anchor’s keg taps usually include Clouded Minds’ Dolce Vita IPA and Sacre Brew’s Leopard Stout, in addition to several shelves of Sam Smith’s, assorted Belgian beers and a small collection of beers from Irish microbreweries, such as Dungarvan, Hilden and Eight Degrees.
308 Bradford Street, Birmingham, B5 6ET.
This lively 19th century theatre pub offers an incredible range of quirky beers, with one resident ale, Bitter and Twisted, and five regularly rotating guest ales. They’ve also got two rotating craft kegs which include Titanic, Magic Rock, Red Willow, and Thornbridge, to name just a few.
The pub itself may be rumoured to have a resident ghost, but even that doesn’t scare away the many locals who enjoy the superb selection of beers here!
48 John Bright St, Birmingham, B1 1BN.
Leading the craft revolution in Brum, this unique café bar has been serving up tasty craft beers since 2010, with a choice of three cask beers, nine kegs and over 60 expertly-chosen bottles.
And it’s not just the beer that’ll have you coming back – they also offer a delectable ‘build your own’ all-day full-English breakfast!
88-92 John Bright St, Birmingham, B1 1BN.
Post Office Vaults
Located in the heart of Birmingham and just a short walk from New Street Station, the Post Office Vaults houses eight perfectly-kept real ales, over 10 ciders and 300 bottled beers from around the world. Kinver First Class Stamp and Hobson’s Mild are the regulars, with the First Class Stamp brewed especially for the pub.
The pub is renowned for its huge range of foreign bottles beers – one of the largest in Birmingham – with beers stocked from Belgium, Germany, France, Norway, Holland, Austria and the USA.
And if beer’s not your thing, the pub also boasts an impressive selection of traditional ciders that are sure to quench your thirst!
84B New Street, Birmingham, B2 4BA.
Purecraft Bar & Kitchen
Winner of the Best Beer Pub at the Great British Pub Awards in 2015, Purecraft offers an extensive choice of high-quality specialist beers from around the world.
With an impressive eight cask, 16 on-tap and over 60 bottles of craft beer, it can be a challenge to choose the right one – thankfully, there’s a passionate and knowledgeable team on hand to help meet all your beer needs!
30 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5TJ.