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Birmingham Beer Week gets under way on Friday (July 19), uniting the city’s finest breweries, pubs, bars, bottle shops and restaurants.

More than 60 events will be held across over 50 venues around Birmingham, showcasing the best of what the city’s beer scene has to offer. With 16 independently operated breweries within the city, complimented by breweries in the wider Midlands, they are the heart of the Birmingham beer scene and are beginning to be noticed further afield.

Birmingham is a city that is developing a culture of beer tourism, with new breweries and bars opening around the city at a pace and the local food scene continuing to embrace the beer culture.

Collaboration beer celebrates city’s twinning with Leipzig

Launching during #BrumBW19 is a collaboration beer, Zwillinge, created by Attic Brewing, Birmingham Brewing Co, Davenports, Halton Turner Brewing, Lab Culture Brewing, Ostlers Brewery, and Two Towers Brewing.

The beer is a raspberry and casil fruited gose — tart, sour and with a defined saltiness that the classic style demands but with an added a twist that will make it approachable to both casual and seasoned drinkers alike.

So how does gose, a beer native to Leipzig in Northern Germany, relate to Birmingham? The city has maintained a twinning relationship with Leipzig since the 1980s, and this inspires both the beer and its name. Zwillinge is a literal translation of the word ‘twins’.

The charity partner during Birmingham Beer Week is CLIC Sargent, which supports children and young people affected by cancer in a way that goes beyond the treatment. To donate to CLIC Sargent via Birmingham Beer Week, please head to the event’s Just Giving page

To find out more about Birmingham Beer Week, visit the event website

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