Birmingham Beer Week is returning, from July 19 to 28, bringing together the city’s finest breweries, pubs, bars, bottle shops and restaurants.
The city has a rich brewing history and is evolving into a craft beer haven. The week will feature array of events, with good music, food and, of course, great beer!
The first Birmingham Beer Week, in the summer of 2017, saw more than 35 events across 20 venues around the city. Last year that rose to 45 events.
This year, the organisers want to promote beer culture in Birmingham and explore where it intersects with the worlds of music, art, history, and food, bringing together beer fans, newbies, and those yet to discover the world of beer.
Director, Krishan Rajput, said: “We believe that Birmingham is ready to expand its beer presence in the UK and that this is the perfect time for Birmingham Beer Week to help celebrate the rapid growth within this market, throughout this city and the surrounding Midlands. This is also the perfect opportunity for our partners to develop further and access a new audience.”
There are now 15 independently operated breweries within Birmingham. Complimented by breweries in the wider Midlands, they are the heart of the Birmingham beer scene and are being noticed further afield.
There is also a rapidly growing independent pub and bar scene, with new venues opening across the city regularly. And, according to Ratebeer, there are two of the best bottled beer shops in the country.
About Birmingham Beer Week
Birmingham Beer Week is a not-for-profit venture dreamt up in late 2015 by the team involved with organising Birmingham’s first independent beer festival — Birmingham Beer Bash.
The idea was to create an umbrella for a week of events and promotions across the city celebrating the beer scene in all its forms, by creating a common branding to promote venues and the events they create.