A Triumvirate of Craft – Collective Arts Brewing

Whilst at Indyman this year the small bar tucked in next to Wild Beer drew my eye as it had an art stall next to it and some very eye-catching beer mats (I also had a very good Guava Gose from them!).  Turns out this was one of Collective Arts […]


Zwanze Day Comes to Birmingham

On Saturday 29th September Clink will host Cantillon Brewery’s Zwanze Day.  This is a big deal, this is a very big deal for Birmingham and its burgeoning beer scene.  Lovers of Belgian beers, Lambics (wild yeast fermented beers) and sour beers hold Cantillon, and the beers it brews, in very […]


TAPS – Beer, Street Food & Music

The beers were flowing, the food was flying and the music was banging as the kids say. So what was this? Was it a traditional beer festival? Or was it a regular street food party? Well in fact, it was both of these things combined but with the volume ramped […]


The Travelling Barman ~ Dubrovnik

The ‘Beeb’ still haven’t come calling. I’m beginning to wonder if my wish of an all expense paid trip around the globe to drink damn good beer is becoming increasingly slim. Is it really too much to ask for – to be paid for gargling copious amounts whilst mildly managing […]


A Brummie’s Eye Over The GBBF

The Great British Beer Festival. CAMRA’S showpiece of the year returned once again to the Kensington Olympia in London. This was my third visit in a row and on this occasion I decided to do something slightly different. I decided to initially try and focus on the beers from the […]


Sadler’s Tap Showroom Quinton

It’s a very warm and sunny Monday afternoon and so I thought I would make a trip up the Hagley road and see what Sadler’s latest offering is all about. This for me is not too much of a distance. Being a B.ham City Centre dweller, the tap-room is a […]


Moseley Craft Beer Festival Returns! 3

Last year saw the first Moseley Craft Beer Festival at the Dark Horse. It was a great event taking over the bar and outside area and showcasing both local breweries and those from further afield. We were lucky enough, as a team, to visit and whilst there we met Edward […]


Full Steam Ahead! Head of Steam Birmingham – Review 1

This month saw Birmingham join the likes of Leeds and Sheffield with the opening of Head of Steam on Temple Street. I, my two blog cohorts (Dave and Bob) and our other halves were invited to one of the opening events to see what the place was like for both […]


Opening Date Revealed for The Head of Steam Birmingham

Opening Date Revealed for The Head of Steam Birmingham The latest Head of Steam bar in Birmingham city centre is set to welcome friends, families and dogs alike, when it opens from 5pm on Thursday 7th June, bringing a new craft beer offering to the city, and exclusive European beers as part […]


Birmingham Beer Week returns in July 2018

Birmingham Beer Week – Press Release Birmingham Beer Week is a week-long celebration of Brum’s epic beer scene and the culture that makes this city so great! With a rich brewing history that is evolving into a forward thinking craft beer haven, #BrumBW18 will be bringing together the city’s finest […]