Brut the Trend

In early September Green Duck uploaded a photo onto Facebook. It was both pleasing but certainly teasing as I set about wondering what creation was to come. The taste bud floodlights had very much been triggered without even knowing what style of beer was fermenting, in any case I had […]

Book Review: Brand Crafted by David Colley & Gavin Joynt

You all know that I love beer but you may not know that one of my other passions is photography.  So I was delighted when we were contacted by David Colley who had written a new book with photographs by Gavin Joynt all about beer.  (Full disclosure I was sent […]

Attic Brew Co.

Stirchley has been in the news recently with a feature in the Birmingham Mail about it being an up and coming area, and a piece in the latest issue of Area magazine written by Full to the Brum’s Laura Creaven. (Note this magazine also features our own Catherine Webber…but that’s […]

#Birmingham Beer Project 1

Taking inspiration from conversations with Ryan Witter-Merithew of Siren, and with a desire to put Birmingham on the map the Birmingham Beer Project is the brainchild of Jaz and Kal at Cotteridge Wines. To quote Josh Hughes of Glasshouse Brewery, one of the breweries set to be involved, it started […]

Return of the Cask?

So is cask ale making the comeback that some never thought it would? I’ve worked with cask ale for many years and can see why many breweries stopped producing it. It is hard work for the brewer not just to produce a product at a good price but it’s also […]

Look ‘Gueze’ Coming to Town! – Cork & Cage Stirchley

Stirchley is fast becoming a beer enclave just outside the city centre.  In addition to the legends who are Cotteridge Wines and Stirchley Wines in the past couple of years we’ve seen Birmingham Brewing Co and Wildcat open (who are actually planning to move to bigger premises just up the […]

Another positive review of the Pint Shop

As someone once said we live in interesting times and this applies to our little Birmingham beer bubble as well as the wider world. As we ponder what to expect from the various Taps, and try to figure out what to make of Sourgate at Tilt a new bar has […]

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 […]