Festival club members Midlands brewery tour and pub crawl

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Date is set for the 21st October, Are you coming?

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Robsta
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Festival club members Midlands brewery tour and pub crawl

Post by Robsta » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:42 am

Posted by robwalker » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:39 pm
Ok, proposed route for the Birmingham crawl is here.


https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 99984&z=15


It's a 15 minute walk from Birmingham New Street to the first pub, or a 5 minute taxi ride. We'll be doing the "Birmingham Brewing Triangle" as well as a few craft pubs, ending at the Jewelry Quarter where there's plenty of good pubs all on one road for those who want to continue. First pub we'll meet around 1pm and spend around an hour in each.

Gun-makers Arms - Home of Two Towers Brewery, large traditional pub recently refurbished serving 5 beers brewed on site.
Indian Brewery - Small taproom for the Great Barr based brewery set in a railway arch. Excellent Indian Street Food and artisan coffee.
The Wolf - Recently opened independent bar specialising in craft beer. Burning Soul Brewing Co - Taproom for recently opened brewery with plenty of seasonals and one-offs. Rock & Roll Brewhouse - Small brewery taproom with - you guessed it - plenty of rock music
1000 trades - Independent craft beer bar with guest street food every week.


Tours are available at a few of the breweries, so if we're interested in doing one of them let me know and I'll get in touch with them.


It's a reasonable walk around the city so if anyone has mobility issues, let me know and we'll try to work something out. We could always do the crawl in reverse as the tram runs to the Jewellry Quarter, but you'll end up in the middle of nowhere at the end and most of the brewpubs are only open until about 8pm, so it makes sense to do it that way. Alternatively we can meet in a central pub like The Wellington (16 cask beers) or Purecraft (Purity's cask, craft and restaurant) and walk down together. i'm barred from brewdog.

Other pubs in the city centre worth a visit if you're early/late....

Tilt - Craft beer & Pinball

Post Office Vaults - 300+ bottles in cellar

Cherry Reds Café Bar - Keg/cask/bottle pub with lots of belgian beers. Good for breakfast and vegan food.

Square Peg - large wetherspoons if you want a big cheap fill up :d

The Old Contemptibles - Nicholson's owned pub, huge historic building.

As for transport, Birmingham is accessible by Train, Megabus and National Express (no driving I assume).

Without discount etc Ibis Budget is probably the cheapest central hotel, just down from new st. I know two towers run tours at £14 including 2 pints, so around £7 for the tour I guess. Burning soul may show us around too as the taproom is situated in the brewery, I'll get in touch with them all.

Edit: spoken to burning soul who are happy to show us around providing they're not too busy on the bar.

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Re: Festival club members Midlands brewery tour and pub craw

Post by AlanManley » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:21 pm

I'd be up for it if it's the 21st Oct or 4th Nov.
Sadly can't make the other dates although the 14th may change but won't know until closer the time.
Coming from Sandhurst so will likely grab a B&B somewhere and make an evening of it too.

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Re: Festival club members Midlands brewery tour and pub crawl

Post by Crastney » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:20 pm

thought I'd bump this for those who haven't seen it. it's less than two weeks away.
get registered at The Home Brew Festival Website and on the forum, and come along for a day sampling fantastic beers in England's second city.

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Re: Festival club members Midlands brewery tour and pub crawl

Post by Crastney » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:46 am

for anyone actually coming to this, please register on the thread on our forum so that we know numbers to expect.
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