Forecast For Burgeoning Brum Beer Scene Is Mostly Sunshine With Occasional Shower

 

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I quite often bang the drum for Brum and the amount of breweries and bars continue to mushroom in the city centre.

(lots of breweries here)

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Burning Soul, Rock and Roll Brewhouse, Two Towers, Dig Brew Company and The Indian Brewery are all in the city centre with Davenports also making a comeback and the likes of Froth Blowers Brewing Company, Moseley Beer Company and Birmingham Brewing Company in the suburbs then the future is looking bright.

(oh look there’s one to the right)

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Whilst this might not seem a huge amount for the Second City it is a massive improvement on what used to be a beer desert in Brum with only the Black Country providing any kind of local ale scene.

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This has all changed now and there are some cracking boozers and cracking beer on offer with cask or craft (basically good beer) increasingly in demand.

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239 – Indian Brewery Snowhill B3 1EU has been at the forefront of this and their boozer situated under Queensway Arches on Livery Street at Snowhill Station has been such a success they have recently doubled the size.

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I’ve been here a couple of time before and I have to say I really like the atmosphere and there is no issue about just sitting (or standing) and having a drink and it is a good boozer that sells excellent Indian food.

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I’ve had their Birmingham Lager before and it was excellent along with the Indian Summer but the last two times I’ve been, including this one, their own beer was average.

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My three pals also felt the beer lacked a little something and it’s a shame as this is a great bar and very popular but they don’t always seem to get their beer right.  However, I have had excellent beer there in the past so I need to add that caveat as it is cracking when on form and there are many reasons why cask ale may not be on top form at any given time.

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Of course, there are plenty of other options on the bar but I’d really love them to crack it consistently as Birmingham needs more places like this and more brewers to be successful as this will hopefully ensure everyone is on top of their game.

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I like this beer and it is a place I would continue to go to again as Mrs BB liked it previously and the boys were more than happy with the venue.

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And what’s there not to like? It has a really nice modern feel to it and the locals have really embraced this place

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and I would imagine it picks up a lot of ‘suits’ trade in the week due to its proximity to the business quarter and train station.

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I like the fact they’ve restored disused archways to create a good boozer and the food is absolutely top drawer as well.

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This place is well worth a visit and I’d recommend it as a must on any Brum pub crawl and I’ve had some good beer there but would like a sunshine beer every time without the occasional shower.
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13 thoughts on “Forecast For Burgeoning Brum Beer Scene Is Mostly Sunshine With Occasional Shower

  1. I appreciate the honesty in your posts, BeerMat. Best to be honest about beer quality, which is struggling in the heat as cooling struggles and drinkers switch firmly to lager.

    Did see this last year on JQ crawl and looked impressive. Might pop in when back in Brum next month.

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  2. Looks good. Shame about the beer. Obviously trying to surf on the success of Bundobust (the original and best asian food/beer place) on Mill Hill, LS1 who’s food is amazing. Bundobust don’t do their own beer though (apart from collabs.) so quality is always assured. Price is always guaranteed to be top notch for the beer, but strangely the food is surprisingly reasonable. Best avoided on Friday and Saturdays when it’s over busy these days.

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    1. The Indian Brewery is a winner and the beer has been very good on occasions but – it wasn’t awful or undrinkable – just average the last couple of times. When I finally get myself up to Leeds I’ll check that place out as it sounds very promising.

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  3. “(oh look there’s one to the right)”

    Nicely juxtaposed with the first map photo. 🙂

    “and there is no issue about just sitting (or standing) and having a drink and it is a good boozer that sells excellent Indian food.”

    So wet led the. But some good (spicy?) food to assist in the beer buying. 🙂

    “but the last two times I’ve been, including this one, their own beer was average.”

    Hopefully that’s mainly down to not being around too long.

    “but would like a sunshine beer every time without the occasional shower.”

    Ah; hence the blog title. 🙂

    Cheers

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  4. Nicely written post… smooth, slightly fruity, balanced with only a hint of bitterness and a sophisticated finish…(I’ve been reading too many beer labels) 😉

    The Indian Brewery Tap looks ideally situated – pretty much the station pub…

    Sounds like quite a good turn out of breweries in the centre – proper arches too. Is this the Birmingham Beer Mile…?.

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