Founded in 2016, the twin aims of Birmingham Brewing Company is to provide great tasting, high quality and locally brewed beer alongside maintaining a socially conscious business. With all of this in mind, Welsh mountain water, British floor-malted barley and hops from the most recent harvest are used in the brewing process, ensuring maximum flavour.
Brewery beers, such as Pale Brummie and Stout Brummie, are also unfined and naturally hazy, as well as being vegan and gluten free, which means they can be enjoyed by all. Social responsibility includes maintaining an environmentally conscious approach through green packaging and waste management, supporting local charities by donating goods, services and time, while local students are offered internships with the aim of giving them valuable work experience. All of this is directed from its brewery, which is also on the Stirchley Beer Mile (see page xx), so regular weekend visits can give drinkers an idea of the brewery’s modus operandi.
While you visit you might notice the canning machine, for the brewery has made the decision to can rather than bottle, arguing that it maximises efficiency, taste and freshness and also helps with recycling. The BBC knows the journey it is taking and beer-lovers would be well-advised to join in.
Confused Brummie, 6%
The style is white stout and it looks like a pale ale but tastes like a stout with roasty flavours and earthy English hop character. Once you get over the confusion, this is a complex and masterful beer.
Hectolitres (per year)
Brewery Taproom/Bar Available