Birmingham preps for week-long beer celebration

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Ten-day event: Birmingham Beer Week is set to kick off
Ten-day event: Birmingham Beer Week is set to kick off
Operators and brewers across the Midlands’ biggest city are ramping up preparations for Birmingham Beer Week, which will run from 19-28 July.

The annual event, now in its third year, will be supported by brewers in the city including Dig Brew and will see independent craft beer venues throughout the city offer tastings and tap takeovers.

Dig Brew has also teamed up with local Gorilla Coffee Café, a bike workshop and café, as its official beer partner.

Dig Brew

Dig Brew founder Oliver Webb said: “Dig Brew and Gorilla Coffee Café share an affinity for helping the whole community.

“Both of us are passionate about collaborating with local businesses and suppliers, and supporting the artistic, musical and sporting interests of our customers.”

Birmingham Beer Week - Gorilla Coffee Cafe
Partners prepare for Birmingham Beer Week at Gorilla Coffee Café: (L to R), Daniel Blanco Albert (Infinite Opera), David Sturgeon (Shepherds), Roxanne Korda (Infinite Opera), Oliver Webb (Dig Brew) and James Connolly (Gorilla Coffee Café)

The brewer will also support Infinite Opera, which will return to the brewery for a performance on a custom-built stage on 26 July.

Other brewers and venues involved in the festival​ include Birmingham BrewDog, the Head of Steam, Pint Shop, Attic Brewco, Birmingham Brewco and Burning Soul to name a few.

A panel debate about beer in the city, hosted by The Morning Advertiser ​columnist Pete Brown, will also be held on Monday 22 July.

Best beer experts

“We have a panel of the UK’s best beer experts and we want you to hear what they have to say about this amazing drink,” said Birmingham Beer Week’s website.

“There will also be the opportunity to ask them questions. It doesn’t matter if you are new to beer or you are a beer expert, this will be a fun and entertaining event.”

Speakers will also include Marverine Cole, an award-winning beer writer; former Fuller’s Brewery brewing director John Keeling; and Miranda Hudson, the co-founder and project manager for Duration Brewing.

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