Birmingham has a wonderful and thriving independent brewery scene, all producing fantastic selections of beer between them. There’s even a craft beer festival celebrating Birmingham’s brilliant beer selection each year. No wonder then that independent Leeds-based brewery, North Brewing Co, has chosen Birmingham as the team’s first venue outside their home county of Yorkshire – and ninth in total.
Setting up in Snow Hill, North will launch a gigantic new taproom in the city centre this November. The taproom will have 24 draught lines. This includes 18 lines of keg beer, showcasing North’s ever-evolving range of core brews and specials. They are also currently busy brewing with Digbeth-based beer legends Dig Brew Co, for a limited edition beer to feature on North’s taps at launch.
Joining them at the taproom, will be fellow Leeds-based independent foodies, Little Bao Boy. They will be serving up contemporary Asian street food from the kitchen every day. Expect an inventive selection of bao, including the KFB (deep-fried chicken thighs marinated in gochujang buttermilk), and the vegan-friendly Crispy Tofu (tofu deep fried in togarashi). A small selection of sides will include gyoza and loaded fries, as well as occasional specials.
As well as a wide selection of beers, other tastes will be catered for too. Guests can enjoy a house made Negroni, a rotating selection of cocktail lines, as well as wine and fizz. A curated line-up of wines by the bottle will also be available, showcasing natural wine producers and innovative techniques, an approach mirrored in North’s selective spirits collection, and seasonal cocktail lists. A variety of no and low alcohol options will also be available.
Located minutes from Snow Hill Station in the city centre, North Brewing Co’s Birmingham taproom will set up in a modern glass building, creating a light and airy space, seven days a week. At 2,500 sq ft, the taproom will seat 100 covers inside, with space for an additional 30 standing guests, and an extensive covered outdoor seating area that will seat a further 50.
Until it opens, however, Brummies can still enjoy North’s selection of beers by checking out their online store. The North Beer Club is a monthly subscription service that delivers beers from North Brewing Co and an array of other industry icons. To see their range head here.