This Digbeth brewery shut it doors after 6+ years in business

The brewery in Digbeth has closed its doors with immediate effect

A beloved brewery in the heart of the city had to shut its doors. The venue has been one of the important ones in the craft beer scene in Birmingham.

Dig Brew Co. in Digbeth said it’s closing its doors on January 20th with immediate effect. Previously, they had said that they had to keep the place shut on January 12 due to shortages.

The brewery had been struggling and the team shared an update on social media.

Ownwer Oliver Webb said: “It is with a really heavy heart, and thumbs that don’t want to type that I have to inform you that Dig Brew cannot carry on any longer and we will no longer be open to the public. “To everyone who supported and even more so to those who gave their best to the team over the last 5.75 years thank you will never cut it. Life changing and amazing things happened in there and I am really sorry I haven’t been able to do more to keep it going.”

Birmingham CAMRA had described the venue as a “brewery tap room serving their own beers on keg and occasionally on cask. Sometimes straight from the tank. Large open plan venue with picnic bench seating.” On the CAMRA website, it says that the place is “long-term closed.”

The micro brewery was the brainchild of Mad O’Rourke’s owner Peter Towler and cocktail expert Oliver Webb. The brewery opened in 2017 and many of its fans shared their shock on social media.

Glass House Beer Co said: “So sorry to hear guys, you created an incredible business and curated fantastic beer and worldy designs. You put Birmingham on the map. This is a very sad day for Birmingham but especially for craft beer. This hits so hard. To you and all staff sending lots of love GH x”

North Brew Co. said: “We’re absolutely gutted. You’ve been so welcoming to us in Birmingham and we loved brewing with you. Sending so much love your way from all of us at North xxxx.”

Another fan said: “That’s seriously bad news - I’m still hoping this is a bad joke. Thanks for all the good times, the great beers and super pizzas (still maintain best in Brum). Good luck to whatever you turn your hands to next.”

Dig Brew Co. brewery was located on 43 River St, Deritend, Birmingham.

(General view) The micro brewery opened in 2017 (Photo - Bence Boros)