If you love a good beer (who doesn’t), there are plenty of events taking place in Birmingham for you to enjoy a cold one. Not only will there be Oktoberfest, there’s also the Beer Central Festival this month.
There’s going to be amazing food, beer, and entertainment. All in all, it’s going to be a hoppy time.
Remember to wear your stretchy pants and put your dancing shoes on for the festival. Grab some besties to huddle with as autumn creeps up on us to welcome the festival, where 40 breweries are taking part.
Where and when is the Beer Central Festival?
This is the third year of the festival which will run on 16th and 17th September at Tea Works and Typhoo Wharf on The Digbeth Estate. Tickets are on sale already.
Which breweries are taking part?
This year’s Beer Central line-up will include over 40 breweries, including Birmingham Breweries Dig Brew, Attic Brew Co., GlassHouse Beer Co., Sommar Brewery and Green Duck Brewery. Breweries from the wider Midlands area will include Purity Brewing, DEYA Brewing Company, Braybrooke Beer Co. and Twisted Barrel Brewery.
UK Breweries in attendance will include the likes of Tiny Rebel, Vault City Brewing, Siren Brewery, Brixton Brewery, Turning Point Brewery, Hackney Brewery, Full Circle Brewery, Timothy Taylor’s Brewery, North Brewing Co., Brew York, Fierce Beer and SALT Beer Factory.
International breweries will also be in attendance, such as Amundsen Brewery, LERVIG Brewery and Alefarm Brewing. There will also be a range of beyond beer options available for guests including Tappd Cocktails, Jim & Tonic and Highball Brands with more to be announced.
A special festival beer will also be on offer for guests to enjoy. The beer has been created by local brewery, Dig Brew, and North Brewing Co. The beer is an IPA brewed with Kviek yeast, producing a lemony-citrus note cutting through tropical flavours.
What else is going on?
Festival goers will also be able to enjoy food from Andrew Sheridan, Andy Low N Slow and a special menu from Live Fire Cooking served around fire pits.
Festival goers will be able to enjoy food based around the concept of Live Fire Cooking with a special festival menu served around fire pits. Food on offer will include Andrew Sheridan (Saturday only), Andy Low N Slow and Green Box, alongside to-be-announced guest traders.
Entertainment will be provided in the form of live DJ sets from artists such as Bam (Jungle Brothers), Sophie Lloyd and Dennis Bovell.
What did the co-founder say?
Run by We Are Beer, the team behind the Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and London Craft Beer Festival, Beer Central will be held across two days and will celebrate craft beer, food and music with a wide variety of craft and artisanal producers from around the UK and beyond.
Greg Wells, co-founder of We Are Beer, said: “We’re looking forward to bringing Beer Central back to The Digbeth Estate for its third year. This year’s event will be a block party of incredible craft beer, food and music. Beer Central is the first ‘all in’ festival which is all about exploring and discovering beer, and meeting the talented people behind it. We showcase a mix of up-and-coming stars to trailblazers of the scene. Birmingham is the perfect place to host Beer Central because of its iconic food and drink culture, particularly in street food. We’re also excited to launch our special festival beer, created through a collaboration by Dig Brew and North Brewing Co. The beer brings together these two exciting young breweries and has one of the most eye catching designs out there. We can’t wait to welcome everybody to this year’s festival to enjoy some amazing beer, food and music.”
Beer Central Festival will take place on 16th and 17th September 2022. For more information, please visit: https://beercentralfestival.com/
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