Craft beer to flow at Brum food fair

Eight beer samplers lined up on a table

Beer buffs will be raising their glasses at the Birmingham Independent Food Fair, with a host of craft brewers represented at the event.

Sutton Coldfield drinks retailer The Cellar Door will run an outdoor craft beer bar at fair, serving a range of beers from the Midlands and beyond from cask, keg and can.

Visitors will be able to enjoy brews from popular regional breweries, with Warwickshire’s Purity Brewing Company and Thornbridge from Derbyshire both well represented on the beers list.

Beer enthusiasts will also have the chance to enjoy pints by Oakham Ales, a multi-award-winning real ale brewery from Cambridgeshire.

Beers by The Backyard Brewhouse, a microbrewery from Walsall, will also be served up by The Cellar Door at Birmingham Independent Food Fair.

Set up by Austen Morgan and Michael Bates, the Black Country brewhouse has already won accolades from the Society of Independent Brewers Association, with a series of regional and national gongs.

Beers from other parts of the British Isles will also be available, with London’s Beavertown and O’Hara’s from Ireland slated for the menu.

The Cellar Door will add a touch of the exotic with craft beers by Cervecería Rothhammer, a microbrewery in Chile, South America.

Meanwhile, Europe will be represented by Belgium’s Steenbrugge, a range of beers originally brewed by Belgian monks, made to this day near Bruges and exported around the world.

Partners Simon Clarke and Jen Saunders own The Cellar Door on Clarence Road in Sutton Coldfield, where they stock drinks and run regular tasting classes.

The craft beer bar will sit alongside the Gin Garden, where visitors will be able to indulge in Birmingham’s passion for the spirit by sipping on a series of different gins.

A cocktail theatre and a wine bar run by Loki Wine will complete the drinks offering at the food fair, on September 12-13 at Millennium Point.

Tickets are available at:
www.bhamindfoodfair.co.uk/tickets

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