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Birmingham Beer Week is a week-long celebration of Brum’s beer scene with a range of events taking place from 20th to 29th July at a range of venues.

#BrumBW18 will be bringing together the city’s finest breweries, pubs, bars, bottle shops and restaurants to showcase the city's rich brewing history and forward-thinking craft beer environment.

Organisers aim to create a whole array of fun and exciting events, with music, food and of course great beer.

The first Beer Week in the summer of 2017 helped create over 35 events across 20 venues around Birmingham. This year's celebration is planned to be ' bigger and better' with new emphasis on how beer culture in Birmingham can intersect with the worlds of music, art, history and food.

A spokesperson for Birmingham Beer Week said:

"Birmingham's beer scene is on the cusp of something great and we want to help it evolve and grow. Over the years Birmingham has been slow in developing a beer scene while other cities have been rapidly growing, this is now changing.

"We believe that Birmingham is ready to expand its beer presence in the UK and that this is the perfect time for Birmingham Beer Week to help celebrate what is a rapidly growing market in this city and the surrounding Midlands. It's also the perfect opportunity for our partners to develop in a rapidly growing market and access a new audience."

There are now 13 independently operated breweries within Birmingham and another half-dozen in the surrounding areas.

There is also a rapidly growing bar scene with new venues opening in the city regularly, and two of the best bottled beer shops in the country according to the users of Ratebeer.

Birmingham has a flourishing dining out industry, with 4 Michelin Star restaurants, independent eateries, restaurants, cafes and a renowned street food scene. 

Organisers see the opportunity to bring Birmingham's beer and food worlds together as 'immense and as yet almost untapped.'

Birmingham Beer Week takes place 20th to 29th July 2018 at various venues across the city.

Find out more on their website.

Posted by Joseph Smith

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