Midlands ‘Brewery Bible’ launched
The Midlands edition of The Brewery Bible was launched at the Attic Brewery in Bournville, Birmingham in September. This claims to be the Essential Guide to Local Beer in the Midlands and follows on from the First Edition which covered the South-West of England. It covers the whole of the Midlands region, including the East and West Midlands, Herefordshire, Northamptonshire,Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. It includes a list of over 200 breweries in the region, along with detailed entries for many breweries, taprooms and craft beer bars. It also details two beer trails, including the Stirchley Beer Mile and the Black Country taphouses. It links with a telephone app to “connect you directly with the best places and spaces serving the freshest local beer up and down the Country”.
Worcestershire breweries are included within the book – such as Bewdley Brewery (Bewdley),Sociable Brewery and Worcester Brewing Co.(Worcester), Ambridge and Boatlane (Evesham),Lab Culture (Redditch), Teme Valley (near Bromyard), Friday Beer Co. (Malvern) Hop Shed (near Worcester) and near Bromsgrove, Woodcote Manor Brewery.
Most of the breweries in the West Midlands are listed. It is not as extensive as the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and no replacement for it, but does focus upon breweries.
The guide is edited by well-known beer writer, Adrian Tierney-Jones, and retails at £6.99 (Available at Amazon).
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