The BeerYeti Trail Birmingham

A picture from Tilt for the Beer Yeti Craft Beer Trail in BirminghamDown at the Yeti cave, we’ve been checking out Birmingham’s craft beer scene to give you guys one EPIC craft beer trail in some of the hot spots to enjoy craft beer in Brum!

So what is the ultimate reward… BEER OF COURSE! But we thought that we’d make things a little bit more interesting and thanks to our kind friends at Bro-quet we are giving away three Beer Bro-quets. To enter all that you need to do is rock up at one of trail stops, take a beer selfie and hashtag #BeerYetiTrail. The winners will be drawn on October the 31st. (Standard T’s&C’s apply).

So put your beer-trekking boots on, get your growlers at the ready and don’t forget to hashtag #BeerYetiTrail, because we’re going on a beer hunt!

Here are the stop offs!

Download the full trail here!

1. Cherry Red’s Cafe Bar (Kings Heath)

A picture of Cherry Reds Cafe Bar in Kings Heath, Birmingham, for the Beer Yeti craft Beer Trail

Regular Beers

Liefmans
Schneider
Vedett IPA
Freedom lager
Hogans cider

Changing Beers

1 Local cask, 1 Guest UK keg (Usually Twisted Barrel, Fixed Wheel, Beavertown, Magic Rock).

Opening Times

9-11pm Mon-Sat, Sun 10-11pm, Fri & Sat late but you need to be in before 11.

Kings Heath
16 York Road
B14 7RZ

We opened in 2010 on a shoestring and thanks to the support of the Kings Heath community we’re still going strong. Always supporting other small businesses and local brewers we’ve grown with the craft beer scene right from the beginning.  Small but cosy, Kings Heath squeezes in 4 guest bottles as well as a local keg and cask.

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

Fletchers is across the road, York Road is frequently used to  host events, festivals and even Digbeth Dining Club make an appearance from time-to-time.

2. Fletchers Bar and Eatery

A picture of Fletchers Bar and Eatery from the Beer Yeti Trail

Regular Beers

Warsteiner
Krusovice Imperial
Bitburger
13 Guns American IPA
Butty Bach
Wainwrights Golden Ale
O’Haras Irish Pale Ale

Also

Thatchers Gold
Hogans Cider
Kingstone Press Wild Berry Cider

Changing Beers

Serves 2 changing beers.

Opening Times

Mon-Thurs  5-11pm, Fri 5-1am, Sat 3-1am, Sun 3-11pm

7 York Road,
Kings Heath
B14 7SA

Fletchers Bar & Eatery is a relaxed, slightly offbeat venue that delivers as a great place to spend a few hours with friends chatting whilst enjoying fresh food created daily in our kitchen. Fletchers source products that are not always available on the high street. We aim to deliver products that are not main stream but deliver on taste and value. Fletchers is about warmth, hospitality and service, offering unique products chosen with care for quality and value.

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

Fletchers to the Dark Horse is only a short hop on the number 50 bus or a 15-20 min walk. There is also plenty of (additional) stop-offs on the way, if need be! Head towards Kings Heath High Street (Alcester Road), turn left and keep walking til you get to Moseley, easy)!

3. The Dark Horse

A picture of the Dark Horse for the beer Yeti Craft Beer Trail, Birmingham, Moseley

Regular Beers

Firestone Walker Pale 31/ Easy Jack
Ubu – Purity
Citra – Oakham’s
Longhorn – Purity
Veltins Pilsner
Krusovice Pilsner
Maisel’s Weisse
Affligem Blonde
Orchard Pig Reveller (Our Cider)
Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Opening Times

Mon-Tues 12-11
Wed-Thurs 12-12
Fri-Sat 12-2
Sun 12-12

145 Alcester Rd,
Birmingham
B13 8JP

We rotate 6 guest beers weekly, finding the best in up and coming British micro breweries like Crate, Magic Rock, Pig and Porter, Deya, Mad Hatter and so on… As well as rotating very established British craft beer breweries such as Beavertown, Thornbridge and Wild Beer co – although these two are established breweries they still brew exciting ‘out there’ beers. At the Dark Horse we obsess about interesting beer, evident by our tap range and our bottled and can range.

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

Next stop is too far for a walk, unless you’re ultra fit or have had a few! Get on the 50 towards Digbeth, get off before Birchall Street, then it’s about a 5 minute walk.

4. Spotlight & Mama Roux’s

A picture of Mama Roux's, part of Digbeth Dining Club and The Rainbow Project for the Beer Yeti craft beer trail

Spotlight 
Doom Bar
Blue Moon
Cornish Pilsner
Orchard
Guinness

Mama Roux’s
Coast to Coast
Sagres
Krusocvice
Barista Stout
Symonds
Scrumpy Jack

Opening Times

Friday 17:30 – late

Lower Trinity Street,
Digbeth,
Birmingham,
B9 4AG

Built under the unique Victorian railway arches of Digbeth, Spotlight & Mama Roux’s is a quirky two room venue like no other. With cherry red leather chesterfield sofas and sturdy steel furniture, Spotlight has cemented itself as the number one venue for after work, hosting its award winning Digbeth Dining Club every Friday.

Mama Roux’s embraces the essence of America’s South and is the exuberant second room of Spotlight. With its bespoke design, based from a love of New Orleans, Mama Roux’s hosts live music, unique decor, a voodoo bar and a warm and welcoming environment.

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

Spotlight & Mama Roux’s to Clink Beer is just a 2 min walk.

5. Clink Beer

A picture of Clink from the Beer Yeti Craft Beer Trail

Regular Beers

We don’t have regular beers on tap. As we are independent we have a constantly rotating line up of whatever we fancy at the time. We have 8 taps in total which frequently feature beers from the following breweries: Mikkeller, Northern Monk, Beavertown, To Øl, Omnipollo, Dugges, Wiper and True, Buxton, De Molen, The Kernel, Magic Rock, Cloudwater, Siren Craft Brew, Brew By Numbers, Mad Hatter, Tiny Rebel and many more.

In addition to 8 taps, we have an constantly rotating and evolving selection of over 250 bottles and cans which you can either take away or drink in at no extra charge. We also have a speed chiller which does not upset the beer, so anything you want from the shelves can be cooled to you desired temperature in just a few minutes, ready to drink in.

Opening Times

Mon Closed, Tue-Fri 13.00-23.00, Sat 12.00-23.00, Sunday 14.00-Til we get bored!

Our opening times do fluctuate slightly on occasion, so If you are coming down on a Sunday or particularly late it is best to check our Twitter feed or call ahead.

6 Gibb Street,
The Custard Factory,
Digbeth,
B9 4AA

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

Picture courtesy of the Birmingham Mail provided to us by Clink.

The Mockingbird is less than a minute away from Clink. Make sure that you check out the rest of the Custard Factory, originally the home of Birds Custard. Now home to Birmingham’s City of Colours, renowned for being creative, full of funky shops, hangouts and colourful graffiti. 

6. Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen

A picture of the Mockingbird theatre and Bar for the Beer Yeti Craft Beer Trail in Birmingham

Regular Beers

On Tap:
Sam Adams
Whitstable Bay

Bottles:
Brooklyn Lager
Brooklyn Ale
Vedett Blonde
Vedett IPA
Einstock Porter
Anchor Porter
Founders All Day
Goose Island
Whitstable bay

Opening Times

Mon closed, Sun for special events,  Tues to Sat 12pm to 11pm

Mockingbird House
The Custard Factory
Gibb St
Birmingham
B9 4AA

The Mockingbird is in the centre of Birmingham’s creative quarter and the pulsating heartbeat of The Custard Factory. The Mockingbird contains a 100 seat cinema alongside its bar and restaurant space and has firmly established itself as a disruptive cinema experience with curated films, great food and of course beer!

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

To get to the centre of Birmingham, you just need to turn right out of the Custard Factory and it is a 10-15 minute walk. 

7. Tilt

A picture of Tilt Brum for the Beer Yeti Craft Beer Trail,

Regular Beers

We currently don’t have any regular beers on offer, our draft and bottles continuously change dependent on multiple factors such as seasonal and limited releases, freshness of beer available and planned events.

We believe in showcasing the best the UK Craft Beer Scene has to offer and also supporting upcoming new breweries.  We also supplement this with European and American imports.

Craft Beer To Go

We now offer Craft Beer to Go. We have increased our bottle selection and dropped the pricing in line with that of a bottle shop. There is a small corkage fee for drinking in.

Opening Times

Mon-Thur 09:00–23:00, Fri-Sat 09:00–00:00, Sun 11:00–23:00

2 City Arcade
Corner of Union Passage and Warwick Passage
Birmingham
B2 4TX

Tilt is a multi-functional space that explores and celebrates the concepts of Craft Beer, Specialty Coffee and Pinball.

8 Draft Beers
60+ Bottled Beers
2 Espressos 2 Filter Coffees
10 Loose Leaf Teas 5 Hot Chocolates
15 Pinball Machines
Wines, Spirits, Soft Drinks for non craft beer drinkers
Amazing Cake from Bake

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

Tilt to the Lord Clifton is a 20 min walk, but you can catch the 16 at Stop MS3 at the back of the Pavilions.

8. The Lord Clifden

A picture of The Lord Clifden from the Beer Yeti Trail

Regular Beers

Budvar
Imperial (due to change)
Half & Half
Budvar Dark
Budvar Original
UAB Own lager – West 4 (in association with West brewery)
Dortmunder Union Pills
Vedett
Duvel
Rothhammer Nazca IPA *New & exclusive*
Estrella Galicia
Kirin Ichiban
Guinness
Liefmans Fruit beer

Also a fantastic range of cider.

In the fridge we have over 40 bottles which we label as our ‘Around the World in 40 bottles’ incl; Brooklyn Ace, Brooklyn Lager, American Ale, Brooklyn East IPA, Backyard Brew, Snake Dog IPA, Birmingham Beer (Indian Brewing Co), Vedett, Timmerman, Westmalle, Morena, Samuel Adams, Crate Lager, Monteith’s and Anchor IPA.

Changing Beers

3 changing taps on the bar & these guests are for ales and a handful of cider.

Opening Times

10am – Midnight 7 days a week

34 Great Hampton Street
Hockley
Birmingham
B18 6AA

Situated in the Jewellery Quarter, winner of ‘Best Entertainment Pub’ in the UK for 2015, The Lord Clifden is also highlighted in both the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2015 and the Good Pub Guide & Observer Food Award runners up in 2012 / 2013 / 2014 & 2015 for Best Sunday Lunch, Best Cheap Eats, Best Place To Drink’.

12 screens for sport / Big beer garden / Dj’s of a weekend (incl international names) / Award winning food / Entertainment pub / All weather ping pong table / Table footy / Collection of Street Art on wall / All year BBQ / Sponsor own Sunday league football team – UAB FC / Sister pub is The Red Lion UAB / SpeedQuizzing every week.

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

The Lord Clifden to Purecraft Bar & Kitchen 7 min walk. Before you leave the Jewellery Quarter, make sure that you have a look around, it’s full of history and plenty of other great hangouts!

9. Purecraft Bar & Kitchen

A picture of Pure Craft, Birmingham in partnership with Purity for the Beer Yeti Craft Beer Trail

Regular Beers

21 beers on draught with 6 Purity beers that do not change.

Changing Beers 

15 change slightly over time, focusing on quality rather than rotation and trying something new every week.

Opening Times

Mon to Thurs 11am – 11pm, Fri & Sat 11am – Midnight and Sun 11am – 10pm

30 Waterloo St,
Birmingham
B2 5TJ

Purecraft is a partnership of standout crafted beer, fresh, real food and top engaged people and that’s about it really. Birmingham was the first Purecraft opening in March 2014 and has gone from strength to strength, winning the Great British Pub Awards National Award for Best Beer Pub in 2015. Our mission is to create new beer fans, either new to a particular beer or completely new to beer  and we believe that matching great beer and food in an interesting atmosphere with top people is a  pleasure to be shared and celebrated.

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

It’s a 10 minute from Purecraft Bar to the Canalside Cafe, check out the Library roof garden on the way, it’s got a cracking view!

10. Canalside Cafe

A picture of the Canalised Pub for the Beer Yeti Craft Beer Trail Birmingham

Regular Beers

Freedom Organic Helles
Canalside Pale Ale
Peaky Blinder
Mellow Yellow
Hobgoblin
Davenports Original Bitter

Also

Black Rat Scrumpy Cider
Wild Wood Cider

Opening Times

Mon-Sun 9am-11pm

Gas St,
Birmingham
B1 2JU

If you love beer and are looking for a good view, this is definitely the perfect spot!

Just a nice 5 min walk to Gas Street Social along the canal!

11. Gas Street Social

Someone pulling a pint at Gas Street social, for the Beer Yeti Craft beer Trail, Birmingham

Regular Beers

Sharp’s Cornish Pilsner
Sharp’s Wolf Rock IPA
Chieftain IPA
Blue Moon Wheat Beer
Shandon Stout
Stowford Press Dry Cider
Staropramen
Pravha

Opening Times

Mon to Thurs 12pm – 11pm, Fri 12pm – 12am, Sat 10am – 12am, Sun 10am – 10.30pm

The Mailbox,
166-168 Wharfside St,
Birmingham
B1 1RL

Offering informal dining in a stylish, industrial setting, Gas Street Social bar & kitchen is the Mailbox’s only independent eatery.

GSS specialises in modern British cuisine with a contemporary twist, alongside an inspired range of expertly made cocktails and a wide selection of international craft beers and fine wines.

Dining and imbibing at GSS is a relaxed, informal affair where friendly staff are happy to advise on the wide drinks selection and group dining is encouraged with the option of small plates to share.

Overlooking the historic Gas Street Basin canal network, the outdoor terrace provides a great spot for relaxing with a pint and watching the world go by.

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

A 5 min walk through the Mailbox, some nice shops but slightly pricey!

12. Cherry Red’s Cafe Bar (City Centre)

A picture of Cherry Reds Cafe Bar, John Bright Street for the Beer Yeti Craft Beer Trail

Regular Beers

Liefmans
Schneider
Vedett IPA
Freedom Lager
Maule Brewing Co Pilsner
Hogans Cider
Twisted Barrel Stout

Changing Beers

3 Cask, 3 Guest Keg

Opening Times

Mon – Thurs 8.30am – 11pm, Fri 8.30am – 1am, Sat 10am – 1am, Sun 10am – 11pm

92 John Bright St,
Birmingham
B1 1BN

It took us a while to convince the landlord of our beautiful city centre location that what we do would work at John Bright St.  It was worth it, as now the area is a nice destination for beer lovers.  With Twisted Barrel and Fixed wheel amongst our permanently stocked range, we’re always passionate about supporting local businesses.  We also include a range of continental and American favourites.

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

A 5 min walk to Stop SF2 outside the Alexandra Theatre. Hop on the 22, 23, 24 or 29 towards Worlds End. It’s about a 15 min ride and you get off adjacent to The Green Man.

13. The Plough

A picture from the Plough Harborne for the Beer Yeti craft beer trail in Birmingham

Regular Beers

Purity Lawless
Purity Longhorn
Wye Valley Butty Bach
Purity Mad Goose

Changing Beers

3 ranging from; Fixed Wheel Brewery, Backyard Brewhouse, Tiny Rebel, Slaters, The Bristol Beer Factory, Manchester Brewing Co., Roosters Brewery, Purple Moose Brewery

Opening Times

Mon-Wed: 8am-11pm, Thu-Fri: 8am-12am, Sat: 9am-12am, Sun: 9am-10:30pm

21 High St,
Harborne,
Birmingham
B17 9NT

The Plough in Harborne specialises in cask beers, craft spirits and their wine list takes in classics from the New and Old world.

Established in 2003 The Plough has undergone extensive renovation since its launch boasting a quirky and eclectic interior and an ‘outdoor lounge’ that is airy, light and unrestricted by season.  Last year saw the addition of ‘Next Door at The Plough, two new private dining and meeting rooms which also function as fully-equipped meeting rooms, or a private space which can be shaped around pretty much any experience.

No stranger to accolades The Plough has been recognised for its cask ale by CAMRA, coffee, Sunday lunch and interior – named by the Independent as ‘best coffee shop’, celebrated by The Times for the best Sunday Lunch and al fresco dining in the region and awarded the ‘Best Restaurant / Bar Design’ at the Northern Design Awards.

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

Boston Tea Party is just a stones through away from the Plough (a couple of mins walk).

14. Boston Tea Party (Harborne)

A picture from Boston Tea Party of Yakima Red in Harborne, for The Bees Yeti Craft Beer Trail, Birmingham

Regular Beers

Meantime Yakima Red
Purity Longhorn IPA
Bristol Beer Factory Independence

Changing Beers

7 at the moment:

Hoxton Cidersmiths – Michelin & Brown’s Dry Cider 4.5%
Hoxton Cidersmiths – Harry Masters’ Jersey Medium Cider 4.5%
Wiper & True – Amber Ale
Bristol Beer Factory – Southville Hop 6.5%
Birmingham Lager – 4.5%
Meantime – Pale Ale 4.4%
Meantime – London Lager 4.5%

Opening Times

Mon-Sat: 8am – 9pm,  Sun: 8am – 6pm

106 High St,
Birmingham
B17 9NJ

We are a family owned café making feel-good food from scratch on-site every day. Ethically sourced & great value – we serve everything from the moment we open to the minute we close, to eat in or takeaway. Whether it’s an early (or late) breakfast, quick lunch or an afternoon caffeine & cake fix, we have it covered. We’ve a great selection of regularly changing craft beers, wines and cider, so why not join us?

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

Is it home time? Not until you’ve picked up some more beer! Quick ride on the 11C to Stirchley Wines & Spirits! Get on at the Stop adj to York Street.

15. Stirchley Wines & Spirits

A picture of Stirchley Wines for the Beer Yeti Craft Beer Trail in Birmingham

Regular Beers

Serving interesting beers to the folk of Birmingham since the late 80’s, offering over 1000 bottled beers from every corner of the globe from local brews to Belgian Trappist beers and everything in between, continuously pushing the liquid envelope by offering something interesting! We also offer a choice of 4 constantly changing draught kegged beers to take home, using a state-of-the-art growler filler that uses a Co2 counter pressure system which allows the beer to keep fresh for around 4 weeks! Beers are offered in two sizes of glass growler, 750ml and 1890ml.

Opening Times

Mon-Thurs 12pm – 10pm, Fri 12pm – 11pm, Sat 12pm – 11pm, Sun 6pm – 10pm

1535-1537 Pershore Rd,
Birmingham
B30 2JH

Stirchley Wines & Spirits was established in 1979 and remains a family-owned off-licence based in Stirchley, Birmingham, run by the father and son team, Amrik and Krishan Rajput. We are always striving for something different, enriching lives with a wide and varied selection, from imported and craft beer, to fine wines and an unmatched selection of spirits. We have built up a highly regarded and reputable business, which is very much part of the local community. Amassing a worldwide, and world class selection of drinks has been no easy task but we’re always looking to offer a little something more.

For info and updates, check out their Website, Facebook & Twitter.

A picture of a Bro-quet, prize to win in the Beer Yeti Trail BirminghamSo there you have it, our ultimate craft beer trail! Don’t forget to take a beer selfie and hashtag #BeerYetiTrail and you could be winning more craft beer!