England > West Midlands > Birmingham, Cotteridge
Beer Available At Cotteridge Wines (arranged by most recent)
Arbor Oz Bomb 94, ShinDigger Pils , Weird Beard Single Hop Centennial , Weird Beard / Marble / Bullfinch You Taste Better When You Are Scared 70, Salopian Aphelion 86, The Kernel Pale Ale Motueka 95, Brew By Numbers 11/05 Session IPA - Citra 95, Fownes Frost Hammer 42, Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Agave Cerveza 38, Fyne Ales / De Molen Mills and Hills 98, Blackjack King of Clubs 90, Buxton / Arizona Wilderness BA Dragon Tips , Little Beer 1917 , Flying Dog Supertramp 19, Fixed Wheel Blackheath Stout , Buxton Very Far Skyline 89, Pipeworks Harbinger of Doom 50, Thornbridge Bamberg 91, Edge Brewing Squiffy Sailor 62, Due South Brewing / Edge Brewing Taronja HoRyezon 94
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Boudicca (900) London, England | July 11, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
A really superb shop in the unlikeliest of places Ė in fact if you were just passing youíd hardly notice it but it has perhaps the best selection of bottled beers Iíve seen anywhere in the country. We visited as part of the Ratebeer Black Country Bus Bash and couldnít have been made to feel more welcome. The owners had arranged a small tasting for us in the back room and also provided some delicious food (the homemade onion bhajis were my favourite). Excellent all round, including the very competitive prices.
(Visited 6 July 2013).
Theydon_Bois (849) Tourist Town (West), England | January 25, 2015
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Revisited on Saturday Jan 24th for the RB Cotteridge Convention. They have now opened a taproom to the rear, 14 keg offerings, good mix of styles and solid breweries on offer - a new Magic Rock Cannonball on our visit! The room behind the taproom is a basic man cave affair with mis-match of chairs and stools that suited us admirably in the tasting the owners allowed us to stage. Loved the haunted house upstairs and the old bath in the shitter! Great guys here, Jas even cooked up a curry for the hungry hordes. Super solid bottle shop and now with a taproom ! Must visit - just 15 minutes on the train from New St to Kings Norton or a taxi direct to the city centre was just a tenner (we went straight to the Craven Arms in around 10-15 minutes). Score upped from 92 to 94.
Visited on the RB Black country bash - 6th July í13.
What a cracking shop.
Great range from all over the UK, plenty of new micros and hop profferers such as Partizan and Kernel. Mikkeller and De Molen pretty much had their own shelves!
Good US selection, ditto Belgian.
Friendly guys - big thanks to Jaz & Kal who hosted a tasting for us in the back room then waved us off.
Definately worth the bus ride from the city centre.
As well as finding London beers you canít ordinarily find in London, they were also cheaper in most cases!
Fin (697) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 29, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
We (me, Loz, Barry & Lynn) visited here yesterday Sunday 28th April 2013 on way back from a weekend at my mums in Worcester. I have to say that this is probably the best bottle shop that I have been to in the UK. I donít doubt that the Beers of Europe has a wider and greater selection but for sheer quality and huge choice and fair prices then this wins out for me. Fairly easy to find, we accessed it from the M42, straight up the main A441 heading into Birmingham and when you get into Cotteridge youíll see it on the left eventually, parking might be an issue but there is a pub car park opposite that you could probably sneak into, the road outside has a single yellow line and parking on a Sunday wasnít an issue but a weekday or Saturday might be a bit more difficult, though I guess public transport up and down this road would also be very good as I guess you are just 3-4 miles from the centre of town. Beer wise, where do you start? Huge ranges of the following breweries, Brodies, Mikkeller, De Molen, Wild, Thornbridge, Buxton, Evil Twin, Kernel, Partizan, Tiny Rebel etc, etc andf then there were loads of newcomers many that I had never had or hadnít had that often, Rebel (Cornwall?), Weird Beer and others that I forget. The shop is essentially a large oblong laid out with one central island on one side it is wine on the other is all UK beers, to the left of this central island (looking with you back to the counter) all down that left hand side is Foreign beers starting with US beers, moving onto Danish before then Belgian, Dutch, French and others. Some of the more expensive American beers along with some rare Brewdog and the odd Belgian offering are near the counter. The brothers who run this shop Cal and Jaz (I think they were called) were really friendly and we chatted for some time about who, how and where they get beers from. I was hugely impressed with this place and the friendliness and helpfulness of the brothers, I can see this becoming a regular stop off both going to or returning from my mums.
Leighton (680) London, England | January 25, 2015
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Updated review: Visited again in January 2015. Cotteridge Wines is absolutely world class. Not only is the selection of beers perhaps the best you will find in the UK, but the customer service is without peer. The new tasting room - with draft lines and growler fills - is excellent, and I am very excited to see what these guys have planned next. Cotteridge is a must-visit beer destination if you are anywhere nearby.
Original review (June 2013): An absolutely outstanding bottle shop. There are only a handful of places in the UK with selection like this place has. And the value - oh, the value! Itís fantastic. I left here with literally all I could carry. The selection includes local breweries, lots of London breweries, nice range of US micros, tons of Belgian, Scandinavian. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. This place is an definite must-visit if you are near Birmingham. Visited during the RateBeer Black Country Bash.
imdownthepub (558) Banbury, England | January 25, 2015
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Exceptional range and service. So friendly, so much choice and now that the tasting room is up and running it is exceptional. Absolutely World Class. I think that the patio idea is worth following up boys.
jackl (506) Charlottesville, Virginia | July 7, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Visited during the Ratebeer Black Country Bash. Wow, what a gem of a place. Cotteridge is a pretty unassuming-looking bottle shop on the outskirts of Birmingham. Inside youíll find a treasure trove of quality beer. Plenty of UK micros available alongside a well-curated selection of international breweries. This place has probably the largest selection of De Molen beers Iíve seen outside of Bodegraven. Quality London breweries like Partizan, The Kernel, and Beavertown were well-represented. Gems like Armand & Tommy were on sale for 12 quid. The service was kind, accomodating. Prices for the beer was great, in many cases lower than what Iíve paid directly from the brewery. Overall, a world class bottle shop. This place goes toe-to-toe with Kris Wines for best bottle shop in the UK.
mcberko (428) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 26, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Hands down must be the best bottle shop in the UK. Amazing selection of the best of the best UK beers, an unusuaully phenomenal American beer selection, and mainland European selection. Very good prices. Extremely friendly staff who are passionate about beer and eager to please you. Such a great place. Absolutely mandatory place to stop.
BlackHaddock (403) , England | November 21, 2012| Updated November 23, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A couple of miles down the road from Birminghamís other íbeer geekí shop in Stirchley. This place is fine: I was left alone to wander along the rows of beer to select and browse without any interference. The prices are keen and the selection different to their near competition: these guys seem to major on craft and newer UK breweries with a smaller International and traditional area. Iíll always visit both this place and Stirchley when I need a special beer fix because between them you are going to find something you want, need or is interesting.
DanielBrown (287) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | May 6, 2012| Updated December 21, 2014
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Discovered and recommended by Birmingham Twitter users, this is a real find. Just up the road from Stirchley Wines, they have a very large selection of British ales, Belgian beers and Germans - the latter of which is the largest selection Iíve seen anywhere (apart from Germany). Good value, friendly owners. Neck and neck with SWS, which leaves South West Birmingham ridiculously overburdened with good beer availability, in contrast with the rest of the city. Unmissable.
Brigadier (287) Clevelandish, Ohio | June 29, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
It was going to be hard to top the visit to Stirchley Wines just around the corner but somehow they did it. The English beer aisle goes on and on including stuff from almost every region - Buxton, The Kernel, Partizan, Arbor, and more. The selection of De Molen and Mikkeller alone would be enough to put this place on any beer nerdís radar. The icing on the cake was discovering a stash of 3F Armand for the fairly reasonable price of £35. That resulted in a few other bottles appearing which I might have seriously considered if I did not have to fly. You have no excuse to pass this place by when in Birmingham.
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