Amazing selection, well-organized by country and by brewer. Staff guy is a beer geek, and likes conversation, so he’ll know what’s new and what’s interesting. Prices seemed reasonable. Street parking wasn’t too tough, but there are also some car parks nearby. Four or five taps as well. Worth going out of your way to try, and a must-visit if anywhere in the region.
Outstanding selection of beers from all over the world, including some rare stuff. The staff is very polite and helpful. The prices are normal. This is surely one of the top-3 bottle shops in Birmingham!
If not for another world class beer store just down the road this would be the beer destination in the Midlands. As it is you should check out both. The selection here may not be quite as comprehensive as at Cotteridge but you’ll be hard pressed to walk away empty handed. No space is wasted in shelf fillers. With a wide range of English counties, European bottles, and even some surprising appearances from the States this might drain your wallet quickly.
SarkyNorthener (133) West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), England | March 25, 2013| Updated October 18, 2015
Excellent place, lots of choice with decent prices. I could spend ages in there browsing. Krishnan is a really friendly guy and knowledgable. An excellent experience, if only I was rich, I would have took a trolley full.
Reseved some beers via Twitter and was welcomed into the shop by friendly owner Kris. He’s very knowledgeable and personable and this level of service makes you want to stay for longer. The sourdoug. Ciderbread on the counter smelt fantastic, wish I had space for some. Selection good for suburban shop but difficult to compete with larger competitor nearby in terms of space available. There are different beers at each though so please do visit both!I came away with a good selection of beers and a lighter wallet.
Really impressed with this place. Introduced myself (as I’d phoned to make sure they still had something I wanted) and low and behold a bottle of Fantom BBBOOO was produced for me. I was then left alone to wander around and choose what I fancied as I went through my list of beers I would have liked.
Interesting and changing selection: certainly the most I’ve seen in the UK before, both international and British.
I had a good chat with Krishnan? He has good knowledge and is very keen on his beers. Asking me to phone him if I wanted something I couldn’t get elsewhere and he’d try and get some for me.
The prices are not cheap, but we are talking about good quality beers difficult to find in the UK, so no big problem, just make sure you have a budget before setting foot inside or you could have a huge whole in your plastic or wallet.