Attic Brew Co. was borne out of years of beer consumption and small scale production. Oli and Sam met at university in Cardiff where their beer obsession began. Sam began brewing in his bedroom of their shared house and continued after graduating, moving back to Birmingham and setting up his home brewery in his attic.
In 2018, after they’d had the ridiculous idea to start a brewery, Oli left his job in London and moved to Birmingham. They took out a loan, rented a run down old industrial unit in Stirchley and bought a small brew kit that was older than they were. Several months of painting, building and, finally, brewing, allowed them to open the taproom doors on the 23rd November 2018.
Attic was greeted with an unbelievable show of support from local drinkers, who bought into their varied beer board and new take on the traditional local (editors note; we continue to be indebted to you all <3). The year that has followed has been one of constant change, including the installation of a new 10bbl plant (quadrupling original capacity) and the beginnings of a barrel ageing program, set to bear fruit very soon. The original Attic kit is still on show above the bar, showing just how far we’ve come in the space of a year.
Our aim has always been to provide locals with a meeting place, beer fans with a destination and local artists of all kinds with a place to showcase their work. Up to now, the taproom has enabled us do all of these things and an imminent expansion into canned beer gives us a platform to extend this further. Put simply, we have a canvas to promote some unbelievable midlands art and culture, and we intend to use it.