The beer, food and music festival returns to Digbeth this July with Dishoom and Baked in Brick joining the food line-up. We Are Beer, the team behind the Bristol, Edinburgh and London craft beer festivals, have announced that Beer Central will be returning to Birmingham. The festival will this year be held at the Digbeth Arena, a 12,000 sq ft venue with 3,500 capacity, from July 24th – 25th.
Festival-goers will get the chance to explore, taste and indulge in the festival’s huge selection of 100+ beers over the 2-day festival, and food from a selection of Birmingham’s top street food pop-ups, chefs and restaurants whilst taking in a world-class music line-up.
The Beer Central line-up will feature world-class beer from 20+ local legends such as Attic Brew Co and Dig Brew Co, alongside top UK breweries including Black Iris, Yonder, Braybrooke and Gipsy Hill. The festival will also showcase International breweries, including Canadian brewery Collective Arts and Stone & Wood, who hail from Australia.
The food line-up takes in Birmingham street-food royalty, Baked in Brick, and Indian heavyweights Dishoom. Soon to open in Birmingham, Dishoom will be serving up dishes from their menu of Bombay comfort food. Dishoom brings together the food of all Bombay, from street food snacks and flavourful grills, to slow-cooked biryanis and traditional curries. Dishoom’s festival menu will be revealed in due course, but expect big things from Birmingham’s new arrival.
Baked in Brick makes a return to Beer Central, after a successful pop-up at last year’s festival. Founder of Baked in Brick, Lee Desanges, has built up an inimitable reputation as one of the most celebrated street food pop-ups in the UK. He opened his own restaurant in the Custard Factory in 2018 after a slew of award wins, and will bring back to Beer Central his offering of handmade pizzas and chicken tikka wraps, cooked under the bonnet of a converted 1964 Mini Cooper.
Ticket holders will enjoy DJ sets and live music from artists – details to be released in due course. Last year’s line-up took in DJ Yoda, Ultimate Power and Hip-Hop Karaoke.
Greg Wells, co-founder of We Are Beer, said: “We’re buzzed to bring Beer Central back to Digbeth after the success of last year’s festival. We’re super proud of our music line-up, food offering and selection of breweries taking part. We are also excited for everyone to experience it in an amazing venue like the Digbeth Arena. We can’t wait to bring the absolute best in beer, food and music to Brum once again!”