BEER Central festival, We Are Beer’s first festival in the Midlands, is promising to bring the best in beer, food and music to 119 in Digbeth next month.

Taking place across Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6, the festival will celebrate both local and international breweries, attracting beer aficionados as well as music fans from across the country.

The Beer Central line-up will feature world-class beer, top music, and food from Brad Carter of Carters of Moseley.

There will be 20 plus local beer legends such as Neon Raptor, Glass House and Dig Brew Co. alongside top UK breweries including Siren, Deya, Wild Beer and Thornbridge.

Music wise there will be DJ sets from Kaiser Chiefs and DJ Yoda, who will be joined by one of London’s most legendary events – Hip Hop Karaoke.

Renowned throughout the city and also many UK festivals, Hip Hop Karaoke invites revellers to indulge in singing some of their favourite hip hop tracks in front of a live audience.

Ultimate Power also joins the line-up; dedicated to music’s ‘ultimate’ compositions, they run sell-out club nights in five cities across the UK where customers can enjoy hit after hit of the world’s greatest ballads.

Brad Carter of Carters of Moseley will also join the food line-up for the inaugural festival.

Birmingham born chef Brad, who has appeared on television’s Saturday Kitchen, will be on hand to bring his inimitable style to the festival, demonstrating the culinary skills that earnt him a prestigious Michelin Star in 2016 at Carters of Moseley.

On Friday and Saturday night, Brad will be grilling and smoking a variety of meat, seafood and other seasonal ingredients using two specially created grills.

The ingredient-led menu has been carefully designed to pair perfectly with beers from two of his favourite breweries, The Kernel and Braybrooke.

There will be an extensive food offering from a selection of Birmingham’s other top restaurants and chefs, including street food giants Original Patty Men and Baked in Brick.

Festival goers all-in ticket means all of their beer is covered during the event – that’s right, all their beer.

Greg Wells, co-founder of We Are Beer, said: “We’re looking forward to bringing Beer Central to the heart of the UK. From up-and-coming stars of the scene to ground-breaking producers at the top of their game, we’ll be showcasing some of the most respected names in the world of beer.

"Birmingham has such a respected fine dining and street-food scene and is home to some of the best restaurants in the UK; we can’t wait to bring those elements along with great music together in Digbeth, an area recently celebrated as ‘the coolest neighbourhood in the UK’ by The Times.”

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