Local Drinks Market

Learn to drink like a Brummie this weekend as The Food & Drink Events Company and I Choose Birmingham team up to promote fantastic local beverage producers at the Local Drinks Market this June.

Hand-picked businesses will be at The Bond Co on Saturday 25th to shake, pour and showcase their wares to the discerning drinkers of Birmingham. Visitors will be able to sample vodka, gin, ale and more. From established Birmingham favourites such as Langley’s Gin and Two Towers Brewery to new and boutique offerings from Jelley Distillieries, Sacre Brew and Cuffufle Preserves, there is something for everyone to sip and enjoy.

As well as delicious drinks, the festival will offer attendees a unique day out. The award-winning Low ’N’ Slow and The English Indian (who will be serving up their fantastic twist on fish’n’chips) will be on hand throughout the event. Guests will also be able to enjoy the sounds of Glastonbury via local turntable superstar Tom Mason, who will be soundtracking the day with hits from this year’s festival.

A number of brand new masterclasses are also on offer. The Wilderness will be serving up a feast for the senses with three matched drinks and dishes for just £18. If cocktails are more your thing, the award-winning James Bowker from The Edgbaston is joining the event to host a special session in “Low Octane Cocktails”, perfect for the summer. If you think your tastebuds are up to it, put them to the test with our “Supermarket Vs. Craft” gin session, led by Birmingham’s own Gintleman, Carl Hawkins. Taste through a selection of boutique and supermarket own brand gins and see which is your favourite!

This brand new event is a first for the city. Drink without guilt by supporting local businesses and having a big day out! Tickets are still available for just £15 so if you’re not at Glastonbury, don’t despair, enjoy the sounds with a drink of something delicious that definitely won’t be served in a paper cup!