On Friday, I attended the Birmingham Beer Bash in Digbeth in my capacity as official photographer for the event.
Birmingham Beer Bash aims to showcase the very best of the UK’s burgeoning craft beer scene and of its international counterpart, to eager beer fans in the Midlands and beyond. The first Beer Bash was held at the Bond Company in Digbeth in 2013 by a group of beer enthusiasts who had come together using social media to organise the event. Clay Shirky would be proud.
Birmingham Beer Bash has grown in size and influence with every passing year. For me and many others, summer in Birmingham would not be complete without a trip to the Bond Company to (responsibly?) sample an incredible selection of craft beers.
Photographing the Beer Bash is always a lot of fun, and not just because of the free tokens I receive. Although the event has grown in size, the Beer Bash still manages to have a real community feel. I feel a larger part of the feel of the festival is due to the fact that the organisers are volunteers and share attendees enthusiasm for beer. The Beer Bash also attracts some great characters, both organisers and customers, which really make makes the event feel special.
You can see my full album of photos from the Beer Bash over on Flickr:
You can get a favour of what this year’s Beer Bash was like by looking on Twitter, @Birminghamcubed .
You can find out more about the Beer Bash’s history and keep up-to-date with plans for next year by visiting the Birmingham Beer Bash website.