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Indian Brewery, Birmingham

Pub added by Real Ale Ray
Arch 16, 214 Livery Street
B3 1EU

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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Indian Brewery

I'd passed this place on a Saturday lunchtime visit to Hockley earlier this year, when it had been heaving. I vowed to return at the time and finally made it back yesterday evening. However, this was a far quieter Monday evening.

The 3 bar staff looked a little bored and fairly uninterested. The one guy tried to tell me something about the beer selection, which was listed on a blackboard near the entrance. But I couldn't understand him at first. It soon became apparent that one of the two cask ales listed was off, when I attempted to order it. One of their 5 or 6 craft beers was also off. As such, I chose the solitary remaining real ale, which was the Indian Brewery IPA. Most of the craft beers were also their own.

The interior is quite interesting, with plenty of references to India. Indian food is served from an open kitchen at the far left-hand side and it smelt very appealing. That was more than I could say about the IPA, which was fairly insipid.

I'd hoped for much more from this place, but it really did not live up to my expectations. So, it wasn't long until we upped sticks and headed to a tried and tested establishment that is one of our favourites in the city - the Wellington.

On 2nd November 2021 - rating: 3
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Al Bundy left this review about Indian Brewery

As noted, it is situated under the railway arches on Snow Hill Station. Not much extra I can add to previous review. The 3 cask ale taps I couldn't see but the 15 Crafty Taps are along the wall to the window side of the bar. Only 5 of the taps seemed to be on and the 3 cask ales were and were fine. Very pleasant smell of Indian food, if you like that sort of thing.

On 23rd July 2021 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Indian Brewery

The original small bar housed in one of the Snow Hill railway arches has now expanded into the next-door unit which now forms more of a dining area. Basic, canteen-style furniture and limited decor mostly comprising (unsurprisingly) breweriana and Bollywood posters. 'Street food' menu offered. Total of 15 taps on a blocked-off archway behind the counter, seeming to offer six of their own (cask) beers and nine craft keg guests, although the exact mix wasn't clear. Anyway, I went for one of their four regular cask beers, the Indian Summer pale ale (£3.40) which was refreshing on a warm early summer evening.

On 1st July 2018 - rating: 7
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Indian Brewery

Railway arch basic conversion (soon to be knocked through to the next arch as well to cater for more people). Bar server to the left and an open kitchen at the rear, basic seating.

Although on Livery Street, it still feels isolated being next to the inner ring road and the 'bombsite' car park, so a bit of a risk setting up here but seems to have become a destination. There is good snacky type food and their own beer brewed elsewhere in Birmingham and yet to have a good pint here, the beer seems mediocre.

Early days & hopefully room for improvement.

On 22nd November 2017 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Indian Brewery Snowhill

Industrial style bar found in a railway arch. This is a one roomed bar featuring Indian Brewery beers on handpump and Birmingham lager on keg and their Indian street food kitchen. The layout consists of the bar running along the left hand side with a corrugated steel front and scaffold style shelving at the rear and air con ducting running across the ceiling.
The seating areas consisted of long tables and benches constructed from scaffold boards. The right hand wall had a display of Bollywood posters and coffee bean sacks.
The back space housed the street food kitchen, which was constructed from stainless steel with a large glass window, in a lab style fashion, to observe the goings on in the kitchen.
I went for the Indian Brewery IPA, which was only worthy of one pint as it was very bland.

On 26th February 2017 - rating: 6
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