News: Independent drink, food and music festival TAPS to launch in Birmingham


The Custard Factory’s Market Hall is set to host the opening weekend of TAPS, a brand new independent drink, food and music event on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September 2018.

The festival brings together some of Britain’s most reputable beer and cider breweries, along with vegan street food and vegan beer offerings, a full menu for carnivores and headline DJ sets from Norman Jay MBE, Daddy G (Massive Attack), 45 Live ft Boca 45 and Pete Isaac and Jon Moore (Coldcut, Ninja Tune) as well as a performance from Heavy Beat Brass Band.

Digbeth Dining Club, the biggest street food event outside of London, and a two-time winner of Britain’s Best Street Food Event, co-hosts TAPS with Craft Beer Rising, the UK’s biggest craft beer festival – welcoming over 12,000 people every year to the famous Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.

Jack Brabant, Director Digbeth Dining Club, speaking ahead of the event, said, “We have been championing independence in the Birmingham food scene for six years, and now we want to do the same for Birmingham brewers, distillers and natural wine creators. Teaming up with Craft Beer Rising was a no-brainer for us – they share our passion for independence and always deliver a great event. We look forward to welcoming drink, food and music fans to the TAPS opening weekend and raising a glass to celebrate what is an exciting new addition to the city.”

Birmingham’s best new craft beer offerings Dig Brew, Paper Duck, Pint Shop, and Kilder will feature at TAPS, along with independent UK breweries Brick Brewery, Renegade, Mondo, Kona, Maule, Beatnikz Republic, Hook Norton Brewery, Four Pure, Rat Brewery, Thistly Cross Cider, Steam Machine Bew, Little Creatures, Fierce Beer, ABK, Brewdog, Harviestoun Brewery, Five Points, Lagunitas, Moor Beer, and Porterhouse.

TAPS takes place across three different day and evening sessions at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham. Book tickets via Design My Night. A piece of limited edition glassware and a programme comes free with each ticket purchase.



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