We are Moseley Beer Company, a newish microbrewery based in the finest suburb in the whole of South Birmingham. We love all the beers from all the countries so our beers draw on influences from all around the world. From American style IPA’s to the subtle flavours of a British bitter, from historic or archaeological brews to never before seen brewing innovations. We will do what we can to keep our beers interesting and tasty.
Our beers are unpasteurised and suitable for vegans, except for the Mariana which has honey in. Sorry about that, but unlike a lot of the animal products used by breweries, which get rid of haze and things like that, the honey in the Mariana is vital to stay true to the damn fine victorian recipe it is based on. Also, with colony collapse disorder and crop pollination, we need the bees.
Moseley Pale Ale – 5% The finest Maris Otter malted barley combined with the best hops, American, British, New Zealandish, Japanese hops, lots of hops. This is the beer of no set recipe, forever changing, forever unique, always a bold explosion of fruit flavours and brash bitterness. Tastes of – this and that. Best drunk – with a Sparkbrook Balti.
Sightseer Wheat Beer – 4.5% A beer midway between a German Wit-Beir and an American IPA. Bright and hoppy, light and refreshing, perfect for sunny days and long summer evenings. Wheat malt for a mighty head and a large dose of American hops for a lovely citrus aftertaste. Tastes of – peach, mango and Sugarpuffs. Best drunk – on a long summer sunday afternoon, cricket watching optional. Pairs well with salads, roast chicken and fish.
Mariana Porter – 8% A dark and roasty porter with a sweet honey kick, based on a Victorian recipe. Layers of flavour reveal themselves as you descend to the murky depths of your pint. A gnarly old beer. Brewed with traditional English brown malt and Fuggles hops. Tastes of – whiskey, honey and crusty brown bread. Best drunk – on autumnal evenings, with strong cheeses or barbecued food. Great for dipping malted milk biscuits.
Iron Man Stout – 9% Looming over blasted ramshackle chasms of post industrial brick, behold The Iron Man, Is he alive or is he dead? Has he thoughts within his head? This is the ultimate Imperial Stout, a thick oily beer as black as the void within his iron shell. Tastes of – coffee, Hamlet cigars, iron oxide and Blackjacks. Best drunk – staring across a field of your vanquished foes.
A lovely english bitter, as traditional as a bag of fish and chips covered in vinegar and curry sauce. The venerable fuggles hops keep things nostalgically warm and fuzzy, while the brambling cross hops burst with rambling blackcurrent and berry flavours.
A mighty wheat pale ale. A beastly creation, striding through the nation. 53/47% barley/wheat malt mix. Sturdy cascade and centennial hops for bittering. Kiwi wai – iti for a wild peach/melon aroma, and dry hopped with east kent goldings, for a final hairy hug.
Ninkasi is an ancient Sumerian beer goddess. She was discovered via the Hymn to Ninkasi, which is a hymn, a poem and a beer recipe written down on several clay tablets roughly around the year 1800 BC. It’s use of repetition implies it was passed down through oral tradition, perhaps for several thousand years. Archeological evidence for brewing in the region has been dated back to 3500 BC. The daughter of the King of Uruk and high priestess of the temple of Ishtar (who herself was the goddess of procreation), Ninkasi, the goddess of alcohol, was brought to earth to help heal wounds. This hymn was written via the Sumerian language, and is amongst the earliest human writings ever found.