When looking to open a Craft Ale Bar there is a temptation to go with well known brands and exotic delights. But all too often these take centre stage over local produce and we decided we wanted to do things differently.

There is a fantastic range of craft ales, in an array of styles from traditional bitters, stouts and IPA’s to Saisons and Sour Beers. These along with Craft Lagers, Ciders and even Mead, Vodka and Gin are all being lovingly created within 25 Miles of our fair City centre. Here at the Brink we want to showcase the best that the 80+ local micro-breweries and artisan producers have to offer.

The help and support that they have in turn shown for us has been heart warming. Brewers responding to desperate pleas for beer deliveries at the weekend after we had our first mad Friday night, or recommending other brewers when trying to hunt down specific products. The local brewing community has seemingly welcomed us with open arms and we would like to thank them for the part they have played in getting us through those testing first weeks and months.

So far we have had over 100 different ales, lagers and ciders from over 35 producers and we are really looking forward to bringing you more.

Sarah.