With lockdown set to continue into the Spring. Any get-together with clients or colleagues will continue to be a virtual affair via Zoom or Teams. With this in mind we’ve found that sending some beers or wine out ahead of the session really helps to break the ice (no pun intended). As a result take a look at our helpful list of bars, restaurants and breweries that can deliver drinks direct to their door.
Birmingham Brewing Company was established in Stirchley in 2016 and produces a range of quality beers that are both vegan and gluten-free. Purchase their beers online (with free delivery to B postcodes) or arrange click and collect from their taproom in Stirchley.
For instance, we love their Lockdown Survival Kit which costs just £20. It contains three different beers, a can of crunchy peanuts as well as a pair of Birmingham Brewing Company branded socks.
Take a look at the rest of the Birmingham Brewing Company range.
Connolly’s offers a selection of individual bottles and cases of wines, spirits and beers that can be delivered nationwide, take a look at their gift packages for inspiration. Arch 13 has put together a number of wine, cheese and charcuterie packages that are perfect for a virtual get together.
We’re also a big fan of their cheese subscription box – what could be better than receiving 5 different kinds of cheese, chutney and crackers each month.
Green Duck Beer Company is a small brewery based in Stourbridge. They produce a range of ‘hop forward’ beers that can be purchased across the West Midlands and in their taproom.
They offer a range of bottles, cans, mini-kegs and pre-mixed cocktails. Green Duck Beer Company will deliver these for free to anyone living within 5 miles of the brewery. A small charge of £2 for delivery 5-10 miles and a flat rate for over 10 miles.
Popular street food vendors Buddha Belly also regularly collaborate with Green Duck – keep an eye on their website as you can often order their tasty Thai food to be delivered alongside your beer.
The Pineapple Club is a cocktail bar and beer boutique that opened over the summer in the Great Western Arcade.
Run by the team formerly at The Vanguard in the Jewellery Quarter. The Pineapple Club serves great cocktails, craft beer and a selection of brunch dishes and small plates. They’ve recently created a range of beer and cocktail boxes which can be delivered to your door. The cocktail boxes contain four 100ml bottles and feature some of their most popular cocktails. Whereas the beer boxes contain eight cans or bottles.
Are you looking for something extra special? The Pineapple Club has also teamed up with Lush to create a range gift boxes. These contain their signature cocktails and some of Lush’s gorgeous bath and body products.
Chose your cocktails here.
Family-owned Burning Barn Rum is a craft rum producer based in Warwickshire.
If you’d like to try all three, we love their gift box containing 50ml bottles of each variety, a bargain at just £16. Why not organise a virtual cocktail making session using their recipes (we’ve got our eyes on the Honey Rum Paloma).
Take a look at the Burning Barn Rum website.
Loki is an award-winning wine merchant and tasting house with branches in the city centre, Edgbaston and Knowle (opening very soon).
Selling a wide range of wines and spirits, you can contact them by email or Facebook messenger. This remote consultation will allow you find the perfect gift. They’ll even do free same-day delivery if you live within 5 miles of either store. Please note: this is inclusive of a £40 minimum spend. If you are further afield, a £70 minimum spend will get you free express courier delivery.
Loki has continued its popular wine tasting sessions throughout the pandemic, check out their website for a selection of scheduled virtual tastings, however if you would prefer private tasting, find out more here.
Dig Brew have put together some great value beer bundles. What’s more, you can even purchase by the bottle or the can. There’s a 2% discount available for orders of six bottles or more. In addition to this, you’ll even receive free delivery on orders over £60.
Dig Brew can also arrange tours of their brewery (government guidelines permitting) – we think a tour voucher (£15) would make a great gift for a colleague or client.
Take a look at Dig Brew’s range of beers.
The Indian Streatery is a family-owned restaurant with two venues in the city centre. Having started as a street food vendor, they serve authentic Indian dishes cooked by the head chef. This also happens to be the Mom of the family.
The Indian Streatery have opened an online shop selling a selection of branded merchandise and bottles of their popular Mango pale ale (brewed by the Birmingham Brewing Company). Not to mention that if you spend over £15 you’ll qualify for free delivery.
Take a look at the full range from The Indian Streatery.
Couch is an independent cocktail bar based in the up and coming neighbourhood of Stirchley. As a matter of fact it has become a firm favourite on the independent bar scene thanks to its premium cocktails and service. Couch even appeared on The Telegraphs list of Top 20 bars to visit in 2020.
If you’re organising a virtual cocktail party, you can now order a selection Couch’s pre-mixed cocktails to enjoy at home. Packaged together with enough servings for 4 cocktails at a cost of just £30. The cocktails can be collected from the bar on Saturdays and Sundays between 12 – 4pm.
Wine Freedom is a natural wine specialist and recently opened a plant-filled bar in Digbeth.
Although you can’t currently enjoy a drink in-house at the moment, you can still peruse their online shop. Here you are able collect from Digbeth or have it delivered to your door. The website is really helpful if you aren’t sure which wines to choose. It has useful filters such as ‘if you like’, ‘country’ and ‘colour and style’.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a great gift for a valued client, why not take a look at their Natural Wine for newbies box. This contains a selection of red and white wines in various styles.
The Head of Steam is a spacious pub at the heart of the city on Temple Street. They serve an extensive selection of beers, wines and spirits, as well as great food and quality live music and events.
Their online store boasts a large range of individual cans and bottles of beer. This includes mixed cases, gift packs, merchandise and spirits. What’s more, it’s easy to navigate as you can pick by range, style or brand. Shipping starts at just £6.00.
As a result of popularity, Opus have expanded their offering to include boxes of wine. These are hand-picked by their general manager and also feature some pre-mixed cocktails.
Simply make your selection by 10pm on Wednesday evening. You can then collect it from the restaurant or have it delivered (within a 10-mile radius) on Saturday.