Davenports

Davenports

Davenports

One of the most well-known names in Birmingham brewing history must be that of Davenports. 

This historic institution first started brewing in 1829 and those of us of a certain age can probably remember the advert that ran back in the 1970’s that started with ‘’Beer at Home means Davenports.…’’ and most of us can probably sing it word for word!

Davenports boasts 300 plus years of multi-brand heritage.  All Davenports beers are developed and brewed using tradition recipes with modern technology in their own Artisan brewery. With ‘Davenports Original’, ‘Davenports Gold Ale’ and ‘Davenports Mild’ all household names.

Running alongside the Davenports beers is the award-winning range of Dale craft keg beers. The original Dares Southend Brewery was set up on Belgrave Road in Balsall Heath back in 1927.  The brewery was taken over by Davenports in 1962 and recently has undergone somewhat of a revival with ‘Tank Six’, ‘RiP’ and ‘Nitro 535’ to name but a few.  The third brand under the Davenports banner is Highgate Brewery.  The traditional brewery was first established in 1898.  Located on Sandymount Road (specifically chosen due to the pure iron rich water supply from a bore hole in the road) in Walsall its ‘mild’ style beer quickly became a favourite among the Birmingham workers.


Posted by Paula
17th January 2020

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