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Beerd, Bristol

Posted on 23. Dec, 2011 by in Pubs

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Beerd, Bristol

Beerd is a new venture from the Bath Ales brewery into the hip new world of ‘craft beer pubs’.

Location

Beerd is located atop of the very steep St Michael’s Hill just across the road from the Highbury Vaults.

It’s quite a trek up the hill from the city centre but there are some great pubs along the way such as the Colston Yard and Robin Hood which are ideal spots for a pit stop. A peek at Google Maps reveals that in a previous life the building was used as a music shop.

Interior

The pub has a distinctly rustic interior with mix of bare bricks, tiles and printed wallpaper featuring old US and fictional beer labels.

There are plenty of places to sit with an eclectic mix of bright colourful seating and tables that look as though they have been pieced together from scaffolding.

The long curved bar dominates the one side of the pub and consists of a modern top and a base constructed from reclaimed wood such as pieces of doors.

Beer is dispensed from a collection of odd hand pumps that are constructed from a single piece of metal and topped with what appear to be rubber handlebar grips from a bicycle.

The Beer

6 hand pulls are available with around 4 usually in use. Bath SPA is the permanent beer with the others featuring guest breweries. When I visited in December, 2011 three Dark Star beers were available with another due on soon. Apparently Dark Star beers aren’t always going to be available so I’m not sure what other breweries are likely to feature.

In addition to the cask beers there 9 keg beers from around the world. When I visited beers from Anchor, Flying Dog and La Chouffe were available. The permanent keg beer is Bath Ales Dark Side. Expect to pay a premium for most of the keg beers with many costing £3+ for a half pint with some like La Chouffe costing £4.50 a half.

A good range of bottles are available including Bath Ales, Bristol Beer Factory, Brooklyn, Flying Dog and Timmermans. Prices range from £3.50 for the Bath Ales bottles through to £7.95 for the Schneider Aventinus. The majority of bottles range between £4 and £6.

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Venue Location

Beerd

157-159 St Michaels Hill

Cotham

Bristol

BS2 8DB

Tel: 0117 974 3567

www.beerdbristol.com

(Twitter: @awv)

Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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