Hopulist Issue Six


Welcome to issue six of Hopulist…
• Our guide to the craft beer scene in Birmingham
• Exclusive interview with Unity Brewing’s Jimmy Hatherly
• Inside the mind of Lervig designer Nanna Guldbaek
• Our pick of the best European Imperial Stouts out there
• How top writer Breandán Kearney got into beer
• Our picks of what beer is hot right now
• All the freshest beer merch to keep you looking slick


When you first walk through the

doors of Tilt – located incredibly

centrally, just off Corporation Street

– you may wonder just what this

place is supposed to be. Tilt has three

distinct sides to it – coffee, craft beer

and pinball. The two owners, like

so many in this trade, have brought

their passions to life in the form of a

business. You’ll find an excellent range

of craft beers on tap including a good

percentage from American brewers.

The bar also has a can and bottle

fridge, which you can buy from to

takeaway, or drink in for a small fee

of £1.25 extra. We have often been

surprised at the beers we’ve found

in this fridge on our semi-regular

jaunts to Birmingham, including some

belters from US brewer Stillwater

Artisanal and some favourites from

Scandinavian names like To Øl and

Amundsen. The bar has floor-to-ceiling windows

across much of the main level, but go upstairs and you

will find another good sized space with interesting

views of some of Birmingham’s architecture. There is

also a downstairs bar too.

The attention to detail on beer is also mirrored by

the coffee – they only serve speciality coffee, which

refers to some of the highest grade coffee beans

available on the market. They use roasters from all

over the world and seek out the best they can find –

in many ways they offer a craft style of coffee.

The other real standout feature of Tilt is the pinball

machines, where the bar gets its name. They are into

double figures with the number of machines they

have in the bar and they also host regular leagues

and other competitions for pinball wizards to test

their skills. While this might not be everyone’s cup

of tea (or should we say coffee), it certainly adds a

unique vibe and a friendly atmosphere.

Tilt offers enough for you to stop in at any time

of day or night and seek out something that will

improve your mood.

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