About Black Tap

Why do we brew? Because we love the creative process of brewing and the pleasure of drinking. All of our beers are brewed on site using a magical mix of ingredients to produce our wonderful tasting beers that reflect the huge diversity we see in craft brewing today…

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Welcome to Black Tap Brew Co!

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lack Tap Brewing Company started back in 2011 when accountants (yes, accountants) Chris and Nicky Roberts, who had a passion for craft beer, started home brewing. Back then the beer they brewed was rubbish, but undeterred, and thoroughly enjoying their voyage of discovery, they persevered - things started improving.

[Black Tap's Sheppey Heritage House Bitter] tasted exactly as I envisaged and is already outselling the others we have on. The Sheppey Heritage Swampy Mild is gorgeous. The customers we have in are already raving over it with many an 'ooooh' and 'aaah' to be heard.
Melvin Hopper, The Heritage Micropub on the Isle of Sheppey

Inspired by many of the West Coast American Brew Pubs they gradually started to master the art but Chris’ home built system was starting to reach its limits so a plan was hatched.

Their dream was to own a fantastic pub that brewed its own beer onsite and sprinkled beer induced happiness on all that entered, but that would take lots of cash! So, they entered into a Dragons Den style pitch process for a Grant to buy a professional brewing system that was sponsored by Stafford University. They won the pitch!

Then began the real education, professional brewing and supplying local pubs in Stafford and of course the Student Union. Our now (almost) famous brews of Morning Glory, Bunny Boiler and Blueberry Muffin to name but a few were christened in that very system and it still provides its service behind the bar today. As the team expanded, the beer tasted awesome and demand grew, but the dream of their own pub continued which is where The Black Tap Redditch enters the story.


Black Tap Pubs

In 2015, we opened our first pub - The Black Tap in Redditch. Owned by a mutual friend, Beech House had the perfect ambience that Chris and Nicky were looking for. In need of “a bit of work” to turn into a brew pub, the building seemed the ideal place to set up their first venue and bring the joy of craft beer to the unsuspecting townspeople of Redditch.

All Black Tap pubs serve the finest craft beers and lagers along with a great selection of some unusual ciders. Carefully selected wines, spirits, soft drinks. Teas and coffees will also be served all with a welcoming smile and relaxed and friendly atmosphere.