Corks of Cotham

54 Cotham Hill, Cotham, BS6 6JX
0117 973 1620
www.corksof.com
@corksofcotham
sales@corksof.com

Bottle

An extensive, constantly evolving list, currently including:

27 Belgian
113 British (including 23 Bristol)
22 USA
26 Rest of World

Names include:

Timmermans
Cantillon
Boon
La Chouffe
Duvel
Delirium
Orval
Rochefort
Westmalle
Chimay
Bath Ales
Arbor
Bristol Beer Factory
Cheddar
Sharp’s
Thornbridge
Buxton
Otter
Magic Rock
Camden
Kernel
Mighty Hop
Red Willow
Durham
BrewDog
Williams Bros
Moor
Dark Star
Ilkley
Sam Smith
Coopers
Little Creatures
Mikkeller
Weihenstephan
Alhambra
Goose Island
Anchor
Flying Dog
Sierra Nevada
Goose Island
Odel
Brooklyn

Other

Excellent selection of spirits and cider
Oh, they do some wine too

Comment

Placebo’s second album title “Without You I’m Nothing” always stuck me as a bit melodramatic, but that was before I became aware of Corks on Cotham Hill. It’s fair to say that without Corks, I would have to buy 95% of my home consumed beer via the internet. The little local off-licence is now in it’s 20th year (12th under the current management of Dominic and Rachel, an ex-chef and wine merchant respectively) and embodies everything that’s special about Cotham Hill (a mecca for passionate, independent businesses). Corks was always the place to go for Belgian beers, but over the last year or two, that range has expanded exponentially to include just about everything you might want from a burgeoning world beer scene. I’ll wager that’s in part due to Adam and Faith, beer enthusiasts who take on quality control in its most literal sense. Paired with Flinty Red, the little restaurant about 20 shops down the road, they run regular wine tasting and food pairing events which, I am pleased to say, will shortly extend to an evening of beer tasting. It is not at all melodramatic to suggest that without Corks, Bristol beer scene would be significantly worse off.

(Beer selection current as at May 2012)