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Rotunda Pale beer collab: Staying Cool at Rotunda with Birmingham Brewing Company
Via Stacey for Staying Cool
May 2023: Marking 15 years in Birmingham, Staying Cool has worked with Birmingham Brewing Company to create a special limited edition beer: Rotunda Pale, the design of which pays tribute to Rotunda, the Birmingham home of Staying Cool.
This collab is part of Staying Cool’s Creative Heights II celebration of city architecture, art, food and drink, in support of local charities including LoveBrum.
The independent aparthotel at the top of Rotunda is marking its 15th birthday with its second year-long programme of events to showcase the wealth of talent in the city’s creative industries. The first Creative Heights celebration took place in 2018 to mark Staying Cool’s tenth birthday, with events selling out immediately.
Creative Heights II was launched on Thursday 18th May 2023 with the unveiling of a sky-high piece of COOOOL window artwork in a Staying Cool penthouse, featuring Birmingham’s post-war architecture designed and illustrated by city-based Window Artists.
The Window Artists illustration features “Brutiful” Birmingham buildings including Smallbrook Ringway, Alpha Tower, New Street Signal Box and, of course, Rotunda itself.
Working with fellow indies from across Birmingham, Creative Heights II is giving a sky-high platform to even more talented artists, local designers and fab food & drink providers. Residents and visitors to Birmingham alike will have the opportunity to visit Rotunda and take part in workshops drawing the skyline, listen to literature talks or see new art against the stunning backdrop of the Brum cityscape.
Food and drink pairing events with long-term collaborators The Wilderness will showcase local independent venues from the city’s booming dining scene and will shine a light on restaurants, with the support of creative drinks providers.
Gavin Burns, Staying Cool at Rotunda General Manager, said:
What better way of celebrating 15 fantastic years in Birmingham than with our very own beer – the Rotunda Pale.
Partnering and promoting Birmingham’s brilliant independent businesses has been at the heart of our thinking since we welcomed Staying Cool’s first guests back in 2008. We’re so thrilled that we are still giving creatives a platform all these years later.”