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Middlesbrough's first craft brewery and taproom

From its trendy base on Cannon Park, Play Brew is brewing award-winning craft beers which are making their way into bottle shops and bars across the country.

Its cool taproom and beer garden is full of 80s neon and communal benches and tables.

With exceptional beer on tap, customers can also enjoy live music and regular quizzes.

Owner Phil Layton and the Play Brew team experiment – trying new combinations and producing new beers.

One of those creations is Los Bandito pale ale – which was crowned the best in Britain.

The beer won Gold in the best premium pale category in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) in 2020 – and took home the overall Silver across every variety of beer, up against more than 500 different types from established breweries across the UK.

The brewery is also known for its milkshake IPAs and sour beers taking inspiration from flavours such as cola cubes.

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