Beer. There’s nothing quite like a refreshing pint of the stuff on a summer’s day. For Mancs who can’t get enough of the beautiful, golden nectar, you’ll be hoppy to know that the first ever Craft Brew Festival is set to arrive in Manchester this May. Cheers to that!
Taking over Manchester’s iconic Victoria Warehouse on Friday 19th May and Saturday 20th May, the festival will bring together a selection of the best micro and independent craft breweries from across the UK. Craft Brew Festival will offer Manchester revellers the opportunity to explore and discover new and exciting breweries, including the likes of Beer Ink, Caps Off, Strange Times, Farm Yard Brew Co, Electric Bear Brewing, Mad Squirrel and Hackney Church Brew Co, with more to be announced soon.
Festival Organiser, Simon Robinson, said: “I’m thrilled to be launching the inaugural Craft Brew Festival at such an iconic Manchester venue, that has such a rich industrial heritage. Manchester has a long and proud tradition of brewing, and we’re excited to be bringing together some of the most talented and innovative craft brewers from across the UK all under one roof and putting on one hell of a party.”
The festival will feature a diverse range of beers, from hoppy IPAs and rich stouts to sours, saisons and everything in between, all carefully selected to offer a unique and unforgettable tasting experience. And if you prefer grapes to hops, then you’re in luck as the event will also have a large selection of discovery wines and will also be showcasing some great craft spirits.
In addition to the delicious drinks, visitors can also look forward to artisan street food, live music and entertainment throughout the weekend. There’ll also be a canbola! Remember tombolas? Well this is a tombola with a craft beer twist.
Tickets cost £15 per person and include entry, free samples, a souvenir glass, festival programme, goodie bag as well as chance to meet the brewers. The Saturday afternoon session has already sold out, however there are limited final release tickets available for Friday and Saturday evening, which you can purchase here.