What’s better than free booze?
Free booze and snacks!
This weekend Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines will treat Manchester to a giant vending machine full of craft ales, flown in from the USA. The vending machine will be in Spinningfields Square on September 14 and 15 and Mancunians will be able to help themselves to a variety of beers as well as in-flight snacks, all served free of charge.
From New York: Sixpoint Brewing Sweet Action (5.0% ABV)
Sixpoint Brewery was founded 2004, in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York. It started as a draft-only brewery before moving on to release canned creations in 2010. The company’s motto is Beer is Culture, a play on the cultural significance of beer and brewing, as well as the point that yeast is, in fact, a culture.
From Boston: Spencer Brewing Trappist Ale (6.5% ABV)
Brewed by the Trappist monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, the Spencer Brewery is one of only 10 Trappist breweries in the world, and the first in the Americas. Launched in early 2014, the beer has been well received by both connoisseurs and occasional beer drinkers.
From San Francisco: Anchor Brewing Company Anchor Steam Beer (4.9% ABV)
Anchor Steam Beer derives its unusual name from the 19th century when “steam” was a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. First brewed in 1896, the origin of the name remains shrouded in mystery, but likely relates to the original practice of fermenting the beer on San Francisco’s rooftops in a cool climate. In lieu of ice, the foggy night air naturally cooled the fermenting beer, creating steam off the warm open pans.
See you there!