There’s nothing quite like that sweet, sweet feeling of sinking a freshly pulled beer: perfectly chilled, straight from the barrel and glittering in the sun like liquid gold. Well, if that has got you daydreaming of summer pints then the Manchester Craft Beer Festival might be right up your street. Heading into town with an epic weekender of all things beer, the two-day festival will be beckoning in brewhounds with the promise of refreshing lagers, golden ciders, amber ales, fruit-fuelled sours and chocolatey stouts this August. This is a must for any craft beer fans looking to taste a wide range of hops from over 40 world-class breweries. Find your tickets here, and read on for more.
Taking place over two days in July (Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd), the boozy festival will pop up at the historic Depot Mayfield – which has been recently redeveloped as an urban events space, attracting huge events such as The Warehouse Project and Manchester Pride Live. And now, beer lovers will get the chance to enjoy the disused railway station’s huge open space, which will be filled with over 40 world-class breweries offering a taste of their fantastic craft beers.
In addition to a whole fleet of breweries to get familiar with – including The Kernel, Manchester Union Brewery, Queer Brewing, Siren Craft Brew, Alpha Delta, Beak Brewery and more – guests will be treated to DJ sets from the likes of Goldie, Norman Jay MBE and David Holmes. Of course, all that alcohol might need something to balance it out, which is why there are a variety of The North West’s finest chefs, restaurants and popups on hand to help line your tums throughout the event. Not only that, but for the first time there will be two headline fire pits that will feature guest chefs cooking over live fire across the weekend.
Tickets are on sale now, and each includes access to the five-hour event, as well as your very own tasting glass to keep which you can take around the event with you for refills. Plus, they come with all your beer included! You can pick up yours here.