Explore the beauty of craft beer at this brilliant beer festival.
One thing we’ve missed during lockdown? That sweet, sweet feeling of sinking a freshly pulled beer – perfectly chilled and straight from the barrel. It’s a weekend luxury that we can’t wait to be reunited with, and it looks like we’re not the only ones. Heading into town with an epic weekender of all things beer – The Manchester Craft Beer Festival is rolling into town this summer, celebrating all things craft beer (as you’ve probably guessed by its name).
Taking place over two days in July (Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th), 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 Pomona Island, Beatznikz Republic, Manchester Union and more – guests will be treated to DJ sets from the likes of Craig Charles, Daddy G (Massive Attack) DJ set & Django Django DJ set, with street food vendors on hand to help line your tums throughout the event.
Here’s what to expect food-wise:
- Belzan Pasta Kitchen; who’ll be serving classic Italian dishes infused with seasonal British produce.
- Madre; who’ll be teaming up with AngloThai on a menu of upscale tacos infused with Thai recipes and flavours.
- Higher Ground; who’ll be collaborating with Things Palace to create innovative Asian feasts with Malaysian heritage dishes.
- Plant Grill; who’ll be teaming up with Green Lights to create some very special vegan burgers and dishes.
- Patty Queen; Escape to Freight Island’s resident burger joint who’ll be offering up LA inspired burgers.
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. Tickets cost just £53.70 (with all your beer included!) and you can pick up yours here.