Daily archives: January 6, 2017

Brewery bars ain’t superstitious

Lucky drinkers are in for a treat as 13 breweries showcase their fantastic beers at the biggest beer and cider festival in the North.

Manchester Beer and Cider Festival will have beers from over 100 breweries, as well as a remarkable selection of foreign beers and ciders. It has always invited some brewers to promote their own beers at their own bars, alongside the huge main bars. But this month there will be a record number of brewery bars where festival goers will have the chance to meet brewers, talk all things beer – and, of course, drink their ales.

The festival has grown consistently and for 2017 will offer 30% more floorspace – and more seating – than ever before. Returning to Manchester Central, it is organised by the combined expertise of the nine Greater Manchester CAMRA branches. It has become an essential entry in most beer and cider lovers’ calendars.

Brewery bars manager Caroline O’Donnell said: “We have some returning established favourites, and five breweries new to the festival as its reputation spreads. But more than half our brewery bars are from Greater Manchester, reflecting the county’s position in the brewing industry. “

“We expect the beer selection will include Championship winners, traditional favourites, key-keg conditioned and some new beers never seen before. With such a great selection, Manchester can expect to be the UK’s beer capital this month.”

The breweries exhibiting are: (more…)