Brewery Bars 2014


The line up of brewery bars for 2015 can be seen here.


As well as a massive range of the finest cask conditioned ales on our main bars, we are pleased that a number of breweries are bringing their own bars to Manchester Beer & Cider Festival.

As well as a great range of beers, the brewery bars will give you the opportunity to meet some of the brewery staff, talk to the brewers about their beers and taste some of the ingredients which go into the beers.

 Bollington Brewing Co Bollington Brewing CompanyBollington Brewing company was established in 2008 in the small village of Bollington near Macclesfield.Since then their beers have won countless awards including Champion Beer of Cheshire and many more. Their bar will feature:

Goldenthal 7.4%
Ginger Brew 4.1%
Bollington Best 4.2%
Oat Mill Stout 5.0%
Long Hop 3.9%
Winter Reserve 4.5%
Eastern Nights 5.6%
 Hawkshead Brewery Hawkshead BreweryHawkshead Brewery was founded, by Alex Brodie in 2002 in a 17th century barn at the head of Esthwaite Water, just outside Hawkshead.Within 4 years their exciting range of beers had seen demand exceed capacity and they moved to larger premises at Staveley. Expect award-winning regular beers such as Windemere Pale & Brodies Prime to feature alongside innovative and challenging specials.Visit the Hawkshead bar to enjoy:

Cumbrian Five Hop 5.0%
Lakeland Lager 5.0%
Bitter 3.7%
Brodie’s Prime 4.9%
Drystone Stout 4.5%
XXX Brodie’s Prime 8.5%
NZPA 6.0%
Windermere Pale 3.5%
Joseph HoltBootleg Brewing Company Joseph Holt & the Bootleg Brewing CompanyOne of Manchester’s longest established brewers, Holts have recently had a new addition to their family when they acquired Chorlton’s Bootleg Brewing Company in 2012.The Holts bar will feature Holt’s own beers alongside their Chorlton siblings such as Lawless & Chorlton Pale Ale from the Bootleg Brewery.From Joseph Holt:

Bitter 4.0%
Mild 3.2%
Two Hoots 4.2%

From Bootleg Brewing Co.

The Real McCoy 9.2%
Treason 4.6%
Chorlton Pale Ale 4.0%
Lawless 4.7%
  Hydes Brewery  The Beer Studio Hydes & The Beer StudioHydes heralded a new era in their proud history when moved to their state of the art new brewery at Media City in late 2012. At the same time, they launched The Beer Studio, a brand new brewery also based at Media City promising to create beers with an innovative edge full of character and of the highest quality.Hydes:

XXXX 6.8%
Lowry “The Mill” 4.5%

Beer Studio:

Crystal Chestnut 6.0%
Burnt Sienna 5.0%
Dark Umber 5.2%
Winsome Blonde 4.0%
 Ilkley Brewery Co Ilkley BreweryFormed in 2009, the Ilkley Brewery prides itself on creating distinctive and very drinkable ales. Appreciation that palates differ is important to them so they offer a wide range of different beer styles, and the brewing team are constantly creating new and exciting beers.Featuring on the Ilkley bar will be:

Mary Jane 3.5%
Fireside Porter 4.2%
Lotus IPA 5.6%
Forbidden Fruit 5.0%
Ilkley Gold 3.9%
Joshua Jane 3.7%
Lancaster Brewery Lancaster Brewery
Lancaster Brewery was established in 2005 on the northern outskirts of its eponymous city home. Despite a 2008 refurbishment, by 2010 they had outgrown their original home and moved to a new purpose built home on Lancaster Leisure Park including a visitors centre & shop.Relatively early in their life, a simple concept was introduced to mark styles of beer that are clearly understandable by their colour and ABV. The growth of the brewery is testament to the value of this simple premise.For your delectation:

Amber 3.7%
Blonde 4.1%
Black 4.6%
Mr Trotter’s Chestnut Ale 4.0%
Red 4.9%
 JW Lees JW LeesBrewers since 1828, JW Lees is a sixth-generation family business still based in Middleton north of Manchester. Cask beer is at the heart of JW Lees and they brew six cask ales including the legendary Moonraker Barley wine which will be available alongside Manchester Pale Ale which has rapidly become one of Manchester’s favourite drinks.Full JW Lees range:

Bitter 4.0%
Drayman’s Cheer 4.1%
Governor 3.8%
Manchester Pale Ale 3.7%
John Willies 4.5%
Moonraker 6.5%
 Marble Beers Marble BeersLeaders of the boom in micro-breweries in Manchester, Marble Beers began life in the back of the Marble Arch pub on Rochdale Road but are now in a much larger unit just down the road but are still pushing the boundaries of brewing for Manchester. Favourites such as Pint and Manchester Bitter will rub shoulders with some of the latest innovations such as Earl Grey IPA which have seen the brewery’s beers win far too many awards to mention.From Manchester to Manchester Beer Fest:

Chocolate Marble 5.5%
Dobber 5.9%
Ginger 4.5%
Pint 3.9%
Manchester Bitter 4.2%
Stouter Stout 4.7%
Earl Grey IPA 6.0%
Best 4.3%
 Moorhouses Moorhouse’sMoorhouse’s of Burnley can trace their heritage back to 1865 when the company produced mineral waters. These days they tend to concentrate on producing their multi-award winning range of cask ales. Their Black Cat was CAMRA’s Supreme  Champion Beer of Britain in the year 2000 while their 5.1% Pendle Witches Brew is a legendary strong ale.On the Moorhouse’s Bar:

Blond Witch 4.5%
Premier 3.7%
Pendle Witches Brew 5.1%
Pride of Pendle 4.1%
Black Cat 3.4%
Ice Witch 4.3%
 Robinsons Brewery RobinsonsStockport’s Frederick Robinson are the fourth of Manchester’s proud family brewers, with 176 years of brewing on the same site at their Unicorn brewery. The brewery has just completed a massive overhaul to bring it into the 21st century. The refurbishment was timely as the brewery is busier than ever thanks to the runaway success of Trooper, the beer they launched in 2013 in conjunction with rock band Iron Maiden. Trooper will be sharing the Robinson’s bar with the legend that is Old Tom, the strong barley wine which has won awards all over the world.

Dizzy Blonde 3.8%
Old Tom 8.5%
Trooper 4.8%
Unicorn 4.3%
Old Tom 8.5%
Hannibal’s Nectar 3.9%