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January is Manchester’s favourite

Preview of Manchester Beer and Cider Festival opening to public on Thursday

January may not be the ideal month for a festival to celebrate the best of British drinks. Alongside the traditional slew of New Year resolutions can be added the guilt-laden prohibition, Dry January, which worries brewers and licensees alike. Add the uncertainties of current political machinations, a series of rail strikes affecting leisure travel and headlines warning of extreme weather. You’d be forgiven if you decided this really wasn’t time to put on the North’s biggest beer and cider festival.

But this is Manchester. And we do things differently here…

So the immense space at Manchester Central will again welcome an anticipated 15,000 people keen to sample some of the best and rarest traditional and modern beer and cider styles. Volunteer organisers from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) have planned this week’s event for the best part of twelve months, looking to improve the visitor experience by introducing new themed bars. But they are also keen to stress their main objective – to have fun.

Photo: James Darcey
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Tryanuary It Is, Beer Must You Try


Manchester Beer and Cider Festival reveals over 500 beers

Drinkers heading for the North’s biggest beer and cider celebration are also heading for a problem. The choice of beers – real ales & modern keg may overwhelm them…

Photo: James Darcey

The festival, now in its sixth year, has revealed the full list of beers and ciders which will feature at Manchester Central in just over a week’s time – a massive choice of 745 different drinks for drinkers participating in the national Tryanuary campaign to sample. The region’s largest celebration of beer and cider will feature 24 bars with a choice sure to appeal to lovers of traditional British ales, those seeking the cutting edge of modern brewing and fans of international beers. With ciders, perrys, fruit wines, mead and even a gin bar, there’s sure to be a drink for every taste.

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