For 2020, Manchester Beer & Cider Festival is inviting visitors to explore the best of northern brewing from Coast To Coast.
The festival, which returns to Manchester Central from 23rd to 25th January 2020, will feature its largest ever bar complete with over 175 handpumps. Wider than a football pitch, the Coast to Coast bar will take drinkers on a journey from the breweries of Merseyside in the west to Humberside in the east.
In a real coup for Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, legendary cidermaker Tom Oliver will be hosting a special session at #MBCF20 on Thursday 23rd January.
Tom Oliver has been described by food and drinks writer Pete Brown as ‘simply the greatest cidermaker in the world, a real artist.’
Tom will talk you through a
tasting of five ciders with his trade mark enthusiasm for his subject.
Tickets for this will go quickly, so grab them while you can.
Renowned the world over, Tom is a
multi-award winner for both his ciders and perry who draws large crowds wherever
This will be a
blending masterclass as he explains the skills in creating harmony he learnt as
sound engineer (and tour manager) for the band The Proclaimers and how they
apply to blending using the holy trinity of tannins, sweetness and
Tom Oliver has also
frequently produced collaborations with brewers around the world. His
collaboration with Thornbridge and Garret Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery produced
The Serpent in 2016. Since then he has produced collaborations with Mills
Brewing, Burning Sky and Kernel. Out soon will be his latest collaboration,
with Manchester’s Cloudwater Brewery.
We welcome every visitor to the festival, and have a unrivalled number of seats at Manchester Central. Many of you enjoy making new friends of the drinkers you sit alongside.
But maybe you want to arrange to meet and sit with old friends and colleagues as you try our stunning selection of beers and ciders? So – new for 2020 – we’re pleased to introduce the Tiny Rebel VIP Package.
At the heart of the festival, you’ll be handily-placed for all our 20+ bars. And whether for one or twenty people, your package includes entry, souvenir glass, festival guide, a guaranteed seat in the Tiny Rebel VIP Area and £10 of beer /cider tokens to get you started. It’s ideal for groups whose members may arrive at different times.
Tickets on sale for Manchester Beer & Cider Festival
Manchester may have everything but a
beach – but drinkers can anticipate sniffing sea air next January. They are
invited to explore from coast to coast as tickets go on sale for the North’s
biggest celebration of beer and cider.
Now in its seventh year, CAMRA’s
Manchester Beer and Cider Festival features beers from the UK and further
afield. For the return to Manchester Central from Thursday 23rd to Saturday
25th January 2020, organisers will be shipping in beers from across the North.
There’ll be no need for maps with the huge new Coast To Coast bar showcasing
ales from Merseyside to Humberside via Lancashire, Manchester and Yorkshire.
The event attract visitors from all
over the world to Manchester, pouring through the doors to sample some of the
very best beers and ciders from the UK’s booming brewing and cider making
industries. Fans of foreign beers will be well catered for with an excellent
selection promised from Europe and North America.