The Great Manchester Beer Debate


Saturday festival-goers can take a foyer seat and join in The Great Manchester Beer Debate, a free discussion on Saturday afternoon, starting at 2.30pm.

If you’re opinionated, interested or passionate about beer and everything associated with making, promoting or just drinking it, we have a star-studded panel for you. Chaired by Connor Murphy – who may take every opportunity to promote the first Manchester Beer Week in June – the panel comprises:

  • Peter Alexander – our Deputy Organiser who blogs about beer as Tandleman
  • Dave Bailey – HardKnott Brewery owner, brewer and force majeure
  • Jerermy Stull – Beermoth co-owner and man of opinions
  • Mark Welsby – Runaway brewer and non-shrinking violet

We expect it to be a rather more lively affair than the BBC’s fast-fading Question Time, and the Chair hopes that questions will flow – especially from “you, yes you – the chap at the back holding the pint”.

All welcome, no charge.