Travel from Coast to Coast at MBCF20

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.

Photo: James Darcey

Each region from the Irish sea to the Yorkshire coast will have its own section of the bar featuring some of the best beers each area has to offer. From breweries on the banks of the Mersey in Halton and Birkenhead, we will travel through Liverpool before passing into the Red Rose county of Lancashire.

We’ll cross back south across the border into modern Greater Manchester where traditional family brewers sitting alongside some of the most lauded of the modern ‘craft’ brewers have given the region’s brewing an enviable reputation. From Greater Manchester its across the Pennines into West Yorkshire and the exciting brewing scenes of Huddersfield, Bradford and Leeds.

MBCF 2019 ©James Darcey

Neighbouring South Yorkshire is home to some of the best known names from the micro-brewing revival of the late nineties and early noughties who have been joined in the current decade by a new wave of exciting names. North Yorkshire offers a similar mix of established names and innovative new brewers.

Our journey will end in East Yorkshire and on the banks of the Humber in Hull, where a clutch of breweries founded over the last decade are putting the area on the beer map.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be bringing you more details of the breweries and beers you” find on your Coast to Coast journey.

Get your tickets now.