These local brewers are offering up a seriously vital service during these difficult times...
One of the most respected breweries in the world, Cloudwater are still mashing and boiling away, and their beers are available for both takeaway and delivery. Independently owned and directed by co-founder Paul Jones, Cloudwater aim to run an ethically conscious, human-centred business – and it seems that their outstanding beers are a direct result of this.
What to order: Cloudwater DIPA (8% ABV 440ml)
Local brewers Northern Monk have stepped up in our hour of need to deliver their beers to our very thirsty mouths during this emergency. Check their stock list on their Facebook, give them a call and they can deliver locally in the same day. They’re also offering 50% off for NHS staff. Legends.
What to order: If they have it – Origin Gluten Free IPA (5.7% ABV 330ml)
Bring a slice of the Marble Arch to your living room with home delivery options from the wonderful team down at Marble Beers. They’re updating what they’ve got available every day on their social channels, but head over to their shop (link below) and get yourself something cold and fizzy direct from brewery to your door.
What to order: Berimbolo Dry-Hopped Blonde (4.5% ABV 500ml)
Alphabet Brewing Company
The always impressive Alphabet have decided to make their local deliveries even better. They’re offering SAME DAY delivery every single day of the week – as long as you order before 4pm that is. Including weekends! It’s FREE for orders over £30 too. You can’t really argue with any of that, especially when the end product is a crate of bloody fit beers on your doorstep.
What to order: Charlie Don’t Surf Session IPA (4.0% ABV 330ml)
Located in the lovely picturesque village of Greenfield, if you’re stuck way out in the sticks with only Paul Scholes and sheep for company, make things a bit better with some beers from the excellent Donkeystone Brewing Co. They’ll deliver for FREE within 10 miles of their brewery – which is pretty far to be fair. Good on ’em.
What to order: I’m partial to their Cotton Clouds Craft Lager (4% ABV 440ml)
This lot have pretty much achieved legendary status in the city and it’s nigh on impossible to go into a boozer and not see something of theirs either on tap or in the fridge. Well, they’re offering free next-day delivery on booze during these trying times complete with 10% off on orders over £50. Get some crates and get in the garden I say.
What to order: Mango Unchained (every time) (4.2% ABV 440ml)
Track Brewing Co.
Available to the whole of Manchester and surrounding areas, you can now get one of the best beers in existence delivered directly to your mouth at home. Track Brewing’s Raspberry & Coconut Gose is RIGHT down my street – and it should (literally) be down yours too! Hit up their web shop and get it delivered ASAP – you won’t be disappointed.
What to order: What Kind of Voodoo is This? (10% ABV 330ml)
Pomona Island Brew Co.
There’s very little going on down Pomona Island apart from the odd hidden party, plenty of scrap metal and of course – this lot. Pomona Island brew up some of the city’s bestest beers and they’re now available to be delivered directly to your house. They’ve also got plenty of merch on the go too just in case.
What to order: You can’t go wrong with their EFFANINEFFABLE DDH IPA (6.5% 440ml)
The Seven Brothers (and 4 Sisters) may have had their Drive Thru shut down but they’re also offering their range of fantastic beers on their webshop, with reduced prices on their 2 litre growlers. Lovely stuff.
What to order: Amber Lager (4.3% ABV 330ml)