It might seem like a while off, although I suppose it gives you time to grow your beard, but the Manchester Beer & Cider Festival is coming to Manchester Central from Thursday 24th - Saturday 26th January 2019.
The reason I’m telling you now is not just so that I can tell you about all the ales and ciders that are going to be there, oh no. It’s because 2019 marks the first year that they are offering a new ticket – the MBCF Experience which will give guests an UNLIMITED samples of all beers and ciders at the festival, with a specially-commissioned unique glass at an inclusive price.
The glass isn’t as big as the usual half or full pint but who cares when you can keep nipping to your favourite beers and ciders throughout the event?! Especially considering there’s the odd 11.5% rocket fuel beauties usually knocking about too.
The Manchester Beer & Cider Festival has been going for years now and pulls in (yes!!) punters from all over the world with over 750 different beers and ciders, many of which are from the local area and it’s surroundings. 2018 saw attendees down 65,000 pints during the 3 days – something not even ‘Big Dave’ down the Wagon & Horses could accomplish – no matter how big his darby is.
Organiser Adrian Saunders said: “We’ve listened to customer feedback every year, adjusting things to improve the festival experience. Manchester Central is a great home for the festival with vast numbers of seats and plenty of space to move around and meet friends.
“The MBCF Experience ticket is just the latest change, and we trust it will be the answer to those frustrated they haven’t been able to sample more of our many delights. We’re proud to offer the best of traditional brewing, alongside some of the modern beer styles, many of which were pioneered by Manchester brewers.
“There’s no increase in our entry prices. We’re open to the public for three days, but CAMRA members get the perk of a free-to-enter preview evening. The single-entry price each day including refundable glass hire minimises queues inside and outside the venue. Of course, buying tickets in advance is the best way of ensuring drinkers get in to sample what will be a stunning selection of ales.”
Tickets for the event are on sale now: