What do we love more than beer? Free beer smack bang in the middle of town.
On the 14th and 15th September, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines are treating Manchester to a shed load of craft ales from the USA in an especially flown-in vending machine.
Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines are using beer as a bribe to get Manchester to learn about all the fabulous locations in the States we can get to from the airport.
Other bribes include treats, snacks, more beer and even money off vouchers for flights.
The machine will be serving up 230 different kinds of beer from the U.S of A. The Virgin Delta experts recommend the following:
New York: Sixpoint Brewing Sweet Action (5.0% ABV)
Sixpoint Brewery was founded 2004, in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York. It started as a draft-only brewery before moving on to release canned creations in 2010. The company’s motto is Beer is Culture, a play on the cultural significance of beer and brewing, as well as the point that yeast is, in fact, a culture.
Boston: Spencer Brewing Trappist Ale (6.5% ABV)
Brewed by the Trappist monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, the Spencer Brewery is one of only 10 Trappist breweries in the world, and the first in the Americas. Launched in early 2014, the beer has been well received by both connoisseurs and occasional beer drinkers.
San Francisco: Anchor Brewing Company Anchor Steam Beer (4.9% ABV)
Anchor Steam Beer derives its unusual name from the 19th century when “steam” was a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. First brewed in 1896, the origin of the name remains shrouded in mystery, but likely relates to the original practice of fermenting the beer on San Francisco’s rooftops in a cool climate. In lieu of ice, the foggy night air naturally cooled the fermenting beer, creating steam off the warm open pans.
The vending machines will be hitting up Spinningfields Square on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September.