World-Class Breweries, DJs & Street Food: Manchester Craft Beer Festival Reveals FULL Line Up!

The full line-up for the massive July event has been unveiled...

By Manchester's Finest | 15 June 2021

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Manchester Craft Beer Festival has announced the full line-up for its debut this July in Depot Mayfield.

The epic line-up of restaurants has been curated in collaboration with KANTINA, local heroes as well as global icons make up the line-up of breweries and Queen Bee joins Craig Charles, Daddy G (Massive Attack) and Django Django for DJ sets providing the perfect sonic backdrop.

World-class Breweries & Beers

On the liquid side of things, from sour beers and IPA’s to low ABV beers Manchester Craft Beer Festival celebrates beer in all forms, showcasing over 50 world class breweries pouring hundreds of delicious beers.

Representing Manchester will be Manchester Union, Marble, Pomona Island, Track Brewing Co, Beatznikz Republic and the brand new Bundobust Brew Pub.

International names from some of Europe’s most popular breweries include Norway’s Lervig, Denmark’s Mikkeller and Netherlands’ Fontaal and Kees.

As well as a New York showcase including Grimm, Barrier, KCBC and Equilibrium breweries. Raise the Bar winners, Alpha Delta, Attic Brew Co, Beak Brewery, Bullhouse Brewery, Newtown Park and Pastore Brewing.

Don’t forget to try the other drink options available at the festival, including Cider, Wine, Gin, No/Low alcohol, sodas and more!

Alpha Delta (Raise the Bar winner) / Attic Brew Co. (Raise the Bar Winner) / Amundsen Dessert Bar (NOR) / Barrier Brewing Co. (USA) / Beak Brewery (Raise the Bar winner) / Beatnikz Republic / Blackjack Brewery / BOXCAR / Braybrooke Beer Co. / Brew York / Brixton Brewery / Brouwerij Frontaal (NL) / Brouwerij Kees (NL) / Budvar / Bullhouse Brewery (Raise the bar winner) / Bundobust Beers / Burnt Mill / Campervan Brewery / Dark Star / DEYA / Donzoko / Duration Brewery / Equilibrium (USA) / Full Circle Brew Co. / Gipsy Hill Brewing Company / Grimm Artisanal Ales (USA) / KCBC (USA) / The Kernel / LERVIG (NOR) / Lost and Grounded / Manchester Union Brewery / Marble Brewery / Mikkeller (DEN) / Neon Raptor / Neptune Brewery / Newbarns / Newtown Park (Raise the Bar winner) / North Brewing Co. / Northern Monk Brew Co. / Pastore Brewing (Raise the Bar winner) / Polly’s Brew Co. / Pomona Island Brew Co. / Salt Beer Factory / Signature Brew / Siren Craft Brew / Stone & Wood / Thornbridge / Tiny Rebel / Track Brewing / Two Tribes Brewing / Vault City / Verdant / Vocation / Wild Beer Co. / Wiper and True / Zapato Brewing

Street Food

Irish Beef Anglo Thai

Manchester Craft Beer Festival has partnered with KANTINA – the festival dedicated to celebrating food and drink in all its depth and diversity – to offer the perfect cuisine pairings to the stellar line-up of breweries.

On the line-up:

Belzan Pasta Kitchen
Serving up classic Italian dishes infused with seasonal British produce. A collaboration between long-time friends and their love of pasta and Italian food, their menu will focus on locality, seasonality and personality.

Madre x AngloThai
Madre, a taqueria renowned for its non-traditional, upscaled, ingredient-driven tacos will be teaming up with AngloThai who marry traditional Thai recipes and flavours with seasonal British Isles ingredients. Expect a varied selection of beautifully crafted tacos with beautiful Thai flavours.

Belzan Pasta Kitchen

Higher Ground X Things Palace
The irresistibly likeable team of chef Joseph Otway (formerly of Relae in Copenhagen and Where the Light Gets In, Stockport) and FOH Richard Cossins (previously of Roganic and Fera in London, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns) & Daniel Craig Martin (Previously NOMA) behind Higher Ground will be collaborating with Lorcan Kan of Things Palace, renowned for his incredible Asian feasts which take inspiration from his Malaysian heritage. Both champions of local, seasonal produce expect a tantalising selection of innovative yet delicious dishes.

Plant Grill X Green Lights
For the ultimate vegan burger Escape to Freight Island’s in-house residents Plant Grill are teaming up with new kid on the block Green Lights to create something very special for vegans as well as the non-vegans out there who are ready to be blown away by some plant-based goodness.

Patty Queen

Patty Queen
And finally, naturally where the beers are the burgers are too, Patty Queen will be serving up LA inspired burgers. Delicious, delectable patties with fries and shakes – the best burger this side of Santa Monica.

Belzan Pasta Kitchen / Madre X Anglothai / Higher Ground X Things Palace / Patty Queen / Plant Grill X Green Lights

Live Music

Queen Bee will be joining the King of funk & soul Craig Charles, Daddy G of Massive Attack and Bristol’s legendary Wild Bunch Sound System and London’s art rock band Django Django in taking over the decks to provide guests with the perfect sonic backdrop to the festival.

DJ sets from: Craig Charles / Daddy G (Massive Attack) / Django Django / Queen Bee


The Manchester Craft Beer Festival

Dates: 23rd – 24th July 2021

Three sessions across 2 days:
Friday – 6pm – 11pm
Saturday – 11:30-4:30pm
Saturday – 6pm-11pm

Venue: Depot, Mayfield
Cost: £49.50 (includes ALL YOUR BEER, entrance and special festival beer glass)

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