MFDF celebrate local beer boom with more than 120 local brews on the menu!

The 19th Manchester Food and Drink Festival is now underway and this week they have launched their gigantic celebration of local beers with the 100 Greatest Beers Bar at the Festival Hub on Albert Square.

The ‘uber local’ beer fest has grown, alongside Manchester’s unstoppable brewing scene, year on year. It celebrates the impressive range of beers we are blessed with in and around Manchester.

Revellers will have 7 days to taste their way around the beer map of the region as part of a sheer beer nirvana experience from the 3rd October to 9th October.

The exciting, and now well established, likes of Cloudwater, Runaway and Alphabet are just some of the names in the local beer scene that will be available from the giant, beer banquet bar this year, alongside comparative veterans such as 7 Brothers and Squawk (formed way back in 2013!).

Of course, longer-established brewers feature too in the enormous beer bar that is the centrepiece of the Hub for the final furlong of the Festival.

The bar sits alongside the huge range of street food traders, foodie events, masterclasses, cocktail bar and wine bar, all washed down with an excellent live music programme, taking place at the free to enter Festival Hub.

Stars of the show include…

Banktop Brewery presenting Gold Digger, Bad To The Bone and Old Slapper

Banks presenting Banks Amber.

Berliner presenting Berliner Pilsner

Bootleg presenting Chorlton Pale Ale, Urban Fox, Fools Gold and Contraband.

Blackedge Brewery presenting Dark Milk, Platinum and Ginger.

Blackjack Brewery presenting New Deck and Pokies Blackjack.

Brightside Brewery presenting TFI Friday, Underworld, Polaris, Gridlock

Brakespear presenting Oxford Gold

Dunham Massey Brewery presenting Chocolate Cherry and Ruby Sunset.

Derwent presenting Marshall Stout, Auld Kendal, Dark Mild and Blonde.

First Chop Brewery presenting MCR, SYL and HAL.

Hawkshead presenting Hawkshead Gold, Windermere Pale, Cumbrian Five Hop.

Hobgoblin presenting Kingstar Lager

Jennings presenting Cumberland

JW Lees presenting MPA and Jumbo Star

Lymm Brewing Company presenting Lymm Bitter and Bridgwater Blonde.

Martland Mill Brewery presenting Chonkinfeckle and Arctic Conway

Manchester Brewing Company presenting Factory and Pick Me Up Coffee

Mansfield presenting Mansfield Bitter.

Mayflower presenting Swinley Gold.

Marstons presenting Pedigree.

Off Beat presenting Odd Pod and Oddball Red.

Ringwood presenting Razorback, Tatton presenting Indian Summer, White Queen and Tatton Gold.

Thwaites presenting Wainwrights.

Ticketybrew presenting Rose and Ginger, Jasmin and Green Tea, Muncher, Berlinweisse, Tripel.

Town presenting Camden Pale Ale

Tweed presenting Orange County IPA and Hopster

Red Willow presenting Headless and Directionless

Revisionist presenting Oyster Stout

Sandiway presenting Hop Schism and Hop Sepia

Shipyard presenting Shipyard American Pale Ale

And… with their beers soon to be announced:

Seven Brothers
Millstone Brewery
Pictish Brewery
Problem Child




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