As part of this year’s Manchester Beer Week, 6 independent food and drink producers from around the city have come together with breweries to create a special series of exclusive beers for your drinking pleasure.
The initiative is designed to shine a light on the city’s burgeoning indie scene and the six exciting concoctions will be launched at a relaxed food and drinks fair at Runaway Brewery on Sunday, June 25.
Each team has been charged with creating a drink designed to reflect the unique approach and flavours of the producer involved. So you have Manchester Gin teaming up with Manchester Brewing Co. to create a New England-style IPA brewed with fresh citrus peel, alongside Marble Brewery and Holy Crab creating a langoustine and pineapple Gose – a sour and salty style that originates from Germany.
The list also includes Pollen Bakery with a white oatmeal stout conditioned over whole coffee beans and cocoa nibs, inspired by the bakery’s oat porridge sourdough and their super rich chocolate brownies.
Affleck’s based ice cream parlour Ginger’s Comfort Emporium have produced a chocolate and salted caramel imperial stout, which will be served with vegan ice cream as a sort of Beer Float. While Beer Nouveau and The Real Junk Food Project have got together to create two IPA’s with waste fruit and herbs – one with grapefruit and one with apricot and basil.
The final collaboration is a cider – a one-off dry hopped version created by The Moss Cider Project and the Chorlton Brewing Co.
All the creations will be available on the bar at Runaway on June 25, between 12pm and 6pm, and food traders will be on site to serve up tasty treats throughout the day.
Visit www.mcrbeerweek.co.uk for more information.