fbpx
Connect with us
https://propermanchester.com.temp.link/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/secret-suppers-advert.jpg

What's On

Manchester Craft Beer Festival reveals food line-up with new open fire pit BBQs

Quite the way to soak up all that beer…

Avatar photo

Published

on

The Manchester Craft Beer Festival is making its grand return this summer with a whole new dining concept in tow.

The annual festival, which made its debut in Depot Mayfield last year, will be showcasing a whole host of the North West’s best young chef talent as a part of its newly unveiled food line up. 

On hand to soak up the copious amount of beer consumed across the weekend will be a brand new open fire pit feasting concept courtesy of The Fire Pits, which will host a series of guests chefs and live fire specialists across the weekend.

On the Friday, the pits will welcome Tom Bray from Country Fire Kitchen, with Ronnie Aronica from Bench and Sam Grainger from Belzan taking over on the Saturday.

From the Ashes BBQ

From The Ashes BBQ will have their own dedicated fire pit across the full weekend.

Pitmasters From The Ashes BBQ specialise in whole animal butchery, and the ‘holy trinity’ of smoke, fat and flavour on live fire. 

Guests can expect a comforting and delicious menu, varying from low smoked pork shoulder encased in handmade doughnuts to the BBQ classics like meaty beef ribs and crisp beef fat potatoes. 

Also confirmed on the line up for this year’s Manchester Craft Beer Festival is Chorlton’s celebrated Jerk Junction, who will be serving up Jamaican classics such as rice ‘n’ peas, jerk chicken and curry goat, all of which are prepared daily in their on-site jerk house and cooked in a jerk drum.

From the Ashes BBQ

The Northern Quarter’s Chakalaka will also be in attendance across the weekend, serving authentic South African dishes such as Bunnychow – Durban curry inside a hollowed out loaf of bread – Boerewors and Biltong. 

These traders will be joined by a stellar line-up of over thirty world class breweries, both local and global.

Representing Manchester will be local brewing legends Manchester Union, Black Jack Track, Marble, Pomona Island and Beatnikz.

Breweries from further afield will also be in attendance across the weekend, including Scotland’s Moonwake and Vault City, Norfolk’s Duration and East Sussex’s Beak.

Manchester Craft Beer Festival

Turning Point, UnBarred, Hackney Brewery, Siren, Double-Barrelled, Dark Star, Full Circle, Mondo, Timothy Taylors, North Brew Co., Brixton, Brew York, Vocation, Pastore, Alpha Delta, The Kernel and Burnt Mill are also confirmed, plus Czech’s celebrated Budvar.

A number of acts have been secured to provide music and entertainment across the weekend too, with headliners including the king of jungle Goldie, one of the finest and most respected DJs in the world Norman Jay MBE and dance and indie legend David Holmes.

Each ticket gives guests entry for a five-hour session on the Friday or Saturday, and includes ALL beer and a special festival beer glass. 

The Manchester Craft Beer Festival is scheduled to take over Depot Mayfield from July 22nd – July 23rd 2022. There will be three sessions across the two days:
Friday – 6pm – 11pm
Saturday – 11:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday – 6pm – 11pm

Tickets are on sale NOW, so get them here.

What's On

Huge beer festival with more than 500 different varieties coming to Manchester

Can’t wait for this!

Avatar photo

Published

on

Manchester Craft Beer Festival

Manchester Craft Beer Festival is back for another year, bringing with it more than 80 breweries and 500 different beers to sample.

The fourth edition of the festival will be taking place at Depot Mayfield on Friday July 5th and Saturday July 6th.

Cloudwater, Track, Marble, Northern Monk, Bundobust, Sureshot and Seven Brothers will be there to represent Manchester, alongside other UK stalwarts like Deya, Verdant, Siren and Leeds’ North Brewing Co.

Manchester Craft Beer Festival


Heritage breweries like Timothy Taylor’s, Chouffe and Timmermans will also be there, as well as international breweries from the US, Greece, Spain and Australia.

There will also be some great food options to line your stomach, including bao buns, crispy chicken and katsu tater tots at Bone Daddies, as well as Almost Famous, Bundobust, MorMor and Voodoo Rays.

Manchester Craft Beer Festival


Greg Wells, director of Manchester Craft Beer Festival, said: “It’s been a disheartening year for Manchester’s beer scene so far with closure of the beloved Indy Beer Con Fest and the unsuccessful debut of the International Brewing and Cider Festival, but we’re pleased to announce our return and bring more of what has been loved in the past three years.

“With even more breweries and experiences on offer and larger capacity this year, we’re buzzing to be back to satisfy all the beer lovers out there.

“The addition of a complimentary trade session to our programme is all about promoting this world class beer city and a small gesture to support all the incredible people who work across the drinks and hospitality industries.

“We all have a mutual understanding of the hardships our industries have faced in recent times so we thought it’d be a nice gesture to get everyone together for the love of drinks, food and music to celebrate beer and ourselves!”

Manchester Craft Beer Festival


The entry price includes all your drinks throughout your session, as well as festival glass and access to all the events happening.

And as it’s on during the Euros, it will be screening the football too.

Day tickets cost £57 per day session – with a discount for four tickets – or £145 for the whole weekend. Grab tickets HERE.

Continue Reading

What's On

New makers market with everything from dog accessories to house plants and jewellery coming to Manchester

Get this one in your diary!

Avatar photo

Published

on

Supplied

A brand new makers market is coming to Manchester this late May Bank Holiday weekend, with something for everyone.

Taking place at New Jackson – a new urban neighbourhood located at the southern gateway to the city – Manchester Made Market will be held on Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th.

Over the two days you’ll be able to browse a selection of local artisanal traders and small businesses from across the region.

Supplied


There’ll be everything, from food produce, homewares, crafts and creations to dog accessories, house plants, jewellery and homemade soap.

Among the traders will be Manchester and Cheshire-based florist and floral artists Dot & Flora, graphic artist Ablott MCR selling music prints, HGT with crochet fashion and homeware designs, and artisan candlemakers Leaves and Prickles.

Elsewhere, there will be essential oils and other treatments from Grounded Wellness, permanent jewellery from Sealed Links, and desserts from Cake With Heart.

Supplied


There will be plenty of street food options to keep you topped up while you shop, including The Wild Grill, Food Sorcery, Salvi’s and new favourite Medlock Canteen.


Neighbourhood Brew will be supplying some great drinks as well.

Supported by Renaker, the market is free, but you can upgrade your experience with a limited, free VIP ticket with access to the dedicated bar area.

Continue Reading

What's On

Manchester Flower Festival returns with tributes to Sarah Harding and Caroline Aherne

It’s taking place later this month!

Avatar photo

Published

on

The Vain Photography / Manchester Flower Festival

The legendary Manchester Flower Festival is returning to our city later this month, complete with pop-ups, installations and tributes to some local icons.

Taking place over the late May Bank Holiday, the event will be headlined by its ‘Floral Trail’.

This year’s theme is Manchester Icons, with a host of names past and present being honoured in flower form, including the late comedy legend Caroline Aherne, pop star Sarah Harding and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.

The Vain Photography / Manchester Flower Festival

Collaborating with Manchester illustrator Stanley Chow, floral designer Liv Woodward will create a portrait of Caroline Aherne at the Floral Marquee on New Cathedral Street, using sustainably sourced plants and flowers.

Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding will be remembered in a ‘tribute garden’, sponsored by the AO Arena, with visitors able to donate to the Sarah Harding Breast Cancer Appeal by scanning the QR code at the display.

The homage to Pankhurst has been created by female-led Decordia, featuring an ornate wooden Manchester Town Hall-inspired planter with sashes, posters and colourful icons, alongside a wicker figure of the suffragette herself.

This can be found at the corner of Cross Street and King Street, adorned with purple, green and white plants – the colours of the suffragette movement.

The Vain Photography / Manchester Flower Festival

Other local legends will also be honoured with their own installations, including Happy Mondays vocalist Rowetta and iconic Manchester brewery Boddingtons .

Fringe events will be taking place too, at locations including Northern Quarter art shop Fred Aldous, The Bridgewater Hall, the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel and the National Trust’s Castlefield Viaduct.

Selfridges Exchange Square, El Gato Negro, Tast Catala, Franco Manca, Grand Pacific Manchester and Urban Playground will also be taking part, with alfresco dining, festival-related dishes and cocktails.

The Vain Photography / Manchester Flower Festival

Now in its seventh year, the Flower Festival, which is put together by Manchester City Centre Business Improvement District, attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year, with live entertainment, workshops, and arts and crafts markets.

It all happens from May 24th to May 27th – head over to the website HERE to find more information.

Continue Reading

Receive our latest news, events & unique stories

Privacy and data policy

We may earn a commission when you use one of our links to make a purchase

Copyright © 2024 Manchester's Finest Group