Beer Festival

Manchester Beer Week

Manchester Beer Week

Historical beers to be revived as part of Manchester Beer Week Long-forgotten beers from Manchester’s past are set to be given a new lease of life as part of Manchester’s first city-wide beer festival. Four of the city’s modern microbreweries have agreed to revive extinct styles as part of an event designed to celebrate the city’s rich brewing heritage. Three of the recipes have been plucked from the history books of Manchester’s oldest surviving family brewer, JW Lees, and adapted to account for modern tastes and techniques with the help of beer historian Ron Pattinson. Blackjack Brewery will recreate Lees’ 1951 [...]

Great British Beer Festival 2014

Britain’s biggest pub

Over 900 tantalising beers, ciders and perries to try 50,000 thrill seekers expected throught the door more than 350 British breweries represented at this extravaganza With headlines like this, it’s no surprise that CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival claims to be Britain’s biggest pub. As usual on trade day though, the busiest bars seemed to be those selling foreign beer – perhaps those in the trade know something the rest of us don’t? Three o’clock came and went, the crowd got restless, but eventually Boltmaker brewed by Timothy Taylor ( a previous Runner-up to Champion Beer of Britain in its previous guise as [...]

birmingham beer bash

Birmingham Beer Bash 2014

Thankfully, these days there are alternatives to those beer festivals in large sports halls, with warm cask beer served to you by a jolly chap in beard and sandals…. Think Craft Beer Rising in London & Glasgow, Independent Manchester Beer Convention, Leeds International Beer Festival and you are excited by interesting beers served by interesting people in interesting surroundings… Well you can certainly add The Birmingham Beer Bash to this growing list. Based in The Bond Company, a unique group of Victorian buildings fronting onto the Grand Union Canal in Digbeth, this was the second year of The Birmingham Beer Bash [...]