While the Youth Centre bar will be invaded by Celts, St Clement’s Church hall will be keeping it local with beers exclusively from the North West of England.
One of the Manchesters longest standing breweries have now become one of the closest to the festival. After 10 years in a mill in Bury, Outstanding Beers’ move to Ordsall in Salford earlier this year means their beers will travel just two miles to the festival – including Dawn Chorus, an oatmeal pale with a sorachi bite brewed specially for the festival.
Amongst the newer brewers featured will be Altrincham’s Stubborn Mule who will have their full core range at the festival across the cask and key-keg bar including their Cream Ale, Single Hop IPA and the highly acclaimed Absolute Banker pale ale. Established in a garden shed in Timperley under three years ago, owner & brewer Ed Bright upgraded to a full size, full time brewery in late 2016 and has quickly shown that his cask and keg beers are every bit as good as the bottles produced from the shed. Read More »
While much of the UK’s beer revolution has been driven from the cities of England, in recent years our Celtic cousins from Ireland, Wales & Scotland have shown that they have caught up fast and Chorlton Festival is setting out to showcase some of the best.
In 2015, Newport’s Tiny Rebel took the Champion Beer Of Britain title for Wales with the Cwtch red ale, narrowly pipping Scotland’s Kelburn Brewery who took Silver for their Jaguar golden ale. Both beers will feature on Chorlton’s Celtic Invasion bar which will feature the best of Scottish and Welsh cask conditioned beers plus a couple of rare cask conditioned imports from Northern Ireland’s blossoming craft beer movement. Read More »
Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival have teamed up with Chorlton’s own Bootleg Brewing Co to offer a local home brewer the chance to have their own beer on sale at the festival and in selected Holt’s pubs across the area for Manchester Beer Week. The beer will be brewed in time for the Festival and Manchester Beer Week at the brewery at The Horse and Jockey Pub.
The winner of the Home Brew competition will brew their recipe on a commercial scale with Stef Occhi, Head Brewer for Bootleg. The winning beer will be racked into casks for Chorlton Beer Festival and sold through selected pubs in Manchester. You will name your own beer when you enter and the Bootleg Brewing Co will design a pump clip for the winner. On top of that, The Bootleg Brewing Co will also bottle some of your beer for you to take home.
The challenge which has been set is brew an Anglo American Beer. This can be English / American Hops or English Malt / American Rice. Anything that combines these two countries in a beer can enter the competition – click here for full details.
The Home Brew competition will be judged by a panel of experienced and respected judges at a tasting in June. An Awards Ceremony will be held at the Horse and Jockey with a party for all entrants.
To enter, home brewers must register at HomeBrewComp@BootlegBrewingCo.com
We can’t wait to taste your creations.