Here’s the full list of cask & keg British beers for 2019. All cask and UK keg beers have been sourced from within 20 miles of the festival.

All cask beers will be on sale as soon as they are ready to be sold and for as long as they last. Keg & KeyKeg beers will rotate through the 20 taps on the bar over the festival. Please note that we cannot guarantee the availability of any particular beer.

Cask beers from breweries beginning A – L will be in the Youth Centre where you will also find the Stubborn Mule Brew Tap bar and The Beer House pop up pub. Keg and all other cask beers will be in the church hall.

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Brewery
Town
Beer
Style
ABV
Notes (Long)
Bar name
Alphabet Brew CoAncoats, ManchesterJuice SpringsteenIPA4.5Tropical fruit juice session IPA. Bags of pineapple, mango, passionfruit, guava, and mandarin.Beer House
Beatnikz RepublicManchesterOff The RoadIPA5.5West coast pale aleBeer House
Five PointsHackneyXPAPa4.0A light and tropical extra pale ale with assertive hop bitterness and aromas of mango and passionfruit. Even paler and hoppier than our legendary Five Points Pale, and the 4% ABV makes it extra drinkable, too. XPA began its life as our collaboration beerBeer House
LervigStavangerHouse PartyIPA4.0Inspired by the Norwegian’s love of house parties and designed to be completely crushable, Lervig’s latest core beer is big on flavour but super sessionable. A light biscuit base is layered with grapefruit-y Citra and pineapple-y BRU-1 hops that keep theBeer House
MarbleCollyhurst, ManchesterManchester BitterBB4.2Yellowy gold with white head. Light, citrusy and bitter hop aroma then biscuity maltiness. Flavour is hop bitterness with dry floral finish.Beer House
Marble / AmundsenCollyhurst, ManchesterALFIPA5.4New England-style hazy IPA. Estery Vermont yeast accentuates the stone fruit and tropical fruit character brought by a heavy dry-hop of Mosaic, Enigma and Denali, whilst a protein-heavy grist gives a full, pillowy body.Beer House
RedWillowMacclesfieldShamelessIPA5.9A gloriously hoppy beer; tropical fruit and a clean Grapefruit finish from Mosaic & SimcoeBeer House
SquawkAncoats, ManchesterAixP4.6Burnt Chocolate and dried cherry on the nose. Dark ruby with a medium body, light chestnuts, toffee and toasted biscuits.Beer House
TrackAncoats, ManchesterHeliosIPA6.0Brewed with Stockport Beer Festival homebrew competition winner Jonah StancombeBeer House
Lymm Brewing CoWarringtonBridgewater BlondeGA4.0Light, delicate, hoppy, subtle and refreshing. From Dunham Massey's new sister brewery at the new Lymm Brewery Tap.Church Hall
Made Of StoneBramhallMetamorphic (Cashmere & Chinook)Pa4.5Changing hop bill pale ale on base with caramel notes. Hopped with cashmere, dry hopped with chinookChurch Hall
MarbleCollyhurst, ManchesterUppe Hela NattenP5.1Meaning 'up all night' in Swedish, Uppe Hela Natten is brewed with Takk Coffee House's North Projekt espresso blend coffee to a recipe devised by our former brewer Jonny Read. Deep roasted malt character is balanced by a little lactose, giving this beeryChurch Hall
MobberleyKnutsford1924BB4.0Light amber, full bodied session beerChurch Hall
MobberleyKnutsfordElysiumIPA4.7Pale, balanced, fruity, easy drinking double dry-hopped session IPAChurch Hall
OutstandingSalfordBlondBB4.5Pale, citrussy, refreshingChurch Hall
OutstandingSalfordRedBB4.4Copper coloured, mellow, biscuityChurch Hall
OutstandingSalfordUltra PaleGA4.1Very light coloured pale ale. Crisp, and zingy with lemony hop notes.Church Hall
PictishRochdaleAuroraPa4.1A pale, very hoppy beer brewed using Slovenian Aurora hopsChurch Hall
PictishRochdaleBrewers GoldGA3.8A refreshing thirst quenching pale golden session beer. Malty undertones and a powerful spicy hop aroma combine to produce a dangerously moreish beer.Church Hall
Pomona IslandSalfordSession IPA (Amariilo | Ekuanot | Citra)IPA4.5American Session IPA. Hops vary - this one with Amariilo, Ekuanot & CitraChurch Hall
Pomona IslandSalfordStoutS4.5A classic dry stout brewed with 8 malts, giving a heady aroma of burnt toffee and bitter chocolate and a rich bodyChurch Hall
PoyntonPoyntonElder PaleSp4.0Light refreshing pale ale with the fragrant, floral aroma and sweetness of elderflower.Church Hall
PoyntonPoyntonVulcanBB4.2Traditional copper coloured bitter. Pale and crystal malt combined with English hops delivering a satisfying and balanced flavour.Church Hall
ProspectWiganDon’t Count your ChickensGA3.8Deep golden beer with fruity, herbal and lemon hop flavoursChurch Hall
RedWillowMacclesfieldEkuanot Session IPA (Faithless 115)IPA4.3Soft bodied session IPA made with Ekuanot hops to give a full fruity aroma and lingering tropical finish.Church Hall
RedWillowMacclesfieldWeightlessIPA4.2Pithy grapefruit and mango flavours from Mosaic with a well-rounded bodyChurch Hall
Serious BrewingRochdaleMoonlightS4.5Silky smooth stout with chocolate notes and a bitter hop finishChurch Hall
Serious BrewingRochdaleWitW4.0Belgian Wheat Beer spiced with orange peel & crushed coriander seedsChurch Hall
SquawkAncoats, ManchesterCrexIPA4.5Dried apricot, peach and pink grapefruit redolence. Flavour of tropical fruit and rounded bitterness.Church Hall
SquawkAncoats, ManchesterPavoPa3.8Our flagship pale is dry-hopped with Chinook and Mosaic to give citrus fruit overtones, a low IBU lets the hop aroma sit upfront and the extra pale and light body means easy drinking.Church Hall
Stockport Brewing CompanyBredburyCentaurusGA4.0Golden ale with notes of citrus marmalade & a dry bitter finishChurch Hall
Stockport Brewing CompanyBredburyRaspberry PorterSp4.9Church Hall
StrataRochdaleTekapoIPA4.5Pale NZ session IPA brewed with Kohatu and Motueka hopsChurch Hall
StrataRochdaleThalwegPa4.0Dry hopped Cascade pale aleChurch Hall
TattonKnutsfordLazy DazePa3.7A highly-sessionable summery pale ale with subtle honey and tea under-tones.Church Hall
TattonKnutsfordTatton BestBB4.2A classic best bitter, light amber coloured with a clean malt flavour and fine hop character derived from a blend of aroma hops.Church Hall
Thirst ClassStockportJust One More ThingPa4.3A pale ale brewed with Maris Otter and Crystal malts to give a pleasant base on which to showcase
Columbus – the single hop we’ve used in this beer
Church Hall
Thirst Class / WishboneStockportCherry Cherry Choc ChocSp4.6Smooth oaty stout with cherry added twice and chocolate added twice. Each sip starts with a lovely cherry hit and finished with a smooth chocolate finish.Church Hall
Top Rope / BlackjackSandycroftHacksaw MulliganPa4.8Hazy Rye Pale heavily hopped with Eureka and Cascade for a soft bitterness balanced for a floral spice for an easy drinkerChurch Hall
Wander BeyondManchesterGreat RiftS6.0Our indulgent milk stout. Expect rich flavours of milk chocolate, dark malts and subtle berries. Brewed with mountains of lactose, generous additions of oats and an extensive range of dark malts. Treat yourselfChurch Hall
Alphabet Brew CoAncoats, ManchesterHoi PolloiL4.8A Czech style, clean, crisp, golden guzzler of a lager.Keg
Beatnikz Republic / AtomManchesterBlanc AtomiumIPA6.2A collaboration with Atom, Blanc Atomium is a Belgian White IPA combining everything we know and love about US hop-forward IPAs with the yeast character of a Belgian Witbier. With a pale and pillowy body, a peppery yeast character and super orangey, apricKeg
BlackedgeHorwichPorterP4.9Deliciously complex, roasted coffee and chocolate flavours with a hint of liqourice and sweet port finishKeg
BlackjackCollyhurst, ManchesterFramblushSp4.0An easy drinking wheat beer, fermented at a fairly low temperature, hopped with Hallertau Blanc and Vic Secret. Then with a huge addition of Raspberry puree, to make this very fruity.Keg
Blackjack / Crafty DevilCollyhurst, ManchesterWhippin PiccadillySB5.8Lots of Oats and Lactose for a great mouthfeel and then a combination of Sorachi Ace and Citra Hops alongside a lot Pineapple and Passionfruit puree giving an tropical flavour.Keg
BollingtonBollingtonResonanceIPA4.3A pale fruity session IPA with aromas of tropical fruit, soft sweet taste and finished with a dry hop flavourKeg
BrewsmithRamsbottomComet Session IPAIPA4.5Packed with juicy American Comet, Ekuanot and Mosaic hops in the boil and generously dry hopped post fermentationKeg
BrightsideRadcliffe15 GPLIPA5.0Being heavily hopped and our most intense beer to date, 15 GPL IPA (15 grams of hops per litre) is bold and resinous showing heady ripe tropical and citrus fruit flavours with a mellow mouthfeel and lingering crisp bitterness.Keg
Burton RoadManchesterCitra PalePa4.8Initially a can and keg version of our signature pale ale. Now it's very own beer. Packed full of Citra hops, our favourite hop, to give a smooth floral and citrus aroma and taste whilst maintaining a biscuity malt base.Keg
CloudwaterAncoats, ManchesterHuman MeaningsIPA8.5This Double IPA leads with CY18 Citra and Mosaic hops we selected at source in the Yakima Valley in a 24g/L dry hop charge. Both of these varietals are highly distinctive but complement each other well, combining to unleash flavours of ripe tropical fruitKeg
CloudwaterAncoats, ManchesterPale AlePa4.0Full of rounded tropical fruit flavours with a soft juicy finish & low bitterness.Keg
CloudwaterAncoats, ManchesterSmall PalePa2.9Enough body to balance the bold hop notes. Flavours of mandarin & grapefruit held by a smooth, firm baseKeg
Distant HillsGlossopPilsnerL4.5Brewed using the finest German Pilsner malt, with Herkules and Saphir hops to give a crisp, clean beer with malt sweetness and delicate citrus notes.Keg
Distant HillsGlossopWest Coast PaleSB6.8West Coast American hops deliver mouthwatering citrus and pine flavours, with a lingering bitterness, all balanced with a subtle malt character.Keg
DonkeystoneGreenfieldDPAIPA4.7Pale ale with all American hops. Citrus, grapefruit and pine aromasKeg
Manchester UnionManchesterManchester Union LagerL4.8Big malty body with rounded mouthfeel finishes with intense dryness from Saaz and Marynka hops. Crisp and refreshing.Keg
OutstandingSalfordStrawberry WitbierSp4.3Pure strawberry juice blended with a classic Belgian style Witbear. Fruit & sweetners are balanced by a slightly tart refreshing finishKeg
OutstandingSalfordWhiteW5.0Complex aromas and flavours of clove, coriander and vanilla interwoven with earthy undernotes, combine to create this singularly refreshing continental style cloudy wheat beer.Keg
Pomona IslandSalfordGleaming The CubeIPA6.8West Coast IPA with Simcoe, Citra, Centennial & ColumbusKeg
Pomona IslandSalfordVoodoo. Who do? You doSo4.0Peach sourKeg
RedWillowMacclesfieldPink Peppercorn Saison (Faithless 112)Sa6.2A Belgian style fruity Saison complemented with toasted Cumin and given a little extra spice from some cracked pink peppercorns. Gentle fragrant notes on the nose.Keg
RunawayManchesterKaffir Lime and Thai Chilli WitSp5.0Refreshing wit beer - lime and lemongrass dominate up front, with the warming heat of bird's eye chilli to finish.Keg
RunawayManchesterSummer SaisonSa4.2Light, dry, spritzy summer saison brewed with traditional Belgian farmhouse yeast and European hops, which provide a subtle citrus finish to the beer. Our saison is heavily influenced by the speciality yeast, which gives the beer a fruity, lightly spiced,Keg
SquawkAncoats, ManchesterGrusIPA5.6Lemon and white grape with pine and grassy notes. Hazy, medium-bodied with a stunted bitterness to bring Citra to the foregroundKeg
Squawk / Time & TideAncoats, ManchesterSulaSo3.8Raspeberry & Blueberry Gose. Packed with an indelicate amount of real fruit and a big ol' pinch of sea salt it is beguiling and extremely drinkable.Keg
Thirst ClassStockportFarmhouse In Your SoulSa5.1Traditional Saision farmhouse-style beer. Fruity with belgian saison yeast character.Keg
TrackAncoats, ManchesterHalf DomePa5.3A super fruity American style Pale Ale. Crisp notes of Pineapple and Mango. A complex malt bill to give body and a beautiful yellow colour - hopped with Galaxy, Citra and Simcoe.Keg
TrackAncoats, ManchesterThe GameIPA6.5A fruity, smooth burst of pineapple, passion fruit & nectarine from Mosaic, Amarillo & Ekuanot leads into a soft malt profile and lingering full, moreish finish.Keg
Wander BeyondManchesterAnuraSo7.0Deep, dark, purple Berliner Weisse is ripe and bursting with tart blueberry fruit.Keg
Stubborn MuleTimperleyAbsolute BankerPa4.7Top hops in generous quantities create this smooth pale ale with a bitter finish. Golden in appearance this will prove a refreshing with it citrus notes. We love putting our keg and bottle contenders into cask for festivals so we've done exactly that in tStubbornMule
Stubborn MuleTimperleyDonkey Punch NEIPAIPA5.5Its highly hopped, highly charged and fruity. With a bitter zing this NEIPA will without doubt wake up your taste buds. Visually, its dank, its opaque, it's whatever en vogue term you want. With a natural carbonation that sets it all off perfectly, thinkStubbornMule
Stubborn MuleTimperleyL'il NapoleonPa3.9Li'l Napoleon is a small beer. A short, cocky, arrogant, attention seeking small beer. A little fella that'll stand out in any company, and with three US hops in the shape of Mosaic, Cascade & Crystal it's to be expected. Prepare for a tropical, citrus orStubbornMule
Stubborn MuleTimperleyOriginal Chocolate StoutS5.8Originally brewed as a fathers day request for a Manchester Chocolatier this stout has a chocolate backbone without ever coming over too sweet. Malts kilned until they’ve developed a chocolate flavour, the rawest form of chocolate and a good helping of thStubbornMule
Stubborn MuleTimperleyPre-Prohibition Cream AleSB5.5Despite the dark insinuation prohibition might be looming, this
pilsner/pale ale hybrid is a refreshingly light & crisp beer. The recipe is a nod to the US pre-prohibition era so its Liberty hops to add a refreshing essence of citrus, grapes, peaches and
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Stubborn MuleTimperleySingle Hop IPA (Mosaic)IPA5.7Hoppy? Some beers are confused, not this Single-Hop IPA. With a strength hidden beneath its smooth caramel notes, the layers of pungent whole leaf hops will help you understand exactly what standalone hops can do. Using one of our favourite beer bases ourStubbornMule
Stubborn MuleTimperleyThe Mandarin CandidatePa3.4Packed with Mandarin oranges, Mosaic Cryo hops, and Mandarin Bavaria T90s it’s fruity and flies out. It’s super tasty for the ABV and with an amazing colour/glow looks spot on for the summer.StubbornMule
Stubborn MuleTimperleyWA15 Magnum Red IPAIPA7.2A man's GOT to know his limitations. This is a 7.2% WA15 Magnum. Do you feel lucky? High hopped and dry hopped this is a fully loaded American-style IPA. Dark amber in appearance the three hop varieties give a powerful, complex, yet balanced flavour and aStubbornMule
Stubborn Mule / Leigh On SeaTimperleyBohemian PilsnerL4.8Clean tasting pilsner brewed with Pilsner, Carapils and Munich malts. It's hopped with Saaz and Sladek then dry hopped with another generous helping of Saaz.StubbornMule
Bank TopBoltonFlat CapBB4.0Amber ale with modest fruit aroma leading to a beer with citrus fruit, malt and hops. Good finish of fruit, malt and bitternessYouth Centre
Bank TopBoltonPort O'CallSp5.0Porter. Roast barley flavour with port overtones - definitely not mild!Youth Centre
BeartownCongletonCrème BearleeSp4.8Stout brewed with madagascan vanilla & a late addition of molassesYouth Centre
BeartownCongletonPeach MelbearSp4.4Unusual and distinctive beer with sweet aroma of peaches and elderflower, perfectly balanced by a hoppy bitternessYouth Centre
Beatnikz RepublicManchesterBeach BumSB5.0Beach Bum is a West Coast Pale Ale that uses a blend of citrus forward hops to create flavours of tangerine, grapefruit and orange. We rotate the variety of hops from batch-to-batch depending on freshness and availability. The four different types of graiYouth Centre
Beatnikz RepublicManchesterDDH Tropic FiestaIPA4.0A double dry-hopped version of our best-selling beer Tropic Fiesta; this 12g/l dry hopped Session IPA is full of even punchier tropical and stone fruit characterYouth Centre
BlackedgeHorwichBlondeBB4.5A full bodied blond ale. Well hopped with US Summit to give a bold grapefruit flavour and citrus essenceYouth Centre
BlackedgeHorwichIPAIPA4.7Generously hopped with four varieties of American hops. Full bodied, full flavoured and well balanced. Hoppy with a grapefruit aroma.Youth Centre
BlackjackCollyhurst, ManchesterBlack MariaBIPA5.8A columbus hopped Black IPA. Hoppy aroma, light body with stout colour and tasty roasty malt flavour, made with lots of lovely US hops.Youth Centre
BlackjackCollyhurst, ManchesterMosaic LightPa3.6A low abv beer that packs a big punch, a lot of Mosaic has gone into this one for the hopheadsYouth Centre
BlackJack / Øl Nano BreweryCollyhurst, ManchesterGemIPA6.7Youth Centre
BollingtonBollingtonEastern NightsIPA5.6This latest IPA is hugely rich in body and flavour with great sweetness but a typical well defined bitterness.Youth Centre
BollingtonBollingtonWhite NancyPa3.6Pale coloured session ale with lots of body and good fruity taste.Youth Centre
BrewsmithRamsbottomBrewsmith CascadePa3.9Ultra-pale session ale with Cascade, Bravo, Crystal and Ekuanot hopsYouth Centre
BrewsmithRamsbottomBrewsmith IPAIPA6.0New world IPA. Rich mouthfeel, big hop aromas, long dry bitter finish. Some residual sweetness.Youth Centre
BrightsideRadcliffeBeech Inn BrewB3.8Pale blonde ale. European Noble hop basewith 3 fruity American varieties added lateYouth Centre
BrightsideRadcliffeFlavour PuddleBB4.8Flavour Puddle is light-medium blonde in the glass, with a moderate malt level to support (not overwhelm) the hop flavour from the boil & rest hops Columbus, Summit, Simcoe and Vic Secret. To bring something a little different to the aromatics in this beeYouth Centre
BrightsideRadcliffeMaverickIPA4.8A light amber IPA based on American hops. The bitterness out-weighs the malt as you would expect with an American style IPA, but is not bitter for bitters sakeYouth Centre
BrightsideRadcliffeSolsticeGA4.2Light golden ale with mild spicy hop character and a hint of fruit. Lager hops with a smattering American and New Zealand varieties.Youth Centre
Burton RoadManchesterPale AlePa4.0The first beer in our story, our signature pale ale, is sessionable and tasty. Clean, light and easy drinking with a decent biscuity malt base means the beer work well when paired with foods.Youth Centre
Cheshire BrewhouseCongletonFunny Looking Bunny WabbitBB4.6Hopped with plenty of Mosaic, this is pale, hoppy and super easy drinking.Youth Centre
Cheshire BrewhouseCongletonIcclePa3.0Pale Table Beer, Kettle & DDH to IPA Standards with Amarillo, Azzaca & Jester, small in ABV but packed with juicy hops for plenty of flavour and aroma despite the low strength.Youth Centre
CloudwaterAncoats, ManchesterJohn Green’s BouffantPa4.6Ekuanot Pale Ale. Tropical fruit flavours with a soft juicy finish and a gentle bitternessYouth Centre
DonkeystoneGreenfieldJavanillaS5.0By far one of our most complex beers. Our coffee and vanilla stout uses 6 different malts including huge amounts of oats to give a wonderfully rich body. The stout is then matured in cask with whole Java Espresso coffee beans and natural vanilla pods to cYouth Centre
DonkeystoneGreenfieldKaiheIPA5.0Double dry hopped New Zealand Chinook IPAYouth Centre
Dunham MasseyDunham MasseyDunham PorterP5.2A classic old style English porter. Dark, creamy, full bodied and packed with flavour.Youth Centre
Dunham MasseyDunham MasseyLittle BollingtonB3.7Pale, light easy drinking bitterYouth Centre
Fool HardyHeaton NorrisRadiantPa3.9Naturally hazy, very pale, vegan friendly, hoppy pale aleYouth Centre
Fool HardyHeaton NorrisRun RiotS4.6A sweet, creamy peanut butter/milk stout with a very distinctive aromaYouth Centre
Green MillBroadbottomDelta StarIPA5.2American pale ale with Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic and EukanotYouth Centre
Green MillBroadbottomEllaGA4.0A pale ale with floral and subtle spice notesYouth Centre
HophurstHindley2 Rounds of 6 Before BreakfastIPA3.5Breakfast IPA. Lots of Citra, Chinook & Cascade.Youth Centre
HophurstHindleyJammy DodgemsSp5.0Jammie Dodger Pale AleYouth Centre
Howard TownGlossopKeralaPa4.2Light bodied, pale, crisp and refreshingly citrus, summer ale.Youth Centre
Howard TownGlossopWren's NestBB4.2A light hoppy beer, with Halcyon and Crystal malts, Pioneer and Cascade hops. The beer is named after the Wren Nest Mill complex, Glossop.Youth Centre
Style Guide
 GA Golden Ale
 B Bitters & Pale Ales
 BB Best Bitters & Pale Ales (4% – 5%
SBStrong Bitters & Pale Ales (>5%)
IPAIndia Pale Ale
MMild
SMStrong Mild
SStout
PPorter
SpSpeciality (Fruit, herbs, spices)
WWheat Beer
LLager
SoSour
SaSaison