While we’ve expanded our range of drinks over the years, cask conditioned beer has been at the heart of what we do at Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival since 2005. This year we will have with over 70 cask conditioned ales available from breweries around the Greater Manchester region and some of our favourites from further afield.

Cask beers from breweries beginning A – L will be in the Church Hall with breweries from M – W in the Youth Centre.

To see which beers are vegetarian, vegan, wheat free or gluten free, click here.

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Notes (Long)
Bar name
ArborBristolMosaicPale Ale4.0Gluten Free pale ale with bold floral and tropical fruit flavours and aromasChurch Hall
Bank TopBoltonPalomino RisingPale bitter5.0A pale and refreshing bitter with a tropical fruit aroma & a dry bitter citrus finishChurch Hall
Bank TopBoltonPort O'CallPort Porter5.0Porter. Roast barley flavour with port overtones - definitely not mild!Church Hall
BlackedgeHorwichKiwiUltra blonde ale5.0Big hit of New Zealand hops is packed into this ultra-blonde ale. Tropical, citrus & soft fruit flavour & aroma.Church Hall
BlackedgeHorwichPlatinum BlondeBlonde Ale4.4Hopped with Goldings & Brewers Gold to give a clean refreshing fruity lemon citrus flavourChurch Hall
BlackjackCollyhurst, ManchesterEarly Days Northern PorterPorter4.6Brown Malt produces a subtly lower colour aspect than the near black Porters that we find most often today. Still rich and dark with a touch of mahogany glinting through from a modest use of Black Malts - a deep and creamy beer remains with chocolate noteChurch Hall
BlackjackCollyhurst, ManchesterIrk Street PalePale Ale3.8Amarillo & Citra do the talking here. A stripped back pale malt base gives the stage to two of our favourite hops.Church Hall
BlackjackCollyhurst, ManchesterJack In The Box BlondeBlonde Ale4.0Simple British hopped blonde ale with a clarity of flavour thanks to Goldings & First Gold and a trad ester profileChurch Hall
BlackjackCollyhurst, ManchesterPub Ale Best BitterBest Bitter4.2Light mahogany marvel of flavour. Bitter and lasting bite, refreshing in its simplicty. Bramling CrossChurch Hall
BlackjackCollyhurst, ManchesterSalvation! Session IPAGolden ale4.5A modern tip of the hat to the crispy west coast IPA of yore, but jammed with modern hops and at a sessionable ABV.

A tempting bright golden hue, with crispy clarity and a citrus nose and supporting bitterness. A lip smacker for sure.
Church Hall
Blackjack x RunawayCollyhurst, ManchesterAmerican BitterAmerican Bitter4.5Well balanced bitter brewed with rye & AmarilloChurch Hall
BollingtonBollingtonChinook & GrapefruitFruity pale3.6Fresh grapefruit zest and juice paired with punchy Chinook hopsChurch Hall
BollingtonBollingtonEastern NightsIPA5.6This latest IPA is hugely rich in body and flavour with great sweetness but a typical well defined bitterness.Church Hall
BrewsmithRamsbottomCitra PalePale Ale4.2Classic pale ale malt bill with lashings of lemon and lime from the US Citra hopsChurch Hall
Brewsmith x SureshotRamsbottomIf My Grandmother Had WheelsUltra Pale Ale3.8Mango & Pink grapefruit flavours from the Idaho 7 leaf hop. Dry hopped post fermentation with bagful’s of CitraChurch Hall
BrightsideRadcliffeBorn TastySession IPA3.8If the 90s were your era, you'll be able to guess the inspiration for this beer name 😉
It's a mid-amber coloured session IPA brewed with Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe & Cashmere putting it right into the fresh, sparkly-citrus flavour camp. It has the bittern
Church Hall
BrightsideRadcliffeGrafters BitterGolden Bitter4.2When we were developing this beer, we were imagining the perfect beer to reward a hard day’s graft; whether that’s when you’re done with the day job at the end of the week, or after a day digging up the back garden! It’s a tasty golden bitter, with an ABVChurch Hall
CloudwaterAncoats, ManchesterDuskStout4.6This superbly sessionable stout is defined by its massive flavour without sacrificing any of its drinkability. A perfect pint at sunset or those times when you are totally over hops, this light and well rounded stout is a classic everyday drinker.Church Hall
CloudwaterAncoats, ManchesterPiccadilly BestBest Bitter4.5Malt forward and deep golden in colour, this fresh and crisp Bitter is easy going and citrusy.Church Hall
Dunham MasseyDunham MasseyGoldBelgian style English Ale7.2Strong light and fruity with a hoppy finishChurch Hall
Dunham MasseyDunham MasseyLittle BollingtonPale ale3.7Pale, light easy drinking bitterChurch Hall
FellFlookburghCragBitter3.8Classic northern bitter. Simple, traditional and with prideChurch Hall
FellFlookburghDark MildDark Mild3.4Rich & malt forward with notes of chocolate and coffee, paired with a luxurious velvety mouthfeel.Church Hall
FellFlookburghGhyllGolden Ale3.4Ghyll is a polite reminder to the good people of Cumbria that there is more to life than craft beer and that we happen to inhabit one of the most beautiful places on Earth. With that in mind, get out there and live life to the full and enjoy Fell beer asChurch Hall
Fell x BlackjackFlookburghPub Piano PalePale Ale4.4An initial flush of wild strawberry, melon and nectarine gives way to a raspberry hedgerow bitter finish with hints of summer barley and smooth oat from local grains grown close to the brewery on the Holker Estate. Balanced at 4.4% with a lovely dryness,Church Hall
Four PriestsMiddlewichMurghy StraitBritish Golden Ale4.2Murgy is a well hopped Citra and Talus ale, with a base of Crisp Extra Pale malt, just a touch of maltiness from Maris Otter, wheat malt for a beautiful appearance in the glass and a splash of spring sunshine to finish.Church Hall
Gan YamKendalALFBlonde ale4.1Ultimate thirst quenching ale for coming off the fells, the name being a nod to him of the pictorial guides to the Lake District. Blonde base with citra leaf added once the wort is cooled to 80 degrees for plenty of citrus aroma but limited bitternessChurch Hall
Gan YamKendalRUERhubarb Sour4.2A kettle sour, using rhubarb from our friends at Growing Well Sizergh. It is bitter and it is sour - will you rue a go on this?Church Hall
HawksheadStaveleyLakeland GoldGolden Ale4.4Hoppy and uncompromisingly bitter with complex fruit flavours from the blending of three hopsChurch Hall
HophurstHindleyCarmenBitter4.0A smooth malty bitter, with aromas of biscuit with hints of citrus and spiceChurch Hall
HophurstHindleyIrish Cream PorteresqueMilkshake porter5.5A luxurious full bodied Milkshake Porter with flavours of irish cream and a smooth milky sweetness to finish.Church Hall
Kirkby LonsdaleKirkby Lonsdale1822 BitterEnglish Bitter4.3A divine English BitterChurch Hall
Kirkby LonsdaleKirkby LonsdaleMonumentalPale Ale4.5Golden coloured ale blended with two different hop varieties offering a distinct floral mouth & nose feelChurch Hall
Lakes Brew CoKendalPalePale Ale3.5Pale, Hoppy and Easy DrinkingChurch Hall
Lakes Brew CoKendalStokedPale Ale4.5Simcoe & Nelson Sauvin hopped Pale ⁣

Perfect summer sipper, punching in with big tropical fruits and aromas of stone fruits, citrus with a hint of pine. ⁣
Church Hall
MallinsonsHuddersfieldUS BlondeBlonde ale4.2Rich blonde with resin and floral notes in the aroma from blending Cascade and Chinook hops throughout the latter stages of the brew. Calypso at the start of the boil gives a good upfront bitterness with a clean short refreshing finish. Nice and fruity!Youth Centre
MarbleSalfordThasosBlonde ale3.5This blonde ale layers citrus and tropical fruits on top of slight earthy tones. A light bitterness balanced against a residual malt sweetness.Youth Centre
Marble x North RidingSalfordLemon & Bergamot WitbierWitbier5.1Youth Centre
MoorhousesBurnleyBlonde WitchPale ale4.4Pale coloured ale with a crisp, delicate fruit flavour. Dry, refreshing with a smooth hop finish.Youth Centre
NeptuneMaghullMosaicSingle Hop Pale4.5Single hopped pale with MosaicYouth Centre
NeptuneMaghullWooden ShipsUS Pale Ale4.7This US pale ale has lemon, floral and orange blossom flavoursYouth Centre
Neptune x Thirst ClassMaghullMorpheus’ BrambleBlackberry Saison5.0This blackberry saison has a robust base of light malt, wheat and rye giving an earthy, and spicy flavour with a touch of tart sweetness from the blackberry purée.Youth Centre
New BristolBristolPardSpecial Bitter4.5A deep chestnut coloured ale with caramel malt sweetness and subtle notes of spice & orangeYouth Centre
PhoenixHeywoodPhoenixGolden Pale4.0Gentle bitterness and floral spice flavours from Phoenix hopsYouth Centre
PhoenixHeywoodWobbly BobStrong Ale6.0Malt & hop Aroma. Bitter & hoppy finishYouth Centre
PictishRochdaleCashmereSingle hop pale4.1A pale, very hoppy beer brewed using Cashmere hops giving lemon, lime and melonYouth Centre
PictishRochdaleSummer SolsticeBlonde Ale4.7A crisp refreshing blonde ale. Rounded pale malt flavours in the mouth are balanced by a subtle bitterness which leads to a dry finish with a delicate floral hop aroma.Youth Centre
RedWillowMacclesfieldDouble ShamelessDouble West Coast IPA8.8Double the hops, double the intensity, this bold and Shamefully unapologetic Double West Coast IPA is bursting with dank flavours of pine. Citrus, and tropical fruit, delivering a satisfyingly bitter finish that leaves you wanting moreYouth Centre
RedWillowMacclesfieldFaithless 168 - Ernest and CentennialPale Ale3.6This 3.6% transatlantic cask pale ale, perfect for summer, is hopped with Centennial and English Ernest hops for a delightful citrus finish.Youth Centre
RedWillowMacclesfieldVery English IPAEnglish IPA5.3Brewed with Chevallier, Maris Otter and Crystal malts and hopped extensively with Goldings and Target. This celebration of the very best English Hops and Malts is burnt orange in colour with layers of pithy orange and sweet marmalade finishing with a robuYouth Centre
RedWillowMacclesfieldWrecklessPale ale4.8Beautifully balanced pale ale loaded with Citra and Amarillo hops providing massive amounts of tropical fruit and a clean finish.Youth Centre
RedWillow x Lakes Brew CoMacclesfieldRed LakesRed IPA5.5A special RedWillow Brewery and Lakes Brew Co. collaboration for Chorlton beer festival. Brewed with 100% Red X Malt, hooped with Amarillo Centennial and Galaxy and fermented with lager yeast for a clean crisp finish and to let the hops sing.Youth Centre
RunawayStockportNorthwest PalePale Ale4.2Hoppy pale with chinook, centennial & mosaicYouth Centre
SquawkAncoats, ManchesterOriolusSingle Hop Pale3.5Single Hop Pale Ale using El Dorado hops.Youth Centre
SteelfishReddishBlack SteelPorter4.5A dark sessionable Porter with a measured roasty character and bitterness, a toasty malt aroma leading to flavours of
chocolate, coffee and dried stone fruits
Youth Centre
Steelfish x PictishReddishThanks for TodayDH Pale Ale4.1Our first collaboration beer, brewed with no other than Pictish Brew Co, making its debut at the 2023 Chorlton Beer Festival. With summer beer festivals in mind we leveraged on the experiences of both breweries to produce this drinkable session strength PYouth Centre
StormMacclesfieldIsobarPale Ale4.3Light and hoppy session IPA with a distinctive sharp taste and a sweet, fruity aromaYouth Centre
StormMacclesfieldSummer BreezePale Ale3.8A zestful, light, refreshing beer with a hint of summer fruitsYouth Centre
Strange TimesSalfordMad King SweeneyIrish Red4.7Irish red ale brewed with rye and oats. Smooth and balanced.Youth Centre
Strange TimesSalfordMemento MoriIPA5.5Strong, hoppy, bitter, and not to be taken lightly.Youth Centre
Strange TimesSalfordNeo Kosmo BlondBlond Ale4.1Classic blond ale bursting with the citrussy freshness of New World hopsYouth Centre
Strange Times x BlackjackSalfordRasselbockGerman Dry Hopped Pale4.5Pale ale hopped with German Mandarina Bavaria & CallistaYouth Centre
Stubborn MuleTimperleyCream AlePilsner / Pale Hybrid5.5This 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 vanilla. Crash cooled for a clean finish the perfectly timeYouth Centre
Stubborn MuleTimperleyPucker Face Vol 2 – Key Lime PieKey Lime Wheat5.8Biscuit malt, a soft lactose sweetness, and zingy lime bring this pale wheat beer to life. Cloudy and refeshing.Youth Centre
Thirst ClassStockportHopfordian IPAAmerican IPA6.0A fruity IPA full of American hops Cascade, Willamette and Simcoe. A pleasant malt sweetness with loads of citrus flavours.Youth Centre
Thirst ClassStockportStocky Oatmeal StoutOatmeal stout4.7Brewed with nine different malts, smooth with chocolate and coffee notes.Youth Centre
Tom's Tap and Brewhouse x BlackjackCreweEy Up TreacleForeign Export Stout6.2A Foreign Extra Stout brewed with our good friends at Blackjack to celebrate our 5th Birthday. Treacle in the boil allies from the burnt toast of the roasted malts in the grist and the deep toffee from the dark crystal malts pouring exclusively at ChorltoYouth Centre
TorrsideNew MillsHigh HorseMild3.2Amber mild with a crisp finish.Youth Centre
TorrsideNew MillsKerfuffleBelgian Wit4.6Classic Belgian wit, brewed with coriander seeds loads of orange zest. Collab with the award-winning Old Hall Inn in ChinleyYouth Centre
TrackAncoats, ManchesterCowboy TownAmerican Brown Ale5.0Smooth, with a slight caramel sweetness, and a solid malt backbone; Cowboy Town, our first American Brown Ale hits all of the right spots we love about this style. A light dry hop of Centennial, Chinook and Challenger add a pleasant bitterness to aid drinYouth Centre
TrackAncoats, ManchesterMade In The ShadePorter5.6Made in The Shade is our robust, warming porter. Brewed with a classic malt bill of pale malt with roasted barley, chocolate and brown malt, crystal and Vienna malts bringing the deep inky blackness. Fermented with English ale yeast to bring some fruitineYouth Centre
TuesdayTamerlane5.8Youth Centre
Wakey WakeyRochdaleBright & EarlyPale ale4.0Soft citrus, mango and passionfruit combine with a delicate touch of caramel. An easy drinking session pale hopped with Admiral, Jester & Olicana (UK) & Galaxy (Aus)Youth Centre
Wakey WakeyRochdaleRise & ShineSingle Hop Pale4.2A light hoppy & refreshing ale, with delicate notes of lime sweets (opal fruits/starburst) from the UK development project hop CF252.Youth Centre
Wiper & True x GaddsBristolClosed LoopBest Bitter4.7The remarkable thing about a good pint of Best is its exquisite balance between sweet, biscuity malt and tangy, bitter hops.Youth Centre