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Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival 2018

Organisers have confirmed the dates for Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival 2018.

The 14th annual festival at St Clement’s Church will be held on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July 2018.

Organised by St Clement’s in association with Trafford & Hulme CAMRA, the grounds and buildings of the Edge Lane church will be filled with over 200 different real ales, craft beers, world beers, ciders and perries. UK beers will be split between the church hall and the youth centre with ciders, perries and world beer bars in the grounds.

Thursday evening will be a quiet preview night while Friday and Saturday evenings will see the grounds filled with live music.

Opening times are:

  • Thursday 12th July: 6pm – 10.30pm
  • Friday 13th July: 6pm – 10.30pm
  • Saturday 14th July: 1pm – 9.30pm

Entry prices are being held same as 2017. Advance tickets are expected to go on sale on 1st May 2018.

The festival will be hosting the North West round of the Champion Speciality Beer Of Britain competition, the winner of which will go forward to London’s Olympia to be judged in the finals of the CAMRA Champion Beer Of Britain competition.

The festival charity for 2018 will once again be Reach Out To The Community.
Reach Out to the Community is a initiative set up to offer support to people struggling with the most basic of needs: food and shelter from their base on Wilbraham Road in the heart of our community.


Beer & Cider of The Festival

Thanks to everybody who voted for their favourites at the festival.

As they say on the tellybox, the votes have been counted and verified and the results are:

Beer of the Festival:

Winner: Blackjack Beers / Thornbridge Brewery – Jaffa

Runner up: Marble Beers – Earl Grey IPA

Cider / Perry of the Festival:

Snails Bank – Rhubarb

World Beer of the Festival:

Yeastie Boys – Pot Kettle Black

Congratulations to all the winners.

Vegetarian and Vegan Beers 2016

The following beers have been notified by brewers as free from isinglass finings and therefore suitable for vegetarians. This list will be updated if further brewers advise us.

North-West Blackjack Aces High *
North-West Blackjack Honey Porter
North-West Blackjack New Deck *
North-West Blackjack Small Saison *
North-West Blackjack / Thornbridge Jaffa *
North-West Cloudwater Bitter *
North-West Cloudwater Session IPA Mosaic Centennial *
North-West Marble Earl Grey IPA *
North-West Marble Howgate & Kemp *
North-West Marble Manchester Bitter *
North-West Torrside / Yes! Ale Blackstar *
North-West Torrside Lubeliski *
South-East Brodie’s Whitechapel Weizen *
South-East Five Points Railway Porter *
South-East Wild Beer Milllionaire
Key-keg Mike Hess Claritas *
Key-keg Torrside West Of The Sun *

Those marked * are also suitable for vegans.