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 76 cask conditioned ales available from a wide range of breweries – the majority from around the Greater Manchester region plus some of the best from further afield.

Cask beers from breweries beginning A – G will be in the Youth Centre with breweries from H – W in the Church Hall. 72 beers will be served across the two main bars with four additional cask beers on The Beer House Bar.

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

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Bar name
AshoverClay CrossTurning StoneDark brown ale4.4Dark brown ale, malty and rich hopped with Motueka and Pacific Gem giving a hint of oak and berry fruit.Youth Centre
BlackjackCollyhurst, ManchesterFruitionHazy pale ale4.2Rotating hop hazy pale aleYouth Centre
BlackjackCollyhurst, ManchesterPub Ale Best BitterBest bitter4.2Light mahogany marvel of flavour. Bitter and lasting bite, refreshing in its simplicty. Bramling CrossYouth Centre
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.
Youth Centre
BlackjackCollyhurst, ManchesterSummers' PorterHoppy porter5.0US Amarillo pellets impart an orange nose and zest to a light classic porter body.Youth Centre
BollingtonMacclesfieldEastern NightsIPA5.6This latest IPA is hugely rich in body and flavour with great sweetness but a typical well defined bitterness.Youth Centre
BollingtonMacclesfieldGinger BrewGinger pale3.6A classic ginger bitter, pale hoppy bitter flavour, a smooth taste with fresh root ginger added at the end.Youth Centre
BrewsmithRamsbottomBrewsmith BitterPale session bitter3.9A pale session bitter. Moderate bitterness, pronounced floral/citrus hop aromas.Youth Centre
BrewsmithRamsbottomOatmeal StoutOatmeal stout5.2A full bodied, richly textured stout. Balanced bitterness. Coffee, liquorish, blackcurrant and citrus aromas.Youth Centre
Brid's CrossRochdaleBolster's BloodRed IPA5.5A delicious Red IPA. There is a powerful tropical fruit aroma up front, a hint of toffee from the malt, and a resinous bitter finish, which draws you back in for moreYouth Centre
Brid's CrossRochdaleUnder the Eildon TreeWest Coast IPA5.7A slight caramel malt flavour reminiscent of old school IPAs. The hops bring a blend of grapefruit and orange, with hints of peach and apricot in the backgroundYouth Centre
BrightsideRadcliffeJoule's GoldPale blonde ale4.2A pale blonde ale made from lager malt with some wheat. Based on Saaz lager hops with lots af American stuff to liven it up.Youth Centre
BrightsideRadcliffeNanoBlonde ale3.4Light on the malt & dry hopped with Cashmere & Coumbus pellets to create a juicy, soft fruit character beer with a zip of citrus on the finishYouth Centre
BrightsideRadcliffeThe MancunianBlonde ale4.5The Mancunian is a blonde-IPA hybrid, drawing on the best of both styles to create a real crowd-pleasing beer.
Amber and Crystal malts included in the purposefully delicately flavoured malt bill give a blonde with more depth, onto which we layer full fla
Youth Centre
BrightsideRadcliffeTime BanditHoppy gold4.2With a light malt bill and hopped with Simcoe, Amarilo & Magnum, it's a hoppy fruity, delightful afternoon hijacker.Youth Centre
BrimstageBrimstageElder PaleElderflower pale4.1Award winning pale ale made with wheat & real dried elderflower to give a subtle, crisp flavour. The perfect thirst quencher for a long summer evening.Youth Centre
BrimstageBrimstageSandpiperLight ale3.6Don’t let the low strength fool you, Sandpiper is bursting with refreshing tropical citrus flavours, making it an award-winning light session ale.Youth Centre
CloudwaterAncoats, ManchesterCentennial In Your HeartHoppy pale4.4Inspired by our home city of Manchester where 'pale & hoppy' rules supreme, this is our latest iteration of the In Your Heart series. This time we embrace the Centennial hop to create a Pale Ale that is soft, smooth and saturated in flavour. This hop brinYouth Centre
CloudwaterAncoats, ManchesterHappyEasy pale3.5Seamlessly blending contemporary softness with time-honoured drinkability, it offers a smooth body and a dry finish that allows the juicy flavours to linger on the palate for a satisfying experience.Youth Centre
CloudwaterAncoats, ManchesterPiccadilly PorterPorter4.5Creamy, soft and with a touch of roastiness to finish.Youth Centre
CloudwaterAncoats, ManchesterVerses of SolitudeMild3.4A roasty, malt forward, nutty mild with fruit yeast esters and a huge drinkabilityYouth Centre
ConistonConistonThurstein PilsnerPilsner style4.8Pilsner Style, top fermented Lager with 100% Hallertau Hersbrucker leaf hops from S Germany. Matured for over 30 days.Youth Centre
CravenSkiptonAltAltbier4.6Brewed as part of Dave's Heritage Range and for the Euro's in Germany. Altbier is German for old beer and is an old rarely brewed style from the Rhineland, around Dusseldorf. It is fermented at a moderate temperature using a top-fermenting yeast—which giYouth Centre
CravenSkiptonVIPVictorian Imperial Porter6.5First brewed by Dave Sanders over 22 years ago. Often replicated but never improved or bettered, brewed originally from a porter recipe dating from the late 1800’s, this porter is the definition of flavour and bodyYouth Centre
Dunham MasseyDunham MasseyDeer BeerEnglish ale4.5Deer Beer is a clean, full bodied, malty English ale, with a hint of toffee, and a distinct hop finish.Youth Centre
Dunham MasseyDunham MasseySummer MeadowGolden ale4.3A light, hoppy, Summer ale, with a hint of citrus and blackcurrant.Youth Centre
ElusiveFinchampsteadOregon TrailWest Coast IPA5.8Classically-styled West Coast IPA. Simcoe, Chinook and Columbus hops combine to deliver a resinous profile with a citrus undertone. The bitterness help to balance the light caramel flavours of the malts.Youth Centre
ElusiveFinchampsteadRootsCitra pale3.8Single hopped with Citra, this super light and refreshing cask-only Pale Ale is all about camping out for the day in a sunny beer garden and necking several pints whilst getting slightly sun burnt despite wearing factor 50. We know those days all too wellYouth Centre
Elusive x Totally Natural SolutionsFinchampsteadAlone In The DarkBlack IPA5.8We teamed up with the Totally Natural Solutions team to create this beer which showcases their flowable hop products. We used HopGain® FLOE Citrulicious for the whirpool addition then HopBurst® Citrulicious and HopBurst® Nectaron cold side before diallingYouth Centre
FellFlookburghCragBitter3.8Classic northern bitter. Simple, traditional and with prideYouth Centre
FellFlookburghTopaz & EclipseHoppy pale5.0A light, bright, hoppy pale ale showcasing two new exciting Australian hop varieties. Expect clementine, mandarin, lychee, and kiwi.Youth Centre
Fell x HardknottFlookburghAzimuthFruity IPA5.8Hardknott's Dave Bailey was a brewing pioneer showcasing American style hoppy ales back in the "noughties", way before the rest of UK brewing caught on.
Dave sadly passed away in 2022 but CBCF were delighted when his partner Ann agreed to team up with h
Youth Centre
Five TownsWakefieldPsychomodoPeach and hibiscus IPA7.8Peach and hibiscus IPAYouth Centre
Green ArchesManchesterAfter DarkIrish dry stout4.1Irish dry stoutYouth Centre
Green ArchesManchesterHarvestAmerican IPA5.5Chinook, Centennial, Citra & Simcoe hazy American IPAYouth Centre
HoltCheetham Hill175 Pale AlePale ale4.1Light, clean pale ale celebrating 175 years of the brewery.Church Hall
LuneLancasterLune Valley GoldGolden ale4.2A crisp & fruity Golden Ale using a traditional malt bill & modern US hops. Cascade & Amarillo.Church Hall
LuneLancasterStout 8 MaltStout4.8A good old plain Stout, 8 malts in the grist and a lovely chocolatey roasty flavour.Church Hall
MerlinArclidExcaliburHoppy blonde3.9Sweet throughout with a hoppy bitterness which takes control of the finish. Malt and fruit flavours add to the mix.Church Hall
MerlinArclidSpellboundPremium English ale4.0Spellbound is a premium English ale, full-flavoured and bitter. Very quaffable, it’s an excellent session beer and rewards repeated sampling. Light chestnut in colour, it has a subtle citrus aroma and a dry finish with excellent levels of bitterness in thChurch Hall
MilestoneCromwellRaspberry Wheat BeerRaspberry wheat5.6Continental style wheat beer infused with fresh, wild raspberries producing a refreshing fruit beerChurch Hall
NeptuneMaghullFontanaAmerican strong7.7Rich robust toffee notes entwined with toasted malt, leading to citrus and candied fruit flavours balanced with a resinous bitterness.Church Hall
Offbeat x RedWillowMacclesfieldWay Out Wheat, More Or LessAward winning wheat beer4.5Offbeat Brewery began brewing in Crewe in 2010, an early pioneer of the micro-brewing boom. Brewer Michelle was ahead of her time brewing hop forward pale ales, IPAs and speciality styles in a world of bitters and golden ales.
Offbeat closed in 2018 but
Church Hall
PhoenixHeywoodFlightBlonde3.7Summery, easy drinking blonde ale brewed with Centennial hops for a nicely balanced brewChurch Hall
PhoenixHeywoodWhite MonkLight hoppy pale4.5Brewed to a higher strength, the addition of crystal malts adds colour and malt character to the flavour of this beer. This balances well with the light citrus aromas of the hops. Refreshing and satisfying.Church Hall
PictishRochdaleNectaronHoppy pale4.0Pale, hoppy beer brewed using Nectaron hops for pineabple and passion fruit flavoursChurch Hall
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.Church Hall
Pied BullChesterMinotaurBlack IPA6.5Crisp coffee notes with a sharp bitterness from aggressive hopping.Church Hall
Problem ChildWiganBig Girls BlousePale blonde ale3.8Lightly hopped, pale blonde, session aleChurch Hall
Problem ChildWiganIsolationGolden ale4.5Golden , full bodied and satisfying ale with great aroma and flavours of apricot & stone fruits.Church Hall
RedWillowMacclesfieldDauntlessEnglish IPA5.1A quintessential English IPA made with finest hops from the heart of Kent. Lightly floral with pleasant tangerine, a hint of marmalade, and an undaunted bitterness.Church Hall
RedWillowMacclesfieldDoubtlessGF Pale4.0Some things just work and there is no doubting the harmonious interplay between Citra and Amarillo hops. Orange and mango, a soft body and clean finish.Church Hall
RedWillowMacclesfieldKellerbierLager Bier4.3A classic unfined and unfiltered ‘cellar beer’ made with Pilsner and Vienna malts for a sweet satisfying bready body with a lemony finish and a kiss of peppery spice.Church Hall
RedWillowMacclesfieldWrecklessPale ale4.8Beautifully balanced pale ale loaded with Citra and Amarillo hops providing massive amounts of tropical fruit and a clean finish.Church Hall
RunawayStockportKellerbierLager5.0Unfiltered, hoppy lager with Kasbek and MostChurch Hall
Runaway x BeermothStockportDrinking Beer #8: Biere BlondeBelgian pale4.3Belgian style session pale brewed in collaboration with Cafe BeermothChurch Hall
SeriousRochdaleMatmosBelgian Dubbel6.4A great winder-warmer, Matmos is a dark, smoky Belgian dubbel with beech smoked malt. Originally brewed specially for #MBCF17Church Hall
SeriousRochdaleWhitewellPale ale4.0House pale at the brewery's own micropub The Whitewell in Waterfoot (between Rochdale & Burnley). Light & fruity with bitter finishChurch Hall
Steelfish x Chorlton HomebrewersArdwickEl VeranoRye IPA6.5Originally brewed as a collaboration between Chorton Homebrew Club & Track Brew Co for the BrewCon 2019 National Homebrew Competition, where it made the Quarterfinals, we're now bringing it back for 2024.Church Hall
Steelfish x Levenshulme Home Brew ClubArdwickKings of the Mild FrontierDouble dark mild6.5A stronger version of the winner of the "Brown & Mild Ale" Category of the Stockport Beer & Cider Festival Homebrew Competition 2024. Based loosely on an old Boddingtons Strangeways Brewery recipe. A malt forward dark mild with notes of dark chocolate witChurch Hall
StormMacclesfieldPGALager style beer4.4Light, crisp, lager-style beer with a balance of malt, hops and fruit. Moderately bitter and slight dry aftertaste.Church Hall
StormMacclesfieldSummer BreezePale ale3.8A zestful, light, refreshing beer with a hint of summer fruitsChurch Hall
Stubborn MuleTimperleyDonkey PunchNew England IPA5.5Its 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, thinkChurch Hall
Stubborn MuleTimperleyWho Gose ThereRhubarb, raspberry & ginger gose4.5A traditional Gose made with freshly picked Timperley rhubarb, raspberry & gingerChurch Hall
ThornbridgeBakewellBowieBlonde3.4A light & joyful aroma leading to floral & citrus notes on the palateChurch Hall
Tom's Tap and BrewhouseCreweDouble Mighty StoutImperial oatmeal stout7.2Imperial version of the brewery's core stout, made using oats from Mornflake in CreweChurch Hall
Tom's Tap and BrewhouseCreweESBExtra Special Bitter5.3A modern take on a traditional beer. Our 5.9% Extra Special Bitter features Bramling Cross hops added at the end of the boil in the same way that we would for a New England style hazy ipa. Still refreshingly bitter the blackcurranty hops combine with theChurch Hall
TorrsideNew MillsSto LatGrodziskie2.8Ultra-refreshing, extra-pale "Polish champagne", brewed with oak-smoked wheatChurch Hall
Torrside x Docks BeersNew MillsContinental DriftEuro WC IPA6.8A classic west coast IPA, save for the fact it's brewed with 100% European hopsChurch Hall
Wakey WakeyRochdaleBunkSession bitter3.8A robust bitterness is tempered with a combination of toasty and toffee malt flavours and finishes with a clean crisp hop finish. A traditional English session bitter.Church Hall
Wakey WakeyRochdaleFever DreamBritish dry hopped IPA5.0Unfined and unflitered, this Hazy IPA is supercharged with uk hops Ernest, Jester and Olicana giving it a big juicy hit of mango, apricot and pineapple and backed up with the bitter pithiness of grapefruit.Church Hall
Welbeck AbbeyWelbeck, WorksopRed FeatherRobust auburn ale3.9Robust auburn ale. Plenty of crystal malt gives this beer a rich colour and combination of bold walnut and bitter-sweet caramel flavoursChurch Hall