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Champion Beer Of Britain Results

This evening the festival has hosted the North West round of the Champion Beer Of Britain Competition in the Speciality Beers (Differently Produced) category.

A panel of judges selected from the beer industry and CAMRA have judged seven of the best beers in this category, as voted by CAMRA members.

The results are:


Pied Bull – Minotaur


Serious – Matmos


Storm – PGA

Other finalists:

Stubborn Mule – Donkey Punch
Stubborn Mule – Who Gose There
Brimstage – Elder Pale
Coniston – Thurstein Pilsner

All the entrants are available to drink at the festival (while stocks last).

Going Way Offbeat to Macc

Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival has been going for almost 20 years and we’ve featured some amazing breweries over the years. Many of these are still going strong today, but sadly some are no longer with us.

For CBCF24, we wanted to celebrate some of the great breweries from the festival’s past that have ceased brewing.

Offbeat Brewery, Crewe closed in 2018 but only after making a big impression on the North West beer scene and becoming a fixture at almost every festival in the region, including here in Chorlton. Their tag line was “Great beer brewed by a chick” was totally proven by the number of awards they collected.

Offbeat’s Way Out Wheat was a multi award winning beer, including being runner up Champion Speciality Beer of Britain in 2014 – a journey which began with judging at Chorlton in 2013.

We were therefore delighted when brewer Michelle agreed to reimagine it for this years festival and grateful to Red Willow Brewery , a brewery which began life at the same time as Offbeat, agreed to host. Michelle headed to Macclesfield earlier this week to reimagine the celebrated 4.5% hefeweizen with RedWIllow’s brewers Toby and Dan.

Offbeat x RedWillow Way Out Wheat, More Or Less, a delicious hazy wheat beer with banana, clove and a hint of bubble-gum, packed full of orange peel and coriander seeds, will be launching on cask and keg at this year’s festival which opens on 4th July.

UK Cask & Keg Beers Announced

Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival is pleased to announce the full list of UK cask and keg beers ordered for the 2022 event. It includes 81 cask conditioned beers and a range of 33 beers in keg formats.

In support of local brewers, the vast majority of beers have been brewed within 15 miles of the festival and all but one within 25 miles – we made an exception for Skarb – the collaboration between Ukraine’s Varvar brewery and Wakefield’s Ossett.

To see the full list, click here.

Also confirmed are 77 beers suitable for vegans and 84 beers suitable for vegetarians. See here for which these are.

At time of writing, advance tickets are still on sale for all sessions. All advance sales will end at Midnight on Wednesday 6th July (but advance tickers for one or both weekend sessions may sell out prior to this).