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Thank you!!!!

So the dust has settled (and the flood waters drained away) on another Chorlton Beer and Cider Festival.

Almost 4000 of you drank some 6500 pints of cask ale, 2000 pints of keg beer, 1700 pints of cider and perry and over 500 bottles and cans.

©Jeremy Longsden

We’d like to thank all our visitors for making the festival such a success and all our volunteers without whom it wouldn’t have happened. Thanks also to Blackjack Brewery and all our sponsors and all the breweries, cider producers and gin makers that supplied us.

©Jeremy Longsden

The Reverend Ken Flood, Rector of St Clement’s Church and organiser of the festival said:

At the end of another successful Festival, on behalf of St Clements, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported this year’s event. It is a massive collective effort involving organizers, volunteers, sponsors, and also those who attend. I particularly want to thank our friends at CAMRA without whom it would not be possible.

As you may know, here at St Clements, we run a 19th century building as a 21st century community centre and the money raised at the beer festival goes a long way towards maintaining and developing our buildings so that they can be open and accessible to all. Thank you!

Watch this space for news of Chorlton Beer and Cider Festival 2024.

Beers & Ciders of The Festival

Thanks to all who submitted their votes for their beers and ciders of the festival.

The Beer and Cider Of The Festival Awards are sponsored by The Font, Chorlton.

Your votes have been counted and verified. The results of the 2023 vote are:

Cask Beer Of The Festival


Irish Cream Porteresque

Keg Beer Of The Festival


I Wish I Could Fly

Bottled/Canned Beer Of The Festival



Overall Beer Of The Festival


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Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse x Blackjack

Ey Up Treacle

Runner Up


Irish Cream Porteresque

Cider / Perry Of The Festival

Ascension Cider


The winner of the draw to win a £30 voucher to spend at The Font, Chorlton was Aiden Pattinson.

Champion Beer Of Britain (NW) Result

On Friday, the festival hosted judging for the North West round of the Champion Beer Of Britain competition in the Premium Pale Ales category (that’s Pale Ales from 4.4% to 6.4%)

Eight beers as selected by the votes of CAMRA Members and the CAMRA Tasting Panels were blind tasted by a panel made up of brewers, industry staff and CAMRA volunteers.

The results were:

Gold: Neptune Brewery – Mosaic

Silver: Blackedge Brewery – Kiwi

Bronze: Storm Brewery – Isobar

Congratulations to Neptune Brewery – their Mosaic will go forward to the national finals of the competition which will be judged in London in 2024.

Other finalists were:

  • Bank Top – Palomino Rising
  • Hawkshead – Lakeland Gold
  • Kirkby Lonsdale – Monumental
  • Moorhouses – Blonde Witch
  • RedWillow – Wreckless