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Manchester’s craft beer heavyweights are teaming up for the third year running on Summer Beer Thing: a three-day summer beer festival showcasing the best beers the north has to offer.

It’s been organised by the team behind Indy Man Beer Con festival, Cloudwater, The Pilcrow and Port Street Beer House, and punters heading down over the weekend can expect over 80 taps pouring over 200 beers from over 50 of the North West’s finest brewers.

Taking place between Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June, there’ll be at least 60 beers pouring at any one time and a good mix of street food traders down at Sadler’s Yard

Sessions

All-day tickets for Saturday are sold out but there are still spaces on other sessions, including Saturday evening – starting from just £5.

Friday 28th June 2019 / 12pm-11pm
All day ticket | £7 + booking fee

Evening session (from 5pm) | £5 + booking fee

Saturday 29th June 2019 / 12pm-11pm
SOLD OUT – All day ticket | £7 plus booking fee

Evening session (from 5pm) | £5 + booking fee

Sunday 30th June 2019 / 12pm-8pm
All day ticket | £5 + booking fee

The beer line-up

Grouped together in style categories, beer bars will be focused on pouring the best pale ales, IPAs, fruit, sour beers and more with an emphasis on freshness and perfect summer pairings.

Highlights on this year’s line-up include a 12% blueberry cheesecake stout by Omnipollo x Dugges Bryggeri’s Anagram (aka the beer that took Summer Beer Thing’s heart back in 2017) and Prairie Artisan Ales BOMB – a 13% imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chilli peppers.

Schöfferhofer’s converted ice cream van will be there too, covering all your grapefruit beer cravings (ice cream lovers are warned, there’s only beer to be found in here).

There will also be a cocktail bar courtesy of Bring & Mix serving bespoke cocktails – and maybe even a few cheeky beer concoctions.

Full list of brewers: Alefarm Brewing, AleSmith Brewing Company, American Solera, Amundsen Bryggeri, Beatnikz Republic, Blackjack Beers, Boundary Brewing, Burnt Mill Brewery, Buxton Brewery, By The River Brew Co, Cascade Brewing, Cloudwater Brew Co, Collective Arts Brewing, DEYA Brewing Company, Donzoko Brewing Company, Dry & Bitter Brewing Company, Dugges Bryggeri AB, FUERST WIACEK, Hawkshead Brewery, Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery, The Kernel Brewery, KEX Brewing, Kirkstall, Left Handed Giant Brewing Co., LERVIG, Lost and Grounded Brewers, Magic Rock Brewing, Mikkeller HQ, North Brewing Co, NORTHERN MONK, Odyssey Brew Co, Omnipollo, BrewDog OverWorks, Polly’s Brew Co., Pomona Island Brew Co, Prairie Artisan Ales, RedWillow Buxton, Ridgeside Brewing Co, The Runaway Brewery, Schöfferhofer, Siren Craft Brew, Squawk Brewing Co, The Bruery, Torrside Brewing, Track Brewing Co., Verdant Brewing Co, Wander Beyond Brewing, Wild Beer Co., Wylam Brewery, Yonder Brewing & Blending, Zapato Brewery

Street food

This year’s street food offering comes from a mix of traders to soak up all that lovely beer.

The kitchen team from Chorlton’s The Beagle will be going on the road under the guise of Neato Burrito, serving up delicious Tex Mex flavours all weekend long.

There’ll also be Neapolitan pizza from Margo’s, served out of their a mobile pizza oven and van, banging Indian bites like keema fries and paneer rolls from Vaso kitchen, and big hot dog energy courtesy of the one and only Grandad’s Sausages

Oh, and there’ll also be a dedicated hot sauce stand, thanks to Wirral-based shop Howl at the Moon.

How to get to Sadler’s Yard

Tram
The Shudehill Interchange is just a two-minute walk away from Sadler’s Yard.
Train 
Manchester Victoria station is a three-minute walk away. If you’re arriving into Manchester from Piccadilly station, it is an 18 minute walk or five minutes by tram.
Driving

There is plenty of car parking situated around the NOMA development, with spaces a five-minute walk from Sadler’s Yard.

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