Indy Man Beer Con, Manchester’s beloved annual independent carnival of craft beer, will not return in 2024, its founder has announced.

Founded in 2014, IMBC has delivered ten memorable festivals celebrating the finest in craft beer with a full-scale takeover of the historic Victoria Baths, most recently in October 2023. During the its wildly successful twelve-year existence, the convention has showcased a vast array of independent breweries including Buxton, Siren, Sureshot and local favourites Track.

In an announcement made this morning, IMBC founder Jonny said: “The last 12 years have been an amazing journey, we’re proud to have brought something new and different to the craft beer market way back in 2012.

It’s been a huge privilege to witness the UK craft beer scene blossom in front of our eyes, to work with so many fantastic breweries and witness their creativity, industry and growth.

I am humbled that lots of people have taken a great deal of joy and satisfaction from the little event that we’ve spent over a decade putting on. I am beyond chuffed that you chose to spend your time with us deep in the pool at the incredible Victoria Baths.

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Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Mon 25 Mar 2024