Some people think that the spiritual home of the festival is at Glastonbury, but those people certainly haven’t run a listings website that covers the borough of Chorlton. The land of a million different niche celebrations, it should come as no surprise that they pull out all the stops for their Beer Festival, now entering it’s 9th year. Held at the beautiful St. Clements Church (the spiritual home of the Chorlton Festival, some might say) it promises to be a celebration of the local – and with over 66 breweries located within 20 miles following the recent boom in microbrews, they’ve got a lot to choose from. Following success last year, the North west round of the Champion Speciality Beer Of Britain Competition is being hosted to – which means you’ll be able to sample a load of fine cask ales made with unusual ingredients, as well as 80 other ales and 50 ciders and perries, as well as the usual selection of bottled beers from around the world and a special wheat beer by Bootleg Brewing Co. to commemorate the event. CAMRA members even get a free half pint. Great.

Fri 5 Jul – Sat 6 Jul, St Clements Church, Edge Lane, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9JF, 5 – 10.30 (Fri), 2 – 9.30 (Sat), £5 entry (includes souvenir glass), @chorlbeerfest

Fri 5 Jul - Sat 6 Jul
Matthew Britton
Published on:
Sat 25 May 2013