Reggae-dub ten piece Extra Love have secured their place in Mancunian hearts over recent years both through their relentless support of small festivals, and through the inherent danceability of their music. Similarly thrusting themselves into the Irwellside consciousness is the First Chop brewing Arm – a Salfordian craft brewery with a menu to rival the big boys. Now the two have teamed up to create Extra Love Pale Ale, a booze as fresh as their namesakes’ beats. With its distinct mango flavouring and unique transatlantic taste, one drop of this offbeat ale is bound to have you skanking. Whereas once the honour of having an ale named after your band was bestowed only on stadium-fillers like Elbow or Iron Maiden, we now have a micro-brewery industry to run in tandem with the grassroots music industry: Your palate can afford to be as refined as your cochlea. To celebrate this meeting of dub and pub, First Chop are hosting a launch party in their swanky archway venue on Trinity Way. Entertainment will be provided by the Extra Love boys themselves, performing an extended set. DJ duties are fulfilled by Sir Robin Longshot of  the Deaf Institute’s Reggae Thursdays.

Fri 12 Sep, First Chop Brewing Arm, Unit 3 Trinity Row, Trinity Way, M3 5EN, 8pm, £5,

Fri 12 Sep
Jon Whiteley
Published on:
Fri 5 Sep 2014