This week’s news features a whole load of craft ale – plus a Halloween party and a new diner for the city…
Northern Monk (pictured) takes over at Common
Cult craft brewery Northern Monk is upping sticks from Leeds for a very special tap takeover at NQ favourite Common this Thursday. Northern Monk blends traditional monastic brewing values with a progressive approach to ingredients and techniques to create its range of stellar beers – including True North, Monacus and New World IPA to name a few. For this takeover, the brewery plans to take over seven of Common’s lines across keg and cask, promising rarities alongside established Northern Monk classics.
Thu 29 Oct, Common, 39-41 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW. Tel: 0161 832 9345, 6pm, FREE, aplacecalledcommon.co.uk
Tours and tutored tastings at Cloudwater
Tickets are now on sale for an opportunity to venture into the heart of Cloudwater Brew Co. The sessions – taking places over five Saturdays from this weekend – will include samples of Cloudwater’s new autumn range, an introduction to its work, a tour of the brewery and finally a tutored tasting. There will be the opportunity to try tasters of all of the brewery’s draft beers, including some samples fresh from tank, and take a complimentary glass and bottle of beer home.
Every Sat from 31 Oct to 28 Nov, Cloudwater Brew Co, 7-8 Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester, M1 2NP. Tel: 0161 661 5943, 11am – 12.15pm, £12, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Post Box Cafe and Dulcimer join forces for Halloween special
For a full-on fiendish feast this halloween two Chorlton favourites are teaming up for a joint spooktacular. The Post Box Cafe will host a three-course dinner – with live music from The Spooks, plus entertainment from Zombie Bros Circus and Phyllis Von Hoist – which will be followed by an afterparty at Dulcimer. Tickets are available from both venues and guests are advised to go all-out and dress to impress as prizes will be awarded for the best Halloween costume.
Fri 30 Oct, The Post Box Cafe, 543 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9PP. Tel: 0161 881 4853, Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0AE, Tel: 0161 860 6444, 7pm onwards, £30, halloweenspooks.eventbrite.co.uk
Ed’s Easy Diner opens in Debenhams
Debenhams on Market Street has broadened its food and drink offering with the opening of a new branch of Ed’s Easy Diner. For those shoppers who need refuelling, the Fifties Americana-style diner features an extensive menu including burgers, hot dogs, loaded sides, sodas and milkshakes, as well as genuine Dime Selector jukeboxes – with every penny spent in it being donated to Action Against Hunger.
Ed’s Easy Diner, Debenhams, Rylands Building, Market Street, Manchester, M60 1TA. Tel: 0161 819 1445, Open Mon – Sat 9am – 8pm, Sun 10.30am – 5.30pm, edseasydiner.com
Published on: Tue 27 Oct 2015