Your July plans are about to get a whole lot juicier, as the full line-up for Manchester Craft Beer Festival 2021 has finally been revealed.

On Friday 23 and Saturday 24 July, Mayfield Depot is set to be transformed into a hoppy haven, with a plethora of pint pioneers and local sellers setting up shop to sell their stuff. From IPA’s and sours to alcohol-free and lager on draft, the festival will be a temporary home to over 50 world class breweries, with Beatznikz Republic, Track Brewing Co, Pomona Island, Manchester Union Lager and Bundobust’s Brew Pub representing the local Manchester scene.

The festival will also be welcoming some of the most popular international breweries from around the globe, including LERVIG from Norway, Mikkeller from Denmark, Vocation from West Yorkshire, and Grimm from New York. Sip your way from keg to keg, with a one-way ticket around the world – fortunately, the only quarantine you’ll need after this journey is for your hangover.

“Where are the nibbles?” we hear you ask. Well, to line your stomachs, MCBF will be collaborating with Kantina – the city’s newest food and drink festival housed at the Mayfield’s Escape To Freight Island – to bring you some of the most perfectly-curated food and drink pairings to ever touch your tastebuds.

On the menu is Belzan Pasta Kitchen who will be dishing out classic Italian dishes using only the finest British produce; quirky taqueria, Madre, will be teaming up with AngloThai to bring you some beautifully designed, Thai-inspired tacos; a spicy collab between Freight Island residents, Plant Grill, and new vegan eatery on the block, Green Lights, means some sexy new plant-based goodies; and LA-inspired burgers and shakes are going to be flying out of Patty Queen, as they dish up the perfect beefy burg’ to sit alongside your beer.

Obviously, you can’t have a festival without music, and the setlist for this one is quite the spectacle. Expect big names like funk legend Craig Charles and Daddy G from Massive Attack, as well as DJ sets from art rock band Django Django, and Manchester’s very own Queen Bee. Tickets cost £49.50pp, and cover entry for either Friday or Saturday, as well as all your beer, access to the food trucks, and an extra special free festival beer glass. To nab your tickets, follow the button below.

Fri 23 Jul - Sat 24 Jul, Various Start Times, Depot Mayfield,
11 Baring Street, Manchester M1 2PY
, From £49.50
Sophie Cunningham
Published on:
Sat 3 Jul 2021