Returning for a fourth year, Manchester Craft Beer Festival takes over Depot Mayfield with its biggest instalment yet on Fri 5 and Sat 6 Jul. Running across four marathon sessions during the afternoon and evening each day, the ‘North’s best beer festival’ brings an eclectic assortment of internationally renowned breweries to the city for a blockbuster carnival of craft beer, featuring over 80 breweries, live music, floor-filling DJ sets, sumptuous street food and more than 500 beers to delight seasoned enthusiasts and real ale rookies alike – and all the beer is included in the price of admission.

This year, a cohort of acclaimed UK breweries including Siren, Verdant, North Brewing and others are joined by international producers from Australia, Greece, Spain and the USA, as well as storied heritage breweries like Chouffe, Timmerman’s and ABK. As always, the best of Manchester’s craft beer scene represent the city’s blossoming reputation as a global epicentre of artisanal beer innovation, as Northern Monk, Cloudwater and Track showcase their selections alongside Sureshot, Seven Brothers and Bundobust, who will also be serving an irresistible assortment of vegetarian street food from their beloved Oxford Road brewery as the perfect carb-happy accompaniment to the region’s biggest beer extravaganza.

Alongside Bundobust’s meat-free medley of Indian dishes, a dizzying range of food vendors are on hand to fuel the fun, as cult burger joint Almost Famous bring their towering patty creations, dough masters Voodoo Ray’s fire out their famous pizzas by the slice and Bone Daddies serve rich, blissfully salty bowls of their award-winning ramen.

Scattered throughout Depot Mayfield, MCBF 2024 offers a wide range of entertainment for guests to enjoy at their leisure, including a live acoustic stage with performances from an array of talented emerging musicians, a steady stream of irresistible DJ sets, expert-led talks and walking tours from Craft Beer Channel host Jonny Garret and Channel 4’s Mark Dredge, and even the weekend’s Euros fixtures live on the big screen.

If you develop beer fatigue or simply wish to sample something new, a variety of artisanal producers serve small-batch whiskies, cocktails and ciders around the festival at an extra cost.

Single session passes are available from £57 for an individual ticket, or £52 when booking as a pair or group of 4. For the hardcore hops connoisseur, full weekend passes are available from £145.

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Fri 5 Jul - Sat 6 Jul, Depot Mayfield,
11 Baring St, Manchester M1 2PY
, From £52
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Thu 13 Jun 2024