Manchester is set to host the first-ever International Brewing & Cider Festival, a two-day event showcasing the finest beers and ciders from all around the world.

Taking place on Fri 22 & Sat 23 Mar next year, at Depot Mayfield, the festival is being organised by this historic International Brewing & Cider Awards, which will relocate to Manchester after being hosted at The National Brewery Centre in Burton-upon-Trent for the last decade.

The biennial competition, known as the ‘Oscars’ of the brewing and cider world, will see industry professionals gather to celebrate the extraordinary and well-crafted beer and cider from all corners of the world.

For the first time in its 137-year history, the awards will be accompanied by a public festival. Attendees will have the chance to sample all kinds of local, national and international drinks, including an array of award-winning pours.

Along with an endless selection of drinks, guests can expect live music and delicious street food.

Ruth Evans MBE, Director of the International Brewing & Cider Awards and organiser of the festival, said: “We are thrilled that, 137 years into our history, we are hosting our first ever International Brewing & Cider Festival and bringing our world-renowned Awards to Manchester.

“The International Brewing & Cider Awards is the most historic international competition of its kind, and it is important that we innovate and expand, and our move to Manchester and the introduction of our Festival is part of that evolution.

“The city has a rich history in brewing and an up-and-coming cider scene making it a fitting location for our expansion. Our ethos has always been to support the brewing and cidermaking industry on a not-for-profit basis and celebrate the best beers and ciders from around the world, providing the recognition they truly deserve.”

The Festival has also partnered with two local charities; Forever Manchester and Spoons – and alongside the ticket purchase, attendees have an opportunity to make a positive impact within their local community and include a ‘Digital Pint’ donation – donating the equivalent cost of a typical pint, half pint or tip.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now, you can grab yours using the button below.

Fri 22 Mar - Sun 24 Mar, Depot Mayfield,
11 Baring St, Manchester M1 2PY
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Published on:
Fri 9 Feb 2024