Attendees at this year’s Manchester Beer and Cider Festival – which is taking over the Velodrome and Concourse at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester from the 21st to 24th January this year – will be able to sample a number of brand new, collaborative beers brewed especially for the festival.
Here’s a quick summary of the new beers announced so far:
• Tandem – a 4.4% ABV “pale & hoppy brew featuring two malts & two hops – Pacific Gem from New Zealand and Cascade from the USA”, brewed by Paul Wesley of Pictish Brewing and Manchester Beer and Cider Festival bar manager Caroline O’Donnell.
• Listeners of Real Radio XS will be given the opportunity to name a new beer – “a golden session ale combining hops from Britain & Germany” brewed by the station’s Steve Berry with Shane and Wayne at Blackedge Brewery.
A few more collaborative brews are on the way as well. See manchesterbeerfestival.org.uk for more information on all of the above.