The Independent Salford Beer Festival 2016

This morning we dropped off some beers for the The Independent Salford Beer Festival which starts on Thursday this week (20th October) and runs through until Saturday (22nd October).

This is a cracking little festival and is curated by local beer legend Jim Cullen aka Beers Manchester.  Jim hand picks the breweries and generally asks for beers that haven’t seen the light of day before – so the beer list is usually excellent and this year is no exception!

This year we’ve been lucky enough to supply two beers for the festival.  The first was an exciting collaboration brew we did with North Riding Brewery in North Yorkshire.  War Of The Raspberries is a strong Oatmeal Stout weighing in at 6.7% bolstered with a healthy dose of raspberries giving a boozy, fruity, chocolatey glass of loveliness.  Watch out for this on the keykeg bar.


The second beer, Kiss My Ace has been brewed especially to launch at the festival.  We’ve used a pale malt base to showcase one of our favourite hops – Sorachi Ace.  While this is a bit of a “marmite” hop – we’ve used a lot of it, so if you like the hop you’ll love this beer!  Full on flavours of lemon and dill with a pleasant bitter finish – watch out for the first ever cask on the cask bar.


As this will sadly be the last ever ISBF I suggest you don’t hang about and get some tickets in case they sell out.  We’ll be there making a nuisance of ourselves on Saturday so watch out for us if you’re there!

Champion Beer of Marple Food and Drink Festival 2016

We were pleased to hear that our Hoppy Couple IPA has picked up the award for Champion Beer of Marple Food and Drink Festival 2016.

The Real Ale Trail was ran as part of the Food and Drink Festival which took place in September.  Four Marple pubs were involved, showcasing beers from a number of local breweries.

Customers were asked to visit the four pubs and sample the beers before voting for our favourite.  The votes were counted on 25th September when we were announced as the winners!

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Indy Man Beer Con

We’re delighted to have been invited to bring our beers along to the fantastic Independent Manchester Beer Convention.  Not only is it a great festival with some amazing breweries and beers, it’s also held in the iconic Victoria Baths building which is a fantastic, atmospheric space for such an event.

We’ll be there all day Saturday and Sunday so if you’re going to any of those sessions please come along and say hi and drink some beer!  We’ll be bringing along a few of our old favourites and some new specials.

More details about the event can be found on the website:


Stockport Beer Week 2016

We’re proud to be once again taking part in Stockport Beer Week. Now in its second year, this year looks to be bigger and better than the last!  The event will run from Thursday 22nd September to Sunday 2nd October.

The week will be kicking off with a beer festival at Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre which will have beers from in and around Stockport available all weekend, including our own Green Bullet Pale Ale.

On Monday 26th September we will be once again holding a Meet The Brewer at Ye Olde Vic pub. Please come along and we’ll update you with what we’ve been doing in the last 12 months. We’ll also have some beers on the bar for you to try!

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