Monday, 28 September 2009

Manchester Food and Drink Festival


This annual food and drink extravaganza is currently under way. For beer fans it will culminate with the choosing of the Greater Manchester Beer of the Year at a mini beer festival which will take place in Albert Square next Friday and Saturday (9th and 10th October). It is interesting in that each brewer in Greater Manchester is invited to submit one beer that will be judged against the choice of other brewers. This means for example Marble will be up against Pictish (current champion with Alchemists Gold), Lees and others. Which beer from their portfolios will they choose? I don't know, though along with a colleague, I'll be setting up and looking after the beers and will chair one of the judging panels.

If you are in Manchester or can get there, do come along. It's a fun event with plenty of nice grub to accompany the beer and of course, you are near several good hostelries should the need arise to widen your horizons. Bonus - I'll be there.

There will also be an Oktoberfest at the same time, sponsored by Lufthansa and organised by Kro Bar, with genuine German beer, so plenty of variety.

6 comments:

Richard said...

That sounds good to me. Do you know what time it goes on to in the evenings? There isn't much on the website.

Tandleman said...

It isn't late. I don't know for sure, but maybe around 8p.m. I'd email them.

John Clarke said...

Yes it's 8pm.

Pete said...

See you there!

patrick darmanin said...

what a great festival

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