Independent Manchester Beer Convention

We are excited to be one off 10 breweries invited to be part of the first Independent Manchester Beer Festival, to be held at the Victoria Baths on the 5th and 6th October.

Here is what the say in their own words;

We’ll be holding a two day celebration of beer mixed with some food, some discussion and some general good times. Our plan is to take the best bits of all the beer festivals we’ve ever been to and combine them into one multi-sensory, headlong, hop forward beer extravaganza, a modest goal I’m sure you’ll agree. The Convention will bring together the UK’s most progressive, forward thinking breweries in unique surroundings presenting the best beers we can get hold off on both cask and keg.

The event will also include:
– Over 30 kegs lines, hosted by the brewers themselves.
– 30 cask lines curated by Port Street Beer House and others.
– the Portable Street Beer House presenting craft beers from here there and everywhere.
– a beer and food pairing dinner*
– pop up tastings
– mini food pairings
– talks and seminars.
– some live music and the like.
– Coffee/Tea provided by North Tea Power and Has Bean.
– food stalls
– Three ticket levels per day to accommodate all comers IMBC Lite(12pm-4.30pm), IMBC Later(5.30pm-11.30pm) and IMBC Max(5.30pm-11.30pm).

*meal included in the IMBC Max ticket priced at £45.

IMBC is brought to you by the team behind Common and Port Street Beer House. IMBC came about through being inspired by the UK’s craft beer movement and frustrated that beer festivals, in their current form, weren’t really representative of this exciting and dynamic part of the industry. We wanted to put on an event that has amazing beer (obviously) but was open-minded, inclusive and modern. We also wanted to put customers in direct contact with the people who make the beer and have our brewers prepare a special exclusive for the Convention. Mix this all in with other crafty practitioners such as North Tea Power, Aumbry and Has Bean and you have a frenzy of good stuff to eat, drink and make merry with.

It’s great that there is an opportunity for craft beer drinkers to come and be part of an interactive event where they can be part of it, ask questions and try some great beers. It is great that a great bar like Port street is putting the effort in to make this happen and we are sure it will be the first of many more to come.

Gavin, Myself and Marko will be in attendance over the two days to pour our beers and answer as many questions as we can. We are not 100% sure what we will be bringing along, but we will have some keg, some cask and always a little different.

Tickets for the sessions are available here for more information on the festival and participating breweries have a look here

The organisers are also looking for volunteers to get involved and help with the set up and serving. If you love beer and can spare some time in exchange for free tickets let them know

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