• Manchester Craft Beer Festival to return to Depot Mayfield this July

Manchester Craft Beer Festival to return to Depot Mayfield this July

3 March 2022 by Deanna Thomas

Tickets are on sale now for Manchester Craft Beer Festival which is to return to Depot Mayfield on Friday 22nd – Saturday 23rd July, after its successful debut last summer. The festival dedicated to celebrating craft beer in all its glory, will take over Depot Mayfield with a line-up of world-class breweries alongside food and music. 

Three sessions will be available: 6pm-11pm on Friday, 11:30-4:30pm Saturday or 6pm-11pm Saturday. Each ticket is priced at £55 and allocates guests entry for a five-hour session on Friday or Saturday to sample the brewers and enjoy live music from their headline acts. The ticket includes all of your beer, a special festival beer glass and access to the festival’s pop-up kitchens. 

Expect household favourites, brand-new discoveries, local ales, and everything in-between. From sours to IPA's, lagers, bitters and saisons, to imperial stouts, Manchester Craft Beer Festival will showcase breweries from all over the world, bringing multi-styles of delicious beers for guests to explore. 

Home brews include Manchester Union, Black Jack Track, Marble, Pomona Island and Beatnikz which will be joined by some of the best breweries from all over the UK. These include the likes of Scotland’s Moonwake, sour specialists Vault City, Norfolk’s Duration wild ales that are brewed from nature, and Beak from East Sussex. 

Turning Point, UnBarred, Hackney Brewery, Siren, Double-Barrelled, Dark Star, Full Circle, Mondo, Timothy Taylors, North Brew Co., Brixton, Brew York, Vocation, Pastore, Alpha Delta, The Kernel and Burnt Mill are also confirmed plus Czech’s celebrated Budvar. 

Beyond the beer you can also enjoy Tappd Cocktails, Jim & Tonic and Ascension Cider who will all be joining the festival, with more to be announced.

Headlining the sessions this year will be one of the finest and most respected DJs in the world (and king of jungle) Goldie, along with Norman Jay MBE and dance and indie legend David Holmes. 

The festival will also play host to the North West’s finest chefs, restaurants and popups taking stalls for the weekend (watch this space for names to be announced.) And because BBQ is a perfect match for beer, this year will see the introduction of a new fire-pit cooking concept where guest chefs will take over the live fire to serve up their unique take on BBQ over the course of the sessions.


Greg Wells, co-founder of We Are Beer said: “After such a warm welcome last year, it was no question whether we’d return to Manchester. The city is home to many incredible breweries so it’s great to be able to bring everyone together to celebrate their contribution to the craft beer community.

“As well as local legends and newcomers, we’re excited to showcase international favourites and breweries from all over the UK. There’s really going to be something for everyone - beer lovers and even non-beer lovers, foodies, music heads, for those wanting a learning experience or simply a memorable night out! We’re very excited to be back."

Tickets are available to purchase at ManchesterCraftBeerFestival.com

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