Monday, 10 September 2012

The Independent Manchester Beer Convention


Independent Manchester Beer Convention
Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October 2012 / Victoria Baths, Manchester

-- IMBC announces cask list, food stalls, events and pop up tastings --

Under four weeks to go, Indy Man Beer Con fever is reaching boiling point, our full CASK brewery list has been announced and will proudly feature beer from : Beavertown, Black Jack, Brodies, Burscough, Buxton, Camden, Cantillon, Darkstar, First Chop, Gadds, Hackney, Hardknott, Harviestoun, Hawkshead, Ilkley, Kirkstall, Liverpool Craft, Magic Rock, Mallinsons, Marble, Quantum, Red Willow, Redemption, Sierra Nevada and Tyne Bank! 

The extensive KEG room includes stalls hosted by the brewers themselves, these will include : Brewdog, Thornbridge, Magic Rock, Tempest, Hardknott, Lovibonds, Summer Wine Brewery, Camden Town Brewery, Ilkley Brewery with more beers selected by James Clay and Portable Street Beer House.

With plenty of beer on offer, you will be needing something to soak it all up, we have specially selected three of the finest food merchants around. Joining us for IMBC will be South Indian restaurant Sindhoor, serving up the finest cuisine around. Dirty Dogs will be dishing out the dirtiest hot dogs in the north and finally The Great North Pie Company will be presenting a special cold cutting pork pie, made exclusively for the festival. Don't forget the five course meal we are putting together with Aumbry especially for IMBC, a matched meal with selected beer from Port Street Beer House, only a few tickets remain for each night.

We have also put together a series of exclusive events for IMBC, these include Meet The Brewer with Kjetil Jikiun (Nogne 0), tasting events from Summer Wine and Red Willow, plus we will be hosting out flag-ship talk: 'What The HELL is craft beer?', featuring special guest James Watt (Brewdog), Zak Avery (beer boy) and many more, details are available via our blog.

Pop up tastings will be occurring throughout the festival with exclusive beers form Nogne 0 and Schneider, we will also be encouraging all the IMBC keg brewers to hold food matching on their stalls, keep an eye out for spontaneous little events.

Finally we have invited our friends 'Ping Pong Club' to host one of the rooms, they will be bringing their huge table and you will get the chance to have a few games of ping pong, in the same room we will have live music on both nights from Former Bullies, playing from the Bob Dylan / Neil Young songbook. Amazing. IMBC is HERE!

Tickets are available online :

£6 -- IMBC lite session (12pm - 4.30pm)

£9 -- IMBC later session  (5.30pm - 11.30pm)

£45 --  IMBC Max session (5.30 - 11.30)
which includes a meal with Aumbry paired with beers from Port Street Beer House.

Friday 5th  / Saturday 6th October 2012 - Victoria Baths, Manchester -

1 comment:

rabidbarfly said...

Don't forget Tap East, Old Boy ;)