It may seem gratuitous but we're off to yet another beer festival, this time in the cold. cold north. Indy Man Beer Con (or Independent Manchester Beer Convention to give it it's proper name) is, you guessed it, a celebration of independent beer in the grand, old city of Manchester.
Photo Credit - Jody Hartley, from Indy Man Beer Con's Official Gallery
Taking place in Manchester's historic Victoria Baths, Indy Man will play host to the great and the good of the craft beer scene with breweries from all across the UK, and beyond, bustling around the former Edwardian bath houses.
The event runs over four days - from Thursday 4th until Sunday 7th October - with a group of breweries who'll be there for the full duration, along with yours truly, as well as some who'll be only there for one of the days. There will also be live music at the event as well as the obligatory smorgasbord of incredible food which any beer festival worth it's salt simply has to have on offer!
Given our artwork is still not alcoholic, despite having our best people on the issue, we will be attending in collaboration with our good friends from across the pond - Collective Arts Brewing. An Ontario based brewery, Collective Arts Brewing share our passion for art and for providing creatives with a platform from which to exhibit their talents. Our shared love of beer, albeit them having the upper-hand when it comes to brewing it, hasn't hurt either.
We're also hugely excited to announce an all new partnership with the Somerset's own Wild Beer Co! Born from a passion for flavour and a desire to do something different Wild Beer Co combine cutting edge techniques with the world's classic beer types to produce truly fantastic beers! With a real dedication to experimenting and never sitting on their laurels Wild Beer Co are a must for any beer lover.
Tickets are still available for the Thursday and Sunday sessions, but they're going quick so grab 'em now if you don't want to miss out!