Chorlton Beer Festival

chorlton beer fest logo 2015

The 12th Chorlton Beer and Cider Festival will be held on 7th, 8th & 9th July 2016 at St Clement's Church on Edge Lane in Chorlton-cum-Hardy.

Run in conjunction with St Clements, the festival began in 2005 to raise funds for the repair of the church buildings, but has grown to become a firm fixture in the Chorlton social calendar and the branch's premier festival. The festival continues to raise funds for the upkeep of the church complex which offers a wide range of meeting places serving the Chorlton community.

The festival takes place in the buildings and grounds of the Church. 2016 will see the addition of a third cask ale bar and a new bar selling key-keg conditioned beers. Expect 100+ beer plus one of Manchester's largest cider & perry bars with over 50 traditional ciders & perries and the World Beers bar with a great range of bottled beers.

There's live music in the grounds and a range of quality street food available at each session.

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After last year's sell out, this year's Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival will have 20% more cask ale than last year.

These will be split over two bars. The LocAle bar will feature beers from local breweries, while the "FarAle" bar will feature  some of the best breweries from the 700 in the rest of the UK. For the first time at Chorlton, some beers will be served via handpump, with the rest served by gravity.

The list of beers delivered to the festival is given below.
We cannot guarantee the availability of any particular beer at any given time.

Here's the provisional list of cider & perries for this year's festival.




Biddenden Bushels 6.00% 
Hartlands Islay Malt Cask Smokey7.50%Whisky Cask
New Forest Kingston Black7.00%Single Variety
Virtual Orchard Hardcore6.50%Gold


Gwatkins Kingston Black 7.50%Single Variety
Gwatkins Stoke Red7.50%Single Variety
Hecks Port Wine Of Glastonbury6.50%Single Variety
Rathays Red Donkey6.00% 
Sandford Orchards6.00% 
Winkleigh Sams6.00% 
Gwatkins Yarlington Mill Rum Cask 7.50%Rum


Broadoak Moonshine 7.50% 
Broadoak Old Bristolian 7.50% 
Carey Organic6.00%Certified Organic
Double Vision 7.40% 
Gregg's Pit Brown/Kingston Black & Sweet Coppin7.50% 
Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon7.30%Silver
Mad Hatter Nine Holes6.70%Made In Stockport
Mad Hatter Sunny Bank7.30%Made In Stockport




Hecks Blakney Red6.50%Single Variety


Olivers6.50%Joint Bronze
Ralphs 6.00%Joint Bronze
Rathays Painted Lady5.00%Gold
Rathays Sutton St Nicholas6.40% 


Broadoak 7.50% 
Double Vision Impeared Vision 7.40% 
Gwynt y Ddraig  Malvern Hills7.00% 
Gwyny y Ddraig Two Trees4.50%Silver
Note. List is preliminary. Final range available will depend on actual deliveries.  Cider & Perry at the Festival might differ to this in strength and taste. 


 Beer list to follow shortly.