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Chorlton Beer Festival

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The 15th Chorlton Beer and Cider Festival will be held on 11th - 13th July 2019 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. 2019 will see the festival focus on local breweries and community events.  Expect 60+ beer plus one of Manchester's largest cider & perry bars with over 50 traditional ciders & perries.

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

For more info see www.chorltonbeerfestival.org.uk


Listed below are the cask ales ordered for Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival 2012.

There will be approximately 20% more beer available than in 2011 so we expect to maintain a good range through to Saturday evening.

Style guides and tasting notes will be available closer to the date of the festival - please check back later.

Except where indicated below, we will endeavour to have all beers available at opening, but we cannot guarantee that any particular beer will be available at any particular section.  

Bootleg Brewery Parish'DChorlton's very own microbrewery is to help local churchgoers celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Church in Chorlton with an exclusive beer brewed especially for the occasion.

While the community of Chorlton can be traced back to the 9th century, until 1512 the local people had to travel four miles to St Mary's, the parish church of Manchester to attend church services. Then the prominent Barlow family took it upon themselves to establish a chapel as a centre of worship for the area. For the first time baptisms, weddings and funerals could be held in the local community.

The chapel was built near the present Chorlton Green in the half-timbered style which was popular at the time. The front of the nearby Horse & Jockey pub is in the same style and is also believed to date back to 1512. With the church and the pub linked by a shared location and history, the pub's own Bootleg Brewery has created the special beer which has been named Parish'D (D being the Roman Numeral for 500). The main celebrations of the 500th anniversary will see the modern St Clements hold a number of events around Chorlton in September, but the beer will be launched on 6th July as the 8th Chorlton Beer and Cider festival opens at St Clements Church.