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Founders Brewing Talk @ Cafe Beermoth, Manchester

Cafe Beermoth - Founders Brewing Talk

There are a few key beers I can pinpoint as important turning points in my craft education. Founders Brewing Co’s ‘All Day IPA’ and later ‘Centennial IPA’ are right up there amongst them. Since then I’ve sampled many more of their range and enjoyed most of them, with some real highlights. The American craft brewing legends were in Manchester recently ...

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Food Pairing Dinner With Casimiro At Ibérica, Spinningfields

Iberica Spinningfields

I started this blog to avoid writing about beer over on my food blog. But every now and again I attend an event and can’t decide where best to put it. As happened recently when I was invited to a ‘Food Pairing Dinner’ at Ibérica, Spinningfields. I’ve covered Ibérica a couple of time over there but since this event was hosted by ...

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Pub/Bar Focus: Cafe Beermoth, Manchester

Cafe Beermoth Manchester

If you blink in Manchester these days there’s every chance you’ll miss a new restaurant or bar pop up. Though most recent openings have been so boring you might be doing yourself a favour. One that I was eagerly anticipating for much of last year, however, was Cafe Beermoth. The long rumoured bar from the guys behind Northern Quarter bottleshop ...

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The Independent Manchester Beer Convention 2015 (IMBC 2015)

Indy Man Beer Con 2015

Last year’s Indy Man Beer Con was probably my favourite weekend of 2014. It genuinely blew my mind, totally shattered my perception of beer festivals and left me feeling I’d never be able to enjoy another as much again.blo So in June when tickets went on sale for this years event I immediately snapped them up – for three different sessions – ...

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The Marble Arch Inn, Manchester & The Best Cheeseboard In Town

The Marble Arch Inn, Manchester

The Marble Arch Inn is a special place. Situated on Rochdale Road, a short walk from Victoria Station in what’s now known as ‘The Green Quarter’ it’s one of the oldest pubs in the city, dating back to 1888. The beautiful Grade II listed building retains much of its original Victorian fittings; mosaic floor, exposed metal and tiled ceilings. From the moment ...

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Marble Brewery Tour – Green Quarter, Manchester

Marble Brewery Tour

Since beginning my craft beer journey a few years ago my tastes have gotten increasingly more elaborate (and expensive). While at first I was happy with the best that local breweries had to offer, I now can’t resist seeking the biggest and best beers from the UK and beyond. There has been one constant throughout that time though, Marble Brewery. As arguably Manchester’s finest ...

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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Tasting @ Beermoth, Manchester

Jolly Pumpkin Tasting @ Beermoth, Manchester

Before last year’s Indy Man Beer Con I’d only tried a handful of ‘sour beers’ and besides a couple of Buxton Brewery’s wasn’t a massive fan of them. Indy Man totally changed my opinion on the whole style though and since then I’ve gone out of my way to try them whenever possible. A recent tasting session at the best bottle ...

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Grub ‘Winter Beer Festival’ 2015, Green Quarter, Manchester

Grub Winter Beer Festival 2015

A freezing cold railway arch at the end of January might not seem like the ideal time and place to hold a beer festival. I thought the same myself before attending all three days of Grub’s ‘Winter Beer Festival’. But it turned out to be a fantastic event with great beer and even better food. Read about it here: http://foodgeekblog.co.uk/2015/02/grub-winter-beer-fest-2015-green-quarter-manchester/

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The Independent Manchester Beer Convention (IMBC 2014)

Indy Man Beer Con 2014

If you think beer festivals are just old men in flat caps drinking bitter in local church halls, you’re as wrong as I was before The Independent Manchester Beer Convention last year. After attending three sessions my mind was well and truly blown and all future beer festivals are ruined forever. The first amazing thing about Indy Man Beer Con (as it’s more commonly known) is its ...

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Beer & Food Pairing @ Taps, Manchester

Taps Manchester

  Taps was the scene of my worst ever experience as a food blogger back in 2012. I genuinely thought I’d never return but last year I went back after being tempted by their new ‘Beer & Food Pairing Menu’. It couldn’t possibly be as bad as last time. Could it? Find out here: http://foodgeekblog.co.uk/2014/11/taps-manchester-beer-food-pairing/

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Kona/Red Hook ‘Meet The Brewer’ @ Cane & Grain, Manchester

Cane & Grain - Meet The Brewer

Hawaiian brewery Kona seem to be everywhere in Manchester these days with American Red Hook not far behind with their popular Long Hammer IPA. I attended a ‘Meet The Brewer’ event at Cane & Grain in Manchester’s Northern Quarter where I got to learn about the breweries and sample many of their beers, paired with Cane & Grain food. Read about it here: ...

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