Great news Manchester, The Horse and Jockey have announced that they will be hosting Chorlton’s first Gourmet Beer Festival. From Thursday 21st March to Saturday 23rd March The Horse and Jockey has organised a programme of expert talks and activities spread over 3 days that will inform avid beers fans about the history and the developments in brewing ale.

Each evening will see visitors filled with fine ale and traditional pub-grub inspired canapés. Guests will receive complimentary tasters of 12 real ales of their choosing and a tour round The Horse and Jockey’s own working Bootleg Brewery.  On offer throughout the festival there will be a selection of 16 specially selected beers to choose from. The festival will close on the Saturday night with a live acoustic session from the supremely talented Edwin Miles – something to look forward to after all the beer!

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A glimpse of The Horse and Jockey in Chorlton, the hub for all events at the Gourmet Beer Festival

Emily Fisher, General manger of The Horse and Jockey explained, "We wanted to do something a little different, we just felt this would be a fantastic opportunity for people to learn more about the workings behind the nation’s favourite drink and, of course, an excuse to taste lots of unusual beers."

A selection of 16 specially selected ales will be on sale throughout the festival. The guest speakers, tour, canapés and tasters are part of the ticket priced at £20 on Thursday and Friday only. Tickets are available in The Horse and Jockey pub, Chorlton.