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Indy Man Beer Con October Dates Announced

Victoria Baths again hosts beer in the pool fest

Written by . Published on March 24th 2014.


Indy Man Beer Con October Dates Announced
 

CRAFT BEER fanatics can start the long salivatory countdown to the third Independent Manchester Beer Convention (IMBC), known familiarly as Indy Man Beer Con and hosted once more in the iconic Victoria Baths. 

“The beer world is a dynamic industry, more women and young people are drinking beer and it’s losing it’s stuffy, old man image, yet something was lacking in Britain’s beer festivals so we thought we’d change that.” 

This Grade II listed, architectural gem adds to the glory of the occasion, described in the release somewhat breathlessly as bringing together 'the most progressive, forward thinking breweries from across the UK, Europe and USA for a multi-sensory, headlong, hop-forward beer extravaganza.' Phew. 

IMBC will run from Thursday 9 October to Sunday 12 October. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Tuesday 1 April (starting at £10 here), but definitely don’t dawdle. Last year’s event sold out months in advance, welcoming over 3,000 attendees who mingled with 47 brewers serving a bewildering range of innovative beers and encouraging much ale bonding. 

IMBC at Victoria BathsIMBC at Victoria Baths

Promised are secret tastings, pop-up beer talks plus one-off beers made especially for the Convention. There will be beer-matched meals from Masterchef finalist Jackie Kearney aka The Hungry Gecko, specially curated live music and a plethora of the best street food traders.

The festival is once again organised by the team behind Common bar, Port Street Beer House and The Beagle. Head honcho Jonny Heyes said: “The beer world is a dynamic industry, more women and young people are drinking beer and it’s losing it’s stuffy, old man image, yet something was lacking in Britain’s beer festivals so we thought we’d change that.”

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Indy Man Beer Con:

Session times: 

Thursday 9 October, 5.30pm-11.30pm

Friday 10 October, 5.30pm-11.30pm

Saturday 11 October, 11am-4:30pm and 5.30pm-1.30pm

Sunday 12 October, 1pm-7pm

For ongoing announcements and tickets visit www.indymanbeercon.co.uk.

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AnonymousMarch 24th 2014.

'EDITORIAL COMMENT: We're banning any reference to the Northern Quarter and the word beard because it's BORING.' Does that apply to any references to beer/real ale festivals and the word beard?

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EditorialMarch 24th 2014.

You're right. It slipped through. The word has been removed.

AnonymousMarch 24th 2014.

I haven't had the chance to go before. Anyone know if it's cash or tokens? And if tokens, do you get any with the entry price?

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