Manchester was there at the beginning of the UK‘s industrial revolution. It now features many microbreweries with craft beers, with new endeavors cropping up all over the city to have a go at creating unique artisan flavours. Here’s a roundup of the top microbreweries you need to know about in one of the most popular cities in England.
Opened in 1997 to give The Marble Arch Inn an extra edge, Marble Brewery is one of the most established craft breweries in Manchester. Their popular droughts include the pint and Manchester bitter, while their popular bottled beers include the chocolate marble and Earl Gray IPA. All of their beers have been approved by the Vegetarian Society and you can find their beers at any of their three bars: The Marble Arch, The Marble Beer House, and 57 Thomas Street.
41 Williamson St, Manchester, UK, +44 161 819 2694
Six O’Clock Beer Company
Six O’Clock Beer Company was started in 2013 by Dan Tang and Ian Johnson. Their beers are mostly cask and include the humorously named: IPA Working Lunch and Overtime Pale Ale. They also bottle a Russian imperial stout called Written Warning. You can find Six O’Clock Beer currently in the same space as BlackJack Brewery where both breweries have been learning from each other and helping each other out.
Quantum Brewing Company
Quantum Brewing Company began in 2011 and makes beers in cask, keg, and bottle. This brewery specialises in experimental brews in all different styles. Quantum does not have a core range, opting to keep things fresh and change their beers around. You can expect aromatic low ABV bitters and pale ales, single hop and one-off big IPAs, Imperial Stouts, amber ales, Belgian influences, big barleywines, and experimental hops. Their bottled beers are unfiltered, unpasteurised, unrefined and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Unit 4, Victoria Works, Hempshaw Lane, Stockport, UK, +44 7976 032 465
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