Staly Summer Fest

23 June 2017, 12:00 - 25 June 2017, 22:00

Stalybridge Buffet Bar

This year we’ve planned our beer festival to tie in with Manchester Beer week, which runs from June 23 to July 2, 2017.  In support we will be featuring Manchester’s finest craft beers.  from cask, keg and bottle. Expect to see on the bar Runaway, Track, Squawk, Black Jack, Cloud Water, First Chop, Alphabet, Beer Nouveau, Seven Bro7hers and Marble

Over the weekend we also have live music
Friday evening – Joshua Spencer 5-7pm
Saturday evening – John Hetherington – Acoustic Rock and Indie 8-10pm
Sunday afternoon – Tom and James covers a range of classics from 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s 3-5pm

A little bit about Manchester Beer Week

Manchester is Britain’s best beer city and we’ve got the proof.

An estimated 10,000 visitors attended a whopping 94 events during the inaugural Manchester Beer Week and that was just the start. We’re back in 2017, bringing a whole new series of exclusive events, one-off beers and general good times.

Not only will we celebrate the cream of Manchester’s brewing talent but we will also welcome some of the best brewers from across the UK and even further afield. Expect special tastings, talks, historical walks, beer-inspired meals and a whole lot more as we transform the city into a celebration of our country’s favourite drink.

Stalybridge Summer Fest Beer List


First up

TRACK – Sonoma 3.9% ABV, Pale. Sonoma is a juicy, bright dry ale. Hopped extensively with centennial Citra and mosaic hops. Designed to be a taste of sunshine with late citrus fruit aroma and finish.

BLACK JACK – Dragon Tears 5.2% ABV, Golden Saison. Brewed with Ella whole hops. Late additions of Dragon’s Tears, Jasmine tea bring a floral spritzy nose.

FIRST CHOP – Vanilla Stout 4.2% ABV, Stout. A classic oatmeal stout, the vanilla really bringing out the chocolate flavours, beautifully balanced bitterness and peppery, spicy hopping with hints of citrus. Brewed with a variety of malts – Maris otter pale, cara, black, chocolate and crystal plus roasted barley, oats and malted wheat plus vanilla pods and Pacific Jade and Delta hops.

MANCHESTER BREW Co. – SMASH 5.0% ABV, a SMASH beer (that’s “Single Malt and Single Hop) brewed with Maris Otter malt and Mosaic hops, made with the superstars from Pie and Ale

FIRST CHOP – Manchester Bitter 4.2% ABV, Amber. Rich and malty with lingering bitterness and tropical fruit and citrus.

MARBLE – Pint 3.9% ABV, session ale. Brewed with an all pale malt and then hopped with a blend of New Zealand and US hops. A benchmark beer that promises a burst of zesty aromas, uplifting grapefruit flavours and a subtle lemongrass finish

BEER NOUVEAU – Government Ale 3.7% ABV, session ale. A very easy drinking session ale with a little history thrown in made by following a recipe dating back to the 1800’s.

SE7EN BROTHERS – Nectarine 3.8% ABV Pale. A delicious and thirst quenching session ale that delivers massive citrus aromas and tropical fruit flavours

Waiting in the wings (these will come on to replace the first up as and when they run off)

BLACK JACK – Ace’s high 5.5% ABV, Classic IPA. Juicy & fruity, heavily hopped with Summit, Marynka, and Cascade

MANCHESTER BREW Co. – Lincoln Scene 4.6% ABV, Brown Ale. Straight forward malty brown ale base, spiked with Citra and Mosaic for a classic US hop aroma

SQUAWK – oat pale 4.5% ABV, Golden Ale. There is a tangy lemon note along with a resinous hint.Tastes of grapefruit, spicy orange, maybe slight mango with subtle creaminess from the oats and grain in the background

FIRST CHOP – Mango Pale 4.0& ABV Pale amber. Not a fruit beer, a beer with fruit. The malt base creates a sweetness to compliment the mango infusion. A lot of late hopping with Chinook and Cascade gives a juxtaposing bitterness that balances this beer to perfection. Hopped with Citra, Chinook, Cascade & Citra hops plus fresh mangoes

MARBLE – Manchester bitter, 4.2% ABV Trad English Ale. A beer that is inspired by the legendary Boddingtons bitter. Using a touch of caramalt to give it a straw-like colour and a robust base perfect for displaying a balanced and restrained hop profile East Kent Goldings give a traditional English bitterness, NZ Motueka & Waimea offer a zingy floral lift.

SE7EN BROTHERS – IPA 5.0% ABV. A classic American style India Pale Ale with delightfully bitter overtones.




BEATNIKS REPUBLIC – Beach Bum 5% ABV, US Pale. A West Coast Pale Ale that uses a blend of citrus forward hops to create flavours of tangerine, grapefruit and orange.

CHORLTON – Citra Basil Sour 5.5% ABV, Sour Pale. Medium bodied brewed with 100% pale malt, soured to a greater extent than usual, hopped with Citra, and infused with basil.

MANCHESTER BREW Co. – Manchester gin collab Sippin’ On Gin ‘n’ Juice 5.6% ABV, IPA. Brewed with the Manchester Gin distillery. The IPA was spiked with 10kgs of citrus peel to mirror the citrus characteristics of the superb Manchester Gin.

CLOUDWATER – DIPA, special edition 9.0% ABV, Double IPA.  Clean and fruity with plenty of body, hazy with tropical & sherbert sweetness to balance the hop bitterness. Something rather special.



MARBLE – Liquid Cuddle 6.5% ABV, Maibock. Have you ever had a hop hug? This is a liquid cuddle. Brewed in collaboration with Yeastie Boys, this NZ Maibock spills a kaleidoscope of passion fruit, citrus and Melon Ball followed by a toasty aromatic finish.

CLOUDWATER – Imperial Stout 11.7% ABV, BA Russian Imperial Stout.  A blend of the 100th brew, a robust Imperial Stout, aged in Islay Whisky barrels for 12 months and fresh Imperial Stout. Delicious to drink now, strong & robust with hints of peat & smoke from the barrel aging.

BLACK JACK (Collab with Beers Manchester) – Queen of Custard Tarts 5.6% ABV, Saison. A Vanilla and Nutmeg Saison, spicy in flavour with the vanilla giving a sweet edge.

TRACK/BREW BY NUMBERS – MCR BEER WEEK COLLAB 4.5% ABV. Brewed especially for Manchester beer week. Victoria secret and wai-iti are featuring heavily.

SQUAWK – Session IPA 4.5% ABV. A session IPA hopped with Amarillo. Rich and golden with a fruity berry sweetness and a lingering bitter finish.

CLOUDWATER – DIPA, special edition 9.0% ABV, Double IPA.  Clean and fruity with plenty of body, hazy with tropical & sherbert sweetness to balance the hop bitterness. Something rather special.


Food delights over the weekend will be Asian street food, available Friday and Saturday 11-8

Asian Street Food Menu


Kara-age fried chicken served in a steamed bun, kimchi slaw, pickled cucumber £8.95

Miso beef burger, crispy bacon, mushroom duxelle, pickles on brioche bun £8.95

Katsu cod breaded,Japanese tartare sauce, iceberg lettuce, pickled cucumber £8.95

All buns served with Parmesan and rosemary sweet potato fries


Tempura beer battered onion rings £2.95

Brussel sprouts with ponzu & pomegranate £2.95

Sweet and spicy pig bones £4.95

Bulgogi and cheddar fried wontons £3.95






Admission: Free entry