Beer lovers across Manchester are toasting the news that the Independent Beer Convention is coming to Victoria Baths in October.
The two day ‘celebration of beer, food and general good times’ has three tier tickets available for each day.
Positive comments have poured in on Twitter following the announcement. Excited beer fanatic, Paul Jones, said: “This is going to be one heck of a beery treat for Manchester.”
The Independent Beer Convention is just one of the many beer festivals that currently take place in the UK.
Manchester beer enthusiasts will have no doubt taken note of the second annual North Manchester Ale Festival, set to take place between October 4 and 6.
Mel Hughes, a self-confessed beer fan, said: “I really can’t wait for the beer festival; I’m really into tasting different beers and especially those from local brewers to Manchester.”
The event will include a portable street beer house presenting beers from around the world, 30 keg lines provided by the brewers themselves and 30 cast lines curated by establishments such as Port Street Beer House, who are organising the entire event.
Mel added: “Manchester does have a good amount of events like this, especially in the Northern Quarter.
"There’s always something to do or a new cocktail or ale to try somewhere so it’s great in terms of variety and its reasonably priced too!”
For the ‘beer purists’, the IMBC Lite which takes place between 12pm and 4.30pm, provides access to the festival and all the day’s beer and food from the start. However, in this session there will be no special events and no seminars planned. Tickets for this tier start are priced at £5.
For those who want the full session, the IMBC Later takes place between 5.30pm and 11pm and boasts special events, pop-up tastings, seminars and a full complement of beers. Tickets for this tier are priced at £8.
The final ticket tier, for the IMBC Max, is also between 5.30pm and 11pm and provides access to the late session and is accompanied by a very limited three course beer and matched meal provided by Michelin listed restaurant Aumbry. This ticket tier is being made available for the first time at the festival and is priced at £45.
Each ticket is also accompanied by one convention guide and one souvenir glass.
Tickets for the all of the tiers at the Independent Beer Convention go on sale from 9am Wednesday July 25 and can be purchased from http://indymanbeercon.eventbrite.co.uk/
For more information about what’s on around the Northern Quarter involving food and drink visit http://northernquartermanchester.com