Stockport Beer Week is back again for 2019 and will run from 19-29 September as part of National Cask Ale Week.

Organised by Stockport and South Manchester branch it’s a celebration of good pubs and beer in and around the centre of Stockport – and there are plenty of both to choose from.

Expect lots of varied events to enjoy and most are free to enter. The opener sees stand-up comedian James Dowdeswell present his show “A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs – a Pub Manifesto”. To be held at the Angel in the Market Place, James will also be signing his CAMRA book The Pub Manifesto based on the show.

On 25 September here will be a tasting of Beers Styles through The Ages by Annabel Smith, at the Petersgate Tap. She’s a Beer Sommelier and freelance beer trainer and was Cask Marque’s first female beer quality inspector.

Cider fans are not forgotten as Dan Hasler from the Orchard Project will be holding a tasting of ciders and perrys.

Outstanding Brewery’s owner, Dave Porter, also builds and installs micro-breweries around the world, so he will tell us some of the interesting stories from his travels. And if you are a home brewer, award-winning local lad Andy Pugh will tell us what it takes to win  competitions.

There are more tutored tastings of beers and ciders, meet the brewer evenings, an ale trail and lots of other events including a Beer and Blues Festival at the Spinning Top.

Stockport Beer Week Coordinator Chris Walkden said: “The events and experiences are designed so that there is something for everyone – from meet the brewers and educational presentations to heritage pub cellar visits and an ale trail with prizes from Robinsons brewery.”

“There a pub crawl round the Market Place and a bus trip to guide you round some of the best pubs in outlying areas. And speaking of transport, look out for an event to get up close and personal with Bobek and Mojo, the Robinsons’ Shire Horses.

“There’s plenty more going on too and most events are free. Up to the minute details can be found on the Branch’s website and social media,” said Chris.

Check out the website http://www.ssmcamra.co.uk/campaign.htm#beerweek or look out for the programmes available in pubs and libraries from early September.

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