the Arden’s cellar was once a mortuary whilst the double level Bakers’
cellar has secret passages and an Victorian gin store.
Richard from Thirst Class Ales will be brewing a special Beer Week beer
which should be widely available round the town on draught and in bottle,
whilst Torrside Brewery will be launching a new barrel-aged beer and a
collaboration beer at their evening in the Petersgate Tap.
Fool Hardy Ales, at the Hope Inn on the Wellington Road “Slope of Beer”
will also launch a new beer and run brewery tours. Stockport’s newest
Market Place bar, Project 53, run by the Mobberley Brewhouse, will also
hold a Meet the Brewer evening. Here you can learn about their beers as
well as the pleasures and difficulties of opening a new bar.
Why not join in the CAMRA events with like-minded beer aficionados?
Come along to the Pub of the Month at the Bakers Vaults. Or join a
“stagger” round the pubs of Heaton Norris East which will end up at the
Magnet. Then there is a tour of pubs and bars in Romiley, Marple and
Offerton, using the 384 service bus as transport.
Cider and perry is not forgotten either, with a tasting and meet the
producers’ event at the regional CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year, the
Petersgate Tap; it was a sell out last year, so get your tickets quickly by
contacting the venue.
Meanwhile, the Stockport County Supporters Collective are involved in
running the fiendish Stockport quiz at the Spinning Top. Expect a great
collection of ales from the people at Poynton Brewery who will be there as
well as ciders galore. A festival of local bands will finish the Week off at
this excellent music bar.
Beer Week Coordinator Chris Walkden said “Stockport punches well above
its weight when it comes to interesting pubs, breweries and the sheer
number and variety of beers available. The Beer Week already attracts
visitors from across Greater Manchester, as well as from Yorkshire,
Cheshire and Derbyshire and last year we also welcomed visitors from
places further afield such as Norfolk and South Wales. Most events are
free and this is an ideal opportunity to bring the beery highlights of the
town to a wider audience. Stockport is lucky to have such a range of pubs
and breweries which we can all enjoy; we need to support them and help
keep it that way”.
Full details and updates can be found on the local CAMRA website and social media.