Manchester Food & Drink Festival
Talking of festivals, Manchester’s annual Food & Drink Festival is currently in full swing and heading for its climax this weekend. There’s cooking demonstrations, food stalls-plenty of cheese, and lots to delight the olfactory system. Look out for the old pizzeria van and grab yourself a great pizza courtesy of their amazing portable fibreglass clay ovens.
Drinks wise, there’s the cocktails tent and of course, the beer festival hub. Here they’ve had a range of beers on, all served in soft, non-plastic, biodegradable cups. Allgates Citra seemed particularly popular.
Today it was the turn of Stockport brewers Robinsons to take centre stage. Debuting was the new beer from Bury’s very own megastars Elbow. Named after their album, it’s an easy drinking 4% golden ale. Also on offer is the full range of Robinsons and there’s Chocolate Tom in bottles. There’s also the Old Tom Ploughman’s, although it’s not really a Ploughman’s as it comes with pate.