The Bury Beer Festival returns to take over The Met again on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 November.

Our historic Derby Hall venue will be taken over for two days of drinking and discussing (but mostly drinking) brilliant beers from Bury’s local breweries. There’ll be seven brewery bars with a range of cask and keg creations from across the Bury area, plus a cider bar, and (following their huge popularity last year) the return of Kwoff‘s gin bar. Plus we’ll be finding brilliant guest beers from across the country.

Our first brewery bars have now been announced, and it’s all the local big-hitters you know and love:

  • Brewsmith: the family-run microbrewery based in Ramsbottom who make brilliant ales with a big following.
  • Brightside: Award-winning beers from Radcliffe, known for innovation and quality, sold nationwide.
  • Deeply Vale: Family business established in central Bury in 2012; real ale made with real passion. Drink deeply!
  • Irwell Works: The team from the Rammy landmark brewery & tap join us again: brewers of festival favourite Marshmallow Unicorn Stout.
  • Silver Street: Born in the basement of the nearby Clarence pub, this local brewery is on the up-and-up with ‘Freetown’ keg beers and innovative limited edition ales.
  • *NEW addition* Strata: We’re delighted that this brand new ‘cuckoo’ brewery based in Rochdale is bringing a range of their exciting, contemporary craft cask ales to the festival.

There’ll be entertainment, music, food and plenty of chances to speak to brewers about their craft. Keep an eye out for brewery announcements and festival line-ups soon.

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Derby Hall @ The Met
Earlybird pricing - £4 (Friday lunchtime) / £6 (all other sessions). Prices go up on the door, so book early! No extra charges for beer glasses apply, and there's no extra booking fee to pay.

Sponsor a barrel

Fancy supporting the festival and the work of the venue? And seeing your company logo on a barrel and in our programme? How about bringing a group of colleagues for a drink with entry, glasses, programmes and vouchers included? Sounds like sponsorship is for you. Contact The Met for more details.

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