What’s a festival without some fringe events, eh? In time honoured fashion, we’re proud to announce our the beer events around IMBC that will be taking place across the city over the course of next weekend.
These are independent of the festival, but are run in it’s spirit by people, places, bars, and breweries with a connection to Indy Man – and as such, this may not be a complete list. If you’re running an event and you can’t see it here, fill out this form here and we’ll get it added as soon as possible.
Here you go – in no particular order, here are the Indy Man Beer City aka IMBC Fringe events you’ll be able to enjoy next week. No IMBC ticket needed (though the events themselves may be ticketed separately), but you can get one of the final tickets for the full festival by clicking here.
Beer Bingo with Double Barrelled
Wednesday 28th September // Port Street Beer House
We’re kicking off IMBC with Double Barrelled who will be hosting a fun filled evening of beer bingo, prizes, and of course, beers.
The Reading based brewery will be taking over Port Street Beer house, with a 6 line tap take over. To play, grab your ticket today and you’ll also get:
1/3 Ding lager
1/3 Through the glass
As well as entry to the Saloon for Beer bingo, starting @ 7:30pm. See you there!
Balance Brewing & Blending Saloon take over & beer launch
Thursday 29th September // Port Street Beer House
On Thursday 29th September from 12pm we’ll be having a beer release knees up to launch our next beer, Ripple, on draft!
Ripple is a blend of barrel aged wild ales aged on beautiful British raspberries. Jelly cubes and quenching tartness are a perfect match. You may have spotted this is during @indymanbeercon week where we’re pouring on the Saturday and Sunday!
We’ll also have the second blend of Saison de Maison on draft as well as some previously released bottles available and some sweet merch…
More details: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ciw8XArq6iO/
Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover
Saturday 1st November // Port Street Beer House
Legends of the craft scene, Sierra Nevada are at IMBC – but they’ve also shipped a little extra over for Port Street Beer House. Pouring rarities all weekend long, come have a taste of some of the most iconic beers ever brewed, along with some wild ones to get your mates on Untappd raging with jealousy.
More details: portstreetbeerhouse.co.uk
Unity Brewing May Provisions Tap Takeover
Friday 30th September // Port Street Beer House
Unity brewing are taking over our taps as part of IMBC Fringe, with Unity Brewing: May Provisions.
Showcasing the following…
May Provisions Best Bitter – 4.2% (CASK)
Inspired by some of our favourite cask beer in the UK, this is a real showcase of East Anglian Malt and Hereford hops, combined to create balance and drinkability.
May Provisions x Charlie Herring – Skin Contact Wild Ale ’21 6.8% (30L Petainer)
The latest vintage of our ongoing project with Charlie Herring wines. The ’21 is a simple pale ale base aged on the UK’s only Riesling skins for 5 months before further conditioning in tank and package.
May Provisions x Charlie Herring – Graff ’21 7% (30L Kegstar)
The second beer in our ongoing project with Charlie Herring wines. The ’21 vintage of Graff is a blend of a simple pale ale co-fermented with cider from Charlie Herring wines.
May Provisions – Wild Saison 7% (30L Kegstar)
A rye saison secondary fermented with wild yeast and bacteria from grape skins.
May Provisions x Zapato – Brett IPA 8.2% (30L Kegstar)
A West Coast IPA secondary fermented with wild yeast and bacteria from grape skins
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/496994605225226/?ref=newsfeed
Left Handed Giant Showcase
Wednesday 28th September 16:00 // Reasons To Be Cheerful
In time for @indymanbeercon this year we’ve got the Bristolian folks from the amazing LEFT HANDED GIANT taking over the bar over IMBC weekend! 🍻
Starting on Weds 28th at 4pm, we’ve got 7 keg and 3 cask from @lhgbrewpub as well as something special from @blenderbeer 🍓 🍻
More Details: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cik2ZbINvYE/
Little Earth Project Guided Tasting
Wednesday 28th September 19:00 // The Gaslamp
A guided tasting, as part of the Indy Man Beer Con Fringe. We have Dani and Tom taking us through some of their latest releases and some special bottles from their reserve cellar.
The tasting will begin at 7pm, so get there in advance if you can.
Tickets are limited, so when they run out, no more will be released.
More details: https://www.pomonaislandbrew.co.uk/product-page/imbc-fringe-little-earth-project-guided-tasting-the-gas-lamp-manchester
Deya Tap Takeover & Collab Launch
Thursday 29th September – Sunday 2nd October // Cafe Beermoth
It’s a huge honour to be the first place ever to pour @deyabrewery’s Steady Rolling Man on cask! You’ll get to try it at our full weekend Tap Takeover during @indymanbeercon! 🐊
From day one this has been the flagship beer of the brewery. Soft and delicate with tropical notes from the American hops used, and taking inspiration from old times Blues records. We’re expecting it to taste smoother than ever on handpull! 🎵
More details: https://www.instagram.com/p/CikldvmuY5C/
POLLYS TAP TAKEOVER & BEER LAUNCH
Thursday 29th September – Friday 30th September // Fierce Bar
We thought we would treat you to something special over Indy man weekend because we are nice like that!
So how does a Polly’s tap take over with some first pours and incredibly rare beers sound? Pretty good right?! 🍻🎉👍
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/3212408272334214
A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD WITH DISTANT LANDS
Saturday 1st October – Sunday 1nd October // Fierce Bar
We are treating you to not just one but TWO Tap Take Overs during Indy Man! The second being with our friends at Distant Lands who have helped us put together this crazy list of beers from some of our favourite breweries across the world!
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/498467938343580
BARREL PROJECT, TASTING PART 2. HOSTED BY BARREL PROJECT LEAD, BRIAN HUNG
Friday 30th September 14:00 – 16:00 // Cloudwater Unit 9
These beers are the culmination of several years’ work in sourcing the best barrels, building relationships with organic fruit producers, and fine-tuning our approach to blending. Our intention is to create elegant, distinctive beers that have a quality of timelessness.
We will be pairing these with a selection of cheese from The Courtyard Dairy, who champions small independent farmers by supplying a range of unusual and exquisite farmhouse cheeses, which parallel the considerate nature of the Barrel Project.
Friday 30th September 19:00 – late // Cloudwater Unit 9
Live DJs, and a general party vibe for those Saturday day sessioners who aren’t ready for the party to stop
More details: https://www.instagram.com/p/ChrcP_eKQFC/?hl=en
FLOC TAP TAKEOVER
THURSDAY 29th SEPTEMBER ALL DAY // Cloudwater Unit 9
Oh boy we’ve got a weekend lined up for you. To celebrate Indy Man Beer Con returning we’re kicking off and action packed weekend a day early with Canterbury’s finest Floc Brewing!
You know the drill, we’ll have five lines pouring and three different cans if you fancy taking something home. We’ll announce the line up in due course! Keep your eyes peeled for more details about the rest of the weekend!
More Details: https://www.instagram.com/p/ChwWX5mOqe3/?hl=en
Cloudwater Party @ Unit 9!
Saturday 1st October 20:00 – Late // Cloudwater Unit 9
After a two year hiatus, Indy Man Beer Con is back & we’re thrilled to invite you to Unit 9 on Saturday the 1st of October, from 20:00 until late to party!
More details: https://www.facebook.com/cloudwaterbrew/
Stout Sunday w / Long Boi’s
Sunday 2nd October, all day // Cloudwater Unit 9
Imperial stout showcase from @cloudwaterbrew & friends, paired with specially made @longboisbakes sweet treats 🍩 🍭🍦
@thebruery – Bakery: Cherry Pie – 10.2%
The Bruery – Bakery: Banana Nut Muffin – 8.1%
PIU V – 11%
@jwakefieldbeer – BA The Man With The Golden Churro – 14%
@squawkbrewingco – Bourbon BA Imperial Stout – 10%
@thebeakbrewery – Gatto – 10%
J Wakefield – BA Otagoffa – 12%
More Details: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci15nuaKsg-/?hl=en
Drop Project Den
Saturday 1st October – Sunday 2nd October All Day // Common
The Drop Project Den will pitch up at Common for Saturday and Sunday sessions, with a tap takeover showcasing 6 of their beers. Keep your eyes peeled for a Shifty special pizza from the team at Nell’s and the opportunity to bag some Drop Project goodies. Drop Project, heading up from London, are known for creating fresh, premium, flavoursome beers with consistent high-quality results. They push creative boundaries and create beers that inspire their passions for both the industry and their lifestyles.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/500331898190987
Sureshot Tap Takeover
Tuesday 27th – Thursday 29th September // The Beagle, Chorlton
As part of IMBC Fringe, Sureshot are bringing high quality & small batch beers straight from the beating heart of Manchester to the Beagle.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/845460396825071
Sureshot Meet The Brewer & Tasting + Verdant First (ish) Pour special guests
Wednesday 28th September, 6.30pm til late / The Beagle, Chorlton
Evening of Weds 28th, Sureshot Headbrewer James Campbell, plus two Verdant legends will be hosting an informal tasting, including a Sureshot x Verdant collaboration. Some and meet the brewers and try some ace beers to celebrate the eve of IMBC kicking off.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/845460396825071/
Pomona Island Tap Takeover
Friday 30th September – Sunday 1st October // The Beagle, Chorlton
It’s IMBC weekend, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than a Pomona Island Tap Takeover.
5 keg lines, 1 cask, all from one of the best breweries doing it anywhere in the world at the moment. Line-up to follow.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/the-beagle/pomona-island-tap-takeover-imbc-fringe/1093772181521145/
Runaway in da Kampus Bungalow
Thursday 29th Sept – evening Sunday 2nd October // Kampus (near Nell’s Pizza)
Runaway to Kampus! The Runaway Brewery Tap Room is temporarily upping sticks & relocating to the Bungalow at Kampus for the IMBC weekend!
Revered locally for their beautifully balanced, modern interpretations of classic styles and their thoughtful approach to collaboration & seasonality, the brewery will be hosting a four day residency at the garden neighbourhood, Kampus in conjunction with Nell’s Pizza and other friends of the brewery. Offering a huge range, with fresh beer on tap and a full selection of bottles (including a few rarities from the cellar) available to drink in or take away, the brewers will be on hand to help make your selection and answer any questions you might have about the beer.
The Runaway Bungalow Tap Room will be open from mid-afternoon on Thursday 29th Sept – evening Sunday 2nd October
Get directions: https://goo.gl/maps/uzmNQb8uZf9AyMqv8
The Kernel Tap Takeover
29th September – 2nd October // Vocation & Co MCR
These guys continue to show us all how it’s done when it comes to great brewing, and we have 11 of their best to pour for you all over the festival weekend, including the lesser spotted Kernel Cask beer in the form of their peerless Table Beer, and new Brown Ale hopped with Meridian. These will be alongside all our usual house favourites and other great guest beers. Swipe the image to reveal the delicious tap list or read below:
Pale Ale Ella
Pale Ale Citra Wakatu Strata
IPA Citra Centennial
Bier De Saison Raspberry
Bier De Saison Apricot
London 1890 Stout
More information: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci2ZxOQN4cH/?hl=en
Arpus Tap Takeover
Thursday 29th – Friday 30th // Beatnikz NQ
We’ve put together a very exciting range of beers from these Latvian craft beer geeks! Plus, DJs til 3am on Friday.
More details: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci2fOcwqDZt/?hl=en
Beatniks NQ 4th Birthday Party
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd// Beatnikz NQ
Our very own 4th birthday party, all weekend, as we launch our birthday beer collab with our good friends @squawkbrewingco , alongside our Squawk house range plus some bonus Beatnikz Republic Brewery beers (RIP 😢). DJs til 3am on the Saturday too.
More details: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci2fOcwqDZt/?hl=en
Bundobust Brewery After Dark
Saturday 1st October 23:00 – 2am // Bundobust Brewery, Oxford Road
VADA PAVS UNTIL 1am? BUNDO BREWERY AFTER DARK with @VerdantBrew master blaster, 5 lines pouring. @AndyVotel + Doug Shipton and the @KeepersFinders crew DJ 11pm—2am. BOOZE ‘TIL 2AM KITCHEN ‘TIL 1AM Free entry all day and night.
More details: https://twitter.com/bundobrewery/