We Are Lager today announces the final lineup of international craft breweries for the UK’s biggest lager festival in Manchester this April, plus local food traders with lager matched menus, and a stellar lineup of DJs.
22 of the world’s finest craft lager breweries will descend on Manchester from 4th-7th April, bringing with them over 50 styles of lager to create the UK’s biggest lager festival. The four day celebration will be held in one of Manchester’s most iconic victorian buildings – Upper Campfield Market, with tickets for the eight sessions available in advance.
The final two breweries now confirmed to showcase their lager at the festival are Swedish brewers Omnipollo, and Mahrs Brau from Germany, adding to the truly international lager lineup.
They will joining UK based Pillars Brewery, Mondo Brewing Company and Moor Beer, and from the Czech Republic Budvar – most famous for the long standing lager favourite, Budweiser. Plus there will be lager from Pyynikin Craft Brewery, an up and coming craft producer in Finland, Canadian grassroots craft brewery Collective Arts Brewing and Lucky Saint, producers of “an alcohol-free beer worth drinking”, along with Lost & Grounded, Hacker Pschorr, Kona Brewing Co, Lervig, Paulaner, Donzoko, Giepel Brewing, Braybrooke Beer Co, 71 Brewing and Manchester’s own Cloudwater.
We Are Lager is the UK’s biggest lager festival and will include Manchester Union Brewery which is Manchester’s first and only dedicated craft lager brewery, launched January 2019. Over the weekend they will be showcasing their own lager along with an exclusive dark lager brewed just for the festival.
As well as the lager there is also a stellar list of local food traders to curb hunger when punters are a few drinks in. There will be burgers, BBQ and wings provided by Urmston favourites Get Chucked, a little taste of Mexico brought by taco kings El Taquero, dim sum by street food & Hong Kong flavour experts Dim Sum Su and providing a comforting carb fix, the Yorkshire based mac & cheese makers Mac Shac. Delicious desserts & coffee will also be provided by Altrincham newcomer Off The Wheaten Track & Coffee 2 Pick Up. All of the food traders will be providing special lager matching menus so festival attendees can really get the ultimate lager experience.
As well as the copious amounts of lager for fans to try, there will also be a dedicated gin bar, plus wine, prosecco and soft drinks to ensure there is something for the non-lager drinkers too.
Going against the grain, We Are Lager have also hand-picked an extensive line up of DJ’s working with Manchester’s longest running club night Funkademia. The long weekend will kick off on Thursday with a Manchester’s Finest takeover with Chimpo from Levelz, Nanny Banton & Gareth Brooks (Hula).
Music highlights over the weekend include Everything Everything, Luke Unabomber (Electric Chair), A Certain Ratio Soundsystem, Funkademia V Girls on Film, Take Me To Church & Hattie Pearson, With a line-up of the world’s best lagers and Manchester’s top DJ’s, We Are Lager aims to set off the summer as we mean to go on.
There will also be a dedicated family day on the Sunday, where lager fans are invited to bring their families for a day of great drinks, good food, chilled vibes, and child-friendly activities.
Jamie Scahill, co-founder of Manchester Union Brewery and We Are Lager, said; ‘’We are really excited by the huge list of breweries joining us in a couple of weeks, it is set to be a great event with lager from all over the world. It is really important to us that the event is fun and inclusive, so food, music and a great variety of other drinks are as important to us as the lager’’
“Lager has had a bad reputation over the past 30 years and We Are Lager is aiming to change this by showcasing the best lager the world has to offer as our ethos is Drink Better Lager.’’
Love lager? Join the team and We Are Lager for a day (or more)! Volunteer your services in exchange for a ticket to a session of your choice. Join the celebration here: http://bit.ly/wearelagervolunteer
Tickets are available from Skiddle and start at £8 and include a limited-edition glass, beer menu and entry to the session.