Are all-in events the future of beer festivals?

No longer do beer festivals mean a CAMRA-led event that takes place once a year and includes a load of local cask beer and maybe some Belgian bottles, thanks to the new breed of events that have popped up showcasing a new range of breweries and payment tactics.

Moving on from the old fashioned sheet of beer tokens, there are now more beer festivals which are offering all-in tickets – where you pay for everything up front and on arrival, all the beer is included.┬áNo faffing about with tokens, token sheets or cash, you simply turn up and drink away.

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Independent Salford Beer Festival to return for 2016

One of Greater Manchester’s newest beer festivals is to return for 2016 – and will feature keg beer for the first time.

The Independent Salford Beer Festival 2016 will take place October 21 and 22 at Saint Sebastian’s Community Centre, with sessions running 11.30am-4.30pm and 6-11pm on both days.

Organiser Jim (aka BeersManchester) promises a variety of styles will be on offer so there’ll be something for everyone. The main room will focus on cask beers from Northern breweries, while the other room will feature around ten keg beers – and there will also be a couple of collaborations especially for the event.

Like last year, it’ll be ticket only and tickets will be released either August 1 or September 1.

See more upcoming beer festivals, tap takeovers and meet the brewers on the Manchester beer events calendar.


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