Stockport’s Foodie Friday announced as food partner for Manchester Craft Beer Festival ‘23

Manchester’s biggest beer festival teams up with the North’s best monthly food festival

Manchester Craft Beer Festival is excited to announce Stockport’s Foodie Friday as this year’s festival food partner.

Manchester’s biggest beer event, the only one if it’s kind to have all beer covered in the ticket price, is running from 21-22 July at Mayfield Depot and will see vendors from Stockport’s monthly food festival bring street food options for festival attendees. A community-led, diverse range of food options will compliment some of the UK and world’s best beers.

This year’s vendors will include: Just Gyros, chicken and feta-packed pittas; Tapas Altrincham, hearty, fresh paella and steak flatbread kebabs; Halloumination, loaded halloumi fries and halloumi burgers; Chilli’s Indian, Indian Keema and veggie wraps, samosas and bhajis; and Marley’s Tacos, cheesy, pulled birria beef or jackfruit tacos with dipping gravy and signature salsa.

The food offering has been carefully curated to pair well with the beer and cater to a variety of tastes, with plenty of options for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. Options range from light beer snacks to a proper, wholesome feed. The configuration of this year’s festival will also change, bringing Stockport Foodie Friday vendors inside Mayfield Depot, closer to the main pouring area, leaving a larger space outside for enjoying food and drink in the sun (fingers crossed) and improving the flow of the festival.

The partnership is a commitment to the festival fundamentals that the We Are Beer team have always strived for across their events. The best beer from across the world, great food to match and a fun and inclusive atmosphere with a bit of music and dancing to bring it all home. The ultimate festival experience.

In the run-up to the festival keep an eye out for exciting music announcements, special festival preview events across the city and a one of a kind festival beer launch.

The Manchester Craft Beer Festival will take place at Depot Mayfield on Baring Street M1 2PY. There are three sessions across the weekend, 6pm to 11pm on Friday 21st July, 11.30am to 4.30pm and 6pm to 11pm on Saturday 22nd July 2022.

Tickets are available via Each ticket includes entry to the festival, festival pours of any beer from any brewer, a full music line up, access to the people that make the beer themselves and a free beer tasting glass.