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GRUB Manchester announces winter beer festival

GRUB Manchester, the street food and drinks events company founded in 2014, has confirmed that the second outing of its Winter Beer Festival will take place in January 2018. The event will open at Fairfield Social Club, the organiser’s own events space.

A street food and drinks events company, GRUB was established by husband and wife Jason Bailey and Juliana Bailey after a successful run as street food traders themselves.

“This is the second Winter Beer Festival with the first being back in 2015 at Runaway Brewery,” the Baileys told Access. “This event is both a celebration of fantastic, independently produced beer as well as a mark of how far GRUB has come in the last three years.”

GRUB has teamed up with Tryanuary to promote the idea that the general public should be sampling the best local beer they can get their hands on in January rather than abstaining which causes immense pressure for the pub, bar and brewery sector at this time of year.

The festival will take place from 19-21 January 2018 across four sessions. It will feature 24 keg and eight cask lines in a showcase of the best winter beers from local and international breweries.

The organisers are also lining up a selection of street food traders and DJs for the event. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Drink and food festival

GRUB focuses its business on providing an inclusive, festival style atmosphere. “The events are supported by exceptional food and drink supplied by truly independent producers and chefs,” the Baileys told Access.

In addition to this, GRUB is committed to assisting and mentoring street food traders in order to support the grass roots food & drink community of Manchester.

Just over a year ago GRUB launched GRUB Food Fair. The regular street food event quickly grew from being monthly to weekly to being invited to be the first tenants in the new, high-profile Mayfield development just three minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station.

In October 2017, GRUB launched Fairfield Social Club, its own full-time events space, which is also geared towards supporting grass roots musicians whilst also providing top quality food and drink.