BUXTON BREWERY TAKEOVER PORT STREET
6th-9th October 2016 / IMBC 16 Fringe
We never believed in the term/lifestyle “Birthday Week” until now…and it’s not even our birthday, though it feels like it is.
Buxton Brewery are coming to Port Street for FOUR DAYS. That’s almost a week. I’m sure they’ll be four of the best days of our year that’s for sure. Think a tap takeover and quadruple it. Buxton are promising to bring a very special haul – rumours of cask rarities and soft serve pours abound. Details coming soon.
The Buxton Port Street takeover is a fringe event for our beer festival, Indy Man Beer Con, occurring the exact same days as merriments in Victoria Baths (6th-9th October 2016). As if you didn’t have enough good beer on your plate, we thought we’d give you more. The Buxton takeover is open to all.
An exhibition by Robert Parkinson
Port Street Beer House
Opening Thursday 22nd September 2016 / 6pm
+ Jennifer Reid (live)
+ Squawk Leveller Black IPA launch
Pubs have been a crucial foundation of social space within Britain for hundreds of years. The function of a ‘public house’ has evolved over time and has nurtured many social and political movements throughout our cultural history. From working class people using the space as escapism of the sometimes gruelling manual labour, to feminists and CND movements hosting meetings and events in the then declining pub spaces of the 1980s. It also sparked the musical genre – Pub Rock (pre-cursor to Punk); bands playing stripped back rock and roll music as a reaction to the progressive/hippy scene as actively ‘anti-stadium’ performers.
Mass Observation saw how crucial pub spaces were for a social study and produced ‘The Pub and the People: A Worktown Observation’ in 1947. For every 1000 people in Greater Manchester there is a pub.
The foundation of most pub conversation is light hearted and humorous. Pub games lend themselves well to these playful surroundings and not many have been more popular than darts. Robert aims to explore the level to which darts has come, from the local leagues to filling 10,000 seats at the world championships today.
Art and political movements have often hosted events and meetings within pubs as the environment is perfect to spark discussion and gather collaborative ideas. Leveller will show examples of these within Manchester past and present intending to spark conversations a similar vein.
If you’ve been in a pub, chances are you’ve been in a chip shop. Is that a leap? Chip shops, like pubs, are considered very British and are often referenced in Mass Observations studies. For Leveller Robert has produced a screen-printed poster inspired by a chip shop printed onto chip shop paper. Art you could eat your dinner (chips) off.
Folk singer Jennifer Reid will be performing local traditional pub songs in local dialect at the opening of Leveller. Many of which are featured and have inspired the framed works that will be displayed within Port Street. The opening night will see the launch of a new dark IPA titled Leveller, brewed especially for this exhibition by Squawk Brewery with Robert Parkinson.
Leveller is an exhibition of all new work by Robert Parkinson, Manchester-based artist and photographer. Robert has previously shown work in London, New York, Amsterdam, Jerusalem, Berlin, and Paris. Robert is also one-half of self-publishing/
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IMBC U SOON: 22 days to go party
Wednesday 14th September 2016 / 6pm-late
Port Street Beer House / free entry
Join us for the comprehensive unveiling party ahead of Indy Man Beer Con 2016 (6th-9th October, Victoria Baths) at Port Street Beer House. The IMBC 16 brewery list will be released in full featuring over 50 of the most progressive and forward-thinking national and international breweries. Find out first the food vendors, talks and tastings, live music and events that will make up your IMBC 16 experience.
Expect a Port Street bar teaming with keg and cask from IMBC 16 sponsors, Cloudwater, Beavertown, Redchurch, Fourpure, Northern Monk, Siren Craft Brew, and Wild Beer Co. Alongside this rich haul we’ll have pop-up tastings on the night from some very special breweries including debut pours from Bristol’s newest brewery, Lost and Grounded.
Food will be provided on the night from Epicerie Ludo, get down early to scoop free limited bumper cheese platters from Chorlton’s finest. Deli edibles will be provided gratis to the first fifty through the gates.
Wild Beer Co will be on hand to provide some very special pop-up tastings on the evening.
Join us and raise a glass to the forthcoming festivities. 22 days to go!
IMBC 16 tickets for Thursday 6th October (5.30pm-11.30pm) and Sunday 9th October (1pm-7pm) are still available at http://
Trade tickets for Friday 7th October (11.30am-4.30pm) are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We seek VOLUNTEERS for IMBC 16. More here: http://www.indymanbeercon.co.uk/2016/08/imbc-16-volunteers/
Can’t make it to Port Street on the evening of the 14th September? Don’t despair! We’ll be unveiling all the info for IMBC 16 online right here too.
Tuesday 23rd August 2016 / from 6pm
Join us for the launch of Mad Hatter‘s 12% barrel aged barley wine, The Void and The Event. Gaz from Mad Hatter will be on hand to talk you through their new beer and host small group tastings. Start your week off with a bang. The Void and The Event will be available on the night on keg and in bottles.