UPDATE: with the pandemic and in the interests of safe distancing, it looks very unlikely we'll be able to hold Smokefest this year. The social side is a key part of our brewery-hosted events, and we know from previous years that meeting up and chatting with like-minded people is really important to the atmosphere. We're keeping things under close watch, but it seems most likely we'll just have to focus on Smokefest 2021...
Here at Torrside Brewing, we love smoked beer - and feel everyone else would too, if they just had the chance to find the right style…
So for 2 years we've put on what we think is the UK’s - possibly the world's - only 100% smoked beer festival, and you can expect another in 2020.
It'll be early November, we think - we'll fix the date once we know when the other autumnal beer-fests are happening.
As a taster, 2018's line-up is below...
And we have a good range of smoked snacks – cheeses, meat, nuts, and, well, anything else smoked we can think of.
In 2019, guests brought various intriguing things for on-demand cold smoking: tea-cakes, flying saucers, and Coca-cola all worked surprisingly well.
Ticket prices and terms to follow once we know them :)
Over-18s only. Except for dogs - dogs of all ages are welcome!
Probably early November
12 noon - 8pm
At the Brewery (see below)
£TBC (plus booking fee)
How do I book?
Very easy - just click here!
(when we're live, the link will work)
How do I get there?
Trains are convenient! - we're 3 minutes from Newtown station, and 10 mins from Central. New Mills is around a 40 minute journey direct from Manchester Piccadilly. And we'll be watching for service announcements and changes on the day to make sure you all get home!
If someone drives you, while there's no parking possible at the brewery there is nearby on-road parking (or the Newtown station car park).
This was the 2018 poster, by @elliadesigns of course