We Are Lager has announced more international craft breweries for the UK’s biggest lager festival in Manchester this April, plus local food traders with lager-matched menus, and a stellar line-up of DJs.

Twenty of the world’s finest craft lager breweries will descend on Manchester from April 4-7, bringing with them more than 50 styles of lager, to create the UK’s biggest lager festival. The four-day celebration will be held in one of Manchester’s most iconic Victorian buildings — Upper Campfield Market — with tickets available in advance.

Now confirmed are UK brewers Pillars Brewery, Mondo Brewing Company, and Moor Beer, and from the Czech Republic Budvar, most famous for the long-standing lager favourite, Budweiser.  Also joining the lineup is Pyynikin Craft Brewery, an up and coming craft producer in Finland, joined by Canadian grassroots craft brewery Collective Arts Brewing and Lucky Saint, producers of “an alcohol-free beer worth drinking”.

They will joining lagers from Lost and Grounded, Hacker Pschorr, Kona Brewing Co, Lervig, Paulaner, Donzoko, Giepel Brewing, Braybrooke Beer Co, 71 Brewing and Manchester’s own Cloudwater for a truly international lager showcase.

UK’s biggest lager festival

We Are Lager is the UK’s biggest lager festival and will include Manchester Union Brewery, which is Manchester’s first and only dedicated craft lager brewery, launched last month. Over the weekend it will be showcasing its own lager, along with some exclusive one-off specials.

Joining the lager line-up will be a strong list of local food traders, while there will also be a gin bar, plus wine, prosecco and soft drinks. There will be DJs, too, as well as a dedicated family day on the Sunday, with child-friendly activities.

Jamie Scahill, co-founder of Manchester Union Brewery and We Are Lager, said: ‘’We are really excited by this new wave of announcements. It is set to be a great event, with lager from all over the world. It is really important to us that the event is fun and inclusive, so food, music and a great variety of other drinks are as important to us as the lager.

“Lager has had a bad reputation over the past 30 years, and We Are Lager is aiming to change this by showcasing the best lager the world has to offer, as our ethos is Drink Better Lager.’’

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