Manchester’s Chorlton Brewing Co is taking to the road again for its fourth national tap takeover, from April 27 to 29.

The events are proving an effective way to showcase the brewery’s approachable sour beer, specifically designed to appeal to the normal drinker rather than the beer connoisseur.

it’s developing an ever-growing following and inspiring a huge interest among other brewers.

The last Chorlton national tap takeover, in January, saw its beer served from 220 taps in 62 venues across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. This time the plan is to increase that coverage by 50%. And to help, Chorlton has created a useful map of exactly where the beers are going.

Brewery owner, Mike Marcus, said: “Because we’re replacing the usual bitter flavours of beer with sour ones, what we make appeals to people who previously might have thought that beer wasn’t for them.

“We’re finding that cider and wine drinkers really get the bright, fruity, acidic nature of the beers we make, and because of this we’re opening up the love of malt and hops to a whole new audience.”

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