Help us end the debate over England's best beer city...

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OK, we admit it's not a scientific method to find out the identity of England's best beer city, but the manchester beer week city clash is a unique event combining competition and charity. And we want your help...

This new initiative will see five of England’s best brewing cities face off, in the spirit of friendly competition.

Teams from Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, and London, as well as two from host city Manchester, will create one-off collaboration beers that will be put to a public vote on the opening weekend of this year’s festival to decide which one wins.

All of the beers will be launched at the Summer Beer Thing on Friday June 29, and there will be simultaneous 'suburb' launches at venues in the north, east, south and west of Greater Manchester, as well as venues in each of the other participating cities. Drinkers at these events will be given the opportunity to vote for their favourite beer and the winner will claim the unofficial crown of England's best beer city.

But there's also another element to this initiative.

Aided by support from Kegstar, a percentage of profits from each of the beers will be donated to charities in each of the five cities, including the official charity of Manchester Beer Week 2018, Mustard Tree. We'll also be asking for donations from drinkers at each of the launch events to help raise as much money as possible for a range of good causes.

Full details of how to take part and vote on your favourite beer will be released closer to the event.


Leeds: North Brewing Co, Northern Monk, Kirkstall, Zapato

Liverpool: Mad Hatter, Chapter, Neptune, Top Rope, Gibberish

London: Fourpure, Beavertown, Brew By Numbers, Orbit

Manchester one: Cloudwater, Track, Runaway, Wander Beyond

Manchester two: JW Lees, Marble, Beer Nouveau

Bristol: Lost and Grounded, Moor, Left Handed Giant


Launch venues

Main launch: The Pilcrow's Summer Beer Thing

Manchester north: Bunbury's, Bolton

Manchester east: The Stalybridge Buffet Bar

Manchester south: Reasons to be Cheerful, Burnage

Manchester west: The Northern Type, Eccles

Bristol: Small Bar

Leeds: North Brewing Co

Liverpool: TBC

London: TBC


Charities supported

Manchester: Mustard Tree

Bristol: TBC

Leeds: Simon on the Streets

Liverpool: TBC

London: Greater London Fund for the Blind