Five of Manchester's best breweries are joining forces with an exciting list of counterparts from across the country to produce five exclusive beers for Manchester Beer Week.

The exciting collaborations are set to be launched on the first Monday of the festival, June 26, at a number of venues across the city.

This follows on from the highly-successful collaborations created for the first year of Manchester Beer Week, which included the widely-lauded Three's Company that brought together Cloudwater, Magic Rock and JW Lees.

This year's teams see Blackjack paired with the Lake District's finest, Hawkshead, while craft beer forefather Marble forms an intriguing partnership with rapidly-growing Leeds brewery Northern Monk.

Hop masters Track will work with highly-rated London brewery Brew By Numbers and Runaway has big plans for their collab with cuckoo brewer Left Handed Giant, from Bristol.

Cloudwater will attempt to prove once more that 'three is the magic number' by teaming up with two of the most talked-about new breweries in the country. They will collaborate with Lost and Grounded from Bristol and Falmouth's Verdant, recently named Best New Brewery in the UK for 2016 by review website RateBeer.

The list of collaborations in full is: