Where: Manchester Central

How much? £7 for Thursday sessions £10 for Friday and Saturday sessions 

What to expect? The North’s biggest celebration of beer and cider attracts visitors from all over the world to Manchester, recently crowned cask beer capital of Britain. Organised by the Greater Manchester branches of the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) the festival features over 750 different beers and ciders - some 62,000 pints were downed at last year’s festival by over 13,000 visitors. Some of the best local and national street food traders will also be on hand to provide ballast. As well as a CAMRA membership stand, there will be stalls selling beer memorabilia, books, a series of tutored tastings run by acknowledged beer experts and a selection of traditional pub games to enjoy.