Manchester is famous for a lot of things, and its proud history of brewing quality beers is high on that list. The likes of Hydes and Boddingtons have their roots here in Manchester and are deeply ingrained in the history of the city; but in recent years smaller breweries have also made names for themselves.

Let’s have a look at some of the best beers to have come out of Manchester recently; and trust me, if you like your beer, you’re going to want to try every single one on this list.

  1. Dobber – Possibly Marble Breweries most famous beer. The dark golden pale ale is a firm favourite amongst beer drinker because of its New Zealand hoppy character and smooth biscuit base, offset with a fruity aroma. Described as the beer that keeps on giving.
  2. Satanic Mills – Beer nouveau are a small brewery – but by heck do they pack a punch. They don’t shy away from unusual flavours and their satanic mills uses light, bitter hops that give way to a rich roasted chocolate malt body that starts dry, and finishes with a sweet aftertaste.
  3. Amber Enigma – Cloudwater Brew co. are relatively new to the scene, but things are blowing up – everybody is talking about them. One beer on everybody’s lips is the Amber Enigma ale; made with five types of grain and five hop varieties, fermented with A38 and dry hopped with Citra, enigma, and Vic Secret.
  4. AVA – The gluten free beer producers ‘First Chop’ were established in 2012 and have been growing rapidly since. Their beautifully hoppy blonde was awarded ‘Best in the Festival’ by CAMRA. Extra pale malt, ‘noble’ Czech and modern fruity Australian hops combine to give huge flavour and character.

If you find yourself in any bar in Manchester be sure to ask around for any of the brilliantly brewed beers on offer.