Cask masters: A craft-beer enthusiast’s guide to Manchester

A new craft-brew fest underlines Manchester’s ascendant beer scene, where innovative brewers and great venues meet

Top 10 Manchester pubs

Beer fans will head to Manchester for Cloudwater’s first Friends & Family festival, from 1-2 March, where the spotlight will be on a city where craft-beer tourism is booming. And aside from the festival, each weekend visitors can tour a walkable collection of brew-taps and brewery-owned city-centre bars – and drink some of Britain’s best beer. Here is your essential guide.

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