The Initiative aims to highlight the perfect pairing of food and beer.
The pairings will be launched at Manchester Beer Week (June 29-July 8 2018).
The collaborations include:
Stockport restaurant Where the Light Gets with Cloudwater Brewery.
The Allotment vegan restaurant with Thirst Class.
Umezushi sushi bar with Runaway.
Bundobust with Squawk Brewing Co.
Rudy’s Pizza with Blackjack
The Drop Caribbean restaurant with Alphabet.
Chef Mary-Ellen McTague’s new Chorlton venture The Creameries with Rivington Brewing Co.
Marble Brewery with One 88, the Whitefield restaurant owned by former Hilton head chef David Gale.
“Beer is a perfect partner for food and we’re really grateful that some of the most respected restaurants from the region have signed up to help us prove that point,” said Manchester Beer Week organiser Connor Murphy.
“For too long the restaurant trade has defaulted to wine as its core drinks offer, largely because it has lazily followed tradition. Many places take great care in presenting excellent food using carefully-sourced ingredients; yet give little thought to the beer they serve alongside it. Beer is incredibly varied and, aside from the core elements of malted barley, hops and yeast, can be created using a wide array of ingredients, so it is versatile enough to pair with almost any dish.”
Manchester Beer Week is also teaming up with the Whitworth Art Gallery to get the region’s art community involved in the initiative. It is on the look out for eight local artists to join each restaurant and brewing pairing.
These artists will create one-off pieces for use as the labels for each beer and the final artworks will be displayed as part of an exhibition at the Whitworth on Thursday, June 28.
The pieces will also be auctioned to raise money for Manchester Beer Week’s chosen charity Mustard Tree.