Manchester jazz festival is delighted to announce Brightside Brewery Company as our new bar sponsor for 2018.

The Radcliffe-based brewers will host the Brightside Festival Bar in mjf’s Festival Square.

The family run business will offer those heading to the festival a range of their real ales, craft beers and lagers, plus a specially brewed one-off festival ale under their adventurous Wildside label.

The Brightside Brewing Company started trial brewing on a home brew kit back in 2009 when the country was in the depths of recession – which is partly how the name Brightside arose.

Today they’re an established name in Manchester and are one of the largest microbreweries in the area with a reputation for quality consistency and service.

Their beers include the best-selling Odin blonde, CAMRA-award winning Maverick IPA and signature Helles lager.

Brightside Brewery beers can be found in many of the freehouse pubs and bars in the city, out towards Crewe and Chester in the South, through the Wirral, and up to Preston in the North. In fact, you’ll spot them across much of the UK by way of swapped casks with partner breweries and wholesalers.

They are a regional outfit who have been brewing for years and have a loyal fan base. That said, they are not afraid to try something new, brewing adventurous ales through their Wildside label and selling at new events across the region.

Their rich history and adventurous wild streak make them a perfect fit to host our festival bar.

For more information on Brightside Brewing Company visit their website  or find them on Facebook or Twitter.