More than 1,000 people came to Bury over the weekend for what has been dubbed as one of the most successful beer festivals to date.

Bury Beer Festival took over Derby Hall at The Met theatre on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, allowing visitors to sample a vast selection of artisan and craft beers from across the area.

Bury Times: Bury Beer Festival 2023

Regulars and newbies to the annual event were able to try a range of drinks, including wine and gin, as well as enjoying food and live music.

Bury Times: Bury Beer Festival 2023

One visitor said: “It’s lovely in here and it is our first time coming to the beer festival.

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“We have had a great time so far and these pint glasses will definitely be coming home with us!”

The event brings in breweries and allows visitors to try all sorts of weird and wonderful drinks that they may not usually have the chance to try.

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Many festival goers spent their time looking to discover a new favourite tipple or re-sampling old favourites.

Ben Baughan, press officer at The Met, said: “We were delighted to welcome so many beer lovers to The Met over the weekend for what was one of our most successful Beer Festivals to date!

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“It is an important fundraising event for us, it was great to have the support of so many local breweries and sponsors this year.

“It’s certainly a highlight in our calendar and we can’t wait to come back next year. Watch this space!”

Bury Times: Cider Bar at Bury Beer Festival 2023

On the Friday, one festival goer said: “Boats N' Hose, from Northern Monkey Brew Co, is my favourite Pale Ale so far…although it is quite strong at 6.2% so were only having a little bit of this one.

“Another drink I have really enjoyed has been the Elderflower and Pear Cider at the Cider Bar.

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“I’m really enjoying the festival and it is a great way to showcase local, independent brewers.

“I'd definitely come back next year".

Bury Times: Lauren Guy and Aaron Barton-Wells

Breweries which took part in the festival included Brewsmith, Brightside, Deeply Vale, Marble Beers, Northern Monkey, Northern Whisper, Red Rose, Strange Times Brewing and We Are Wolf.