Corto’s Clitheroe Beer Festival Fringe Events – Crossover Blendery and a Cider Fest!

Clitheroe Beer Festival is back for 2022, and Corto is getting well involved!

On Thursday 12th May, Clitheroe Beer Festival opens for trade, but it’s on Friday 13th — lucky for us beer festival-goers — the event opens up to all, and we couldn’t be more jazzed about it.

This year, Corto has picked the beers for the Ale House-sponsored Keykeg bar, and we’ve got some really special beers on there to tempt you to the dark side. Yes, it’s Keykeg, but can you really pass up on trying some of the UK’s best beers being brewed right now? Come on. Live a little.

Katie will also be hosting some tasting events at Clitheroe Beer Festival throughout the weekend. These tasting sessions will be hour-long breakouts where five beers, chosen by Katie from the festival line-up, will be tasted and compared. Let’s get geeky!

Look out for her tasting sessions advertised in the official Clitheroe Beer Festival event guide; they’ll be priced at a few token’s-worth, so basically, a bargain.

Corto Official Clitheroe Beer Festival Events

Throughout the Clitheroe Beer Festival weekend, bars all over town will be hosting special fringe events to bring the festival vibes out into the wider town.

It’ll be well worth getting out of the beer festival hall for an hour or two and stretching your legs to see what else is on offer around Clitheroe. There are going to be tap takeovers aplenty!

Crossover Blendery Tasting — Friday 13th May

On Friday 13th May, Corto will be hosting Crossover Blendery for informal tasting sessions and blending talks as part of the Clitheroe Beer Festival fringe events.

Crossover Blendery are an 100% spontaneous fermentation brewery and blendery based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. They are visiting Corto especially for the beer festival weekend to show their beers and chat about the fascinating ways they are made.

Their beers are totally seasonal, and reference locality and terroir in their ingredients and blends. It’s very exciting to be welcoming them to Clitheroe — we can’t wait to taste their beers with them.

Sessions with Crossover Blendery will take place from 12pm — 6pm on Friday 13th May. It’s a drop-in, casual affair, but if you have a specific desire to make sure you can see them, please give us an email and we’ll try to reserve you a table:

Dick & Cath’s Corto Cider Festival – Saturday 14th May

Join two of Manchester’s most famous cider activists for a day of natural cider and perry tasting, exploration and adventure.

Learn all about the apples and pears that make up our favourite ciders, and the importance their trees and orchards have on our biodiversity and environment.

Taste delicious ciders and see or yourself that there’s much more to cider and perry than Strongbow and Babycham! (No shade intended.)

Natural cider is really important to us at Corto — it’s something we love and we hope we can share that love with you all.

Informal sessions will take place all day from 1pm, drop-in whenever you can and have a taste and a chat.

It’s going to be an amazing weekend. We’ll see you there!