It’s been an eventful, exciting start to the year here at SBHQ. And it just got a little more exciting and a little more EVENTful. We’re proud to announce our support of Manchester Punk Festival in April, with Roadie the beer of the festival.
The festival is a celebration of emerging and established punk bands from all over the world and ran by a group of volunteers who live and breathe grassroots music, brilliant small venues and the vibrant world that is Punk in Manchester. We at Signature Brew share so many of the ethics and beliefs of MPFs promoters, making the decision to get involved a no brainer!
There are too many great bands on the lineup this year to name our favourites but look out for all of the incredible headliners from home and abroad such as Paint It Black and Martha, as well as friends of the brewery Great Cynics.
The ideologies and DIY nature of Punk bear many similarities to the contemporary beer movement in which we see ourselves a part of. Craft breweries are united by a common cause to rail against the monolithic shit pedalled by the world's biggest brands, and whilst in a very different guise to the 70’s and 80’s the Punk movement has never been more relevant in the current global political environment.
The SB team will be in Manchester en masse hosting meet the brewer sessions and soaking up as much of the festival as possible. We can’t wait, see you down the front.
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As the dust settles on another incredible Independent Venue Week, we at Signature Brew are returning to normality as well as reflecting on a great celebration of live music and for us, good beer.
Firstly, we’d just like to thank Sybil, Chloe and the team for their year round effort that makes IVW such a roaring success. It’s their vision and tireless work that gives so many great venues the chance to shine.
From us a huge thank you must also be extended to The Skints, whose support and commitment to our collaboration beer Nice Time was second to none and as the staff here will testify the three shows they played in Brighton, Kingston and Southampton were incredible. A 3.9% Tropical Pale Ale, Nice Time has flown out and the positive feedback we’ve received has been overwhelming.
2017 was our second year as beer partner for IVW and it enabled us to continue our mission of getting good beer into the hands of deserving music fans. Never before have so many pints of Signature Brew beer been consumed at live music venues in such a short period of time. More and more venues are realising the value that offering good beer hugely improves gig goers’ experience and boosts the venues chances of retaining customers long before and after each gig. That said, we’re a long way from saying mission accomplished.
I’m told it’s important not to ramble, so we’ll end this here. It’s just left for one more thank you, to all those involved in the wonderful celebration that is Independent Venue Week 2017.