Carbs, beer and mates, what more could you want?

Manchester Union Brewery has announced its latest monthly supper club collaboration. The October edition of the brewery's beer-paired dinner events is in partnership with bakery and floristry pop-up Bread Flower.

The event which takes place in the North Western Street brewery’s neighbouring taproom - just a short stagger from Piccadilly train station - will see the two teaming up for a special Autumn-themed menu on Thursday 21 October from 6.30pm to 10pm. 

With plenty of wine-paired supper clubs around Manchester, these beer-paired ones offer something a bit different and we are all for them.

Bread Flower's menu, cutely coined "Ferments and flowers", will be a distinctly seasonal affair featuring warm and hearty dishes centred around pickled and preserved food and topped with edible flowers. The three courses will include sharing boards of freshly baked sourdough bread, locally-sourced cheeses and pickles as well as dishes made using beer and inventive takes on seasonal classics. 

Maya And Scarlett Form Bread Flower At Kampus Manchester
Bread Flower also have a pop up at Kampus

If you weren't already sold, the menu will include a platter of aforementioned ferments, beef brisket or mushrooms braised in Manchester Union Black Lager with a semolina cake soaked in rose and cardamom syrup to finish.

Tickets for the evening include a welcome drink, starter, main and dessert with beers from the brewery matched to compliment each course. Of course, it wouldn’t be a taproom supper club without plenty of scoops and Manchester Union Brewery’s award-winning lager as well as a choice selection of in-house and guest beers will be available if you want more beer. 

The Front Of Manchester Union Brewery Close To Piccadilly Station In Manchester Which Will Be Continuing Its Supper Clubs With Breadflower
Manchester Union Brewery on North Western Street

Tapping into a love of baking and flowers

The functionally-monikered micro-bakery Bread Flower is the creation of pals Maya Black and Scarlett Jamieson, with the pair combining their love of cooking and sourdough baking with flower arranging. Currently based at Kampus in Manchester city centre, Maya and Scarlett make New York style sourdough bagels as well as schmears (vegan and dairy versions) and seasonal flower bouquets.

The duo’s most recent supper club at Kampus saw them team up natural wine folks Le Social for a modern take on classic Jewish cooking. Bread Flower were also nominated for artisan food producer of the year at this year’s Manchester Food and Drink Awards.

Fresh Babka from Manchester bakery Breadflowerwho are hosting a supper club at Manchester Union brewery taproom
Bread Flower also does babka

Supping at the supper club

The latest edition of Manchester Union Brewery’s monthly supper club follows visits from the likes of Alvarium's vegan restaurant Black Leaf and chef Caroline Martins whose Sao Paulo-inspired supper club was the brewery’s first.

With plenty of wine-paired supper clubs around Manchester, these beer-paired ones offer something a bit different and we are all for them.

Speaking ahead of the event, Maya Black of Bread Flower said:

"The ferments and flowers theme brings together what we and Manchester Union do. Sourdough is a ferment, beer is a ferment and so we wanted to play on that to create a menu including those and other fermented and preserved foods like cheese, pickles, cultured butter, sauerkraut and more. For this event, the flowers will not only decorate the tables but will also garnish the dishes."

"We were also interested in using beer not just as a drink with the food but in the food. The main course will be beer-braised beef (or mushrooms for veggies) using Manchester Union's Black Lager. It adds a really wonderful rich flavour to the dishes. We've also used their pale ale in the cream cheese frosting for our dessert which adds a lovely malty, hoppy flavour to balance the sweetness of the dessert. It's been really exciting to try something new and we're looking forward to sharing our new dishes with everyone at the event."

Look out for details of more upcoming food events from the brewery, all part of Manchester's enviable beer scene, always one step a-head of the game.

Tickets to the supper club are £45 plus booking fee. 

Manchester Union Brewery 96D North Western Street, Manchester M12 6JL

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