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Two Manchester icons brew up a homecoming celebration!


On Thursday 17th August, the Vegetarian Society is celebrating being back in the city of Manchester with the launch of a brand-new pale ale, ‘1847’, created by the renowned independent and Manchester-based Marble Brewery.

The event at the Marble Arch Pub, on Rochdale Road, will bring together key members of the Society and the brewery, together with friends and supporters from across Manchester to celebrate the Society’s relocation back into the city as it celebrates its 175th anniversary.

Guests will have the chance to grab a pint of ‘1847’, named after the year of the Society’s formation, grab some vegan grub, and hear about the role Manchester played in the formation of the modern vegetarian and vegan movement.

The ‘1847’ beer has a soft, mellow, and slightly bready base bursting with the fresh flavours of citrus fruits, grapes, and melon. ‘1847’ will be available for a limited time at select locations in Manchester, offering beer enthusiasts and supporters of vegetarianism a unique opportunity to raise a glass to 175 years.

Richard McIlwain, Chief Executive of the Vegetarian Society, expressed his enthusiasm for this unique collaboration, stating: “It’s a joyous occasion to witness the coming together of two Manchester institutions to create something as innovative and vibrant as the ‘1847’ beer. This venture not only celebrates our 175th anniversary but also demonstrates the thriving spirit of our city and the remarkable progress of vegetarianism.

“We’re proud to collaborate with Marble Brewery and celebrate our shared values through this fantastic vegan beer. It’s also perfect timing as we move back to our roots in our hometown of Manchester.”

The beer is one of many Marble beers that display the Vegetarian Society Approved trademark accreditation. The partnership between the Vegetarian Society and Marble Brewery signifies the coming together of history, culture, and innovation. As the Vegetarian Society returns to Manchester, it brings with it a legacy of compassion, sustainability, and culinary exploration.

The Vegetarian Society is a campaigning charity bringing the benefits of plant-based eating to all! It campaigns to make the necessary changes happen — changes to help people, the planet, and animals.


Notes to editors

For media enquiries please contact Su via press@vegsoc.org

Marble Brewery is a renowned establishment in the heart of Manchester, known for its exceptional craft beers and commitment to quality and innovation. With a legacy spanning 25 years, Marble Brewery has become a symbol of the city’s vibrant beer culture. Find out more at https://www.marblebeers.com/.

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