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Manchester Beer Week

Manchester Beer Week represents a landmark moment for the city’s booming beer scene.

It is Manchester’s first city-wide beer festival, set up with the aim of bringing together thousands of drinkers through a series of events celebrating brewing and pub culture.

Unlike most beer festivals, it is not tied to a single venue, so expect to find a huge variety of different events at pubs, bars, restaurants and breweries across the region. These will include special beers brewed for the event, tours, talks, exclusive tastings and meals designed with beer in mind. Don’t miss out!

We at the Step are proud to be apart of MCR Beer week and will be supplying nothing but the best in Manchester beers for the entire week. 10 – 19 JUNE 2016


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Vedett Blonde

Vedett Blonde

Vedett Blonde is 5.2% and comes in a 330ml bottle. A beauty at £3.35.

Straw in colour and pearly-white head. A smooth, malty character with subtly balanced hops, and a lingering fruitiness with subtle notes of vanilla.


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Bernard’s Big Daft Quiz!!

HelVic Productions presents Bernard’s monthly Big Daft Quiz at The Hillary Step.

It’s £1 per member and 6 maximum to a team.

Bernard’s quiz at The Hillary Step always has a great turn out…themed rounds may raise a few eyebrows but people soon get into the swing of things!

Join us for the next one. You know you love it and you know you’ll be there.

 


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FIVE AM BrewDog

FIVE AM BrewDog

Five AM Saint Scotland is  5% and comes in a 330ml bottle at £3.75

The Holy Grail of red ales. Berry and caramel riding alongside marmalade and chocolate. Spice and toast jostle with lychee and biscuit.


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Vedett IPA…NEW!!!

Vedett IPA…NEW!!!

New in at 5.5% in a 330ml bottle. A treat at £3.65…

Fruity citrus notes mix with floral, green and fresh aromas. A pronounced but mild bitterness with hints of grapefruit which increase in intensity. Velvety, malty undertones give way to sweet, caramel notes.


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The Weekly Wed Blues Night

Our Bob, The purveyor of our weekly Sunday night jazz sessions. Now, also brings us an array of superb sounds, styles and musical beauty from all over the city.

Every Wednesday from now on. Fantastic!

Coming up:

Wednesday June 8th The Magic Beans, Zoe, Matt, Uli, Beguiling vocals, pop and jazz covers with a unique styling.

Wednesday June 15th Midnite Johnny, rhythm and blues.

Wednesday 22nd June Spider Mike King and friends, legendary singer songwriter/guitarist with accompaniment, back by public demand!

Wednesday June 29th Bridgewater Blues Band, classic Chicago R&B acoustic style.

Wednesday 6th July Franc Cinelli, acoustic blues and originals from internationally renowned artist.

Wednesday 20th July The Jodrellaires. Rock ‘n’Roll, Country & Blues.

 

Wednesday 3rd August Tony Ormesher and Sue Yo, marvellous jazz vocals and guitar.

 


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Gluten free beers now in stock!

Great for those who are wheat intolerant.

For those who have coelic disease

and for those who simply want to try something new…

 

First Chop AVA 3.5%     500ml bottle £3.65

mini-clips

First Chop HOP 4.1%     500ml bottle £3.65

 mini-clips

 Estrella Daura 5.4%       330ml bottle       £3.85

estrella GF

 

 

 


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What a treat! Pork Scratching’s…

What a treat! Pork Scratching’s…

At £2 a portion, treat yourself to perfectly prepared, freshly baked Pork Scratching’s with an apple dipping sauce….Crikey! What a treat and dangerously moreish! You have been warned!


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Jazz Sundays

These Jazz gigs are on Sundays from 9pm  – they’re free!

2016 live music…

Sunday June 12th Lifemask Trio, Bass, guitar and trumpet trio playing Bill Frisell, John Zorn etc.

Sun June 19th Shyfinger, one of guitarist and tunesmith Ellis Davis’s many fine projects, Honeyfeet etc.

Sunday June 26th Julie Edwards Quartet, exquisite vocalist with her sublime combo.

Sunday 3rd July Tim Franks Quartet, a dynamic set of standards and originals.

Sunday 10th July The Mudez Project Soul/Nu Jazz.

Sunday 17th July Gary Boyle Band, legendary jazz fusion guitarist with stunning accompaniment.

Sunday 24th July Simone Manunza and Matt West, brilliant guitar duo.

Sunday 31st July Grant Russell Quartet, Dynamic originals and jazz standards.

 


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Sue & Angela’s Quiz

Calling all quizzers… next quiz night is Tuesday 5th January!!! –  Look forward to seeing you at 8.45 in 2016!!!


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Cheese Board

Cheese Board

Since before cheese was invented man liked cheese. If it could serve as blood and travel through veins it would, that’s how good cheese wants to be.

The Hillary Step cheese board is rather good. Choose Hard, Soft and Blue Cheeses or combine Charcuterie slices of Coppa – Italian cured spare rib (neck) of pork, well marbled and tender. Rich and meaty flavour, Salami Napoli – A coarse cut peppery salami from Campania, Italy and Chorizo Picante – Classic chorizo from Leon flavoured with sweet and spicy smoked paprika. 1 portion includes 3 slices of all 3 meats for extra fun!

All soured from Hickson & Black’s, Chorlton (881 2001)

The tasty cheeses available from 30th November are:

 

Wild Garlic Yarg

Semi-hard, pasteurised cow’s milk, vegetarian rennet

Yarg is made in Cornwall from the milk of Fresian cows. The original recipe involved the careful wrapping in nettle leaves, before maturation to form an edible, though mouldy rind. This variation employs wild garlic leaves to impart a pleasant, mild undertone to the cheese, which varies in texture from crumbly to slightly yielding.

 

 

Bleu d’Auvergne

Blue, pasteurised cow’s milk, traditional rennet

This piquant cheese, named after the ancient volcanic mountain region of France, is sharp and herbal. Once matured, Bleu d’Auvergne gathers strength of flavour quickly; really intensifying after the interior of the cheese begins to collapse.

 

Tomme de Savoie

Soft, unpasteurised cow’s milk, traditional rennet

A close relative of the Italian, Toma, made on the other side of the border in the French Alps, Tomme de Savoie is a semi-firm cheese with a thick brown, inedible rind. It is made with skimmed milk, the cream having been taken off for production of butter. The result is a low fat cheese, high in flavour!


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Manchester Beer Week

Manchester Beer Week represents a landmark moment for the city’s booming beer scene. It...
Vedett Blonde

Bernard’s Big Daft Quiz!!

HelVic Productions presents Bernard’s monthly Big Daft Quiz at The Hillary...
FIVE AM BrewDog
Vedett IPA…NEW!!!

The Weekly Wed Blues Night

Our Bob, The purveyor of our weekly Sunday night jazz sessions. Now, also brings us an...

Gluten free beers now in stock!

Great for those who are wheat intolerant. For those who have coelic disease and for those...
What a treat! Pork Scratching’s…

Jazz Sundays

These Jazz gigs are on Sundays from 9pm  – they’re free! 2016 live...

Sue & Angela’s Quiz

Calling all quizzers… next quiz night is Tuesday 5th January!!! –  Look...
Cheese Board