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25.08.14

Stockport Old Town gets its own ale thanks to Robinsons Brewery

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To mark the launch of the first ever Stockport Old Town Fringe Festival which begins this Friday, Robinsons have produced a limited edition Stockport Old Town ale.

The premium ruby red ale was only available on draught until now.

The exclusive beer which has a distinctive blend of citrus, biscuit malt and burnt toffee flavours will be available to buy from Seven Miles Out in the Market Place.

John Robinson of Robinson’s Brewery says “We are delighted to support the first Fringe Festival and we hope our Stockport Old Town bottled beer will help raise awareness of the new branding of the area.

“It’s great to see the local community and businesses coming together to make this happen and the success of the newly refurbished Bakers Vaults already points to an exciting future for this historic part of the town.”

The Stockport Old Town Fringe Festival, which features an eclectic mix of music, dance, comedy and street theatre, is being organised by members of Stockport’s Portas Pilot Delivery Group and sponsored by Orbit Developments, Stockport’s largest commercial landlord.

Highlights of the three day event include Foodie Friday in the Market Place, Mojo Bravo’s Comedy Evening with Vikki Stone at Seven Miles Out and a full day of family entertainment on Sunday when the Market Place will be transformed with Morris dancers, circus performers and theatrical spectacle with Dick Danger who will be diving from a high pole headfirst into a bucket of water!

Another first for the Festival is a celebration of all Stockport’s specialist markets under one roof as Stockport’s indoor market traders join forces with The Handmade Market, The Teenage Market and the award-winning Vintage Village to create a unique shopping destination.

“Stockport Old Town Fringe Festival is a chance for people to see all that this beautiful part of the town has to offer in terms of independent shops, entertainment and quality food and drink,” explains Joe Barratt, a member of Stockport’s Portas Pilot Delivery Group. “We hope the community will come and discover the secret side of Stockport.”

For more information on the Fringe Festival events from Friday to Sunday visit www.stockportoldtown.co.uk

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