A bar in Manchester is giving away unlimited pints throughout January – meaning that for the price of one pint you can drink as many as you like this month.
The catch? The deal’s only available on draught alcohol-free beers as part of a Dry January promotion, which hopes to encourage more Mancs to try the alcohol-free versions created from its best-selling beer range.
BrewDog, which has two bars and a ‘dog house’ hotel in Manchester city centre, has revealed it is giving away bottomless pints of its alcohol-free draft options all month in a bid to encourage more mindful drinking and get people back into the pub.
Bestsellers like the original Punk IPA are available in the offer, just transformed to remove the alcoholic part- forming Punk AF, soon to be your new favourite Dry Jan alternative.
Elsewhere, you’ll also find other popular AF alternatives like Elvis AF, Lost AF, and Nanny State – giving you all the flavour, just without the percentage.
And there’s more, too. To coincide with the arrival of Dry January, BrewDog has just released a new, tiki-inspired AF draught fruit punch beer for the occasion. Called ‘Made For Us’, the alcohol-free fruit beer, created by Square Root, is served over ice to make it extra refreshing.
Given it’s Dry January and our pockets are wrung dry, feeling the full force of the festive aftermath, BrewDog’s venues in Manchester are getting savvy by offering up unlimited non-alcoholic pints to make their non-alcoholic options even more affordable.
If you’re new to a lack of alcoholic booze and seriously wanting a pint, it’s a place where you can seek solitude and enjoy a draft beer to soothe the Dry January jitters- all without the ‘getting drunk’ part.
Essentially, you can get free refills of all your favourite pints for the price of one- what’s not to love about that?
The bar’s also getting in on Veganuary, with a 2 4 1 offer on its vegan and vegetarian mains this month – all created in collaboration with friends at Beyond Meat, Biffs, Temple of Seitan, Moving Mountains and THI.
That means you can enjoy the likes of its BrewDog & Beyond Burger, a completely vegan monster burger made with a beyond meat patty, vegan black pudding, onion rings and seasoned vine tomatoes, for free when you order a second meal alongside.
To get the 2 4 1 food offer, all you need to do is sign up using this link to get a voucher you can use throughout the month.
A Manc photographer is taking beautiful on-the-spot portraits around the city
There are about a hundred and one brilliant photographers taking pictures around the city centre every day, but most of them tend to focus on the macro scale of things — snapping our lovely architecture, long shots of our rain-soaked streets, parades of morning commuters and so on.
So, when we stumbled across this lovely little TikTok account showcasing some of the most simple but beautiful portraits you’ll see anywhere online, all taken around the streets of our beloved city, it understandably caught our attention.
Manc photographer Scott James, or ‘certigrammer‘ as he goes by online, makes his living doing everything from weddings and commercials shoots to music videos, taking photos for Sheffield United and more, but we happened to come across a more recent pastime of his: taking pictures of strangers.
People are clearly chiming with his casual, understated and fundamentally wholesome style. So are we, and it’s not hard to see why.
Perhaps most impressively, it seems like he’s only been at this particular kind of photography for a little over a week and is already pulling in thousands of well-earned views across his social media.
As you can see, there is a very candid nature to his approach; he snaps people just going about their business and even when he stops people on the spot and asks if they’d be willing to pose, he still manages to capture that impromptu and organic vibe.
From happy couples and randomers on the street, to complimenting an old boy on his style, he photographs people from all walks of life.
An official Guinness Fan Zone is coming to Manchester for the Six Nations
One of the biggest Guinness Fan Zones in the UK is coming to Manchester city centre for the Six Nations this February and the best part of all is, it’s absolutely free.
With the beloved rugby union tournament kicking off on Saturday, 4 February, Guinness are bringing their popular fan zone to our lovely city and just in time for the Wales vs Ireland game, not to mention England vs Scotland later the same day.
Popping up on Baring Street, Mayfield, just round the corner from Piccadilly Station, the Six Nations fan zone will be the biggest outside of London and runs all the way until Saturday 18 March.
Transformed into a dedicated space for rugby lovers to watch the match and enjoy a fresh pint of ice-cold Guinness, the fan zone festivities don’t stop there.
To keep the party rolling, they will also be hosting a series of interactive shows, activities and live performances, including bagpipes, Irish dancers and more. There’s even an interactive beer wall – the first one to be available outside of rugby union’s historic home at Twickenham.
Once again, general admissions tickets to the fan zone are absolutely free, but you can bag yourself a table reservation for £10 per person. Better still, for super fans, you can even grab an exclusive Season Pass for a limited time only, granting you access to all five games in the competition.
This includes a special edition team jersey, access to the best seats in the house and the first 150 customers will also get a Guinness Six Nations tote bag filled with beanies, cushions and foam fingers, even temporary tattoos and face paints for you to get your full colours on.
Last but not least, those who do grab a Season Pass will also be in with a chance to win one of Guinness’ exclusive ‘Money Can’t Buy Experiences‘, this year’s main prize being four tickets to a Six Nations match, a dressing room tour and being trusted with flag bearer duty before kick-off. Mint.