Cheers! Vending machine with 230 US craft beers lands in Manchester   

Get next weekend off to a flying start  when Delta and Virgin Atlantic unveil a huge craft beer vending machine in Spinningfields Square, Manchester.

Open from noon until 7pm on 14th and 15th September, there’s a choice of 230 brews, each bringing a flavour of the destinations customers can fly to on Delta and Virgin Atlantic from Manchester Airport.

As well as a range of unique and local beers there will be in-flight snacks to enjoy too, all served free of charge.

Here’s a flavour of some of the beers available:

New York: Sixpoint Brewing Sweet Action (5.0% ABV)

Sixpoint Brewery was founded 2004, in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York. It started as a draft-only brewery before moving on to release canned creations in 2010. The company's motto is Beer is Culture, a play on the cultural significance of beer and brewing, as well as the point that yeast is, in fact, a culture.

Boston: Spencer Brewing Trappist Ale (6.5% ABV)

Brewed by the Trappist monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, the Spencer Brewery is one of only 10 Trappist breweries in the world, and the first in the Americas. Launched in early 2014, the beer has been well received by both connoisseurs and occasional beer drinkers.

San Francisco: Anchor Brewing Company Anchor Steam Beer (4.9% ABV)

Anchor Steam Beer derives its unusual name from the 19th century when “steam” was a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. First brewed in 1896, the origin of the name remains shrouded in mystery, but likely relates to the original practice of fermenting the beer on San Francisco’s rooftops in a cool climate. In lieu of ice, the foggy night air naturally cooled the fermenting beer, creating steam off the warm open pans.

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