Manchester beer events 2016

Beer festivals, tap takeovers, meet the brewers and other beer-filled events are a regular occurrence in Greater Manchester, so here’s a month-by-month list of what’s going on for 2016. Hosting a Manchester beer festival or another event? Feel free to send me the details or tweet me @kaleighpie with info on any Manchester beer events for potential inclusion. It will be updated regularly as more events are announced (last update 13/12/2016).

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January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

 

JANUARY

All month: Tryanuary

January 10: Port Street Beer School, Port Street Beer House.

January 12: Port Street Beer School, Port Street Beer House.

January 15: Shindigger tap takeover and meet the brewer, Brewdog, Peter Street. From 6pm.

January 16: Brew Year’s Bash (and launch of new beer This Means Nothing To Me), Alphabet Brewing Co, Northwestern Street. From 1pm.

January 17-24: Arbor Ales tap takeover, The Font, New Wakefield Street, Manchester and The Font Chorlton, Manchester Road, Chorlton.

January 19: Runaway launch of new stout, The Smithfield, Swan Street. From 7pm.

January 20-23: Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, Manchester Central (formerly GMEX).

January 21: Mad Hatter tap takeover, Piccadilly Tap, Piccadilly Station Approach. From 4pm.

January 22-23: Brew tap at Beer Nouveau, Temperance Street (near Piccadilly Station). 12-9pm.

January 28: Port Street Beer House 5th Birthday Collaboration Celebration, Port Street Beer House. From 7pm.

January 28: Rat Brewery meet the brewer, Stalybridge Buffet Bar, Stalybridge Station. From 7pm.

January 28: Left Handed Brewery beer and food pairing event, No 1 Watson Street. 6-8pm.

January 29: Cloudwater tap takeover, Brewdog, Peter Street. From 6pm.

January 29: Seven Brothers Brewback Friday, Waybridge Enterprise Centre, Daniel Adamson Road, Salford Quays.

FEBRUARY

February 4: Marble Brewery launch of new 7.1% IPA Damage Plan, 57 Thomas Street.

February 4: Rauch off – Drink Up Brewing vs Torrside Brewery, Bunburys, 397 Chorley Road, Bolton. From 7pm.

February 4-6: Bent & Bongs Beer Bash, Atherton Roller Rink, Bolton Road, Atherton.

February 5-7: Milnrow Cricket Club Beer Festival, Harbour Lane, Milnrow.

February 6: First run of the Manchester Mikkeller Running Club, Beer Nouveau. 11am.

February 6: Track and Squawk Brewtap, Track Brewery, Sheffield Street. From 2pm.

February 11: Tickety Brew meet the brewer and tap take over, Brewdog, Peter Street. From 6pm.

February 13: Crafted (@craftedmcr), The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill. 3pm-1am.

February 16: Revolutions Brew Co meet the brewer, The Baum, Toad Lane, Rochdale. From 8.30pm.

February 16: Spanish collaborations evening, The Smithfield. From 7pm.

February 17: Beavertown pizza and beer pairing, Ply, Lever Street. From 7pm.

February 18: Founders Brewing event including talk and launch of new beer, Cafe Beermoth. From 7pm.

February 18: To Øl tap takeover, Ply, Lever Street.

February 19: Marble Brewery launch of new IPA ‘Damage Plan’, The Marble Arch. From 2.30pm.

February 22: Brooklyn Brewery meet the brewer, Volta, Burton Road, Didsbury. From 7pm.

February 25: Howard Town meet the brewer, Stalybridge Buffet Bar, Stalybridge Station. From 7pm.

February 25-27: Prestwich Beer Festival, Longfield Suite, Prestwich.

February 26: Launch of Bridge Beers micropub, Stalybridge.

MARCH

March 2: Brightside Brewing meet the brewer, The Up Steps, Oldham.

March 3: Red Willow beer and food pairing evening, No 1 Watson Street. 6.30-8.30pm.

March 3-5: Wigan Beer Festival, Robin Park Sports Centre.

March 4-6: Beer Nouveau brewery tap, Temperance Street.

March 7: Magic Rock meet the brewer, 57 Thomas Street. 6.30-9pm, £18.

March 9: Cloudwater Spring 2016 beers launch, Port Street Beer House. From 5pm.

March 10: Mad Hatter tap takeover, Brewdog, Peter Street. From 6pm.

March 11-12: Arbor Brewery takeover, Crown and Kettle, Oldham Road.

March 11-12: Oldham Beer Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall.

March 14: Weird Beard tap takeover and meet the brewer, Heaton Hops.

March 17: Orbit meet the brewer and tap takeover, The Smithfield, Swan Street. From 6.30pm.

March 18-19: Wild Beer Co takeover, Crown and Kettle, Oldham Road.

March 18-20: Ramsbottom Beer Festival, The Grant Arms.

March 19: Grub Food Fair, Runaway Brewery. 12-10pm.

March 19: Beavertown Bloody Ell 2016 launch, Cafe Beermoth.

March 23: An evening with Steve Grossman of Sierra Nevada, Beermoth, Tib Street. From 6.30pm, £6.

March 24: Wild Beer tap takeover, Brewdog, Peter Street. From 6pm.

March 25: Freedom Brewery tap takeover, The Knott, Deansgate.

March 25-27: Blackjack Brew tap, Gould Street.

March 25-27: Beer Nouveau ‘Beer from the Wood’ weekend, Temperance Street.

March 26: Track and Squawk Brewtap, Track Brewery, Sheffield Street. From 1pm.

March 26: Chorlton Brewing Co brewery tap, North Western Street. 1-7pm.

March 26: All Gates Brewery Road to Wigan Beer Bus.

March 30: Torrside tap takeover and launch of new beer (Imperial Stout), Port Street Beer House. From 5pm.

March 31: Blackjack meet the brewer, Stalybridge Buffet Bar, Stalybridge Station. From 7pm.

APRIL

April 2: Grub Spring Food Fair (with beer from Marble, Runaway and Blackjack), Sadler’s Yard, Hanover Street. 12-8pm.

April 2: Tickety Brew tap takeover, Crown and Kettle.

April 2: Beer Nouveau brew tap, Temperance Street.

April 8: San Diego Calling – 9 beers from San Diego on tap, Brewdog, Peter Street. From 6pm.

April 8: Track Brewing Co Cotopaxia DIPA launch, Port Street Beer House. From 6pm.

April 9: Cloudwater DIPA v3 launch, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

April 14: London Beer Festival, Crown and Kettle, Oldham Road.

April 14-16: Bolton CAMRA Beer Festival, Bolton Ukrainian Social Club.

April 16: Grub Food Fair at Runaway Brewery, Unit 4 Millgate Dantzic Street, 12-10pm.

April 16: Brewsmith Beer Brewery Tap, Unit 11, Cuba Industrial Estate, Ramsbottom. 12pm-late.

April 20: Ruhstaller tap takeover, 57 Thomas Street. From 7.30pm.

April 23: Beer Merchants warehouse party featuring 13 breweries, 102 North Western Street. Free entry.

April 28: Brightside meet the brewer, Stalybridge Buffet Bar, Stalybridge Station. From 7pm.

April 28: Brooklyn Brewery reserve beers tasting, Beermoth. Tickets £18.50.

April 28: Harviestoun tap takeover, Dockyard Spinningfields. From 7pm.

April 29: Blackjack brew tap, Gould Street. 6-11pm

April 29: Cheadle Cricket Club Beer Festival, 225 Kingsway, SK8 1LA. 5-11.30pm.

April 30: Blackjack brew tap, Gould Street. 12-11pm

April 30: Beer Nouveau brew tap, 75 North Western Street.

April 30: Cheadle Cricket Club Beer Festival, 225 Kingsway, SK8 1LA. 12pm-1am.

MAY

May 1: Blackjack brew tap, Gould Street. 12-9pm.

May 1: Beer Nouveau brew tap, 75 North Western Street.

May 1: Cheadle Cricket Club Beer Festival, 225 Kingsway, SK8 1LA. 12-10pm.

May 1: Bootleg Beer Festival, Horse and Jockey, The Green, Chorlton. 12-9pm.

May 4: Siren tap takeover, The Beagle, Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton. From 4pm.

May 5-7: Tyldesley Beer Festival, Tyldesley Rugby Club, St. George’s Park, Astley Street, Tyldesley.

May 6: Launch of new Marble beer Te Arai, 57 Thomas Street. From 5pm.

May 6-8: Altrincham FC Beer Festival, Altrincham Football Club, Moss Lane, Altrincham.

May 7: Mikkeller Running Club Manchester, Beer Nouveau. 11am.

May 9: Magic Rock meet the brewer, Heaton Hops.

May 12: Thornbridge food and beer pairing evening, No 1 Watson Street. Tickets £15.

May 13: Bad Seed Brewery tap takeover, Crown and Kettle. From 6pm.

May 18: Rammy Craft meet the brewer, Kwoff, 8 Silver Street, Bury. 6.30-8.30pm, £10.

May 19: Brewsmith Beer meet the brewer, The Brink, Bridge Street.

May 19-21: Forever Bury Beer Festival, Bury FC Social Club, Gig Lane. 11am-11pm.

May 20-21: Blackjack brew tap, Gould Street.

May 21: Grub Food Fair, Runaway Brewery. 12-10pm.

May 23: Six Degrees North meet the brewer, Cafe Beermoth. From 7pm, tickets £8.

May 23: Beavertown meet the brewer, Volta, Burton Road, Didsbury. From 7pm, tickets £15.

May 28: Chorlton Brewing Co brew tap, 69 North Western Street. 1-7pm.

May 28-29: Beer Nouveau brew tap, 75 North Western Street. 12-9pm.

May 28-29: Manchester Brewing Co brew tap, 66 North Western Street. 12-7pm.

May 31: Founders KBS launch, Cafe Beermoth. From 6pm.

JUNE

June 2-4: Stockport Beer Festival, Edgeley Park, Stockport.

June 4: Mikkeller Running Club Manchester run, Beer Nouveau. 11am.

June 10-19: Manchester Beer Week 

June 10: Manchester Beer Week launch party, Cafe Beermoth. From 7pm.

June 10: Heineken/Royal Brewery tour, Denmark Road, Hulme. Tickets £10.

June 10-12: Runaway Brewery tap takeover, Proof, 30 Manchester Road, Chorlton. From 2pm.

June 10: Marble Brewery, homebrew masterclass. Marble Beerhouse, 57 Manchester Road, Chorlton. 2.30pm.

June 10: Thornbridge tap takeover, The Font (New Wakefield Street, Chorlton and Fallowfield).

June 11: Manchester Beer Week Brewers’ Market, city centre location TBC. 12-6pm.

June 11-12: Track and Squawk brew tap, 5 Sheffield Street.

June 11: Beer and rugby at Eccles RFC, Gorton Street, Eccles. 

June 11: Brewsmith tap takeover and BBQ, The Knott. From 12pm.

June 12: An afternoon of food and beer with chef David Gale and beer sommelier Melissa Cole, Marble 57 Thomas Street, 3-6.30pm, tickets £35.

June 12: Beers Manchester on Manchester beers, The Brink. 4-6pm, tickets £10.

June 12: Thornbridge Brewery pub quiz, The Font Chorlton. 7-9pm.

June 13: Manchester Beer Week historic beer recipes revival launch, The Smithfield. From 6pm.

June 13: Thornbridge Brewery food and beer pairing evening, The Font Chorlton. From 7pm, tickets £20.

June 13: Hawkshead Brewery meet the brewer, Heaton Hops, Heaton Moor. From 7pm.

June 13: Kirkstall Three Swords Celebration, The Gaslamp. From 7.30pm.

June 13-14: Shindigger tap takeover at The Dockyard (MediaCity and Spinningfields).

June 13-19: Track Brewing tap takeover, Soup Kitchen, NQ.

June 14: Hawkshead tap takeover, The Marble Arch. From 12pm.

June 14: Fullers Vintage tasting, Beermoth. From 6pm.

June 14: Cloudwater vs Fourpure tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 6pm. 

June 14: Beer quiz Sam’s Chop House. 6-8pm.

June 14: Chorlton Brewers’ Association – Thornbridge special, The Font Chorlton. From 8pm.

June 15: Dog Day afternoon (hot dog pairing with Beavertown), The Dockyard MediaCity and Spinningfields.

June 14: Beer tasting at The Botanist.

June 15: Warpigs at Cafe Beermoth, Spring Gardens. From 5pm.

June 15: Beer and rugby at Eccles RFC, Gorton Street, Eccles. 

June 15: Jopen beer and pizza evening, Ply, NQ. From 7pm, tickets £12.

June 15: The power of yeast (yeast brewing experiment with Torrside, Runaway, Thirst Class and Ticketybrew), Brewdog, Peter Street. From 7.30pm, tickets £7.50.

June 16: Launch of Manchester Beer Week collaboration beers, Port Street Beer House.

June 16: Harviestoun tap takeover, The Dockyard MediaCity and Spinningfields.

June 16: Live art and new beer from Alphabet, Kosmonaut, NQ. From 7pm.

June 16: Adnams showcase, Piccadilly Tap.

June 16: Beer tasting at The Oast House.

June 16: Lips That Touch Liquor Manchester Beer Week special, Proof, Chorlton. From 7pm.

June 16: Hopcraft tap takeover, Strange Brew, Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton. From 7.30pm.

June 16: North Coast tasting evening, Saison, Burton Road, Didsbury. From 7.30pm, tickets £22.50.

June 16: Founders Brewing party (with free beer), Common, Edge Street. From 8pm.

June 17: Buxton Brewery tap takeover, The Magnet, Stockport.

June 17: Heineken/Royal Brewery tour, Denmark Road, Hulme. Tickets £10.

June 17: Seven Bro7hers Brew Back Friday, Waybridge Enterprise Centre, Daniel Adamson Road, Salford. From 5pm.

June 17: Post-Craft/Post Punk, Beermoth. From 2pm, tickets £20.

June 18: Manchester Beer Week closing party, Old Granada Studios. 11am-7pm.

June 19: Dads and dogs with beer from Manchester Brewing Co, Proof, Manchester Road, Chorlton. From 12pm.

June 19: MCR Homebrew Expo, Beer Nouveau, North Western Street. 12-5pm.

June 24-26: American Beer Festival Stalybridge Buffet Bar.

June 28: Key Lime Tau Day: Events at Beermoth, Cafe Beermoth, Port Street Beer House and The Smithfield.

June 29: Firestone Walker Q&A and tasting, Port Street Beer House. 6pm.

June 29: Buxton tap takeover, The Beagle, Chorlton. From 4pm.

JULY

July 2: Mikkeller Running Club Manchester run, Beer Nouveau. 11am.

July 2: Beer Nouveau brew tap, 12-9pm.

July 2: US tap takeover, Brewdog, Peter Street.

July 4: Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion UK launch. Events at Cafe Beermoth, Heaton Hops and Port Street Beer House from 4pm.

July 7-9, Chorlton Beer Fest, St Clements Church, Edge Lane, Chorlton.

July 9, Warpigs tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth.

July 16: Grub Food Fair, Runaway Brewery.

July 28: North Brewing Co tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 5pm.

July 28: Sore Feet Brewing Jackalope IPA launch, The Smithfield. From 7pm.

July 28-30: Left Bank Beer Festival, People’s History Museum.

July 29: Funk on Friday (sour beer tasting), Beermoth. From 7pm. £20.

July 30: Sour on Saturday (sour beer tasting), Beermoth. From 3pm, £20.

July 29-30: Blackjack brew tap.

July 31: Independent Salford Beer Festival launch event, The Brink. 6-9pm.

AUGUST

August 6: Mikkeller Running Club Manchester run, Beer Nouveau. 11am.

August 26-28: Blackjack brew tap, Gould Street.

August 26-28: Beer Nouveau brew tap, Temperance Street.

August 26-28: Torrside Brewery, 1st birthday brewery tap, New Mills Marina.

August 27: Grub Food Fair at Runaway Brewery. 12-10pm.

August 27-29: Levenshulme beer, gin and food festival, Klondyke Club, Levenshulme.

SEPTEMBER

September 1: Brouwerij de Molen tap takeover, Port Street Beer House.

September 3: Mikkeller Running Club Manchester run, Beer Nouveau. 11am.

September 9: Omnipollo tap takeover, Brewdog, Peter Street. From 6pm.

September 9-10: Beer Nouveau brew tap, Temperance Street.

September 14: Indy Man Beer Con 22 days to go launch party, Port Street Beer House. From 6pm.

September 17: Grub Food Fair at Runaway Brewery. 12-10pm.

September 17-18: Manchester Vegan Beer Festival, Islington Mill. From £4.

September 23: The Pilcrow opening.

September 23-24: Blackjack brew tap (final one of 2016), Gould Street.

September 28: Neon Raptor tap takeover, Ply.

September 29: Runaway Brewery DIPA launch, The Smithfield. From 7pm.

September 29: US beers and food pairing at Saison, Burton Road, Didsbury. Part of Manchester Food and Drink Festival. 7.30pm, £25.

OCTOBER

October 1: Mikkeller Running Club Manchester run, Beer Nouveau. 11am.

October 2: Origami Brewery launch, Beer Nouveau, Temperance Street. 3-9pm.

October 3-9: Founders tap takeover at Ply, Lever Street. Part of Manchester Food and Drink Festival.

October 3-9: 100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest at Manchester Food and Drink Festival, Albert Square. Free entry.

October 5: Beavertown meet the brewer, Heaton Hops. Tickets £20.

October 6-9: Independent Manchester Beer Convention 2016 (Indy Man Beer Con 2016), Victoria Baths.

October 6-9: IMBC 16 Fringe events – Buxton Brewery tap takeover at Port Street Beer House, Hawkshead Brewery tap takeover at The Beagle and Beavertown tap takeover at Common.

6-9 October: Kernal Brewery tap takeover, Brewdog.

October 7-8: Evolution of IPA weekend, Beer Nouveau.

October 7: Brew By Numbers meet the brewer, Beermoth & Cafe Beermoth.

October 7: Dry and Bitter event, Beermoth and Café Beermoth.

October 7: Lost and Grounded meet the brewer, The Pilcrow, Sadler’s Yard.

October 15: Grub Food Fair at Alphabet Brewing Co launch party. 99 North Western Street, 12-10pm.

October 19: Wild Beer Co event at Cafe Beermoth. 5-7pm.

October 20-22: Independent Salford Beer Festival, Saint Sebastian’s Community Centre, Salford.

October 22: Grub Food Fair at Alphabet Brewing Co. 99 North Western Street, 12-10pm.

October 27-29: Didsbury Beer Festival, St Cats Social Club, School Lane, Didsbury.

October 29: Grub Food Fair at Alphabet Brewing Co. 99 North Western Street, 12-10pm.

NOVEMBER

November 5: Mikkeller Running Club Manchester run, Beer Nouveau. 11am.

November 5: Grub Food Fair at Alphabet Brewing Co. 99 North Western Street, 12-10pm

November 5: Wild Beer BrettBrett Festival, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

November 8: Chorlton Brewing Co Dark Matter 2016. 69 North Western Street. £9 inc one bottle.

November 10-12: Rochdale Beer Festival, Rochdale Town Hall.

November 11: Arizona Wilderness and Jimmy Eat World event, Cafe Beermoth. After Jimmy Eat World’s gig.

November 11: Goose Island tap takeover and new beer launch, The Knott. From 6pm.

November 12: Grub Food Fair at Alphabet Brewing Co. 99 North Western Street, 12-10pm.

November 16: Firestone Walker at Cafe Beermoth. 7-11.30pm, tickets £15.

November 16: Torrside tap takeover, The Beagle, Chorlton. From 4pm.

November 19: Dugges Bryggeri tap takeover, The Pilcrow. From 4pm.

November 19: Grub Food Fair at Alphabet Brewing Co. 99 North Western Street, 12-10pm.

November 21-27: Lost and Grounded tap takeover, Mary and Archie (Chorlton & Didsbury).

November 22: Lost and Grounded tap takeover, Kosmonaut.

November 30: IMBC 2016 collab tap takeover, The Beagle, Chorlton. From 4pm.

DECEMBER

December 1: Seven Brothers meet the breweries, Great Ale at The Vaults, Bolton. From 6.30pm.

December 3: Mikkeller Running Club Manchester run, Beer Nouveau. 11am.

December 3: Beernomicon Bottle Share, Beer Nouveau. 2pm.

December 3: Grub Food Fair at Alphabet Brewing Co. 99 North Western Street, 12-10pm.

December 8: Wild Beer tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 4pm.

December 10-11: Torrside brewery tap, New Mills. 11am-7pm.

December 14: Bundobust Manchester opening date, 12noon.

December 14: Northern Monk tap takeover, The Beagle, Chorlton. From 4pm.

December 14: Kirkstall and Dry & Bitter meet the brewers, The Smithfield. From 7.30pm.

December 15: Magic Rock tap takeover, Brewdog Manchester.

December 15: Seven Bro7hers Ancoats bar opens, Ice Plant Building, 39 Blossom Street, Ancoats.

December 16-17: Track Brewery second birthday brewery tap, 5 Sheffield Street (from 7pm on Dec 16, from 12pm on Dec 17)

December 16-18: Manchester Brewing Co brewery tap, 66 North Western Street (from 4pm on Dec 16, from 12pm on Dec 17-18)

December 16-18: Beer Nouveau brewery tap, 75 North Western Street (from 4pm on Dec 16, from 12pm on Dec 17-18)

December 17: Cloudwater tap takeover, The Pilcrow, 6.30-11.30pm.

December 17: Grub Food Fair at Alphabet Brewing Co. 99 North Western Street, 12-10pm.

December 17: Beer Merchants tap room, 101 North Western Street, 12-7pm.

December 23: Grub Food Fair at Alphabet Brewing Co. 99 North Western Street, 12-10pm.

December 23: Beer Nouveau brew tap, 75 Temperance Street. 12-10.30pm.

December 24: Beer Nouveau brew tap, 75 Temperance Street. 12-6pm.

December 30: Beer Nouveau brew tap, 75 Temperance Street. 12-10.30pm.

December 31: Beer Nouveau brew tap, 75 Temperance Street. 12-6pm.
2017:

Manchester beer events 2017 available here.