Manchester beer events 2017

Manchester beer events

Returning for 2017, the Manchester beer events calendar lists Manchester beer festivals, meet the brewer events, tap takeovers and more across Greater Manchester. 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 24/05/2017).

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

Weekly events:

Beatnikz Republic, Unit 15 Red Bank, Green Quarter. Fridays 4-10pm, Saturdays 12-10pm and Sundays 12-6pm.

Beer Nouveau brew tap, 75 Temperance Street – Fridays 4-10.30pm and Saturdays 12-10.30pm.

Cloudwater brew tap at Cloudwater Barrel Store, Unit 13, Sheffield Street – Fridays 4-9pm, Saturdays 12-8pm and Sundays 12-5pm. (Not May 12)

Grub Food Fair at Mayfield Depot, Fairfield Street. Fridays 12-10pm and Saturdays 12-10pm (from June 9). Featuring 12 keg lines, 2 cask lines and canned beers from Northern breweries.

JANUARY

January 3: North Brewing Co tap takeover, The Beagle, Chorlton.

January 7: Mikkeller Running Club, Beer Nouveau, 75 Temperance Street. 11am.

January 12: Legitimate Industries/Manchester Beer Week Holy Trinity Pitmaster beer and food pairings event, Reds True BBQ. 8-11pm, £35.

January 19-21: Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, Manchester Central.

January 26: Port Street Beer House 6th birthday including launch of Track Brewery collaboration. From 6pm.

January 27: Fourpure guided tasting, Beermoth, Tib Street. 6pm.

January 27: Manchester breweries tap takeover plus Pretty Green event, Brewdog, Peter Street. From 7pm.

January 28: Grub Food Fair (vegan special) at Alphabet Brewery, 99 North Western Street. 12-10pm.

January 28: Sore Feet Stone Thrower DIPA launch, The Pilcrow. From 12pm.

January 29: Track Brewery meet the brewer hosted by Beernomicon, The Smithfield. 2pm, £6 with four thirds.

January 30: Oskar Blues beer and food pairing, Bundobust Manchester. From 7.30pm, £20.

FEBRUARY

February 3-4: Track Brewery tap, Sheffield Street.

February 10: Track and Odyssey collab Santa Muerte launch, Port Street Beer House and Cafe Beermoth. From 6pm.

February 11: Beernomicon bottle share, Beer Nouveau. 2pm. Email Beernomicon@gmail.com to book a place.

January 14: Cloudwater Brewery open – for take away only. 8am-5pm.

February 16: Dry & Bitter tap takeover, Bundobust Manchester. From 6pm.

February 16: Tiny Rebel can launch and meet the brewer, Beermoth. From 6pm.

February 16: Brighton Bier tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 5pm.

February 21: Kirkstall Brewery tap takeover, The Font, Chorlton. From 5pm.

February 22: Aged Orval tasting, Beermoth. 6pm, tickets £20.

February 22: Torrside and Thirst Class Ale joint tap takeover and meet the brewer, The Buttery, 30 Albert Road, Levenshulme. From 6.30pm.

February 25: De Garde tap takeover, The Pilcrow. From 12pm.

February 25: Runaway Brewery brew tap, Dantzic Street. 1-6pm.

February 26: Northern Monk meet the brewer and live podcast recording hosted by Beernomicon, The Smithfield. 2pm.

MARCH

March 2: Wiper and True Hard Shake launch and tap takeover, Port Street Beer House.

March 4: Runaway Brewery brew tap, Dantzic Street. 1-6pm.

March 7: Wild Beer Co crowdfunding launch, Cafe Beermoth. 6-10pm.

March 8: Torrside tasting, The Pilcrow. From 7.30pm, tickets £5.

March 9: Wild Card Brewery tap takeover and meet the brewer, The Smithfield. From 7pm.

March 9: Brooklyn Brewery Bel Air launch party, Soup Kitchen. From 6pm.

March 10-11: Track Brewing Co brew tap, Sheffield Street. 7.30-11.30pm March 10, 2-11.30pm March 11.

March 11: Saison event, Beermoth, Tib Street. 4-8pm.

March 17: Irish breweries showcase, Brewdog, Peter Street. From 12pm.

March 17-18: Rammy Craft Beer pop up, Beer Nouveau, Temperance Street.

March 20: Cloudwater meet the brewer, Volta, 167 Burton Road, Didsbury. Tickets £15 from Volta and The Epicurean.

March 22: Cheese and beer pairing night, Beermoth, Tib Street. Tickets £35.

March 22: Red Willow meet the brewer, Stalybridge Buffet Bar. Tickets £19.95 including six course meal.

March 23: Almasty tap takeover and collab beer launch, Port Street Beer House.

March 24-25, Blackjack Brew Tap, 36 Gould Street. 6-11pm March 24, 12-11pm March 25.

March 25: Beernomicon bottle share, Beer Nouveau. 2pm. Email Beernomicon@gmail.com to book a place.

March 25: Runaway Brewery brew tap. 12-6pm.

March 25: Northern Monk tap takeover, The Pilcrow. From 12.30pm.

March 29: Mad Hatter tap takeover, The Beagle, Chorlton.

APRIL

April 1: Blackjack brew tap, 36 Gould Street. 12-5pm.

April 2: Drygate meet the brewer, The Smithfield. From 2pm.

April 2: Beer historian Ron Pattinson talk, Beer Nouveau, Temperance Street. £3.

April 5: Mad Hatter Penny Lane Triple launch, The Pilcrow. From 5pm. Event postponed.

April 5: Thornbridge Mango Halcyon launch, Cafe Beermoth. From 6pm.

April 7-8: Neptune Brewery pop up, Beer Nouveau, Temperance Street.

April 7: Track Cotopaxi (double IPA) launch, Cafe Beermoth, The Smithfield, The Pilcrow, The Brink, Heaton Hops, Kosmonaut, The Beagle and Port Street Beer House. From 6pm.

April 8: Beavertown Bloody ‘Ell launch, Ply, Lever Street.

April 11: Rhinegeist Brewery meet the brewer, Brewdog Manchester, Peter Street. From 7pm.

April 13-17, Beatnikz Republic soft launch weekend, Unit 15, Red Bank, Green Quarter. April 13-14 4-10pm, April 15-17 12-8pm.

April 14-16: Easter Pint of Portent weekend, The Marble Arch. From 12pm.

April 14-15: Torrside brew tap, New Mills Marina. 12-8pm.

April 15: Unit 101 launch, 101 North Western Street (new site for Beer Merchants), 12-7pm.

April 15-16: Beermoth/Cafe Beermoth Yeaster Weekend. 4-8pm.

April 16: Cloudwater, Magic Rock and Other Half tap takeover, The Pilcrow. From 1pm. Also meet the brewers to take place at Redfern House at 6.30pm – tickets £17.58.

April 18: Rivington/Torrside collab Paint Your Bandwagon launch, Bundobust.

April 19: Yeastie Boys tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 4pm.

April 21-22: Connoisseur Brewery pop up, Beer Nouveau, 75 North Western Street.

April 22: Beernomicon bottle share, Beermoth, Tib Street. 2pm. Email Beernomicon@gmail.com to book a place.

April 22: Launch of  Cloudwater/Piccadilly Records/Common collab Record Store Day Session IPA, Common, Edge Street.

April 23: Uiltje Brewing tasting and talk at Beermoth, Tib Street from 6pm followed by beers on tap at Cafe Beermoth, Spring Gardens.

April 23: Alphabet Brew tap, 99 North Western Street. 12-8pm.

April 24: Northern Monk meet the brewer, Volta, 167 Burton Road, Didsbury. Tickets £15 from Volta and The Epicurean.

April 25: Magic Rock tap takeover, The Beagle, Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton. From 4pm.

April 26: Rivington/Torrside collab Paint Your Bandwagon event and joint tap takeover, Port Street Beer House.

April 28: Track Brew tap plus Altered States art exhibition, 5 Sheffield Street. 7-12pm.

April 28-30: Blackjack Brew Tap, 36 Gould Street. 6-11pm April 28, 12-11pm April 29, 12-7pm April 30.

April 29: Brew By Numbers and Kernal tap takeover, The Pilcrow. From 12pm.

April 29: Wood and Barrelled beer showcase, Beermoth, Tib Street. 4-8pm.

April 29: Stubborn Mule brew tap, Unit 2 Radium Works, Bridgewater Road, Altrincham. 12-8pm.

April 29-30: Brewsmith brew tap, Unit 11, Cuba Industrial Estate, Ramsbottom. From 12pm

MAY

May 2: Pirate Life Brewing meet the brewer, Brewdog, Peter Street.

May 3: Lost and Grounded Keeping Up With The Joneses DIPA tasting, Bundobust, 59 Piccadilly. From 6pm.

May 5: Northern Monk Neapolitan Ice Cream Pale Ale launch, Cafe Beermoth. From 5pm.

May 5-6: Hafod Brewery pop up with food from The Real Junk Food Project, Beer Nouveau, 75 North Western Street (May 5 4-10.30pm, May 6 12-10.30pm).

May 6: Vegan Beer and Food Fest, Chorlton Brewing Co, 69 North Western Street. 12-7pm.

May 6: Alphabet Brew Tap and Food Yard, 99 North Western Street.

May 8-14: Thirst Class Ale cask tap takeover, The Beagle, Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton.

May 10: An evening with Galway Bay Brewing, The Pilcrow. From 12pm.

May 10: Cured meat and beer evening with Lunya, Beermoth, Tib Street. 6-8pm, tickets £25.

May 10: North Brewing tap takeover, Kosmonaut. From 5pm.

May 12-13: Track brew tap, 5 Sheffield Street. 7-11pm.

May 17: Verdant tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 5pm.

May 20: Manchester Beer Audit – more information: mcrbeeraudit.co.uk

May 20: Tiny Rebel tap takeover and meet the brewer, Brewdog. From 4pm.

May 22: Vertical Drinks Mikkeller and Dry and Bitter showcase, Volta, 167 Burton Road, Didsbury. Tickets £15 from Volta and The Epicurean.

May 24: Indy Man Beer Con 2017 pre-sale ticket launch event, Port Street Beer House and The Beagle. From 6pm.

May 26-28: Blackjack Brew Tap, 36 Gould Street. 6-11pm May 26, 12-11pm May 27, 12-7pm May 28.

May 27: Omnipollo, Dugges and Stigbergets tap takeover, Heaton Hops, School Lane, Heaton Chapel. From 1.30pm.

May 27: Beernomicon bottle share, Beermoth, Tib Street. 2pm. Email Beernomicon@gmail.com to book a place.

May 27: Real Junk Food pop up, Beer Nouveau, 75 North Western Street. From 12pm.

May 27-28: Torrside brew tap, New Mills Marina. 12-8pm.

May 28: Beavertown tap takeover, The Pilcrow. From 12pm.

JUNE

June 1-3: Stockport Beer Festival, Edgeley Park.

June 2-3: Neon Raptor pop up, Beer Nouveau, 75 North Western Street.

June 3: Beatnikz Republic taproom launch party, Redbank, Green Quarter. 12-10pm.

June 3: Vegan Beer and Food Fest, Chorlton Brewing Co, 69 North Western Street. 12-8pm.

June 8: Pilot tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. 5-12pm.

June 9: Hops Not Hate fundraiser to raise money for victims of the Manchester attack, Beer Nouveau 75 North Western Street. 4-10.30pm. Facebook event.

June 9-10: Grub Food Fair launch event at Mayfield Depot, Fairfield Street. 12-10pm.

June 16-17: Mad Dog Brewing pop up at Beer Nouveau, Temperance Street.

June 23-July 2: Manchester Beer Week 2017 ** = Manchester Beer Week event

June 23: Manchester Beer Week launch party, Mayfield Depot. From 6pm **

June 23-July 2: Scottish Tap at Brewdog, Peter Street. **

June 23-24: Blackjack Brew Tap, 36 Gould Street. 6-11pm June 23, 12-11pm June 24.

June 23-25: Stalybridge Summer Fest, Stalybridge Buffet Bar. 12-11pm. **

June 24: Brewery Expo including Alphabet, Blackjack, Beatnikz Republic, Beer Nouveau, Chorlton, Cloudwater, Dan’s Brewery (featuring Marble, Hawkshead and Magic Rock), Manchester Brewing Co, Runaway, Squawk and Track all opening their doors **

June 24: Brewsmith brew tap, Unit 11, Cuba Industrial Estate, Ramsbottom. From 12pm.

June 26: Manchester Beer Week collab crawl, 57 Thomas Street, Cafe Beermoth, The Pilcrow, Port Street Beer House, The Smithfield Tavern. From 6pm. **

June 27: Beer Nouveau open brew day, 75 North Western Street. 10am-6pm. **

June 27-July 2: Hawkshead tap takeover, The Petersgate Tap, 19 St Petersgate, Stockport. **

June 28: Verdant meet the brewer and tap takeover, Heaton Hops. **

June 29-July 1: Central Manchester Camra Beer Festival, 53Two, 8 Albion Street, Park Avenue Car Park (opposite The Britons Protection).

June 30-2 July: The Pilcrow Summer Beer Thing, Sadler’s Yard.

JULY

June 23-July 2: Manchester Beer Week 2017 **

June 27-July 2: Hawkshead tap takeover, The Petersgate Tap, 19 St Petersgate, Stockport. **

June 30-2 July: The Pilcrow Summer Beer Thing, Sadler’s Yard.

July 2: Manchester Homebrew Expo, Beer Nouveau, 75 North Western Street. 12-6pm. **

July 6-8: Chorlton Beer Festival, St Clement’s Church, Chorlton.

July 27: Northern Monk and Bissell Brothers events, Cafe Beermoth.

July 28-29: Blackjack Brew Tap, 36 Gould Street. 6-11pm July 28, 12-11pm July 29.

AUGUST

August 21: Independent Salford Beer Festival ticket launch, The Brink. From 7pm.

August 25-27: Blackjack Brew Tap, 36 Gould Street. 6-11pm August 25, 12-11pm August 26, 12-7pm August 27.

SEPTEMBER

September 22-23: Blackjack Brew Tap, 36 Gould Street. 6-11pm September 22, 12-11pm September 23.

September 28-October 1: Independent Manchester Beer Convention 2017 (Indy Man Beer Con 2017). Victoria Baths, Manchester.

OCTOBER

September 28-October 1: Independent Manchester Beer Convention 2017 (Indy Man Beer Con 2017). Victoria Baths, Manchester.

October 6: Cloudwater tasting with food pairing, Manchester Food and Drink Festival, Albert Square. Ticket price tbc.

October 7: 20 Years of Beer curated by Manchester Beer Week and Cloudwater, Manchester Food and Drink Festival, Albert Square. Ticket price tbc.

October 19-21: Independent Salford Beer Festival.

October 26-28: Didsbury Beer Festival, St Cats Social Club, School Lane, Didsbury.

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER