Manchester beer events 2018

Manchester beer events 2018

Back for a third year for 2018, the Manchester beer events calendar is a list of all of the Manchester beer festivals, meet the brewers, tap takeovers, beer launches and more which take place across Greater Manchester. Are you hosting a Manchester beer festival or another event? You can send me the details or tweet me @kaleighpie with info on any Manchester beer events for potential inclusion. This page is updated regularly – last update was on 15/11/2018.

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

Reoccurring/weekly events:

Alphabet Brew Tap and Food Yard, 99 North Western Street – Saturdays 12-10pm.

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

Blackjack brew tap, 36 Gould Street – Mondays to Fridays 3-6pm plus quarterly weekend events.

Cloudwater brew tap at Unit 9, Piccadilly Trading Estate – Monday – Friday and Sunday 3-10pm, Saturdays 10-10pm.

Grub Food Fair at Fairfield Social Club. Fridays 12-10pm, Saturdays 12-10pm and Sundays 12-8pm (vegan only on Sundays). Featuring 12 keg lines, 2 cask lines and canned beers from Northern breweries.

Runaway Brewery brew tap, Unit 4 Millgate, Dantzic Street – Saturdays 12-8pm.

Track Brewing Co brew tap, 5 Sheffield Street – Fridays 6-11.30pm and Saturdays 11.30am-9pm.

A guide to Manchester’s brew taps

JANUARY

All month: Tryanuary

January 13: Beernomicon bottle share, Beermoth Cellar, Tib Street. 1pm, email Beernomicon@gmail.com to reserve a place.

January 13: Blackjack brew tap, 36 Gould Street. 12-5pm.

January 13: Tryanuary Green Quarter tour starting at Blackjack brew tap hosted by Beer More Social. 12pm.

January 18: Runaway to Beermoth, a guided tour of beer including tastings. Tickets £26.81 – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/runaway-to-beermoth-guided-tour-of-beer-tickets-41219887794

January 18: Magic Rock Fantasma launch and gluten free evening, Bundobust Manchester. From 7pm.

January 18: Stillwater Artisanal showcase, Brewdog Manchester, Peter Street. From 6pm.

January 18: Omnipollo/Brewdog I Wanna Be Your Dog collab launch, Brewdog Manchester. From 6pm.

January 19: Howling Hops tap takeover, Crown and Kettle. From 12pm.

January 19: West By Three tap takeover and meet the brewer, The Smithfield. From 7pm.

January 19-21: Grub Winter Beer Festival, Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6 Temperance Street.

January 20: Tryanuary Piccadilly beer crawl hosted by Beer More Social, starting at Alphabet Brewery. From 12:45pm.

January 20: Reasons to be Cheerful first birthday party, 228 Fog Lane. From 1:30pm.

January 20: Wander Beyond and Bakeorama Barrels and Baking event featuring four barrel aged imperial stouts paired with puddings, 98 North Western Street. Tickets £20, 3-5pm.

January 20: Tryanuary Greater Manchester Beer Day.

January 20: Alphabet Brewing tutored tasting, 99 North Western Street. 1-2pm, tickets £5.83 including three halves.

January 21: Red Willow, Fiveclouds, Torrside and Bollington meet the brewers and Tryanuary beer showcase, Red Willow Macclesfield, 32A Park Green, Macclesfield. From 12pm.

January 25: Wander Beyond, Tiny Rebel and Hawkshead tap takeover/meet the brewer, The Knott, 374 Deansgate. From 7pm.

January 25: Tiny Rebel tap takeover (cask and keg), Heaton Hops, 7 School Lane, Heaton Chapel.

January 25: 7th birthday party featuring Cloudwater tap takeover and Wizard King stout launch, Port Street Beer House. From 7pm.

January 25: Beer and cheese pairing with Pig and Porter, Crown and Kettle. From 7pm, tickets £11.07.

January 25-27: CAMRA Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2018, Manchester Central (GMEX).

January 26-28: Chorlton Brewing Co national tap takeover featuring The Pilcrow, Ancoats General Store, Ol Bar and Brewery, Piccadilly Tap and The Secret Sip.

January 27: Partizan tap takeover, The Pilcrow. From 12pm.

FEBRUARY

February 1: North Brewing, Track and Wylam collab LDS MCR NCL launch, Port Street Beer House. From 5pm.

February 3: Beermoth 5th birthday party featuring 15 collaborations, Cafe Beermoth, 40A Spring Gardens. From 5pm.

February 3: Garage Beer tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

February 7: Opening of Station Hop, 815 Stockport Road, Levenshulme. From 6:30pm.

February 7: Moor Beer tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth, 40A Spring Gardens. From 5pm.

February 8: Cantillon and Friends event, Port Street Beer House. From 5pm.

February 9: De Molen tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth. From 5pm.

February 15: Squawk and Turning Point tap takeover and collab launch, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

February 16: Tony Rebel birthday beers launch, The Smithfield. From 5pm.

February 17: Beernomicon bottle share, Beermoth Cellar, Tib Street. 1pm, email Beernomicon@gmail.com to reserve a place.

February 21: Manchester Beer Week’s ones to watch tasting event featuring Beatnikz Republic, Pomona Island and Wandee Beyond, Readons to be Cheerful, Fog Lane. Tickets £18.

February 22: Hoppin’ Frog imperial stout tasting, Beermoth Cellar, 70 Tib Street. Tickets £17.50.

February 23: Bone Machine Brewing tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth. From 5pm.

February 23: Magic Rock tap takeover, The Beagle, Chorlton.

February 23: To Øl Mr series launch, Brewdog Manchester. From 6pm.

MARCH

March 1: Deya, Northern Monk, Verdant and Wylam four way tap takeover, Kosmonaut. From 5pm.

March 1-3: CAMRA Wigan Beer Festival, Robin Park Sports Centre, Wigan.

March 2: The Kernal tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth. From 5pm.

March 2: Whiplash tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

March 2: Top Rope and Sandbar collab launch, Sandbar. From 7pm.

March 2: Latitude 42 tap takeover, Brewdog Manchester. From 6pm.

March 8: Brasserie Trois Dames tap takeover, Port Street Beer House.

March 13: Wander Beyond Into the Woods tasting, The Pilcrow. From 7pm, tickets £6.

March 14: Garden Brewery tap takeover, The Pilcrow. From 5pm.

March 15: Lambic tasting, Beermoth Cellar, 70 Tib Street. Tickets £20.

March 16: Michigan Craft Beer Showcase, Brewdog Manchester. From 6pm.

March 17: The Brink second birthday party featuring five new collab beers. From 6pm.

March 21: Northern Monk Northern Rising events including free beer for investors, The Pilcrow. From 6pm.

March 22: Rivington and Yes Ale meet the brewer, The Northern Type, Eccles. 7pm, tickets £8.

March 22: Red Willow tap takeover, The Brink. From 4pm.

March 22: Siren tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth. From 5pm.

March 22: Left Handed Giant tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

March 23: Vibrant Forest national tap takeover, including The Pilcrow. From 6pm.

March 23: Good Chemistry Brewing meet the brewer, The Smithfield.

March 24: Manchester Brewing Co second birthday party, 66 North Western Street. 1-10pm.

March 24: Orval Day Orval tasting, Beermoth Cellar, Tib Street. £15.

March 30-31: Torrside Brewery tap, New Mills Marina.

March 30 – April 1: Blackjack brew tap, 36 Gould Street.

March 31: CAMRGB Manchester Twissup, meeting at 1pm at Blackjack brew tap then Beer Nouveau at 4pm and Alphabet at 7pm.

March 31: Stubborn Mule brew tap, Unit 2 Radium Works, Bridgewater Road, Altrincham. 1-8pm.

APRIL

March 30 – April 1: Blackjack brew tap, 36 Gould Street.

April 1: French breweries tap takeover, The Pilcrow.

April 1: Deya tap takeover, Port Street Beer House.

April 5: Burnt Mill Brewery tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

April 5: Squawk Brewery meet the brewer, Station Hop, 815 Stockport Road, Levenshulme. From 8pm.

April 6: Bearded Iris showcase, Brewdog Manchester. From 6pm.

April 7: Launch of Ladies That Beer International Women’s Collaboration Day Namaka, 57 Thomas Street. From 1pm.

April 12: The Bruery meet the brewer, Brewdog Manchester.

April 14: Beavertown Bloody ‘Ell launch, Bundobust Manchester, Volta and Electrik.

April 14: Amundsen Bryggeri tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

April 14: Garage Beer tap takeover, Unit 101.

April 16: Magic Rock meet the brewer, Volta, West Didsbury. Tickets £15.

April 18: Saison tasting, Beermoth Cellar, 70 Tib Street. Tickets £26.79, 6.30pm.

April 19: Ibuki’s third launch, Marble Beerhouse, Chorlton. 7pm.

April 19: Thirst Class Ale tap takeover, The Brink. From 4pm.

April 20: Lervig tap takeover, The Crown and Kettle. From 5pm.

April 21: Wander Beyond brew tap, including launch of new cans, 98 North Western Street. 2-9pm.

April 21: Burning Sky tap takeover, The Pilcrow. From 12pm.

April 21: Beernomicon bottle share, Beermoth Cellar, Tib Street. 1pm, email Beernomicon@gmail.com to reserve a place.

April 22: Guided tasting: fruit sours, Cafe Beermoth. Tickets £18, 4pm.

April 26: Boundary Brewery tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

April 26: Buxton Brewery showcase, Brewdog Manchester. From 6pm.

April 26-28: Bolton CAMRA beer festival, Bolton Ukrainian Social Club.

April 27: Wander Beyond national can launch, at venues including The Marble Arch, The Knott, Grub, The Pilcrow, Sandbar and more.

April 27-28: Blackjack brew tap, 36 Gould Street.

April 27-29: Chorlton Brewery national tap takeover, The Pilcrow, Bundobust Manchester, Fairfield Social Club, Station Hop Levenshulme.

April 28: Stubborn Mule brew tap, Unit 2 Radium Works, Bridgewater Road, Altrincham. 1-8pm.

MAY

May 3-4: Sour Beer and Lambic weekend, Ply and Kosmonaut.

May 4: Mad Hatter tap takeover and collab launch, Sandbar, Grosvenor Street. From 7pm.

May 5: Women on Tap festival tap takeover at Grub, Mayfield Depot.

May 6: Lervig tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

May 9: Bottle Club: American Wild, Cafe Beermoth. Tickets £18, 8pm.

May 10-12: Forever Bury Beer Festival, Bury FC Social Club, Gigg Lane. 11am-11pm.

May 10: Beer quiz, Port Street Beer House. From 7:30pm.

May 11: Launch of Marble/Fairshare collab The Three Rs, The Marble Arch. From 4:30pm.

May 16: Mad Hatter meet the brewer, The Assembly, 31 Station Road, Urmston. Tickets £15 inc six halves. From 7pm.

May 17: Framework Brewery meet the brewer and tap takeover, The Crown and Kettle. From 6pm.

May 18-19: Abbeydale pop-up, Beer Nouveau, 75 Temperance Street.

May 19: Oedipus showcase, Unit 101, 101 Northwestern Street. 12-7pm.

May 21: Magic Rock Cannonball/Un-human Cannonball launch, Bundobust Manchester. From 5pm.

May 23: La Pirata tap takeover/first UK pour, Cask, 29 Liverpool Road. From 6pm.

May 24: Loka Polly tap takeover and meet the brewer, Kosmonaut. From 6pm.

May 25-27: Blackjack brew tap, 36 Gould Street.

May 25-27: Copenhagen takeover weekend with beers from Mikkeller, Warpigs, Dry and Bitter and To Øl, Ol Brewery Bar, Hatch, Oxford Road.

May 25-28: Tiny Rebel tap takeover, The Crown and Kettle.

May 26-27: Torrside Brewery tap, New Mills Marina.

May 27: Basqueland Brewing Project tap takeover, The Pilcrow. From 12pm.

May 27: Evil Twin tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

May 28: Brasserie des Franches-Mortange tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth. From 5pm.

May 31: Rivington Brewing tap takeover, The Brink. From 4pm.

May 31: Loka Polly tap takeover, Brewdog Manchester. From 6pm.

May 31: Chorlton Brewing Co Marzen Weisse 2018 launch night, 69 North Western Street. Tickets £25 (including both bottles to take away and pour in the brewery), from 6pm.

May 31-June 2: Stockport Beer Festival, Edgeley Park.

JUNE

May 31-June 2: Stockport Beer Festival, Edgeley Park.

June 12: Independent Manchester Beer Convention 2018 (IMBC 2018) ticket launch, Port Street Beer House and The Beagle, Chorlton. 6-8pm.

June 14: Wild Weather tap takeover, The Smithfield.

June 14-16: Central Manchester CAMRA beer festival, 53Two, 8 Albion Street.

June 17: Flower Power Bottle Share, Cafe Beermoth (40A Spring Gardens). Tickets £15, 4-6pm.

June 22: Northern Powerhouse beer launch, Cloudwater Barrel Store. From 5pm.

June 22: Blackjack brew tap, 36 Gould Street. 6-11pm.

June 23: Beernomicon bottle share, Beermoth Cellar, Tib Street. 1pm, email Beernomicon@gmail.com to reserve a place.

June 28 – July 1: Manchester breweries tap takeover, Trackside, East Lancashire Railway, Bury *

June 28 – July 1: Greater Manchester breweries tap takeover, Buffer Stops, East Lancashire Railway, Rawtenstall *

June 29 – July 8: Manchester Beer Week 2018 (* = Manchester Beer Week event)

June 29: Beyond the Bubble: can beer make a difference? discussion, featuring Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Jenn Merrick, the former Beavertown head brewer and founder of Earth Station, Plant NOMA, 4:15pm *

June 29: Altrincham Gets Hopped event featuring Pi, Jack in the Box and Con Club, The Con Club, 48 Greenwood Street, Altrincham. From 5pm *

June 29: Heineken Brewery Tours, £10 *

June 29: Bad Brew Co tap takeover, Dockyard MediaCity. From 6:30pm *

June 29: Runaway Pi-PA launch, Pi, 18 Shaw’s Road, Altrincham. From 6pm *

June 29: Boutilliers meet the brewer, Sandbar, 120 Grosvenor Street. From 7:30pm *

June 29: Kernel tap takeover, The Beagle, Chorlton. From 12pm *

June 29 and June 30: Focus On: Anchorage Brewing, Beermoth, 70 Tib Street. Tickets £22 for one night, £37.50 for both nights *

June 29-30: Blackjack brew tap, 36 Gould Street.

June 29-July 1: The Pilcrow Summer Beer Thing 2018

June 29 – July 1: Yorkshire showcase, Marble Beerhouse, 57 Manchester Road, Chorlton *

June 29 – July 1: Gluten-free beer weekend, Dockyard Spinningfields *

June 29 – July 8: Scandinavia tap takeover, Ply, Lever Street *

June 29 – July 8: Brus and Track tap takeover, Common, 39-41 Edge Street *

June 29 – July 8: Pie and Stout at Pie and Ale, Lever Street *

June 29 – July 8: Thornbridge tap takeover, the Crown and Kettle, Oldham Road *

June 29 – July 8: Brightside beer launches, various venues *

June 29 – July 8: Bristol tap takeover, Bottle, 9 Shaw Road, Heaton Moore *

June 29 – July 8: White Hag tap takeover, The Font New Wakefield Street, Fallowfield and Chorlton *

June 29 – July 8: Manchester Brewing Co tap takeover, Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street *

June 29 – July 8: Beer on Burton Road with SketchMCR, Saison, 236 Burton Road, Didsbury *

June 29 – July 8: Beer meets cocktails event, Saison, 236 Burton Road, Didsbury *

June 29 – July 8: Lily Waite exhibition ‘Dinosaurs Will Die’, 57 Thomas Street *

June 29 – July 8: Beer-paired menu at Hispi, 1C School Lane, Didsbury. Tickets from £55 *

June 29 – July 8: Manchester tap takeover, Pi, Chorlton and Altrincham *

June 29 – July 8: What I think when I think about Manchester… and beer, Station Hop, Levenshulme *

June 29 – July 8: Joseph Holt Loyalty Card Competition, Manchester city centre Holt’s pubs *

June 30: Launch of collabs between Manchester breweries and restaurants, Station Hop, Levenshulme. From 1pm *

June 30: Stubborn Mule and Dunham Press Cider Orchard Party, Boundary Farm, Sawpit Street, Altrincham. 1-8pm, tickets £7.50 with one drink, £5 without *

June 30: Four Kings Brewery open day, Newton Moor Industrial Estate, Lodge Street, Hyde. 2-8:30pm *

June 30: An afternoon with Hawkshead Brewery, The Smithfield, Swan Street. From 3pm *

June 30: Beer Week(end) Brunch, The Marble Arch. 10am-12pm. *

June 30: Joint Runaway and Squawk Brew Tap, Runaway Brewery, Unit 4 Millgate, Dantzic Street, 12-8pm. *

June 30: Hop Art artwork showcase, Unit 101 and Electrik, Chorlton, 12-7pm. *

June 30: Bootleg Brewing Co brewery open day, The Horse and Jockey, 9 Chorlton Green. 10:30am-2:30pm *

June 30: Community brew day, Reasons to be Cheerful, 228 Fog Lane. From 3pm *

June 30: Focus On: Brettanomyces, Beermoth, Tib Street. Tickets £20, from 6:30pm *

June 30 – July 1: Dog Yard event, Dockyard MediaCity

JULY

June 29 – July 8: Manchester Beer Week 2018 (* = Manchester Beer Week event)

June 29 – July 1: The Pilcrow Summer Beer Thing 2018

June 29: Nova Runda meet the brewer and tap takeover, Ol Brewery Bar, Hatch, 7:30pm. *

June 29-July 1: Yorkshire Showcase, Marble Beerhouse, Chorlton, 12pm. *

June 29-July 1: Brightside tap takeover, The City Arms, Kennedy Street. *

July 1: Beer Week(end) Brunch, The Marble Arch, 10am-12pm. *

July 1: Rare Bottle Share to raise money for Mustard Tree, secret location revealed to silent auction winners *

July 1: House of Hops homebrew competition, 1 Pendlebury Road, Swinton, Salford. From 6pm *

July 1: Gasworks Charity Auction, Gasworks, 5 Jack Rosenthal Street. From 7:30pm *

July 2: Big Beery Quiz, The Marble Arch, 7pm. Entry £2 per person. *

July 2: Launch of diversity manifesto to make the beer industry including bars and pubs more inclusive and welcoming, chaired by Melissa Cole, Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6 Temperance Street. From 7pm *

July 2: Gasworks Design A Beer Competition launch, Gasworks, 5 Jack Rosenthal Street. From 7pm *

July 2: History of Lager talk and tasting, Unit 101, 101 North Western Street. Tickets £10, from 7pm *

July 3: Brasserie de la Senne showcase, Bock Biere Cafe, 10 Tib Lane. Tickets £10, 6:30-9:30pm *

July 3: Beer Nouveau and Origami Brewery open brew day, Beer Nouveau, 75 Temperance Street. From 9am *

July 3: Runaway Brewery tap takeover with Holy Crab, Harvey Leonards Wine & Ale, The Old Conservative Club, 22 Norfolk Street, Glossop. Tickets £45, 7-9:30pm *

July 3: Dockyard Beer Quiz, Dockyard MediaCity. From 8pm *

July 3: Zapato tap takeover and meet the brewer, Port Street Beer House. From 5pm *

July 3: Lily Waite ‘Dinosaurs Will Die’ Private Viewing & Talk plus beer launch with Marble, 57 Thomas Street. Tickets £5.98, 7-10pm *

July 3: Beyond yeast bottle tasting, Beermoth, Tib Street. Tickets £15, from 7pm *

July 3: Pomona Island meet the brewer, The Norfolk Arms, 2 Town Street, Marble Bridge. From 7pm *

July 3: Drink local event with Roger Protz and Blackjack Beers, The Trackside, East Lancashire Railway, Bury. From 7pm *

July 3: Thornbridge beer quiz, Crown and Kettle, Oldham Road. From 7:30pm *

July 4: Melissa Cole and Dave Gale kitchen takeover, The Marble Arch, 1pm. Pay as you feel to Emerge. *

July 4: Evolution of IPA, 57 Thomas Street. Tickets £15 inc 1/3 of all five beers, 7:30pm. *

July 4: Barley wine tasting, Petersgate Tap, Stockport. Tickets £15 inc cheese, 8pm. *

July 4: Runaway to Beermoth tour. Tickets £25, from 6pm *

July 4: Beer quiz, The Brink, 65 Bridge Street. Tickets £5 per time (max of 5), from 7pm *

July 4: War of the Roses: Lancashire v Yorkshire tap takeover and collab launch, The Smithfield, Swan Street. From 7pm *

July 4: Brightside Independence Day tap takeover at Prairie Schooner, 33 Flixton Road, Urmston. From 7:30pm *

July 4: Fontum Quizzics beer quiz, The Font Chorlton. Tickets £1 per person, from 8pm *

July 4: Pomona Island tap takeover, Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton. From 8pm *

July 4: Colouring Club with Beavertown, Common, 39-41 Edge Street. 6-9pm *

July 4: A Brewer’s Dinner, Beastro, New Court Street. Ticket info from Beastro. 7-10pm *

July 4: Thornbridge meet the brewery, The Crown and Kettle, Oldham Road. From 7:30pm *

July 4: Unity Brewing Co meet the brewer, Reasons to be Cheerful, 228 Fog Lane. Tickets £10, from 8pm *

July 5: Mad Hatter tap takeover (including cask), The Knott. From 7pm. *

July 5: The story of women in brewing, 57 Thomas Street. 5-7pm. *

July 5: Marble tap takeover, Bunbury’s, 397 Chorley Old Road, Bolton. *

July 5: Tiny Rebel tap takeover, The Assembly, 31 Station Road. From 3pm *

July 5: Grub Beer Up Here ticket launch, Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6 Temperance Street. Tickets £5 including one pint, 6-9pm *

July 5: Runaway Brewery tap takeover, Cain and Grain, 49-51 Thomas Street. From 7pm *

July 5: India Pale Ale guided tasting, Cafe Beermoth, 40A Spring Gardens. Tickets £12, 7-9:30pm *

July 5: The White Hag beer dinner, The Font Chorlton. Tickets £20, from 7pm *

July 5: Half n Half whiskey and beer pairing, Cask and Kiln, 478 Wilbraham Road. Tickets £25, from 7:30pm *

July 5: Thirst Class Ale meet the brewer, The Mounting Stone, 8 Woodford Road, Bramhall. Tickets £8, from 8pm *

July 5: Shindigger tap takeover, The Bay Horse, 35-37 Thomas Street. From 7pm *

July 5: Vegan tap takeover, The Pilcrow. From 4pm *

July 5: Beer yoga, Wander Beyond brewery, 98 North Western Street. From 5pm, tickets £15 (supporting the Mayor’s Homelessness Fund) *

July 5: Dois Corvos tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 5pm *

July 5: BRUS food pairing, Common, 39-41 Edge Street. Tickets £5 (including table and one drink), from 5pm *

July 5: Thornbridge beer and cheese evening, The Crown and Kettle, Oldham Road. Tickets £15, from 7:30pm *

July 5 – July 8: Dockyard Beer Festival, Dockyard MediaCity *

July 6: Heineken Brewery Tours, £10 *

July 6: Left Hand Brewing Co & friends Tailgate Party, 57 Thomas Street. From 6pm. *

July 6: Brew By Numbers tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth, Brown Street. From 5pm *

July 6: Soul Night with Soul Brewing, The Brink, 65 Bridge Street. From 6:30pm *

July 6: Berlin can party with Stone Berlin, The Smithfield, 37 Swan Street. From 6pm *

July 6: Reserve v Runaway beer and wine cheese pairing showdown, Runaway Brewery, Unit 4, Dantzic Street. Tickets £12, from 6:30pm *

July 6: Beer Dinner at One88 with Melissa Cole, One88, 188 Bury New Road, Whitefield. Tickets TBC, from 7:30pm *

July 6: Pomona Island boat party (starting at The Gas Lamp). Tickets £15 from Gas Lamp or £20 online, from 6pm *

July 6: Joseph Holt brewery tour, Empire Street. Tickets £10 (all proceeds to The Christie), 3-4pm *

July 6: Cloudwater at Where The Light Gets In, 7 Rostron Brow, Stockport. Reservations only, tickets £110 *

July 7: Beer Week(end) Brunch, The Marble Arch, 10am-12pm. *

July 7: Wander Beyond brew tap and can launch, 98 North Western Street, 2-8pm. *

July 7: Cloudwater tap takeover, Heaton Hops, School Lane, Heaton Chapel *

July 7: WI (Women’s Institute) pub crawl, from The Pilcrow for non-WI members. From 3:30pm *

July 7: Temperance Street Party, 12-9pm. *

July 7: Northern Monk meet the brewer, The Smithfield. *

July 7: Mad Hatter tea party, Marble Beerhouse, Chorlton, 12pm. *

July 7: Hop Art artwork showcase, Unit 101 and Electrik, Chorlton, 12-7pm. *

July 7: Track Brewing tap takeover, The Magnet, 51 Wellington Road North, Stockport. From 12pm *

July 7: Block party at Red Bank, 22 Red Bank, Green Quarter, from 3pm. Tickets £4 early bird/£5. *

July 8: Beer Week(end) Brunch, The Marble Arch, 10am-12pm. *

July 7: Donkeystone Beer Festival, Unit 17/18, Boarshurst Business Park, Boarshurst Lane, Greenfield, Oldham. Tickets £5, 12-8pm *

July 8: Coffee and beer event, Ancoats General Store, 57 Great Ancoats Street, 1-8pm. *

July 8: Manchester Home Brew Expo, Beer Nouveau, 75 North Western Street. 12-6pm *

July 8: Gasworks beer-paired dinner, Gasworks, 5 Jack Rosenthal Street. Tickets £35 *

July 8: Futureshock Wrestling WrestALEmancMANIA event, Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6, Temperance Street. Tickets from £12, 5-8pm *

July 12-14: Chorlton Beer Festival, St Clement’s Church, Edge Lane, Chorlton.

July 14-15: Brewsmith brew tap, Unit 11, Cuba Industrial Estate, Ramsbottom. From 12pm.

July 19: Saltaire tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 5pm.

July 21: Stubborn Mule brew tap, Unit 2 Radium Works, Bridgewater Road, Altrincham. 1-8pm.

July 25: Opening of new Cloudwater brew tap Unit 9, Unit 9, Piccadilly Trading Estate. From 3pm.

July 26: Torrside tap takeover, The Brink. From 4pm.

July 26: Thirst Class meet the brewer, Stalybridge Buffet Bar. Tickets £10 (with 6xthirds and snacks).

July 27: Time and Tide meet the brewer and tasting, Beermoth Tib Street. From 7pm, tickets £15. Followed by some beers available on draught at Cafe Beermoth.

July 27-28: Blackjack brew tap, 36 Gould Street.

AUGUST

August 1: Loverbeer tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth. From 5pm.

August 3: Boundary Brewing tap takeover and meet the brewer, 57 Thomas Street.

August 7: Burnt Mill x Northern Monk Denali Fog collab launch, The Pilcrow. From 12pm.

August 9: Vibrant Forest tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

August 9: Mad Hatter tap takeover and meet the brewer, Saison, 236 Burton Road, Didsbury.

August 13-16: Neptune Brewery tap takeover with meet the brewer on August 16, Head of Steam, 653 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury.

August 14: Twisted Barrel meet the brewer, The Assembly, Urmston.

August 16: Puhaste tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

August 17: Het Uiltje tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth. From 5pm. cancelled

August 17: Launch event for Mobberley Brewhouse new Stockport bar Project 53, 22 Market Place, Stockport.

August 17-19: Eccles Beer Festival, Eccles RFC, Gorton Street, Eccles.

August 23: Scotland v Scandinavia tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth. From 5pm.

August 24-27: The Beer Up Here Northern beer festival, Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6, Temperance Street.

August 24-26: Blackjack brew tap, 36 Gould Street.

August 24-26: Magic Rock tap takeover, The Pilcrow.

August 25: Beernomicon bottle share, Beermoth Cellar, Tib Street. 1pm, email Beernomicon@gmail.com to reserve a place

August 25-26: Torrside brewery tap, New Mills Marina, Hibbert Street, New Mills. 12-8pm.

August 27: Beatnikz Republic can launch, The Pilcrow. From 2pm.

August 30: An evening with Jeff Bagly from Bagly Beer Company, Cloudwater Unit 9. Tickets £10 inc three beers, 6-8pm.

August 30: Beatnikz Republic tap takeover, The Brink, 65 Bridge Street. From 4pm.

August 31: Pomona Island brew tap, 33 Waybridge Enterprise Centre, Daniel Adamson Road, Salford. From 4pm.

August 31: Seven Brothers brew tap, 63 Waybridge Enterprise Centre, Daniel Adamson Road, Salford. From 2pm.

SEPTEMBER

September 2: Independent Salford Beer Festival ticket launch, The Brink.

September 5: Mad Hatter collab launches with Fierce and Wylam, The Pilcrow. From 6pm.

September 5: Yeastie Boys ten year anniversary tap takeover, Café Beermoth. From 5pm.

September 6: Beatnikz Republic meet the brewer/ Saison collab launch. Saison, 236 Burton Road, Didsbury.

September 6: Dugges tap takeover, Heaton Hops.

September 8: Stubborn Mule brew tap, Unit 2 Radium Works, Bridgewater Road, Altrincham. 1-6pm.

September 13: Mad Hatter tap takeover, Cane and Grain. From 7pm.

September 13: US wild ales tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 12pm.

September 14: Lager takeover, The Marble Arch. Tickets £16.56 including a talk and snacks.

September 15: Keg Fest, Beer Shed, Market Street, New Mills.

September 20-30: Stockport Beer Week

September 20: Lost and Grounded lager takeover and tutored tasting, Port Street Beer House.

September 20: Kitbag Brewery launch including free samples, The Beer House, 57 Manchester Road, Chorlton. From 7:30pm.

September 21: Wiper and True tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth. From 6pm.

September 22: Thirst Class x Ancoats Coffee Co x Bespoke Coffee coffee and beer event, Ancoats Coffee Co, Unit 9, 17 Redhill Street, Royal Mills, Ancoats. 12-11pm.

September 22: Pilcrow 2nd birthday with Wander Beyond tap takeover, The Pilcrow.

September 23: Poynton Brewery meet the brewery, Spinning Top, 20 Wellington Road South, Stockport. From 4pm.

September 24: Mobberley meet the brewer, Project 53, Stockport. From 7:30pm.

September 25: Torrside meet the brewer, Petersgate Tap, Stockport. From 8pm.

September 26: North East England beer tasting, the Hope Inn, 118 Wellington Road North, Stockport. From 8pm.

September 27: Anchorage Brewing Bottle Tasting, Beermoth Cellar. Tickets £20, from 8:30pm.

September 27: Remedy Bar Beer Festival, 10-11 Market Place, Stockport. From 12noon.

September 27: Fool Hardy Ales meet the brewery/brewery tour/new beer launch, the Hope Inn, 188 Wellington Road North, Stockport. From 8pm.

September 27: Wander Beyond tap takeover, The Brink. From 4pm.

September 28: Pomona Island brew tap, 33 Waybridge Enterprise Centre, Daniel Adamson Road, Salford. From 5pm.

September 28-29: Blackjack brew tap, 36 Gould Street. Friday 6-10:45pm, Saturday 12-10:45pm.

September 29: Northern Monk Refectory Manchester launch, 10 Tariff Street, NQ. From 12pm.

September 29: Cantillon Zwanze Day, The Pilcrow. Tickets £11:07 inc 1/3 of Zwanze and commemorative glass (Venue open to the public, Zwanze only on sale to ticketholders)

September 29: Beernomicon bottle share, Beermoth Cellar, Tib Street. 1pm, email Beernomicon@gmail.com to reserve a place

September 29: Stubborn Mule brew tap, Unit 2 Radium Works, Bridgewater Road, Altrincham. 1-8pm.

OCTOBER

October 2: Aged Orval bottles showcase, Cafe Beermoth.

October 3: Other Half and The Veil tap takeover, Bundobust Manchester. From 5pm.

October 3: Amundsen tap takeover, 57 Thomas Street. From 5pm.

October 3: Launch of Cloudwater x Jeff Bagby x Full Fat collab JPA, Port Street Beer House. 6pm.

October 3: Cascade and Wild Beer aged bottle tasting, Beermoth Cellar, Tib Street. Tickets £20, 6:30-8:30pm.

October 3: Black Iris tap takeover, Sandbar, Grosvenor Street (IMBC Fringe event)

October 3-7: The Kernel tap takeover, The Pilcrow (IMBC Fringe event)

October 3-7: Siren tap takeover, Port Street Beer House (IMBC Fringe event)

October 3-7: Track tap takeover, Common (IMBC Fringe event)

October 3-7: North Brew Co tap takeover, The Beagle, Chorlton (IMBC Fringe event)

October 3-7: Deya tap takeover, Station Hop, Levenshulme (IMBC Fringe event)

October 3-7: Magic Rock tap takeover, Prairie Schooner tap house

October 3-7: Vibrant Forest tap takeover, Reasons to be Cheerful, Burnage

October 4: Garage tap takeover, The Assembly, Urmston

October 4: Wander Beyond can launch, The Knott.

October 4-5: Mad Hatter tap takeover with meet the brewer on the Thursday, Crown and Kettle.

October 4-7: Tiny Revel tap takeover, The Magnet (IMBC Fringe event)

October 4-7: Independent Manchester Beer Convention (IMBC 18), Victoria Baths

October 4-7: Wild beers weekend, Beer Nouveau, 75 North Western Street

October 4-7: Squawk barrel aged showcase, The Smithfield

October 4-7: Lervig tap takeover, Ply, Lever Street

October 4-7: All women tap takeover, Gasworks, First Street

October 5: Cloudwater Barrel tasting, Cloudwater Unit 9. Tickets £20, 2-3pm.

October 5: The Beer Jesus of America screening plus Q&A with Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch, Cloudwater Unit 9. 7-9pm.

October 5: Squawk showcase with barrel aged beers, The Hillary Step, 199 Upper Chorlton Street. From 8pm (IMBC Fringe event)

October 5: Opening of Beatnikz Republic bar, Dale Street (including free 1/3 of beer to IMBC ticket holders).

October 5: Garage tap takeover, Northern Monk Refectory Manchester. From 8pm.

October 5: Odyssey tap takeover, Ol, Oxford Road

October 6: Runaway Brewery IMBC special brewery tap with rarities and barrel aged beers, 12-8pm.

October 6: Runaway cask beer showcase, Cafe Beermoth. From 9pm.

October 6: First Chop meet the brewer, Band on the Wall, Swan Street. 4-7pm.

October 6: Left Handed Giant tap takeover, Heaton Tops

October 6: Electric Bear tap takeover, Seven Brothers. From 7pm

October 6: Squawk meet the brewer, The Smithfield. 7-9pm.

October 6: Pomona Island tap takeover, The Gas Lamp.

October 6: Amundsen tap takeover and meet the brewer, The Crown and Kettle. 3-6pm.

October 7: Beer More Social tap takeover, Reasons to be Cheerful, Burnage

October 7: Little Earth Project tap takeover, Grub, Fairfield Social Club. 12-8pm.

October 13: Unit 101 closing party, 101 North Western Street. 12-7pm.

October 14: Manchester Half Marathon afterparty with £2.50 beers from Track and North to raise money for Action Against Hunger, The Beagle, Chorlton.

October 17: Grateful Deaf and Blackjack collab launch, The Smithfield. Fr

October 18: Oud Beersel meet the brewer and blending masterclass, Cafe Beermoth. Meet the brewer from 5pm, masterclass from 7pm with tickets £10.

October 19: Neptune tap takeover and meet the brewer, The Crown and Kettle.

October 25-27: Didsbury Beer Festival, St Catherine’s Social Club, Didsbury. Tickets £5.

October 16: Het Uiltje tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth. From 5pm.

October 24: Duration Brewery launch, Port Street Beer House.

October 25: Pomona Island tap takeover, The Brink. From 4pm.

October 30: Hackney Brewery and Barrier Brewery tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth.

October 31: Beatnikz Republic Halloween party and Blood Orange Pale launch, Beatnikz Republic bar, 35 Dale Street. From 4pm.

NOVEMBER

November 2-4: Females in Brewing Festival, Stalybridge Buffet Bar. 12pm-close.

November 3: Torrside Smokefest, New Mills Marina. From 12pm, tickets £12 including entry, one beer, snack and glass.

November 3: International Stout Day, The Pilcrow and Port Street Beer House.

November 3-4: Vegan beer festival and Twisted Barrel tap takeover, Beatnikz Republic bar, 35 Dale Street.

November 7: Five Points JUPA launch tour, The Smithfield. From 6pm.

November 8: Red Willow tap takeover, Port Street Beer House.

November 9: Cloudwater cask beer pre-launch party, The Magnet, Stockport. From 6pm.

November 9-10: Torrside brewery tap, New Mills Marina, New Mills. Friday 4-10pm, Saturday 12-8pm.

November 9-10: Bury Beer Festival, The Met, Bury.

November 10: Alefarm tap takeover, The Pilcrow.

November 10: Ladies That Beer and Crafty Beer Girls meet up, 57 Thomas Street. Ticketed, free entry.

November 10: Stubborn Mule brew tap, Unit 2 Radium Works, Bridgewater Road, Altrincham. 1-8pm

November 12: Cloudwater cask launch week. Crown and Kettle, The Knott, Port Street Beer House, the Smithfield, Stalybridge Buffet Bar, Flying Horse, Rochdale, Pi, Altrincham and Chiverton Tap, Cheadle Hulme. Also at Reasons to be Cheerful from November 14 and Heaton Hops from November 16.

November 13: Manchester Beer Week awards ceremony, The Marble Arch.

November 14: Cloudwater cask and keg showcase, The Brink.

November 15: Northern Monk The Trilogy 2018 (Hops brewed with Garage, Yeast brewed with Verdant and Malt brewed with Whiplash) launch, Northern Monk Refectory Manchester.

November 15: Blackjack tap takeover, BrewChimp, 192 Church Road, Urmston.

November 16-18: Track pop up taproom launch and birthday party, 64 Chapeltown Street, M1 2WH. Open every weekend until Christmas. Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm and Sunday 12-8pm.

November 16: Cigar City showcase, Cafe Beermoth. From 5pm.

November 16: Torrside and Grub collaboration Grubby Bastard launch and Winter Beer Festival ticket launch, Fairfield Social Club.

November 16: Collabageddon event featuring collabs between 10 breweries, The Smithfield.

November 17: J Wakefield tap takeover, Northern Monk Refectory Manchester.

November 17: Hill Farmstead event featuring one keg and bottles, Brewdog Manchester.

November 21: Cloudwater tasting, Reasons to be Cheerful, Burnage. 7:30, tickets £15.

November 22: Brewsmith tap takeover, The Brink.

November 23: Verdant CrowdCube Q&A/tap takeover, Port Street Beer House. From 6pm.

November 23-December 2: Beardless Beer Week, The Crown and Kettle.

November 29: Unbarred tap takeover, Port Street Beer House.

November 29-December 1: Independent Salford Beer Festival, Helmsley House, The Crescent Salford.

DECEMBER

November 23-December 2: Beardless Beer Week, The Crown and Kettle.

November 29-December 1: Independent Salford Beer Festival, Helmsley House, The Crescent, Salford.

December 1: Wildcard Brewery tap takeover, The Crown and Kettle.

December 8-9: Stone weekender including tap takeover at ‘The Beer Jesus of America’ showing on December 9, The Pilcrow.

December 14: Deya tap takeover, Track pop up taproom, 64 Chapeltown Street, M1 2WH.

December 16: Christmas beers tasting with John Clarke, Petersgate Tap, Stockport.

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