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 18/01/2018.

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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.

Cloudwater brew tap at Cloudwater Barrel Store, Unit 13, Sheffield Street – Wednesdays 4-9pm, Thursdays 4-9pm, Fridays 2-10pm, Saturdays 12-10pm and Sundays 12-6pm.

Grub Food Fair at Fairfield Social Club, Archway 6, Temperance Street. 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. **Not taking place in January – except for Vegan Extravaganza 26-28 Jan**

Runaway Brewery brew tap, Unit 4 Millgate, Dantzic Street – Saturdays 12-8pm (from 13 January)

Track Brewing Co brew tap, 5 Sheffield Street – Fridays 6-11.30pm and Saturdays 11.30am-9pm (from 12/13 January)

Unit 101 (Beer Merchants) bottle shop and bar opening, Saturdays 12-7pm (not February 24)

A guide to Manchester’s brew taps


All month: Tryanuary

January 13: Beernomicon bottle share, Beermoth Cellar, Tib Street. 1pm, email 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 –

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 25-27: 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 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: Moor Beer tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth, 40A Spring Gardens. From 5pm.

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

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


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

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

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




June 29 – July 8: Manchester Beer Week 2018


June 29 – July 8: Manchester Beer Week 2018




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