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 21/09/2018.

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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.

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 Mayfield Depot. 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.

Unit 101 (Beer Merchants) bottle shop and bar opening – Saturdays 12-7pm.

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 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.

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

OCTOBER

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

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

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

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

NOVEMBER

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

November 3: Torrside Smokefest, details tbc

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

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

DECEMBER

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

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

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