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 20/04/2018.

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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.

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

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

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 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 11: Launch of Marble/Fairshare collab The Three Rs, The Marble Arch.

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

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

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

JUNE

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

June 29 – July 8: Manchester Beer Week 2018

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

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

JULY

June 29 – July 8: Manchester Beer Week 2018

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

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

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

AUGUST

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

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

SEPTEMBER

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

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

OCTOBER

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

NOVEMBER

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.

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