Manchester beer events 2020

Manchester beer events 2020
A new Manchester beer events calendar for a new decade! This is a list of all of the Manchester beer festivals, meet the brewers, tap takeovers, beer launches and other events which take place across Greater Manchester throughout the year. 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 craft beer events for potential inclusion.

This page is updated regularly – last update on 20/03/2020.

**Update: as the government has now ordered pubs and bars to close, all events are now off for the foreseeable future.**

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

Reoccurring weekly/monthly events

Alphabet Brew Tap and Food Yard, 99 North Western Street – Fridays 5-10pm, Saturdays 12-10pm.

Beatnikz Republic brew tap, 15 Red Bank, Green Quarter. Saturdays 1-9pm.

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

Cloudwater brew tap at Unit 9, Piccadilly Trading Estate – Mondays – Thursdays 3-10pm, Fridays 12-11pm, Saturdays 10am-10pm, Sundays 12-8pm.

Manchester Union (lager), 96D North Western Street – first Saturday of the month 2-7pm.

Marble Brewery brew tap, Unit 7, Boston Court, Kansas Avenue, Salford – Fridays and Saturdays 12-8pm.

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

Track Brewing Co brew tap temporary pop-up, downstairs at Cloudwater Unit 9.

JANUARY

January 9: Sour showcase and launch, Beatnikz Republic.

January 9: Thirst Class tap takeover and meet the brewer, The Angel Inn, Market Place, Stockport.

January 16: Verdant Putty launch, Port Street Beer House and Heaton Hops.

January 16: Tryanuary event featuring Thirst Class, Torrside and Top Rope, Beatnikz Republic.

January 16: Neptune tap takeover, House of Hops, Pendlebury Road, Swinton.

January 17-19: Winter Beer Festival, Fairfield Social Club, Temperance Street.

January 17-19: Torrside Monsters weekend, Petersgate Tap, Stockport.

January 22-25: Siren and Fierce joint tap takeover, The Crown and Kettle.

January 23: Omnipollo showcase, Brewdog Manchester and Brewdog Outpost Manchester.

January 23: Thornbridge tap takeover and bottle tasting, Beatnikz Republic

January 23-25: CAMRA Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, Manchester Central (formerly GMEX).

January 24-February 2: Stout week, Northern Monk Refectory Manchester.

January 31: Vegan imperial stout showcase, Cloudwater Unit 9. From 12pm, Cloudwater magnum pours from 7pm.

January 31: Lost and Grounded showcase, Cafe Beermoth.

FEBRUARY

January 24-February 2: Stout week, Northern Monk Refectory Manchester.

Feburary 1: Manchester Union 1st birthday, 96D North Western Street. 12-9pm.

February 1: Reasons To Be Cheerful third birthday party, Fog Lane, Burnage. From 1:30pm.

February 6: Port Street Beer House 9th birthday party including Five Points takeover, Squawk showcase and PSBH x Five Points x Squawk collab launch. From 5pm.

February 6: Mad Scientist (Budapest) takeover, Brewdog Manchester.

February 8: Station Hop second birthday party, 815 Stockport Road, Levenshulme.

February 12: Squawk x Blackjack collab launch, The Smithfield and Jack In The Box.

February 13: Tiny Rebel showcase, Stalybridge Buffet Bar, Stalybridge.

February 13: Glen Affric tap takeover and collab launch, Beatnikz Republic bar.

February 13: Best of British cask beer showcase, The Crown and Kettle.

February 14: Cloudwater 5th birthday party, Cloudwater Unit 9. From 12pm.

February 14: Cellar Boys showcase, Ol, Hatch, Oxford Road.

February 15: Beernomicon bottle share, Beermoth cellar. Email beernomicon@gmail.com to book a place.

February 18: Basqueland Brewing Project showcase, Cafe Beermoth.

February 19: Barrel-aged, blending and tasting workshop, Cloudwater Unit 9. From 7pm, tickets £20. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 19: J Wakefield tap takeover, Beatnikz Republic. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Other Half and Evil Twin showcase, Port Street Beer House. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Finback Brewery, Heaton Hops. From 7pm. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Fonta Flora tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Forest and Main tap takeover, Brewdog Manchester. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Against the Grain tap takeover, Brewdog Outpost Manchester. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Blackberry Farm showcase, The Pilcrow. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: America Solera showcase, Northern Monk Refectory Manchester. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Bagby Beer Co showcase, Reasons To Be Cheerful, Burnage. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Dugges and Half Acre tap takeover, Bundobust Manchester. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Jester King showcase, Crown and Kettle. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Florida showcase featuring Green Bench and J Wakefield, Cloudwater Unit 9. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Bellwoods takeover, Ol Brewery Bar, Hatch, Oxford Road. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Lervig tap takeover, 7 Sins, 43-45 Lever Street. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Friends and Family and Beer Homebrew showcase, Northern Monk Refectory Manchester. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Brouwerij Kees showcase, The Knott. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Green Bench takeover, Cask Ancoats. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20: Arizona Wilderness tap takeover, 57 Thomas Street. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 20-22: Squawk tap takeover, Station Hop, Stockport Road, Levenshulme. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 21: Friends and Family and Beer Industry Expo, Manchester Central. 9:30am-4:30pm.

February 21: Grimm showcase, Port Street Beer House. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 21: Duration showcase, The Pilcrow. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 21: Green Cheek showcase, Northern Monk Refectory Manchester. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 21: Verdant tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event postponed until May.

February 21: Pastry stout showcase including Omnipollo and Modern Times, Cloudwater Unit 9. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 21: Chubbles can launch, Cloudwater Unit 9. From 12pm.

February 21: Deya showcase, Jane Eyre, One Cutting Room Square, Hood Street, Ancoats. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 21-22: Cloudwater Friends and Family and Beer Festival, Manchester Central (formerly GMEX). Friday 6-10:30pm, Saturday 11am-3.30pm and 5-9.30pm. Tickets £60 (all in).

February 22: Best of British showcase with Deya, Verdant, Wylam, Track and Left Handed Giant. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 22: Trve Brewing showcase, Port Street Beer House. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 22: Gigantic Brewing tap takeover, Beatnikz Republic. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 22: Creature Comforts showcase, The Pilcrow. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 23: Other Half and Trillium takeover, Cloudwater Unit 9. From 12pm. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 25: Young Master beer and food pairing dinner, The Marble Arch. From 7:30pm, tickets £25. **Friends and Family and Beer Fringe event

February 25: Odell showcase and Q&A, Cloudwater Unit 9.

February 27: Chapter Brewing takeover, Grub, Redbank.

February 28: Howling Hops takeover, Cafe Beermoth.

February 29: Vault City showcase, Beatnikz Republic.

MARCH

March 4: Summer Beer Thing ticket launch, 11am.

March 5: Thornbridge and Salt tap takeover, Heaton Hops, School Lane, Heaton Chapel. From 1:30pm.

March 5: Thirst Class Unfined Elpenor launch, Cafe Beermoth. From 4:30pm.

March 6: Manchester Brewing Co fourth birthday tap takeover, The Baum, Toad Lane, Rochdale.

March 6: Launch of Hop City 2020 beer, Northern Monk Refectory Manchester.

March 6: FFB revival event featuring Other Half, The Veil, Monkish and Finback, Cloudwater Unit 9. From 12pm.

March 7: Saint Mars of the Desert showcase, The Pilcrow.

March 8: Women in beer panel talk for International Women’s Day, Port Street Beer House. From 4pm.

March 11: Cassels Brewing Co, tap takeover. Beatnikz Republic.

March 13-14: Double Barrelled tap takeover, Port Street Beer House.

March 14 Warpigs tap takeover, Northern Monk Refectory Manchester. From 12pm.

March 14: Beavertown Intergalactic 8 birthday showcase, Crown and Kettle.

March 18: Cloudwater and Friends weekly event, Cellarmaker Brewery, Unit 9. From 3pm.

March 19: Staggeringly Good v Beatnikz event, Beatnikz Republic.

March 19: Whiplash tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth.

March 20: Subbles launch, Cloudwater Unit 9. From 12pm.

March 20-22: Global Gathering event, Beatnikz Republic bar.

March 21: Global Gathering NW brewery all-dayer, Pomona Island Brewing, Waybridge Industrial Estate, Daniel Adamson Road, Salford.

March 25: Turning Point Brew Co event, Beatnikz Republic.

March 25: Cloudwater and Friends weekly event, The Kernal. Unit 9, from 3pm.

March 26: Wild Weather tap takeover and meet the brewer, Beatnikz Republic.

March 26: Squawk tap takeover and collab launch, Cafe Beermoth.

APRIL

April 1: Cloudwater and Friends weekly event, Highland Park Brewery. Unit 9, from 3pm.

April 8: Cloudwater and Friends weekly event, Boundary Brewing. Unit 9, from 3pm.

April 10-11: Torrside brew tap, New Mills Marina, New Mills.

April 12: Pastry Party, Cloudwater Unit 9. From 7pm, tickets £25.

April 17-18: Camra Oldham Beer Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham.

MAY

May 7-9: Stockport Beer Festival, Edgeley Park, Stockport.

May 21: Verdant tasting, Cafe Beermoth.

May 22: Verdant tap takeover, Cafe Beermoth.

May 23-24: Torrside brew tap, New Mills Marina, New Mills.

JUNE

June 26-28: Summer Beer Thing, Sadler’s Yard.

June 27-28: Torrside brew tap, New Mills Marina, New Mills.

JULY

July 9-11: Camra Chorlton beer festival, St Clement’s Church, Chorlton.

July 25-26: Torrside brew tap, New Mills Marina, New Mills.

AUGUST

August 29-30: Torrside brew tap, New Mills Marina, New Mills.

August 30: Independent Salford Beer Festival ticket launch, The Brink. From 6pm.

SEPTEMBER

September 26-27: Torrside brew tap, New Mills Marina, New Mills.

OCTOBER

October 1-4: Independent Manchester Beer Convention 2020 (IMBC).

NOVEMBER

November 7-8: Torrside Smoke Fest, Torrside Brewery, New Mills Marina, New Mills.

November 12-14: Independent Salford Beer Festival, Hemsley House, The Crescent, Salford.

DECEMBER