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 20/01/2020.

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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 (from 17/18 January).

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 (from 18 January).

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


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.


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

Feburary 1: Manchester Union 1st birthday, details to be announced, 96D North Western Street.

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

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

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

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).


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


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


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

May 28-30: Stockport Beer Festival, Edgeley Park, Stockport.


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

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


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


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


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


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


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.