A winter beer festival bringing together independent UK breweries is coming to Manchester

From 20th - 22nd January 2023 GRUB will return with its annual celebration of beer.

By Emma Davidson | 29 November 2022

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GRUB’s annual festival that brings together some of the best UK breweries currently on the circuit is returning for January 2023. 

The festival will see each brewery serve up a selection of their best winter beers through pop-up brewery bars. 

Unbarred Brewery, Rivington Brewing Co,The Runaway Brewery and Squawk Brewing Co have already been confirmed for the event, alongside over 30 guest taps from even more amazing breweries that will take over the GRUB bars. 

There will also be tasting events across the winter beer festival, an independent street food market, a mulling bar and more! 

Jason Bailey, owner and director at GRUB commented: “We are chuffed to announce the return of Winter Beer Fest: a weekend to bring together the best of brewing, beer trends and good times with our punters.”

The festival will take place over four sessions: 

  • Friday 20th January 5pm – 11pm 
  • Saturday 21st January 12 noon – 5pm 
  • Saturday 21st January 6pm – 11pm 
  • Sunday 22nd January 12 noon – 6pm 

Winter Beer Fest has become a cornerstone of Manchester’s beer calendar and of GRUB’s mammoth programme of events.

Early bird tickets are now available to buy via GRUB’s website below. Tickets are £6 and include: 

  • Entry to the festival 
  • Access to the full range of beers including all the brewery bars and guest taps 
  • A branded Winter Beer Festival glass to take home