Manchester Beer Week kicks off with city’s biggest ever brewery open day

A dozen breweries across Manchester are set to join forces this summer to host the city’s biggest ever brewery open day.

By Steven Pankhurst | May 10th '17

A dozen breweries across Manchester are set to join forces this summer to host the city’s biggest ever brewery open day. Unlike most beer festivals, which take place in one specific venue, Manchester Beer Week will include a series of different events at venues across the city, including pubs, bars, breweries and restaurants. The aim is to raise awareness around good beer and promote Greater Manchester as one of the United Kingdom’s premier destinations for beer enthusiasts.

The unique open day event will take place on Saturday June 24, as part of the festivities organised for the opening weekend of Manchester Beer Week. It is a chance for drinkers to enjoy beer from Manchester’s best producers at its freshest and learn more about the stories behind the contents of their pint glass.

Twelve breweries across the city centre will throw their doors open to the public throughout the day, serving up delicious beer and food alongside a series of tours, tastings, talks and debates.

Those opening will include a quartet from north of the city centre – Beatnikz Republic, Blackjack, Joseph Holt and Runaway – as well as eight from the Piccadilly area – Alphabet, Beer Nouveau, Chorlton Brewing Co, Cloudwater, Dan’s Brewery, Manchester Brewing Co, Squawk and Track.

“Manchester’s brewing scene is incredibly vibrant at the moment, so it seemed only right that we should dedicate the opening weekend of Manchester Beer Week to the breweries themselves,” said Connor Murphy, organiser of Manchester Beer Week.

“You don’t have to be a beer fanatic to enjoy it either. Each brewery offers something unique so not only will you be spoiled by a huge selection of incredible beer, you’ll also find great food, live music, art, and educational talks and tastings.”

The city-wide beer festival will be taking place between June 23 and July 2. For further information check out www.mcrbeerweek.co.uk