A celebration of beer, community and independent values

Hey Friends, hope you’re all good!

We at Cloudwater Brew Co are planning one heck of a party with our brewing family, and we'd love for you to join us!

Manchester Central

Friday February 21

Saturday February 22
11am-3.30pm, 5pm-9.30pm

Our second festival takes place in February 2020, and we have big plans to make it a celebration unlike any other.

64 breweries brought 327 different beers to the first edition of Friends & Family & Beer and we plan to expand that even further, providing one of the widest and most varied beer selections of any craft beer festival in Europe.

But it’s also about more than just the beer. It’s designed as a celebration of independent values, collaborative spirit and community, with a focus on the positive impact our industry can have on the world around it. That’s why we’ll be expanding the programme of extra content in 2020, offering a number of talks, tastings and discussions led by attending brewers and guests. Music will be provided by a roster of respected DJs, friends and the brewers themselves and we’ll provide a selection of high-quality, wholesome food from the region’s best independent producers.

Importantly, the festival is also totally not-for-profit. The first edition raised £20,000 for Coffee4Craig, the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity and Mustard Tree, and we will be announcing the chosen charities for the upcoming event very soon.

But most of all, we want to throw a party that none of you will ever forget.