Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Creature Comforts Q&A and Showcase at Cloudwater's Unit 9

The folks at Cloudwater’s Unit 9 tap room are delighted to welcome the fine folks from Creature Comforts, who are coming all the way from Athens, Georgia in the United States to share their beers with us on Wednesday, the 6th of March.

There will be a Q&A session and a selection of their beers on the bar, as well as some brews from Creature Comforts you can purchase from Unit 9’s shop.

Tickets are just £5 and include your first drink from the Creature Comforts crew.

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Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Pink Boots Brew 2019 for International Women's Day at Cloudwater

Women who work in beer, unite! Cloudwater are hosting a Pink Boots Society brew day ahead of International Women’s Day, and if you are a woman who works in beer, you’re invited to join us on Monday, the 4th of March. Please register your interest by Thursday, the 21st of February to join us by filling out this form, and we’ll send across details of what we’ll be brewing and what the purpose of the day will be. Spaces are limited on the brew floor, so depending on interest, we may have an external meet-up in the evening at Cloudwater’s Unit 9 tap room if we can’t accommodate everyone who is keen to join.

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Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

Monkish, Other Half and Trillium can release at 73 Enid Street

In the aftermath of the first Friends & Family & Beer, we've decided to throw a wind-down party at our London tap room 73 Enid Street!

So not only will you find fresh kegs from Trillium Brewing Company and Other Half Brewing Company on the bar, we'll also have cans from both of those breweries plus LA juice kings Monkish available in the shop, alongside some Trillium bottles.

The can and bottle menu will be on the Facebook event page, so RSVP for updates.

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Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

Monkish, Other Half and Trillium can release at Cloudwater Unit 9

In the aftermath of the first Friends & Family & Beer, we've decided to throw a wind-down party at Unit 9!

So not only will you find fresh kegs from Trillium Brewing Company and Other Half Brewing Company on the bar, we'll also have cans from both of those breweries plus LA juice kings Monkish available in the shop, alongside some Trillium bottles.

The shop will be open from 12pm for can purchases and the bar will be open from 3pm.

The can and bottle menu will be on the Facebook event page, so RSVP for updates.

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Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

To Øl CPH Tap Takeover at The Crown & Kettle

Cap off your Friends & Family & Beer weekend with a To Øl CPH tap takeover at The Crown & Kettle on Saturday, the 2nd of March! There will be 7 different draft lines on the bar featuring the Danish brewery’s beer.

The beer line up is as follows: House of Pale, The Boss, BRUS brothers, DAS Fruit, Russian Roullette, Vanilla: In Case of Emergency, Goliat BA imperial Stout.

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Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Trillium Tap Takeover at The Pilcrow Pub

As part of the Friends Family and Beer Fringe, The Pilcrow are hosting a Trillium Tap Takeover on Saturday, the 2nd of March. The beers will be on the bar from midday. Cap off your FFB experience with some incredible beers fresh from Massachusetts in the cosy confines of The Pilcrow. There’s no entry fee plus if you have your Friends Family & Beer wristband get 10% off beer! So get in in the diary or RSVP on Facebook and get stuck in.

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Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Tap and tours at Runaway

The Runaway Brewery Tap Room will be open as usual from 12-8pm, with 8 beers available on tap and a wide range of bottles to drink in or take away. Plus tours and tastings with the brewers:

 - Runaway tour & tasting: 12pm (bookable via eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/runaway-brewery-tour-and-tasting-tickets-53007604171

- Host to the Manchester Craft Beer Tour (3rd stop) - bookable through the event organisers web site here: https://craftbeertourmanchester.co.uk/about-the-tour/

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Mar
1
4:00 PM16:00

Arizona Wilderness at Station Hop

Station Hop in Levenshulme will be pouring some rare and delicious beers from Arizona Wilderness.

These stunning creations are all inspired by the Arizona countryside and the beers pouring will be:

Superstition Coffee Stout - made with cold steeped local coffee from Superstition Coffee Co
Sycamore Oud Bruin - a blend of tequila and french oak barrel aged sour brown ales brewed with Sycamore leaves from Aravaipa canyon.
Biere de Wassail - winter specialty spiced beer.
Baboquivari Blonde Ale - Belgian Blonde with notes of AZ honey and Belgian yeast .

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Mar
1
3:00 PM15:00

Chubbles release at 73 Enid Street - plus cans from The Veil

For the 2019 release of Chubbles, our much-loved collaboration with The Veil Brewing Co., we've got a special treat for you all.

Not only will we have cans of our own Chubbles, we'll also have cans of The Veil's latest batch, so you can try both versions of Chubbles side-by-side.

On top of that, we've managed to snag a few more specials from The Veil, which will be available at 73 Enid Street from 3pm.

The can menu will be on the Facebook event page, so RSVP for updates.

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Mar
1
12:00 PM12:00

Chubbles release at Unit 9 - plus cans from The Veil

For the 2019 release of Chubbles, our much-loved collaboration with The Veil Brewing Co., we've got a special treat for you all.

Not only will we have cans of our own Chubbles, we'll also have cans of The Veil's latest batch, so you can try both versions of Chubbles side-by-side.

On top of that, we've managed to snag a few more specials from The Veil, which will be available in the Unit 9 shop from 12pm.

The can menu will be on the Facebook event page, so RSVP for updates.

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Mar
1
12:00 PM12:00

Fonta Flora Tap Takeover at Port Street Beer House

Port Street Beer House are hosting a Fonta Flora Tap Takeover on Friday, the 1st of March, as part of the Friends & Family & Beer Fringe. This is a free event showcasing the fine wild beers from our Appalachian friends, and receive a 10% discount at the bar with your FFB wristband or ticket! This is a great event to cap off your festival session if you’ve gone on Friday, or a great warm-up of what’s to come if you’re attending on Saturday, so follow the Facebook event page and get stuck in!

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Mar
1
12:00 PM12:00

Siren Tap Takeover at Crown & Kettle

Our friends from Siren Craft Brew can be counted as one of the trailblazers in the new wave of modern UK breweries, ticking the boxes for both consistency and reliability as well as for innovation and experimentation. Join them at the Crown & Kettle, one of Manchester’s most iconic pubs, for a tap takeover on the Friday of Friends & Family & Beer. Members of the Siren team will be heading down following the Friday evening session at the festival, so RSVP on Facebook to join the fun!

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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Forest & Main Tap Takeover at Track Tap Room

  • Track Tap Room, Crusader Manchester (map)
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The good folks of Forest & Main will be over at the Track Tap Room on Thursday, February 28th, for a tap takeover and bottle share. The showcase of these beers from Ambler, Pennsylvania, will start from 6pm. If you missed meeting the founders Daniel Endcott and Gerard Olson at IndyMan a couple of years ago, this is a great chance to see why they were so well-loved by festival attendees! Keep an eye out on the Facebook event page for more updates.

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Feb
28
3:30 PM15:30

California Tap Takeover at Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful are indulging in some California love by showcasing two of the Sunshine State’s finest during the weekend of Friends & Family & Beer. The homies Green Cheek and Cellarmaker will both have beers pouring from Thursday February 28th and the tap line-up looks suitably impressive, covering everything from a fresh West Coast IPA to a big, bold Pastry Stout. One not to be missed!

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Feb
28
3:00 PM15:00

Bellwoods bottle release at 73 Enid Street

Our good friends Bellwoods Brewery from Toronto have sent over a selection of their finest and freshest for you to enjoy ahead of Friends & Family & Beer!

We'll have a selection of bottles available at our London tap room, including their classic Pils Bellweiser and famed fruit sour Jelly King.

The bottle menu will be on the Facebook event page, so RSVP for updates.

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Feb
28
3:00 PM15:00

Bellwoods bottle release at Unit 9

Our good friends Bellwoods Brewery from Toronto have sent over a selection of their finest and freshest for you to enjoy ahead of Friends & Family & Beer!

We'll have a selection of bottles available at our Manchester tap room, including their classic Pils Bellweiser and famed fruit sour Jelly King.

The bottle menu will be on the Facebook event page, so RSVP for updates.

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Feb
28
1:30 PM13:30

Dugges Tap Takeover at Heaton Hops

Those dreamy beers from Swedish brewers Dugges Bryggeri will be on the bar at Heaton Hops in Heaton Chapel Thursday, February 28th. Tuck into some lovely stouts, IPAs and sour brews ahead of the festival as part of the Fringe from the afternoon. Have a look at the Facebook event page for news on the tap list and other info, and be ready to Crush Crush Crush some beer.

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Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

Jester King Tap Takeover at Port Street Beer House

The glorious and fabled beer mongers at Port Street Beer House are super excited to welcome Texan powerhouses Jester King Brewery for a tap takeover as part of the Cloudwater Friends & Family & Beer Fringe. This is a free-entry event, with 10% off if you flash your FFB wristband or ticket at the bar. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for the tap list and get excited.

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Walk On The Wild Side with Lallemand & Friends

Cloudwater’s Unit 9 invite you along for an exploration of wild and mixed fermentation beer, featuring some of the most exciting brewers of these styles from across North America.

Hosted by Rob Percival from festival sponsors Lallemand and Cloudwater’s barrel lead Jeremy Stull, you'll taste through a series of rare and delicious beers, and explore the science behind the use of wild yeast, microflora and bacteria in beer.

The ticket price (£15 + booking fee) will include a Q&A with Rob, Jeremy and The Bruery's Senior Production Manager Jeremy Grinkey, as well as a guided tasting of the breweries we are showcasing.

On the bar we'll have a series of treats from American Solera, The Bruery, Fonta Flora Brewery, Jester King Brewery and TRVE Brewing, plus beers from our own barrel programme.

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Feb
27
5:00 PM17:00

Sports Day with Against The Grain at Northern Monk Refectory Leeds

  • Northern Monk Refectory Leeds (map)
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Oh how they love the sporting life! Join Against the Grain over at Northern Monk Refectory in Leeds Leeds Leeds on Wednesday, the 27th, for a jolly bit of competitive tug o’ war, tyre flippin’ and more! Adam Watson will be on hand for a beer and a chat afterwards, and there will be beers on the bar from the Kentucky brewery, so be sure to RSVP on the Facebook page to see what the tap list will be.

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Feb
27
3:00 PM15:00

American Solera/Fonta Flora/Cellarmaker release at Enid Street

To kick off a week of satellite events for Friends & Family & Beer, we've got our hands on a selection of excellent beers from American Solera, Cellarmaker Brewing Company and Fonta Flora Brewery for you to drink in or take out.

Stop by 73 Enid Street on Wednesday February 27th, to check out a stunning selection of bottles and cans from three exciting breweries attending our first ever festival.

The can menu will be on the Facebook event page, so RSVP for updates.

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Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Against the Grain Showcase at Cloudwater's Unit 9

Those Kentucky legends Against the Grain will be helping kick off the Fringe Frenzy over at Cloudwater’s Unit 9 on Monday, the 25th of February, as we gear up ahead of the festival. Adam Watson will be on hand for a Q&A session, and Unit 9 will have a showcase of Against the Grain beers on the bar.

Entry for the event will be £5 to cover your first Against the Grain beer, and you can purchase tickets on TicketWeb. If you’re on Facebook, RSVP to the event page and bring a mate or two along!

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