I’m heading to Runaway Brewery on Saturday for the Winter Beer Festival held by Shebeen Events, GRUB, Blackjack Beers & Runaway Brewery over 3 days. This will be my 3rd beer festival/conference after attending Indy Man Beer Con & Salford Beer Festival last year.

Manchester Winter Beer Festival
Winter Beer Festival

The line-up of breweries and food vendors looks excellent along with live music to boot, my whistle has been whet and can’t wait for what looks to be a cracking day out.

Here’s a rundown for the Saturday afternoon session:

Breweries include

  • Blackjack Beers
  • Runaway Brewery
  • Oakham Ales
  • Fyne Ales
  • Almasty Brewing Co
  • Wiper & True
  • Vagrant Brewing
  • First Chop Brewing Arm
  • Tuatara Brewing
  • Quantum Brewing Company
  • Indy Man Brew House
  • Marble Brewery
  • Firebrand Brewing Co
  • Siren Craft Brew
  • Arbor Ales
  • Wild Bee
  • Siren Craft Brew
  • Wild Beer Co
  • Anarchy Brew Co
  • Harbour Brewing Co
  • The Redchurch Brewery
  • The Kernel Brewery
  • Brew By Numbers
  • Burning Sky
  • Hammerton Brewery
  • The Celt Experience
  • Hopcraft Brewing
  • Tiny Rebel
  • Alechemy Brewing
  • Bristol Beer Factory
  • Moor Beer Co
  • Weird Beard Brew Co
  • Cromarty Brewing Company


  • Comida – Spanish street food
  • Fu Schnikens – Handmade Taiwanese steamed buns
  • Andy Low ‘N’ Slow – Birmingham based smoked BBQ specialising in Texas style brisket and ribs, pulled pork ox cheeks, slaw
  • The Ginger Tart – Debut apperance from this cake master, the menu has been especially prepared to go down well with beer


Live music at the day session I Am Your Autopilot and Aiden Smith
DJs at the days session include Mof Gimmers plus more

So, i will follow up this post with a review of the beer & food consumed plus a round-up of the event.


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