Here are the IMBC 18 Fringe events happening around the city and suburbs over IMBC 18. View them best in our APP HERE with links to facebook events and maps of the venues.
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Here we go…
Track Takeover Common
Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th October // Common
10am – late. Great beer from one of Manchester’s greatest, TRACK.
Siren Takeover Port Street
Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th October // Port Street Beer House
Midday – late. Wall to wall cask and keg from Siren Craft Brew.
The Kernel Takeover The Pilcrow
Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th October // The Pilcrow
Midday – late. The seminal KERNEL pour their beer at The Pilcrow.
North Takeover The Beagle
Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th October // The Beagle
Midday – late weekdays. 10am – late weekends. Cask and keg supreme from Leeds baes North.
Deya Tap Take Over
Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th October // Station Hop
Six lines of glorious fresh Deya at Levenshulme’s great Station Hop
Amundsen Tap Takeover
Wednesday 3rd October // 57 Thomas Street
From 7pm. 4 line tap takeover from Oslo’s Amundsen plus cans ahoy.
Vibrant Forest Tap Takeover
Wednesday 3rd October // Reasons To Be Cheerful
Reasons To Be Cheerful on Fog Lane host a tap takeover from Vibrant Forest kicking off on Wednesday 3rd October
Cascade + Wild Beer Aged Bottle Tasting
Wednesday 3rd October // Beermoth
TICKETS. 6.30pm – 8.30pm. We’re delighted to be welcoming both Cascade Brewing and Wild Beer Co. to the Beermoth cellar for a vintage bottle tasting. We’ll be drinking six beers that have been aged up to five years each.
Expect a range of incredibly complex beers from both breweries.
Your ticket also gets you 20% off bottles and food at Café Beermoth, and 5% off draught beer, as well as 10% off bottles to take away from the Shop.
Extremely limited ticket availability, so get in fast!
Garage Mini Tap Takeover
Thursday 4th October // The Assembly
From 5pm. Garage (Barcelona) drop a fresh haul at The Assembly in Urmston.
Siop Shop x Square Root Refresh Yourself Hangover Special
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October // Siop Shop
From 8am. Limited release of Siop Shop x Square Root’s SALTED COCONUT LIMEADE soft drink, Refresh Yourself. We hear Siop Shop will be pairing the bottle with one of their incendiary breakfast muffins. A must for those in need during IMBC.
Wild Beer Millionaire Shortbread Pie
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October // Idle Hands
Idle Hands signature pie crust filled with Wild Beer’s salted caramel milk stout custard, topped with whipped cream, crumbled shortbread and salted caramel drizzle. PLUS look out for a roast beef special braised in Millionaire Stout. Oh, and Millionaire Stout on tap too. Obvs. Brunch, lunch and coffee galore. 7.30am-7pm Thurs / Fri, 9am-5pm Sat, 10am-5pm Sun.
Fourpure Growler Fills
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October // The Epicurean
20% off all Fourpure growler fill takeaways at The Epicurean during IMBC + Fourpure merch giveaways!
Squawk Barrel Aged Showcase x Meet The Brewer
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October // The Hillary Step
Meet the Brewer Sunday 7th October 7-9pm + from Thursday Squawk launch four BA beers: BA Chocolate Milk Stout, Whisky Aged Corvus Stout, Red Wine Aged Dubbel, and Whisky Aged Chocolate Milk Stout.
Squawk Barrel Aged Showcase
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October // The Smithfield
Squawk launch four BA beers: BA Chocolate Milk Stout, Whisky Aged Corvus Stout, Red Wine Aged Dubbel, Whisky Aged Chocolate Milk Stout.
Lervig Tap Takeover
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October // Ply
From 5pm on Thursday. Norwegian powerhouses Lervig takeover the taps of Manchester pizzahouse Ply. Also featuring a special pizza in a box designed by Nanna from Lervig!
Wander Beyond Can Launch
Thursday 4th October // The Knott
7pm – late. As part of the IMBC celebrations Wander Beyond are launching three new canned beers exclusively at The Knott Bar, with special pizza beer & pairings and beer flight board deals all weekend.
All Girl Tap Takeover
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October // The Gasworks Brew Bar
Celebrating Women in the Brewing Industry.
Tiny Rebel Tap Takeover
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October // The Magnet
Tiny Rebel takeover Stockport institution The Magnet. Expect 20 beers across cask and keg.
Beery Food Specials
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October // The Marble Arch
As part of IMBC Fringe, across the weekend of the Independent Manchester Beer Convention there will be a rotating series of beery food specials on at the Marble Arch. These will include Beer-basted rib-eye steak, beer and bacon mussels and more. All our dishes will be accompanied by the best selection of Marble and guest beers.
Beer Nouveau Wild Thing
Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th October // Beer Nouveau
From Midday (2pm on Friday) Beer Nouveau present beers brewed with foraged ingredients, including Latvian hops.
LUDiCROUS Games Cafe at The Runaway Brewery
Friday 5th October // Runaway Brewery
£10 adv. via Eventbrite. 7pm – 11pm. Enjoy beers direct from the brewery whilst choosing from an extensive library of around 100 great games. There will be a game guru on hand so you can skip the rules and jump straight in to games such as Ticket to Ride, Cash ‘N’ Guns and Camel Up.
If you want silly fun party games or super competitive tactical battles, we will have something for you.
Ticket price of £10 (+ Eventbrite fee) includes:
– 1 pint or a flight of 3 beers
– Snacks and nibbles
– Access to a library of 100+ games
– Expert game guru on hand
Cloudwater Barrel Tasting
Friday 5th October // Cloudwater Brew Co
TICKETS. 2pm – 3pm. Cloudwater might be famous for their joose but they’re currently putting a lot of work into their barrel programme as they delve even deeper into aged, wild and mixed-fermentation beers.
As part of this year’s Indy Man Fringe, they’re offering a sneak peek into future plans and the exciting releases that are coming up.
Join barrel manager Jeremy and brewer Al at Cloudwater’s Unit 9 barrel store, where they’ll give you samples of beers from other brewers that inspire them, let you try unreleased beers from barrels, and give you pours of newly-packaged beer from the barrel programme.
UK Garage Party with Garage
Friday 5th – Saturday 6th October // Northern Monk Manchester Refectory
From 9pm. Garage (Barcelona) basement takeover with UK Garage music and Garage beer until 2am.
Cloudwater Brewery Tour
Friday 5th October // Cloudwater Brew Co
TICKETS. 1pm. Cloudwater have added an extra brewery tour on top of their usual Saturday morning slot for this year’s Indy Man Beer Con.
Join them at the heart of their brewery for an introduction into their work and ethos, a tour of the brewery, and a tutored tasting. You’ll get a sample right from one of their tanks, and a glass of beer at Unit 9, their tap room right next door to the brewery.
The Beer Jesus of America / Film Screening and Q&A with Greg Koch
Friday 5th October // Cloudwater Unit 9
7pm – 9pm. Free entry. Join Stone Brewing Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Greg Koch at Cloudwater Brew Co’s Unit 9 tap room for the UK’s first screening of The Beer Jesus of America – a film by Matt Sweetwood and Sweetwood Films.
Burning Sky Down The House
Friday 5th October // Beatnikz Republic Bar
Burning Sky TT + Mark Tranter playing his favourite punk hits from 9pm. FREE 1/3 of Beatnikz beer to people with an IMBC 18 wristband / ticket.
Mikkeller Running Club
Saturday 6th October // Beer Nouveau
10.30am. The monthly meeting of the Manchester chapter of the global Mikkeller Running Club will be setting off from Beer Nouveau at 10.30am for both 5 and 10km routes to shake out those sore heads ready for the Saturday session!
Left Handed Giant Tap Takeover
Saturday 6th October // Heaton Hops
Bristol’s Left Handed Giant take over the taps at the great Heaton Hops! 10% off all beers drink-in or takeout throughout IMBC 18 for wristband / ticket holders.
First Chop Meet The Brewer
Saturday 6th October // Band On The Wall
4pm – 7pm. Meet Salford’s First Chop in the bar at Band On The Wall!
Electric Bear Tap Takeover
Saturday 6th October // Seven Bro7hers
7pm – Midnight. Electric Bear Tap Takeover + DJs at Seven Bro7hers
Squawk Meet The Brewer
Saturday 6th October // The Smithfield
7pm-9pm. Squawk head to The Smithfield to talk about their new barrel aged beers and more!
Pomona Island Tap Takeover
Saurday 6th October // The Gas Lamp
All day Saturday we will be pouring the four beers brewed by Pomona Island for Indy Man which were pouring Thursday and Friday. Alongside these we will have two super special beers as yet to be confirmed. So if you missed out or weren’t there the first 2 days and want to try some DDH beasts from Salford’s best, then get yer backside down Saturday afternoon. Why not make the trip in-between the afternoon and evening sesh, there’s definitely time!
Runaway Brewery is usually only available on keg, except for very special releases. However, here you will be able to try some of their core range alongside specials. Starting at 9PM and going on until late with our extended opening hours over IMBC. Free entry.
Beer More Social Takeover
Sunday 7th October // Reasons To Be Cheerful
From 3pm. Manchester’s most organised bunch of drinkers present their pick of the best IMBC 18 breweries as they takeover the R2BC taps.
Little Earth Project TTO at Plant Powered Sundays
Sunday 7th October // GRUB, Fairfield Social Club
Midday – 6pm. Vegan food vendors with a tap takeover from Suffolk’s sustainable brewing heroes Little Earth Project. 6 lines including cask and collaborations with 6 Degrees North and Fyne Ales.