About & Contact

Indy Man Beer Con
Victoria Baths, Manchester

The Independent Manchester Beer Convention (Indy Man Beer Con/IMBC) was a world-class event, shining a spotlight on the top-tier breweries from our beloved UK and those beyond our shores. Every year, this enchanting Grade II listed architectural marvel, the Victoria Baths, transforms into a haven for beer enthusiasts. IMBC is where cutting-edge breweries congregate, weaving a tapestry of multi-sensory, dynamic beer experiences.

What They’re Saying

  • A joyous event held in the crumbling splendour of the Victoria Baths” – The Guardian
  • Indy Man Beer Con has rewritten the rules on what a British beer festival looks like.” – Financial Times
  • If you love beer and/or historic architecture be sure to go at least once – if not every year” – Sophie Atherton, Beer Sommelier
  • The most forward thinking beer festival seen in the UK…” – Evening Brews
  • This is about intimacy, it’s about atmosphere…” – Summer Wine Brewery

Our Origins

The creative minds behind Nell’s Pizza, Common, Port Street Beer House, and The Beagle came together to birth IMBC. Why? A shared vision. They wanted an event that truly represented the spirited UK’s craft beer movement, one that was open-minded, inclusive, and thoroughly modern.

Stay Connected:
www.indymanbeercon.co.uk / @indymanbeercon

Visiting Us


Victoria Baths
Hathersage Road,
M13 0FE

Our Policy on Youngsters & Canine Companions

Children? Absolutely welcome at IMBC before 7pm, but always with a guardian by their side. As for our four-legged pals, guide dogs get a pass, but other furry friends might want to sit this one out. Victoria Baths, being the ancient dame she is, has too many nooks and crannies. We’re cautious of a bustling, boisterous environment being a tad overwhelming for them – and the youngsters too! So, guardians, eyes on the kiddos!

Drop Us a Line

For any enquiries or chinwags: [email protected]


Beer aficionado? We’d love a hand! Reach out at [email protected].


For any accessibility queries or needs, just drop [email protected] a note.

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🍻 Do note, we’re swamped with brewery requests at the moment. If we’re keen on stocking your brew, trust us, you’ll hear from us.