A massive free party is taking over Manchester’s Piccadilly Beer Mile

Hosted across three independent Manchester taprooms, the brewery block party is free for all to attend.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 18th April 2023

A mile-long beer festival celebrating Manchester’s independent breweries is coming to Piccadilly Trading Estate next month.

Four of Manchester’s finest brewers are teaming up to host a massive free party along the city centre’s industrial beer mile.

Taking place on Saturday 13 May, Sureshot, Cloudwater, Track, and Balance are each inviting a guest brewery, an independent food vendor and live DJS down to their taprooms for a riotous all-day block party.

Kicking off at 12pm, punters can move freely between each taproom – collecting a stamp card designed by artist David Bailey at each.

At its upstairs taproom, award-winning brewery Cloudwater will host a Friends and Family sour bar with food from Isca wines in Levenshulme and music from Andy Votel and friends.


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Image: Cloudwater
Image: Cloudwater

Over at Track Brewery, meanwhile, drinkers can enjoy a tap takeover from Verdant as well as selections from founder Adam, as well as tapas-style food from the excellent Porta.


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Meanwhile, Sureshot Brewery, founded by former Cloudwater boss and mash time legend James Campbell, will host a tap takeover from Burning Sky Brewery and serve food from Lily’s Vegetarian Deli.

Final brewery Balance will also be running a pop-up bar at Sureshot throughout the day with guest beers from Torn Plant, which produces modern minimal intervention ciders and blends from the north west of England, outside of Delamere Forest. On the decks, it will welcome 2 DJs including the Wizard King.


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Entry for the brewery block party is free, and anybody who collects all four brewery stamps on the day will be entered into a draw to win a hamper of beer-related goodies.

Featured image – Cloudwater