There’s a big ‘Winter Beer Fest’ happening at GRUB to kick off the new year

There'll be plenty of local brews to taste during the three-day event, with brewery bars courtesy of some of the region's best.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 16th December 2021

Once Christmas is over and the hustle and bustle of the festive season has died dow, there’s often not a great deal to look forward to in January.

But this time, Manchester’s very-own GRUB has got you covered.

If you’re unfamiliar with what GRUB is, it’s a street food market space that’s located just outside the city centre at the Red Bank Project in Cheetham Hill, and it’s known for having a wide range of rotating food vendor pop-ups provide foodies in Manchester with some of the best eats from right across the globe.

The world cuisine hub also has a full calendar of events that take place every week all throughout the year too.

Think street food takeovers, vegan markets, and so much more.


But, despite what the name suggests and even though that may be what it’s best-known for, GRUB isn’t just about food – there’s everything from cocktail masterclasses, to craft workshops, puppy parties, and film screenings regularly on the agenda too.

And, to properly see in the new year in style, GRUB is hosting its very-own seasonal beer festival next month, so Manchester beer lovers can sip creations from some of the best local breweries.


GRUB’s Winter Beer Festival is happening from Friday 21 – Sunday 23 January 2022.

GRUB’s Winter Beer Festival is happening from Friday 21 – Sunday 23 January 2022 / Credit: GRUB MCR

The popular event was due to take place once again back in 2021, but sadly had to be postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions introduced newly-introduced at the time.

Now, it’s making its much-anticipated return – and GRUB says it is “delighted”.


Over the course of the three-day festival, there’ll be plenty of local brews to taste test, with brewery bars courtesy of some of the region’s best – Beatnikz Republic, Blackjack Brewing Co, Rivington Brewing Co, The Runaway Brewery, and Squawk Brewing Co.

That’s not all either, as there’ll also be over 20 guest taps too.

Not a big beer lover? You can also expect a street food market, hot toddies, a mulling bar, DJs, pop-up tasting events, and so much more over the extended weekend.

Fancy it then?

Tickets for event will set you back just £5, and include entry to the festival, access to the full range of beers – including all the brewery bars and guest taps – as well as branded glass to take home with afterwards.


Tickets are now on sale, and you can grab them from the GRUB website here.

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