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11th February 2015

Festival Of Britain(s) Beers Monday 16th March – Sunday 29th March Port Street Beer House, Port Street, Manchester

Festival of beer

If only there were a festival to celebrate the best of Britain’s most excellent beer makers. A festival where we could all gather under billowing marquee, mud underfoot, portakabins in the adjacent field, tripping over guy ropes on the way back to our tents…Or…

Imagine a prolonged celebration of innovative British brewers within the safe, yet forward thinking, confines of Port Street Beer House. Welly amnesty over hither! Throw those tent pegs into the night sky! Over the latter half of March we welcome to Port Street some of the freshest and most exciting brewing talent Britain has to offer. Heck, we’ll even be birthing a couple of bright young future stars! As well as the exciting events below, we’ll also be unveiling more exclusive beer launches so keep your eyes peeled and your appetites whetted. To Britain!
Monday 16th : Cloudwater Spring Launch + Brewery tour / 6pm – SOLD OUT!
Thursday 19th : Beavertown Tap Takeover / 7pm – FREE ENTRY
Tuesday 24th : Port Street Beer School presents ‘A guide to British beers’ / 7pm – £25 *
Thursday 26th : Left Handed Giant Launch / 7pm  – FREE ENTRY
* limited places / bookable via eventbrite HERE
Port Street Beer School ‘A Guide to British Beers’ – includes a selection of six beers, ‘beer bible’ booklet and a presentation from our staff of experts. Duration 90 minutes / £25 per person. The theme is British, the beers will be great!
Cloudwater Spring Launch + Brewery tour tickets and more info are here : (SOLD OUT)
Brewery info :
Cloud Water (Spring launch + brewery tour)
At Cloudwater Brew Co they’ve been working hard to set up an uncompromising modern brewery that will be the largest capacity brewery start up in the north of the UK in recent times.  It is with great pleasure they invite you to a very special evening at their favourite beer bar in Manchester.
They’re launching with a selection of beers from their Spring range, and with an exclusive preview tour of their brewery. We’ll be laying on a minibus that takes you, the learned drinker, right to the gates of Wonka’s factory! Be amongst the first people in the country to taste their beer, step foot in their brewery, and hear more about what they’ve got in store for you this year.  We’d love you to join us in celebrating their debut, and to mark the start of a journey that will make far more of Manchester’s future than its past.
Beavertown (Tap take over)
Ladies and gentlemen, Beavertown! You can’t have turned a craft corner over the past couple of years without locking eyes upon Beavertown’s vibrantly illustrated cans. Of course we wouldn’t judge a beer by its cover, the content behind the label has been consistently excellent since their inception.
Established in 2011 by Logan Plant in the kitchen of rib joint Duke’s Brew and Que, Hackney. Beavertown has recently picked up sticks and motored to bigger things in Tottenham Hale, via a stop in Fish Island, proving that the Beavertown express gathers no moss.
We’ve all swooned and gone ga-ga for their 8 Ball Rye IPA, Gamma Ray US pale, and Smog Rocket smoked porter. When not busy with their core range they like nothing more than collaborating with some of the world’s most innovative breweries. Recent brewery hook-ups have included dallies with Mikkeller, Arizona Wilderness, Lervig, Kona, Prairie, Naparbier, Dogfish Head, Bellwoods AND their UK brethren Camden Town, Siren and Magic Rock. Yielding Farmhouse ales, Berlinerweisses, Passion Fruit sours, Double IPAs, Coffee stouts and much more besides.
Basically, I don’t think they sleep. They certainly don’t rest on their laurels. We are greatly honoured to welcome Beavertown to Port Street Beer House where they will be taking over our taps for one night only! There’s going to be surprises, exclusives and all round excitement. Whisper it on the wind but there is also promise of Beavertown CASK, now WHERE have you ever seen that before? One way ticket to Beavertown, please!
Left Handed Giant
Fresh out of the box we are delirious to welcome Bristol’s hot new tastemakers Left Handed Giant Brewing Co. What were you doing when you were a month old? Collaborating with some of the most esteemed British brewing talent? I think not! Left Handed Giant have crawled from 0-60 in next to no seconds locking horns with Bristol neighbours, Wiper and True, as well as with London powerhouses, Weird Beard and Beavertown.
Left Handed Giant Co join us at Port Street for their Northern launch and we couldn’t be more excited. Get ready for an exclusive introduction to a new British brewery with the bit between its teeth. Beer springs eternal.