Stockport Beer Week

Thursday 21st September to Sunday 1st October 2017

Stockport Beer Week logo

11 days of beer

Stockport Beer Week is back again for the third year. Coordinated by Stockport and South Manchester CAMRA, the event runs from 21st September to 1st October in conjunction with National Cask Ale Week.

There will be a full programme of events during the week, many of which are currently still being finalised. However already confirmed are the popular week-long Ale Trail, a Beer Festival at Robinson's Brewery Visitor Centre on 22nd & 23rd September and another Beer Festival at the Remedy Bar starting on 28th September to the end of the week.

Why not test your knowledge of the town at the Grand Stockport Quiz at the Spinning Top on Sunday 24th? Organised by Stockport County Supporters' Collective, it will cover the town's sporting connections as well as its pubs, heritage and music. The quiz will be followed by an evening of music by some of Stockport's most exciting bands.

There will also be pub cellar tours, a historic pub walk where you can learn about some the colourful history of Stockport's long lost pubs between Tiviot Dale and the Market Place and a heritage pub crawl visiting the three town centre pubs on the National Inventory of Historic Interiors. There will also be beer and cider tastings and meet the brewer evenings.

Other events are also in the pipeline, so keep an eye on this page which will be updated periodically and look out for the printed programmes which should be available from the start of September.

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All week events

Robinsons Visitor Centre
"Two for the price of one" on brewery tours. Only applies to pre-booked tours.
Book online here https://www.robinsonsbrewery.com/brewery-experience

Stockport Ale Trail
We hope to have 20 pubs on the trail, of which 12 must be visited, including (at least) 4 from the Robinsons estate, to claim your Stockport Beer Week t-shirt. Confirmed so far are:
Robinsons - Arden, Armoury, Bakers, Blossoms, Queens, Red Bull, Swan with Two Necks, Visitors Centre.
Independants - Boars Head, Cocked Hat, Fairway, Hope, Magnet, Midland, Railway (Wellington Rd North), Remedy Bar, Sun and Castle
Others yet to be confirmed

Thanks to Robinsons for sponsoring this event and contribution the commemorative t-shirt.

Thursday 21st September

Pub of the Month Presentation and Launch event
Starting at 8pm in the Petersgate Tap and including the unveiling of the Stockport Beer Week Beer specially brewed by Thirst Class Ales. What to know more about this and other Thirst Class Ales? then come along on Tuesday 26th September to meet the brewer.

Wetherspoons
Local Beer Festival at Calverts Court - starts 6pm and runs until Sunday (unless the beer runs out beforehand!)

Friday 22nd September

Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre Beer Festival
Apsley Street, SK1 1YE . More details when we get them. Open 3pm - 11pm.

Wetherspoons
Local Beer Festival at Calverts Court all day.

Historic Pubs Walk -Tiviot to Market Place
Starts at 7pm and is planned to finish at 8pm. Meet at Lancashire Bridge, Bridge Street, SK1 1XU outside Barclays Bank. No booking required. Charge £1 - payable on the night.

Heritage Pub Stagger

Visit three Stockports pubs with historic and architectural interiors. Starts at 8.30pm in the Swan with Two Necks on Prince's Street (approximatly opposite Marks & Spencers), continues with the Queen's Head/Turners Vaults (Underbank beneath the Petersgate bridge) and finishing at the Arden Arms (behind ASDA on New Bridge Lane).

Saturday 23rd September

Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre Beer Festival
Apsley Street, SK1 1YE . Open 11am - 11pm.

Wetherspoons
Local Beer Festival at Calverts Court all day.

Market Place Cellar Tours
Duration approx 30 minutes. No booking required, just turn up. No charge. Subject to space and at own risk.
Tours of the Boars Head, Market Place, SK1 1TY at 12:00 noon and 1:15pm.
Tours of the Bakers Vaults, Market Place at 12:30pm and 1:45pm.
If you can, please bring a torch, some of the nooks and crannies can be a bit dark!

Sunday 24th September

Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre Beer Festival
Apsley Street, SK1 1YE . Only if there is any beer left.

Stockport Quiz & Music
Spinning Top, Wellington Road South - How well do you know Stockport? Take part in the Stockport County Supporters' Co-operative Quiz between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Followed by music form local musicians between 7:30pm and 11:00pm.

Monday 25th September

Historic Beer Talk
"Chemists, Druggists and Beer-Doctors" given by Dr James Sumner at the Railway on Wellington Road North, starts 7:30pm. Approximately 1 hour duration.

Tuesday 26th September

Watch the Brewer
Remedy Bar Brew Day, Market Place. Watch the brewer carry out the brewing of a beer from 12 noon. There should be a chance to talk to the brewer.

Meet the Brewer
Meet Colin from Poynton Brewery at the Spinning Top, Wellington Road South from 7:00pm to 8:15pm where he will be launching a new beer.

Meet the Brewer
Meet with Richard from Thirst Class and including a talk about the setting up of a Micro Pub business by Alan Gent in the Petersgate Tap, Petersgate. Starts 8:30pm

Wedesday 27th September

Staircase House Beer Tour
Staircase House, 30/31 Market Place, SK1 1ES. Starts at 7:00pm Booking essential.

Thursday 28th September

Meet the Brewers
Yes brewers! Martin and Katie share the brewing at the Fool Hardy Brewers based in the Hope, Wellington Road North. They also plan to launch a new beer. Starts at 8:00pm

Remedy Bar Beer Festival
In house festival at this Market Place pub.

Friday 29th September

Remedy Bar Beer Festival
In house festival at this Market Place pub.

Saturday 30th September

Staircase House Beer Tour
Staircase House, 30/31 Market Place, SK1 1ES. Starts at 2:00pm Booking essential.

Tutored Belgian Beer Tasting
With John Clarke and taking place in Staircase House. Starts at 3.30pm. Booking required - details when they are available.

Remedy Bar Beer Festival
In house festival at this Market Place pub.

Presentation - Best Mild Pub
CAMRA presentation award for the best Mild pub on the Mild Magic trail to the Remedy Bar, Market Place. Starts at 7:30pm

Sunday 1st October

Tutored Cider and Perry Tasting
Tutored Cider and Perry Tasting and meet the Cider producers at the Petersgate Tap, Petersgate. Stats at 2:00pm.

Remedy Bar Beer Festival
In house festival at this Market Place pub.

Beer and Music
Stockport County Supporters' Co-operative present Woodstockport Music Festival at the Spinning Top, Wellington Road South. From 4:00pm