Seven Brothers Brewing Co
Location: Waybridge Enterprise Centre, 63, Daniel Adamson Rd, Manchester M50 1DS
In a few words: Guy, Keith, Luke, Dan, Nat, Kit and Greg are indeed 7 brothers who own and run their own brewery in Salford. The Salford brewery has a taproom, in addition 7Brothters operate and partner with 6 other venues across the North West.
Visitor Info: taproom is open Friday 5-11pm and Saturday 12-8pm
Cloudwater Brew Co
Location: 7-8, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester M1 2NP
In a few words: Owned and directed by co-founder Paul Jones, Cloudwater are undoubtably one of Manchester’s craft brewing great success stories with their beers widely distributed across the UK.
Visitor Info: Tap room is at next to the brewery at Unit 9 Piccadilly Trading Estate. Opening hours are Monday – Wednesday 3pm – 10pm
Thursday – Saturday 12pm – 10pm
Sunday 12pm – 7pm
BlackJack Brewing Co
Location: Irk St, Manchester M4 4JT
In a few words:
Blackjack’s been brewing on Irk Street, Manchester since 2012. In 2021 they installed a whole new brewing plant just across Irk Street from our old facility. Known for brewery taps in their yard, market bars in Manchester, Macclesfield & Altrincham and our tap house pub The Smithfield Tavern on Swan Street.
Visitor Info: Brewery Tap is open – see website or social for details.
Location: Unit 7 Boston Court, Kansas Avenue, Salford M50 2GN
In a few words:
From casks brewed in the back room of the grand Victorian pub in Ancoats, to contemporary craft beers currently being produced at their new, state-of-the-art brewery in Salford, Mable have done the full journey over the last 25 years.
Visitor Info: Brewery Tap is on-site but open only for brewery tours and private hires – see website for details.
Location: 6 Crosskeys St Manchester, M4 5ET
In a few words: In a few words: Part brewers, part party organisers – Paul and George of Shindigger brew unpretentious, sessionable fruit-forward beers.
Visitor Info: NA but look out online for the next shindig.
Alphabet Brewing Company
Location: 99 N Western St, Manchester M12 6JL
In a few words: Renown for both hop-forward and accessible fruit-led beers and eye-catching cans – designed by local illustrator Nick Hamilton a.k.a. Hammo
Visitor Info: On-site Taproom is open on Saturdays 12-10pm
Location: 5 Sheffield St, Manchester M1 2ND
In a few words: In a few words: Having cycled around the world discovering breweries and tap rooms make good stopping off points Track founder Sam Dyson brewed in London before returning north to open Track in 2014. 2021 saw a move to larger premises at Piccadilly trading Estate. Staple brews are Hoppy Pales but Track brew a wide range of great beers.
Visitor Info: On-site Taproom is amazing – open on Tues through Sun – see website for hours.
Manchester Beer Union
Location: 96D North Western Street, Ardwick, Manchester M12 6JL
In a few words: MBU are based on Northwestern street, 2 doors down from Wander Beyond and 3 doors down from Alphabet brewery. They brew only lager and lager beer variants. Their noble aim to brew some of the best lager in the world.
Visitor Info: On-site Taproom is open the last Saturday of the month from 12pm – 8pm.
Wander Beyond Brewery
Location: 98 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6JL
In a few words: Inspired by the outdoors Wander Beyond has been churning out a steady stream of bold, creative brews since their launch in December, 2017.
2019 ‘Breakthrough Brewery of the Year,’ Wander Beyond is operated by Mat Breslin, Dan Whitehead, Tina Breslin and Ryan Mercer.
Visitor Info: Taproom is on-site – see website for hours.
Pomona Island Brewery
Location: 33 Waybridge Enterprise Centre, Daniel Adamson Road, Salford, M50 1DS
In a few words: Formed by Nick and Ryan who started the Gas Lamp bar in Manchester, Gaz from Marble Brewery and James from Scotland’s Tempest Brewery, Pomona Island brewery is based in Salford, close to Media City. Their beers range from sessionable pales and juicy IPAs to more traditional stouts and experimental sours.
Visitor Info: Taproom is at another location from the brewery at Mayfield Depot, 11 Baring St, Manchester M1 2PY – see website for hours.
Location: 5 Sheffield Street, Manchester, M1 2ND
In a few words: Focusing on what people love: hoppy IPAs, clean lagers, and flavourful, easy-drinking pale ales.
Visitor Info: coming late November 2022