Friends & Family & Beer Festival 2020


This event has been and gone.

Friends & Family & Beer is a unique, not-for-profit beer festival organised by world-renowned Manchester brewery Cloudwater Brew Co, bringing together a selection of the best craft breweries from across the world.

Taking place at Manchester Central - a stunning, state-of-the-art events space in the heart of Manchester - the festival is designed as a celebration of independent values and aims to showcase a wide range of beer to rival any other festival across the globe. Alongside the beer, there will also be a series of talks, tastings and discussions, as well as music and art from Manchester's creative community. There will also be a strong range of wholesome and high-quality food available to purchase on site at each session, alongside coffee and soft drinks, all provided by independent producers with an emphasis on quality.

Tickets cover entrance to the festival, a limited-edition glass that you can keep after the festival, as well as sample pours from all the breweries in attendance and access to all of the accompanying content.

All profits from ticket sales will be donated to charity, with the recipients being revealed closer to the festival. The last edition of Friends & Family & Beer raised £20,000, which was split between three charities tackling homelessness in Manchester - Coffee4Craig, Mustard Tree, and the Greater Manchester Mayor's Charity.

Manchester Central

  • Windmill Street
  • Petersfield
  • Manchester
  • M2 3GX

0161 834 2700
Disabled Booking:
0161 834 2700