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Gipsy Hill Brewing Company

Friends & Family & Beer 2020


Manchester Central Convention Complex , Windmill St, Manchester , M2 3GX

From £60


Friends & Family & Beer 2020 hosted by Cloudwater Brew Co

21-22nd February 2020 – Manchester Central Convention Complex Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX

Tickets from £60

We’re chuffed to have been invited back to pour at Friends & Family & Beer 2020, a not-for-profit celebration of independent craft beer, hosted by Cloudwater Brew Co. 

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.

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.

Friends & Family & Beer was one of our favourite beery events of 2019, and we are delighted to be returning in 2020, for an event that promises to be even bigger and better. Here’s what Cloudwater have to say:

“This is a celebration of everything we hold close to our hearts. We’ve invited all the folks we love spending time with to join us in Manchester for a festival that puts independent values front and centre, and recognises the efforts of the amazing thinkers, doers and downright wonderful people within our community.”

Tickets for the festival are priced at £60 per session, and include 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.