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  • 30 May 2016

    Manchester Beer Week

    We’re proud to be supporting partners of Manchester's first city-wide beer festival which takes place 10th-19th June 2016.
    The festival brings together pubs, bars, restaurants and breweries across the city (and further afield) for a 10 day celebration of beer.

    We’ve been delivering beer to Manchester for over 10 years and are keen to support the ever growing beer scene. You’ll be able to drink Hawkshead beer and have a chat to our brewers at a number of events throughout the week; Brewers Market at Exchange Square, Heaton Hops Meet the Brewer, Marble Arch Tap Takeover and the Big Buzzin’ Party at Granada Studios. More details can be found on our ‘What’s On’ page and at

    If that wasn’t enough we've joined with Runaway Brewery to brew a special one-off Manchester themed collab beer. We're one of four breweries from outside the city that have been teamed up with four of Manchester’s best breweries to create exclusive collaboration beers for the festival. The other pairings are Blackjack & Thornbridge, Cloudwater & Magic Rock and Quantum & Buxton.

    All four ‘Manchester-themed’ beers will be launched at Port Street Beer House on Thursday 16th June from 7pm. This is your first chance to try all four collaboration beers and to chat to the brewers about their creations. 

  • 16 May 2016

    Expansion Project

    We’ve just completed an expansion project to allow a 40% increase in capacity, from 10,000 hectolitres (6,000 barrels) to 14,000 (8,500 barrels) a year, under a two year plan.

    Having been brewing at full capacity for the past year, the brewery has been reorganised, at a cost of £175,000, to boost efficiency, quality assurance and output. A new cold conditioning room has been built, the fermentation room extended, and new fermentation vessels purchased from Moeschle UK.

    Owner and founder, Alex Brodie says he was happy to put more investment into the brewery and it was a sensible business decision because “the demand from both the traditional and modern craft markets for Head Brewer Matt Clarke’s innovative and full-flavoured beers continues to outstrip our ability to supply.

    This expansion is not just about brewing more beer,” says Alex. “It is about brewing more styles of beer, and giving us more flexibility to experiment and add to the already crazily wide range of beers we turn out.

  • 09 May 2016

    Get Tonka Online Now

    Our newest beer, Tonka, is now in our beer shop.

    Initially part of a limited release last Autumn, and a favourite at Indy Man Beer Con, fans drank The Beer Hall dry of Tonka in keg when it was re-launched on Friday 6th May.

    The 8.5% imperial porter is brewed using tonka beans and cacao nibs, resulting in a complex beer with many layers of flavour.

  • Margarita Gose, a special one-off collab brewed for Stewart Brewing's Edinburgh beer festival, was inspired by the classic cocktail.

    Sticking to tradition but with some added extras, Matt and Bruce, Stewart's Head brewer, created this gose with kaffir lime leaves & rock salt and kettle soured to create a mellow beer with a sour zing and a gently salty finish.

    Margarita Gose 6% is out and drinking in both bottle and keg.


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