Meet The Brewers 2014

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival will be giving you the opportunity to get up close and personal with brewers from a whole range of breweries who will be attending the festival and holding a mixture of formal & informal Meet The Brewer sessions.

The list below is by no means comprehensive – follow the festival on @MancBeerFest or on for announcements of more sessions right up to the last minute.


Moorhouses of Burnley will be holding a series of private tutored tasting events.

Thursday 4pm.
Friday 4pm.
Saturday 3pm

Each session will give the opportunity to sample a range of beers and learn about the ingredients used to create the flavours.

Visit the Moorhouse’s Bar to book your place and get your ticket


Brewers and staff from the Staveley based brewery will be on hand throughout the festival at and around the Hawkshead Brewery Bar.

Dedicated Meet The Brewer events will be held Thursday at 3pm and 6pm and 2pm & 5pm on Friday. Meet at the Hawkshead Bar.


Brightside Brewery are sponsors of the festival reception area and Carley from Brightside will be around the festival until 6pm daily. Meet Brewers Neil and Lance on Bar 1 on Wednesday evening. Check signs on the Brightside stand in the foyer and on Bar 1 for more details.


Robinsons are one of the oldest brewers in the country and still family owned after 175 years.

John Robinson from the latest generation of the family will be on the Robinson’s bar on Friday to talk about the brewery’s history from it’s inception to the creation of their most popular beer ever – Iron Maiden’s Trooper.

JW Lees

The brewers from another of the region’s historic family brewers will be on the JW Lees bar on Wednesday from 4.30pm and on Thursday and Friday from 1.30 to 3.30pm.

Other staff from the Middleton brewery will be on hand throughout the festival.


Kym, Lee & the team from Bollington Brewery will be holding informal sessions on their bar throughout the festival. Follow us on twitter & facebook for details.


Kevin Mutch, interim head brewer at Marble Brewery will be giving a talk on Wednesday. Time to be confirmed – check at the Marble Beers bar for details. Marble are also hoping to give drinkers the opportunity to meet new head brewer Matthew Hoggart a month in advance of him taking on the role full time. Again, to be confirmed.