The Greater Manchester Brewers

A hopefully helpful guide to all the breweries in the Greater Manchester county area – we can argue about accurate geographical locations and historical “identity” in the comments below.
This post was made possible by the posters ‘CHAPS2034’ and ‘TheDukeAbides’ from this thread
If you are the brewers in question, or someone who can help expand the list/details and get a better logo for the brewery, then please let me know.
August 2015: As I’ve started to add mead producers I’ve also decided to add cider producers and will also add wine makers, which will then probably mean adding spirit makers too.
January 2016: Disclaimer – to make this clear, some brewers are not fully commercial yet, some are cuckoo brewers and some are contract brewers.  All, some or none of these additional bits of information may or may not be added at some later date, or not.  Having said that, some might not even brew in Manchester, this will be edited when confirmed.

3s A Crowd Brewing (Oldham, 2014)

3crowd3’s A Crowd Brewing Blog

@3sAcrowdbrewing

Acme Brewing Co (Bolton, 2016/17)

Acme Brewing (coming soon)

@BrewAcme

Alphabet Brewing Co (Manchester, 2014)

abcbrewingAlphabet Brewing

@AlphabetBrewCo

Bank Top Brewery (Bolton, 1995)

banktop2
Bank Top Brewery

@BankTopBrewery

Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co (Manchester 2017, via London)

beatnikz-republic

Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co

@BeatnikzRep

 

Beer Nouveau (Manchester, 2014)

nouveuxBeer Nouveau

@BeerNouveau

Blackedge Brewing Company (Horwich, 2011)

Black Edge Brewing CompanyBlack Edge Brewery

@Blackedgebeers

Blackjack Beers Ltd (Manchester, 2012)

blackjack2
Black Jack Beers Ltd (old)

Blackjack-Beers (new)

@Blackjackbeers

 Bootleg Brewery (Chorlton, 2005)

Bootleg Brewing CompanyBootleg Micro Brewery

@HorseJockey

 BrewShack Brewers (Manchester, 2014)

brewshackBrewShack (tumblr)

@TheBrewshack

BrewSmith Beer (Bury, Ramsbottom, 2013)

BrewSmith BeerBrewSmith Beer Limited

@BrewsmithBeer

Brightside Brewing Company Ltd (Bury, 2011)

BrightSide Brewing CompanyBrightside Brewing Company

@BrightsideBrew

Burton Road Brewing (Manchester, 2015)

burtonroad

Burton Road Brewing

@burtonrdbrewing

 

Byrne The Cake Brewing (Levenshulme, Manchester, 2015)

byrne

@BTCBrewery

Carbon Smith Brewing (Manchester, via Edinburgh, 2015)

carbon smithCarbon Smith

@Carbon_Smith

Chorlton Brewing Co. (Manchester, 2014)

Chorlton Brew Cochorlton2Chorlton Brewing Company

@ChorltonBrew

Cloudwater Brew Co (Manchester, 2014)

cloudwater2Cloudwater Brew Co

@Cloudwaterbrew

Cryptic Ales (Stockport, 2014)

crypticalesCrypticales

@crypticales

Dan’s Brewery (Manchester, 2016)

dansbrewery

Deeply Vale Brewery (Bury, 2012)

deeplyvaleDeeply Vale Brewery

@DeeplyVBrewery

Dunham Massey Brewing Company (Dunham Massey, 2007)

dunhammasseyDunham Massey Brewing

@DunhamMasseyAle

Dunscar Bridge Brewery Limited (Bolton, 2009)

Dunscar_Bridge_Logo-copy1Dunscar Bridge Brewery

@DunscarBridge

Epicurus Brewery (Denton, via Bolton, 2016)

epicurus

@EpicurusBrewery

 

First Chop Brewing Arm (Salford, 2011)

firstchopThe First Chop First Chop Brewing Arm

@firstchopale

Five-Oh Brew Co (Prestwich, 2013)

fiveoh@Five_Oh_Brew_Co

Fool Hardy Ales (Stockport, 2013)

Foolhardyalesbeers
The Hope Stockport  or Fool Hardy Ales

@foolhardyales

Four Kings Brewery (Hyde, 2016)

fourkings

FourKingsBrewery.com

@FourKingsBrewer

GasWorks BrewBar (Manchester, 2016)

gasworksbrew

@TheGasworksFS

Geipel Brewing (Didsbury; via North Wales/Ohio USA, 2013)

geipel
Geipel Beers

@GeipelBrewing

Green Mill Brewery (Rochdale, 2007)

greenmill2
Green Mill Brewery

@GreenMillBrewer

Greenfield Real Ale Brewery Ltd (Greenfield, 2002)

greenfieldGreenField Brewery

@GreenfieldBeer

The Hay Rake Brewery Ltd (Littleborough, 2012)

hayrakeHay Rake Brewery

Hexagon Brew Co (Marple, 2015)

hexagon

@HexagonBrewCo

 

Holy Well Brewing Ltd (Bolton, 2015)

holy well

Holy Well Brewing

@HolywellBrewing

 

  Hogarth’s Brew Pub (Bolton, 2014)

hogarthsboltonHogarths Bolton (Facebook)

@HogarthsBolton

Joseph Holt Ltd (Manchester, 1849)

joseph_holtJoseph Holt of Manchester

@JosephHolt1849

Juggernaut Brew Co (Manchester, 2016)

juggernaut

Juggernaut Brew Co (Facebook)

@thejuggernautbc

Hophurst Brewery (Hindley, Wigan, 2014)

hophurst

Hophurst Brewery

@HophurstBrewery

Hornbeam Brewery (Denton, 2007)

hornbeamHornBeam Brewery

@HornbeamBrewery

Hydes’ Brewery Ltd (Manchester, 1863 now Salford from 2012)

Note – Hydes’ also have off-shoot breweries called Provenance and The Beer Studio.

hydes2Hydes Brewery

@HydesBrewery

Irwell Works Brewery Ltd (Ramsbottom 2010)

irwell2Irwell Works Brewery

@IrwellWorksAle

Lancashire Mead Co. (Horwich, 2013)

lancsmead

Lancashire Mead Company

@LancsMeadCo

JW Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd (Middleton Junction, 1828)

jwlees_logoJ. W. Lees

@JWLeesBrewery

Leyden Brewing Ltd (Nangreaves, 1999)

leydenbrewery
Leyden Brewing at The Lord Raglan Pub

Manchester Brewing Co (Manchester, 2016)

mancbrewco

Manchester Brewing Co (holding page)

@MCRBrewingCo

 

Marble Beers Ltd (Manchester, 1998)

marbleMarble Beers

@marblebrewers

Mayflower Brewery (Orrell, 2001)

mayflower

Mayflower Beer – website not returned

Martland Mill Brewery (Wigan, 2014)

martlandMartland Mill Brewery

@MartlandBrewery

The Millstone Brewery Ltd (Mossley, 2003)

millstoneMillstone Brewery

The Moss Cider Project (Manchester, 2010)

mosscide

The Moss Cider Project

@mosscider

Northern Monkey Brew Co (Bolton, 2016)

northermonkey

Northern Monkey Brew Co (FaceBook)

@nmbrewco

 

Origami Brewing Company (Manchester, 2016)

origamibrew

@Origamibrewing

Oud Craft Brewery (Chorlton, 2015)

oud

@BrewedByOud

 Outstanding Brewing Co Ltd (Bury, 2008)

outstandingOutstanding Beers

@Outstandingbeer

Phoenix Brewery (Heywood, 1982)

phoenixPhoenix Brewery

@PhoenixBrewery_

Pictish Brewing Co Ltd (Rochdale, 2000)

pictishPictish Brewing

@PictishBrewing

Prospect Brewery Ltd (Standish, 2007)

prospectProspect Brewery (old) Prospect Brewery (new)

@prospectbrewery

Ramsbottom Craft Brewery (Ramsbottom, 2012)

ramsbottomRamsbottom Brewery

@rammycraftbrew

Red Bank Cider (Bolton, 2013)

redbank

Red Bank Cider

@RedBankCider

Remedy Bar & Brewhouse (Stockport, 2015)

remedy

Remedy Bar & Brewhouse (Facebook) Remedy Bar & Brewhouse (holding page)

Rising Sun Brewery @ Rising Sun Inn (Mossley, 2016)

rising sun

Rising Sun Inn & Rising Sun (FaceBook)

Frederic Robinson Ltd (Stockport, 1838)

robinsons Robinsons Brewery

@robbiesbrewery

Roustabout Brewing (Manchester, 2014/2015)

roust2
Roustabout Brewing

@RoustaboutMCR

Runaway Brewery (Manchester, 2014)

runawayThe Runaway Brewery

@RunawayBrewery

Saddleworth Brewery (Uppermill, 1997)

saddleworthChurch Inn Saddleworth

Serious Brewing Co (Rochdale, 2015)

serious

@SeriousBrewCo

Seven Bro7hers Brewery (Salford Quays, 2014)

7brothers

SevenBro7hers

@SEVENBRO7HERS

ShinDigger Brewing Co. (Manchester, 2013)

shindigger2Shindigger Brewing

@ShinDiggerBeer

Soul Doubt Brew Co (Manchester Science Park, 2016)

souldoubt

@souldoubtbrewco

Silver Street Brewing Co (Bury, 2013)

silverstreetSilver Street Brewing Co. @ The Clarence

@SilverStBrewery

Six O’Clock Beer Co. (Manchester, 2012?)

sixoclockSix O’Clock Beer

@sixoclockbeer

Squawk Brewing Co (Manchester, 2013)

squawkSquawk Brewing Co

@SQUAWKBrewingCo

The Star Brewery (Salford, “2010”)

star inn brewery

Star Inn Brewery

@StarInnBrewery

Stockport Brewing Company (Stockport, Arch 14, 2014)

stockport

Stockport Brewing Company

@StockBrew

@Thecrowninn154

Stubborn Mule Brewery (Timperley, 2015)

stubmule

Stubborn Mule Brewery

@StubbornMuleBru

Swindlers Ales (Manchester, 2015)

swindlers

@SwindlersAles

TicketyBrew (Stalybridge, 2012?)

ticketyTicketyBrew

@TicketyBrew

Thirst Class Ale (Stockport, 2013/14)

thirstclassThirst Class Ale

@ThirstClassAle

Track Brewing Co. (Manchester, 2014)

trackbrewing

@trackbrewco

Tweed Brewing Co (Manchester, 2014)

tweedTweed Brewing Co

@TweedBrewCo

Two Left Feet Brewing (Wigan, 2017)

twoleftfeet

Two Left Feet Brewing

@twoleftfeetbrew

 

Vagrant Brewing (Manchester, 2014)

vagrantbrewingVagrant Brewing

@VagrantBrewing

Vinyl Valley Brewing (Manchester, 2016)

vinylvalleyt@VinylValleyBeer

Watts Brewing @ The Magnet Freehouse (Stockport, 2014)

watts

The Magnet Freehouse

@MagnetFreehouse

Westwood Brewery (Denton, 2016)

westwood

Westwood Brewery (Facebook)

@Westwoodbrews

Wildside Beers(Manchester, 2016)

wildside @WildsideBeers

Wily Fox Brewery (Wigan, 2015)

wilyfox

@WilyFoxBrewery

Windmill Brewery (Standish, 2016)

windmill

 Windmill Brewery

@ByTheWindmill

Zeitgeist Brew Co (Manchester, 2015)

zeitgeist

@zeitgeistbrewco

Zymurgorium (Irlam, 2014)

zymur

Zymurgorium

@Zymurgorium

No Longer in Production/On Hiatus

53 North (Manchester, 2015)

53north53north.beer (website registration)

@53North_beer

All Gates Brewery (Wigan, 2006)

Allgates BreweryAll Gates

@allgatesbrewery

Boggart Hole Clough Brewing Company Ltd (Manchester, 2001)

Boggart BreweryBoggart Brewery

Craftsman Brewery (Manchester Science Park, 2014)

craftsmanCraftsman Brewery

@MYWHISBEER

Division Brewing Co. (Manchester, 2015)

division

@DivisionBrewCo

Drink Up Brewing (DUB) (Bolton, 2015)

dub

Drink Up Brewing (tumblr)

@drinkupbrewing

Indy Man Brew House (Manchester, 2014)

indymanbrewhouseIndy Man Brew House

@IndyManBrew

 Privateer Beers Ltd (Manchester, 2012)

privateer@Privateerbeers

Quantum Brewing Company (Stockport, 2011)

quantumQuantum Brewing Company

@QuantumBC

Ringway Brewery Ltd (Reddish, 2012)

ringwayRingway Brewery

@RingwayBrewery

Rtwo Dtoo Brewery (The SteamHouse, Urmston, 2013)

rtwo dtooThe SteamHouse

Trub Brewing Co. (Manchester, 2015)

trubTrub Brewing Company (Facebook)

@TrubBrewingCo

Urban Hop Brewing (2013, Leigh)

urbanhopUrban Hop Brewing

@urbanhopbeer

Wilson Potter Brewery (Middleton, 2011)

wilsonpotterWilson Potter Brewery

@Potter_Brewer

The Worth Brewing Company (Stockport, 2011)

worth brewingWorth Brewing Co (Facebook)

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23 thoughts on “The Greater Manchester Brewers

  1. Sensible and practical to stick to Greater Manchester. With that in mind, you should remove Brewsmith from the list. A great brewery, but not in Ramsbottom, let alone Bury. They are based in Stubbins which is in East Lancashire.

  2. County boundaries eh? Seems odd to see Wigan (21 miles away) in the GM catchment area when Glossop’s award winning Howard Town Brewery is a mere 14 miles away from the centre of the city. The brewery will be celebrating 10 years of award winning brewing this July.

    • Indeed – I get many comments, in person too about just how malleable this list should be. Some even decry Greater Manchester as a county and in that respect it would be a brewers of Lancashire and then other counties.

      Not that I wish to be accused of stealing other counties brewers.

      Will look out for your beers, thanks for the comment.

      • To add to the updates Trub have folded and Swindlers is actually contract brewed and bottled by Hornbeam.

  3. Mayflower Brewery (Orrell, 2001) sold their kit about 4 years ago which then became Mouselow Brewery. Alan from Mayflower used Dunscar Bridge kit to make a couple of beers whilst working at the brewery. I understand he has moved from Dunscar Bridge so Mayflower may reappear in the future.

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