The Pilcrow Summer Beer THING

TICKETS available HERE

The hottest beers from the hottest breweries. Starring...

The Kernel Brewery, Wild Beer Co., Atom Beers, Wylam Brewery, Almasty Brewing Co, Torrside Brewing, Red Willow Brewery, Mad Hatter Brewing Company, Sore Feet Brewing, Magic Rock Brewing, Hawkshead Brewery, NORTHERN MONK BREW Co., Buxton Brewery Company, Thornbridge Brewery, The Runaway Brewery, Cloudwater Brew Co, Track Brewing Co., Marble Brewery, Blackjack Beers, Beavertown Brewery, Brew By Numbers, Elusive Brewing, Anspach & Hobday, Omnipollo, Põhjala Brewery, Beerbliotek,To Øl, Mikkeller, Ilkley Brewing, Dugges, Ridgeside, Dry & Bitter, Firestone Walker Barrel Works.

You are invited to Sadler’s Yard this June at the closing of Manchester Beer Week for the Pilcrow’s Summer Beer Thing, a three-day Summer celebration of the best beers that the North has to offer.

Makers of
Indy Man Beer ConPort Street Beer HouseCloudwater and The Pilcrow combine to deliver an exciting new outdoor beer festival. Pilcrow’s Summer Beer Thing will present examples of the very best beer styles from the North West’s (and beyond) bristling brewery scene. Expect to find SEVENTY beers pouring at any one session with a whopping TWO HUNDRED beers lined up for over the duration (See the brewery list below)

The Pilcrow will be the nerve center of Summer Beer Thing with the expansive doorstep of Sadler’s Yard acting as a sprawling showcase of cherry picked craft beers and street food. Beers will be grouped together in style categories, with bars focused on pouring the best pale ales, IPAs, fruit, sour beers and much more. The emphasis will be on freshness and perfect Summer pairings. A showcase of what’s happening in your own back yard…in Sadler’s Yard. 

Expect DJs, informal talks, and workshops alongside the best beers and best food you’re likely to enjoy outdoors all Summer. You’ll find something for everyone throughout the eleven-hour day-into-night sessions. Should you need to carry on over the finish line, retreat inside to the cosy confines of The Pilcrow where you’ll find yet more beers pouring until 1am. 

Make Sadler’s Yard your playground this Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July 2017, 12:00 – 23:00. Summer Beer Thing is ALIVE!


We are looking for volunteers for Pilcrow’s Summer Beer Thing. 

Be it pouring beer, assisting with the running of the event, manning token and merch desks, or just being a helpful friendly face ~ your participation would be greatly appreciated. 

Summer Beer Thing promises to be a tip-top world-class showcase of beer with the finest street food, entertainment and day-long outdoor fun. We are looking to recruit kindly volunteers throughout Pilcrow’s Summer Beer Thing, and also in the days either side to help with the production of the event and the close down. 

The dates we looking for help are Wednesday 28th June - Monday 3rd July 2017. In return for your time, each volunteer will be given free entry to a Summer Beer Thing session of their choice, beer tokens to spend, and a Summer Beer Thing t-shirt. 

Should this spike your interest levels, please complete the form below with your preferences and availability, 

We hope you can join us and be a part of the very first Pilcrow’s Summer Beer Thing. 


On Sunday 2nd July we will offer a FREE session to anyone who works in the beer industry, whether you sell it, brew it or review it! Simply email us at using a trade email (numbers are limited to 2 passes per email)