Manchester is constantly popping (or should we say hopping) up with independent brewers to get excited about, one of which being, Runaway Brewery. The Manchester favourite, known for brewing by hand in small batches at their Manchester microbrewery, is spreading its wings and set to open a Stockport venue in early 2023.
To celebrate the opening, Runaway Brewery is popping-up at their new site this December with friends Honest Crust, to give beer fans a taste of what’s to come. The brewery will be running a pop-up Tap Room at their new premises on Astley Street in the lead up to Christmas, featuring wood-fired sourdough pizza as part of the celebrations, because what goes better with beer than pizza?
Runaway Brewery, which plans to open the central Stockport brewery featuring a dedicated tap room and bottle shop early next year, will be hosting brew-tap style, festive weekenders every Thursday to Saturday between December 1 and 17. Visitors will be able to enjoy a range of freshly brewed Runaway beers including regular favourites, seasonal specials and unique collaborations, plus be invited to take a tour of the new building and courtyard beer garden, meet the brewers and find out more about their future plans.
The brewery team are currently hard at work building their own pop-up bar to showcase their beers on tap, in cask and from the bottle. Up to 12 lines of tasty Runaway beer will be available to try, alongside a carefully selected wine list and soft drinks from local producers Steep Soda Co.
As well as an excellent range of regular beers the Brewery Bottle Shop will be offering exclusive Christmas Gift Packs along side some extra special seasonal offerings, including recently bottled rum and tequila barrel aged stouts, and a funky wine barrel aged beer brewed with locally produced heather honey.
Runaway Brewery’s founder, Mark Welsby said: “We’re all really excited by our move to Stockport and to be shifting Runaway’s focus a little. We hope our move from the inner-city will allow us a bit more time to explore the things that inspire us and our beer. We’re really looking forward to engaging with a new community here in Stockport – especially opportunities to collaborate with other indie food and drink producers!”
With the news that Robinson’s will be leaving their historic town centre brewery after nearly 200 years, Mark said he’s “hopeful that our move can help retain the tradition of brewing in the heart of the town, albeit on a much smaller scale. But we also want to create something contemporary, relevant, and valuable at the same time, keeping one eye on the future of Stockport too.”
Runaway Brewery’s festive pop-up Tap Room opens every Thursday and Friday from 5pm-10:30pm, and every Saturday from 12pm-10.30pm between December 1 and 17. The brewery Bottle Shop will be open for Christmas gifts from lunch time until closing on the same days.
Find Runaway Brewery at Crossley House, 9-11 Astley Street, Stockport, SK4 1AW.