Tour of Heineken Manchester brewery (former Royal Brewery)

Heineken Manchester brewery

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10:30 - 15:00 (doors at 10:20)
Daytime, Food & Drink, Walks & Tours
Over 18

Take a look inside the iconic Heineken Manchester brewery in Hulme on one of our exclusive brewery tours during Manchester Beer Week.

Formerly known as the Royal Brewery, the Heineken Manchester brewery is a major monument on Manchester's brewing landscape. Beer has been brewed on the site since 1875, when it was opened as the Albert Brewery, and it has since produced iconic brands such as Red Tower, Harp and McEwan’s. Now owned and operated by Heineken, it is an unmissable landmark on the route into Manchester city centre from the south and produces around three million pints a day, including famous beers Foster's and Kronenbourg 1664.

As part of Manchester Beer Week, the brewery is opening its doors to visitors for two exclusive tours, each limited to 10 people, giving visitors a unique insight into operations at one of the world's biggest breweries. Visitors will see the packaging operation, sampling room and be given insight into the brewery's heritage.

Admission costs £10 per person with all proceeds being donated to Heineken's chosen charity Addaction.

Please note you will need to be over 18 years of age, come in sensible flat shoes and will be required to do a short safety induction. There will be no cameras allowed and no drinking available on site.

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Heineken Manchester brewery
Denmark Rd, Manchester, M15 6LD


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Manchester Beer Week

Manchester Beer Week represents a landmark moment for the city’s booming beer scene. It is Manchester's first city-wide beer festival, set up with the aim of bringing together thousands of drinkers through a series of events celebrating brewing and pub culture. Unlike most beer festivals, it is not tied to a single venue, so expect to find a huge variety of different events at pubs, bars, restaurants and breweries across the region. These will include special beers brewed for the event, tours, exclusive tastings, gourmet evenings and street parties. Don't miss out!

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Andrew, below, has summed it up nicely. Good to have been one of only 40 visitors to experienced the tour during Manchester Beer Week. Good to know that Heineken is still only brewed in the Netherlands! Ian visited Heineken Manchester brewery on 23 May 2016
20 Jun 2016 by Ian

It was good to be one of the few members of the public to be able to experience this tour. Good tour guides. Seeing the canning and packaging lines is an experience in itself. Thanks to Heineken for the gift bag at the end. Andrew visited Heineken Manchester brewery on 10 Apr 2016
14 Jun 2016 by Andrew

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