The latest celebration of the borough's pubs, ales and brewers is about to launch

Wigan Beer Week is back and celebrating the beers, pubs and brewers that play such a key role in borough society.
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It returns for its third outing from Thursday October 27 to Sunday November 6 and will see a raft of beery events including brewery open days, pub tap takeovers, meet-the-brewer events and brand new beer launches.Wigan Beer Week first took place in 2019 as a passion project from the late brewer-cum-international beer enthusiast Roy Pearson along with Wigan CAMRA.

Then local pub manager Ben Cusick took up the mantle post-pandemic to revive the event in 2021.Events already announced include an open day at Problem Child Brewing (Parbold), a beer festival at Wigan Central, tap takeover events at the Albion (Standish), Fifteens of Pemberton, The Raven, Real Crafty, Sherrington’s, Tap ‘n’ Barrel (Wigan) and the Twisted Vine (Ashton), exclusive new beer launches and collaboration festival at Real Crafty, a “Craft vs Cask” triple beer launch event from Beer Ink at Wigan Central and a guided beer tasting evening at the Twisted Vine alongside popular existing events like Thursday Club and Haigh Foodie Friday at Two Left Feet Tap.

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CAMRA chair Sandy Motteram said: “Our pubs and brewers are a vital part of society, bringing people together as well as creating jobs. This week is an ideal time to celebrate them.”

Chair of Wigan CAMRA, Sandy MotteramChair of Wigan CAMRA, Sandy Motteram
Chair of Wigan CAMRA, Sandy Motteram

There are also live music events all over town and, not one but TWO fancy dress nights at the Crooke Hall Inn! Plus loads more!For a full list of events, head over to or search for Wigan Beer Week on Facebook and Twitter.

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