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Saturday 24th February 2018: Li’l Napoleon + Curry Den + Beaches of MCR

Li’l Nap II The Sequel | The Curry Den | Beaches of MCR| All Welcome

This ain’t déjà vu. Word is Li’l Napoleon v1’s gone. Well v2’s almost here and the plan was to make it better. So if you blinked 1st time we’re back with batch two. Great sequel? Yop, needs a top cast. Hello Aayan and & The Curry Den. Life’s a beach with The Beaches of MCR in tow. Mini-Kegs & bottles of Li’l Napoleon available to take away over the bar.

See you there.


Saturday 20th January 2018: Li’l Napoleon + Curry Den

Li’l Napoleon Cask Release | The Curry Den | Rice & 3 | All Welcome

Wow 2017 flew by. On that basis best to get out of the traps early with a new beer release. Even better why not combine it with a top beer tasting accompaniment. Yes, that’s right The Curry Den are back. It sounds like they’ve been busy so well pleased to have them on board.

Very much looking forward to trying Li’l Napoleon on cask ourselves. It’s a bit off piste for us being something that can be described as sessionable. So if you like to get in on the grand review pre-MCBF18 you know where to find us – and if you don’t shout up now.

Look forward to seein’ y’all.


Saturday 16th December: Christmas BrewTap

Bad Santa | Bratwurst | Mini-Kegs | Presents

It’s been a busy few weeks on the brewing  and packaging side of things but with Christmas just round the corner and lots of people asking how they can get their hands on mini-kegs & gift packs its tap time. We’ll have all the usual beers available for tasting and Bad Santa will be on cask for the day. Come and try our first spiced beer….6.2% and full of Christmas goodness.

Tapas Altrincham will be helping with the market theme supplying Bratwurst – apparently the best in the UK – for the afternoon so it’ll hopefully be a real pre-chrimbo affair.  For any last minute shopping ideas we’ll have mini-kegs (Magnum, Bad Santa & Absolute Banker), gift packs and bottle all available to take away.

Any questions feel free to get in touch.


Autumn Break

Brewing | Markets | Festivals | Presents

Well what a year it’s been so far….but with the clocks about to go back and weather unlikely to be remaining 20 degrees much beyond the next 24 hours it’s time for a short break on the tastings front. Thankfully we’ve been able to end this summer on a high with the Comedy Night so a huge thanks to everyone who’s supported us across the piece this year be it people coming along, food vendors, musicians or comedians.

With lots of brewing to be done in the next few weeks the bi-weekly openings need to take a back seat – and it’s also only fair to give Verity & Anthony (who’ve supported us so well over the last few months) a bit of a break and their weekends back (to an extent!). Cheers guys, can’t say how much I appreciate all the help.

We’ll still be taking bookings for private tastings so do feel free to contact us to get something booked in. We’re happy to support Christmas party tastings and we’ll be selling bottles, mini-kegs, and casks direct from the brewery as per usual.

We’ve a few special tastings planned for December so watch this space but in the meantime thanks again for helping us show the brewery has a chance of making it.

For bookings or any questions at all about what we’re up to hit us here and we’ll be back with you ASAP. Keep watching this space.

Saturday 14th October: Comedy Night Redux & Afternoon BrewTap

BrewTap 1pm til 6pm | Laughter Later

We had so much fun at the last Comedy Night it’d be rude not to line up another. Just before the clocks go back another night to brighten up your Saturday.

Headlined by Lewis ‘Big Lou’ Jones we’ve also got Jim Bayes & Dawn Riggs back along with Howard Walker & Jack Gleadow.

Five acts, one night, look them up, get on it.

Book via email, FB or or any other way you care to contact. Tickets £15 and can be sent via email if unable to collect at the brewery.

For bookings or any questions hit us here and we’ll be back with you.

Saturday 7th October: Musicians Against Homelessness – Altrincham

Ticketed Charity Event | Live Music | MAH Family Day & Open Mic | BBQ | Everyone Welcome

A day of local talent in aid of homeless charity Crisis. Live Music, Stubborn Mule Brewery Beers & Food by Tapas Altrincham. For info & ticketing see –

If you’re a musician and would like to grab a slot to play please get in touch via the MAH – Altrincham Facebook Page (above).

£3 admission – under 18’s free

100% of admission fee donated to Crisis
Kid Friendly

Everyone welcome.

Saturday 23rd September: BrewTap – Open Tasting

BrewTap 1pm til 8pm | Everyone Welcome

Open tasting afternoon. We’ve wisely got in touch with Beehive Foods to get some of Manchester’s finest bar snacks behind the bar. A limited order so arrive early to make sure you’re not disappointed.

Everyone welcome.

Saturday 9th September: BrewTap with Curry Den Return + DJs: Beaches of MCR

BrewTap 1pm til 8pm | Curry Den Return | Beaches of MCR | Everyone Welcome

The success of the last Curry Den outing at the Brewery has made it a bit of a no brainer as to whether we invite them back – so we’ve done just that. Anyone who came along to the BrewTap on the 12th of August will know how good the food was that day and we look forward to more of the same.

For a bit of a change on the music – yes the ipod sometimes just doesn’t cut it – we’ve also invited local DJ pairing Beaches of Manchester along for a vinyl set. “Spinning Tunes” has been a feature of every conversation I’ve had with them so very much looking forward to what they can add.

Everyone welcome once again.

Sunday 3rd September: Beer, Bass & BBQ

BrewTap 12pm til 5pm | Double Bass | BBQ | Everyone Welcome

It’ll be a pleasure to help support an open day for one of our neighbouring businesses in Radium Works. Sam Wells, base maker & repairer extraordinaire, and very much Altrincham based, will be saying goodbye to a Double Bass (it’s off to the RNCM by the way) he’s lovingly handcrafted over months. This will be an opportunity for anyone local to come and check out Sam’s business and see some more of what for many goes on unseen in and around Broadheath.

The bar will be open to all and Sam will be on hand to answer any questions about his business – perhaps even show people where the magic happens. It’s still under discussion but there may also be a very different musical offering on the cards. Updates on that to follow.

Tapas A La Carta will be on hand with BBQ if anyone is feeling peckish of a Sunday afternoon.

Everyone welcome.

Saturday 26th August: BrewTap with Tapas Altrincham BBQ & Artisan Ales

BrewTap 1pm til 8pm | BBQ & Bottle Shop | Everyone Welcome

August Bank Holiday weekend is fast approaching. To make sure you can well and truly take it easy right through the long weekend we’ve got beer and BBQ with Altrincham’s own Tapas Y A La Carta and another onsite bottle shop from Artisan Ale’s who are heading over from Sale.

Everyone welcome – and we’ll sort some dog bowls this time.

Saturday 12th August: BrewTap with Curry Den

BrewTap 1pm til 8pm | Indian Street Food | Everyone Welcome

Another top Brewtap weekend has just flown by again. We quite honestly weren’t expecting a turnout like that and it was great to see so many out despite the clouds. The pop-ups were great as usual and thanks to everyone for bearing with us on the bar. That’s what happens when you try to be clever, double up your bar chiller as a fermenter chiller, brew on a Thursday and have a Brewtap on a Saturday. I think they call it lessons learned.

Anyway on to the next one. We’ve got lots of the usual but will be spicing it up with a food pop-up that’s everything we like: ridiculously local, new on the scene, trying new things – and bringing along a modern classic of a beer pairing.  They’ve been doing their thing at B.EAT Street in town and Foodie Friday in Stockport so it a pleasure to welcome the guys from The Curry Den to the brewery….very much looking forward to working with them.

Saturday afternoon, Craft Beer, Craft Curries & tunes. What’s not to like!?

Everyone welcome – and we’ll sort some dog bowls this time.

Saturday 29th July: BrewTap with Tapas Altrincham BBQ

BrewTap 1pm til 8pm | Mexican BBQ | Everyone Welcome

We were blown away by the comedy night and as promised a few weeks ago we’ll be keeping the bi-weekly BrewTap’s rolling.

We’ve invited them before and by popular demand we’ve got them back to provide some top BBQ – Tapas Altrincham will be joining us again on the 29th. So if you’re wondering what to have for lunch or teatime that Saturday don’t, we’ve just solved all your problems.

We’ll also be joined by Artisan Ales (Traders Outlet, Sale) who’ll again be popping up their bottle shop and bringing along some of the best beer from Manchester, the UK and beyond.

Everyone welcome.

Saturday 15th July: BrewTap & Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night

BrewTap 1pm til 6pm (Free Entry) | Comedy Night 7.30pm til 11.30pm | Comedy Tickets £15 From Brewery

Starters: We’re opening the bar for a brewtap in anticipation for what should be a top night at the Brewery. We’ve done our best to bring something a bit different to town and fully expect our first comedy night to be a great hit at our very atmospheric venue.

For the afternoon top Mexican Street Food coming via Los Antojitos – check them out you’ll find them at some of the best places in Manchester & beyond. This food goes with beer, last stop Magic Rock Brewery, nuff said.

The Main Course: Mid-summer comedy night with comedians Jim Bayes, Gregor ‘Monty’ Burns & Special Guests. Tickets are limited, £15 each & available direct from Stubborn Mule Brewery, Radium Works, Unit 2 Bridgewater Rd, Altrincham, WA14 1LZ.

Bar snacks from Beehive Food. We tried them out last week and they flew out. There’s more where that came from.

For further details contact the brewery on 07730 515251. Feel free to also DM, FB or email

Brewtap Saturday July 1st 2017

BrewTap | Bi-Weekly for Summer | Everyone Welcome

We’ve enjoyed the first couple of brewtaps a lot. By popular request we’ll be slotting in a few more dates in the coming weeks. First up Saturday July 1st.

If you’ve been and enjoyed our beers and the atmosphere please do come again. If you’ve never been come and checkout what we’re up to.

See you at the brewery.

Food – Top Bar Snacks (some would say the best in Manchester!) from Beehive Food. Check them out. You’ll like this and it’ll go quick.

Unticketed/Free entry. Contact us if you need further details.

Pre-Father’s Day Brewtap Saturday June 17th 2017

Make Your Dad’s Day | Beer, Meat n More Beer | Everyone Welcome (Not Just Dads!)

We’ve got the guys behind @Bunny_and_BBQ & Tapas Y A La Carta for a BBQ Med style! We’ve also got @Artisan_Ales in the brewery for a pop-up bottle shop. They’ll be bringing along some of the best beers out there. Father’s Day sorted.

Give your dad something that’s not socks for Father’s day. You could also book him a slot on one of our tastings.

Contact us for further details.

BrewTap Saturday 27th May 2017


Stubborn Mule BrewTap | Tapas Y a la Carta

After the fun we had at our first open BrewTap we’re going again for the next Bank Holiday – and we’re pleased to say we have Beers & FOOD this time out.

Looking forward to seeing what Altrincham Market & Stockport’s Foodie Friday regular’s Tapas Altrincham (Tapas Y a la Carta) bring to the party. Seeing some of their recent events (BeatStreet amongst others) it’s going to be tasty. 

Keep an eye on the website or social media for updates.


United Vs Everton Pre-Match Brewtap

4pm til 7pm | 4th April 2017 | Stubborn Mule Brewery

As we’ll be open for a private event in the evening this is a perfect opportunity to invite some locals take a look at the brewery and our beers on the way to the Everton match. Well priced craft beer on the way to Old Trafford? O yes.

We’re a 5 mins walk from the Navigation Rd Metrolink stop so the only worry is around watching another nil-nil at OT.

None footie folk also very welcome, although we’ll be closing the doors at 7pm for the Trafford & Hulme CAMRA Branch Meeting.

On Keg:

Pre-Prohibition Cream Ale 5.5%  / Single Hop IPA 5.7% / Chocolate Stout 5.8%

On Cask:

Absolute Banker 4.7%

Trafford & Hulme CAMRA Branch Meeting

8pm | 4th April 2017 | Stubborn Mule Brewery

We’ll be hosting the T&HCamra Branch meeting to test whether it was the AGM or the Brewery responsible for the record event turnout last October.

Private event open to all members

Brew School UK Talk

10th March 2017 | Bakewell | DE45 1AQ

Ed Bright invited back to speak as part of the Brew School’s Microbrewery Design & Finance 3 day course.

Brew School UK Talk

7th November 2016 | Bakewell | DE45 1AQ

Ed Bright invited to speak as part of the Brew School’s Microbrewery Design & Finance 3 day course.  Ed is there to support discussions for prospective new microbrewery owners who may be looking for insight into different financing options. Also there to share the experience of opening a 10bbl microbrewery from scratch.

Trafford & Hulme CAMRA Branch AGM 2016

13th October 2016 | Stubborn Mule Brewery

We threw our hat in to the ring to host the T&HCAMRA AGM on the 13th of October. For our very first event it was a bit of a coup to have Colin Valentine the National CAMRA Chairman there to speak for the evening.  After being reliably informed that the expected attendance was usually somewhere in the region of 30, 40 max we laid on a couple of casks and some beers in kegs and bottles.

A quote from CAMRA in their following monthly mag sums up the night quite well:

“What an event that was – almost 70 members, a record attendance, standing room only and the bar drank dry! Sincere apologies to those of you that had to stand and further that Stubborn Mule ran out of cask beer!”

We look forward to hosting their branch meeting April 4th 2017.

Bier Cell Meet The Brewer

August Bank Holiday 2016

Biercell in Altrincham were good enough to let us do a Meet the Brewer Event on the August 2016 Bank Holiday. This was a chance to showcase our whole range at one of Altrincham’s better known beery places. With a keg of the Single Hop IPA on tap in the shop a top day was had by all.


Stubborn Mule

Stunning beers handcrafted
in Manchester.


Stubborn Mule

Stunning beers handcrafted
in Manchester