Runaway Brewery ales and beers

We brew unpretentious, great tasting, modern beer that appeals to anyone looking for real flavour in their drink, and who is prepared to try new things to get it. We brew by hand in small batches at our microbrewery in central Manchester. Our beer is unfiltered, unpasteurised and conditioned in keg and bottle to retain as much flavour as possible.

> Download detailed tasting notes for all of our beers (pdf)

Core range

PA Bottle

Pale Ale


Crisp, dry, refreshing Pale Ale with a big citrus character

Runaway Brewery Pump Clip IPA



Our signature IPA with juicy tropical fruit flavours and aromas

IPA Bottle
 USB Bottle

American Brown Ale


Seriously moreish Brown Ale with caramel sweetness balanced by big flavour hops

Runaway Brewery Pump Clip American Brown Ale
Runaway Brewery Pump Clip Smoked Porter

Smoked Porter


Rich, luxurious,  full bodied porter, with a sweet, warming, but subtle smoked character

SMP Bottle

Seasonal beers

Runaway Brewery Marzen bottle

 Märzen Lager


Amber coloured, Oktoberfest style lager with a rich malty flavour and fruity aroma

Runaway Brewery Pump Clip Marzen Larger
Runaway Brewery Pump Clip Gingerbread Stout

Gingerbread Stout


Rich, sweet stout brewed with cinnamon, clove and root ginger for a seasonal twist on a classic beer

Runaway Brewery Rye IPA bottle



A subtle twist on our IPA – using Aussie and US hops to give a stone fruit character and aroma,  complemented by the slightly spiced, dry character of the rye.  Super dry, with a bitter finish.


Summer Saison


Classic Belgian summer ale brewed with speciality yeast for an authentic saison character. Light, refreshing  and dry, with subtle citrus, spice and peppery notes.

Double IPA


An intensely hoppy,  clean, but full bodied American style DIPA. The balance of malty sweetness, fruity aromas and  hop driven bitterness make for a very drinkable beer.


Bitter-Chocolate Stout


A full bodied, mid strength stout brewed with Madagascan cocoa powder, cocoa nibs and vanilla pods.

Winter Saison


Classic, dry, spritzy saison characterised by the fruity esters of traditional Belgian yeast. The inclusion of traditional UK malts and seasonal UK hops give this beer a maltier  backbone and a hint of winter berries.



Our take on a traditional Extra Special Bitter, brewed with the addition of specialty Belgian malts and new world hops to enhance the characteristic toffee, dark treacle and dried fruits for increased flavour and complexity.

NZ Pale


Light, crisp and fruity pale ale, brewed exclusively using tropical, juicy New Zealand hops.

Session IPA


Hop forward session strength IPA  brewed for optimum drinkability with rotating new world hops.

Tropical Crush DIPA


East coast DIPA with west coast sensibilities, showing off tropical fruity flavours of US hops and NE yeast.

One off Specials & Collaborations

One off brews give us the chance to experiment, to learn from and collaborate with some of our favourite brewers, and to take time out to celebrate when the occasion arises (or when hops are available). Some of  our specials to date have included:

Black Grape 4.6% (Brewed with The Brink) March 2018
Lady Grey IPA
5.3% (Brewed with Manchester WI ) February 2018
Rhubarb Gose
4.4% (Brewed with Bidassoa Basque Brewery ) January 2018
Farmhouse Pale
3.9% (Brewed with Beermoth to commemorate their 5th Anniversary) December 2017
Smoked Braggot
8.5% (Brewed in collaboration with Brew Wild) November 2017
East India Porter 5.5% (Brewed in collaboration with IBD) October 2017
Tropical Coffee IPA 6.5% (Brewed with Heart & Graft) August 2017
Coffee ESB : Miriam Perez 5.8% (Brewed with Heart & Graft) August 2017
Export India Brown Ale 7.0% (Brewed in collaboration with Left Handed Giant) June 2017
White Oatmeal Stout 6.5% (Brewed with Pollen Bakery for Manchester Beer Week) June 2017
Shandy Panaché 2.2% (Brewed with Steep Soda) May 2017
Belgian Pale 5.6% (Brewed in collaboration with Little Leeds Beerhouse) March 2017
Redcurrant Saison 6.3% (Brewed in collaboration with Mallinsons for Salford Community Beer Festival) October 2016
Big Lubelski Saison 6.0% (Brewed for Manchester Beer Week) June 2016
Wheat Bier
5.2% (Brewed for Manchester Beer Week) June 2016
Manchester Tart : Raspberry Wit
 4.8% (Brewed in collaboration with Hawkshead) June 2016 & 2017
Victorian Brown Stout  6.2% (Brewed in collaboration with Little Leeds Beerhouse) March 2016
Amber Ale 5.3% (Brewed in collaboration with Bidassoa Basque Brewery) Jan 2016
Tribology Pale 4.3% (Brewed with Beermoth to commemorate their 3rd Anniversary) Jan 2016
NZ Oatmeal Pale
4.2% (Brewed in collaboration with Renaissance Brewing (NZ)) Nov 2015
Otter Nouveau 4.7% (Brewed in collaboration with Crisp Malting to celebrate the 50th harvest of Maris Otter) Sept 2015
Runaway Pig 6.2% Export Stout (Brewed in collaboration with Pig and Porter) August 2015
 5.3% (Brewed for Stockport Beer Festival in collaboration with IndyManBrewHouse) April 2015
Green Quarter IPA (Brewed for Manchester Brewery Expo 2015 in collaboration with Marble Brewery, Blackjack Brewery & Joseph Holt) April 2015
Manchester Brew Expo APA (Brewed for Manchester Brewery Expo 2015 in collaboration with Mcr Breweries) May 2015