• Month-long ‘Summer Beer Thing’ to pop up at Kampus in July

Month-long ‘Summer Beer Thing’ to pop up at Kampus in July

25 June 2021 by Deanna Thomas

Organisers of annual beer event ‘Summer Beer Thing’, Common & Co have announced that they will be taking over The Bungalow at Kampus from Friday 2nd July.

The pop-up canaliside beer and wine festival will feature a month-long festival of beers from local and national breweries.

‘A Kind of Summer Beer Thing’ at new city centre garden neighbourhood, Kampus, will serve an incredible selection of beers, wines and softs worthy of the producers of Indy Man Beer Con and the heads behind Common, Port Street Beer House and The Beagle in Chorlton.

Summer Beer Thing forms part of the summer residency at Capital&Centric and HBD’s Kampus. This one month pop-up, which follows wine specialists Isca, will introduce Summer Beer Things’ operator Common & Co to Kampus, and its residents, ahead of the opening of their flagship ‘modern pub’, Cornerstone, in the Autumn.

From Friday 2nd July, Summer Beer Thing will occupy The Bungalow at Kampus, trading from Thursday-Sunday, midday-late. Tables will be walk-up only, no bookings available. Nell’s famous Ice Cream Sandwiches will also make an appearance.

Alongside weekend DJs, there will also be the kind of ad-hoc events that Summer Beer Thing goers have come to expect across the month, including pop-up tastings of beers from the vaults, which have been waiting for a special occasion to crack open, all on the canal waterfront in Kampus’ scenic garden space.

Summer Beer Thing began in 2017 at Sadler’s Yard, with over 1,000 people visiting across the weekend each year to celebrate all that is seasonal, regional, and interesting in the world of beer and beyond. Originally a showcase for a variety of different beer styles, it grew into becoming much more of a party with craft beer as the focal point.

In this latest guise, Summer Beer Thing will bring the vibes to The Bungalow at Kampus, featuring a bar with 8 rotating beer taps, natural wines, cocktails, softs, and snacks, with support from Salt Beer Factory and Sipsmith Gin.

The Kampus gardens, which are permanently open to the public, sit at the centre of this exciting new residential development, alongside the canal and near to Piccadilly Train Station. 

Residents have already moved into the apartments in North Block, the first of five individual buildings to complete at Kampus. It sits alongside its sister South Block, two beautiful Victorian shipping warehouses and a 1960s brutalist tower and is set to open fully over the next six months.

It plans to be the pinnacle of city centre living by offering a curated environment that has social life, and the people within it, anchored at its heart - from doggy day care and weekend yoga on the terrace, to pop-up events, fantastic bars, restaurants, cafés and retail.

This includes the Bungalow which operates as the neighbourhood's village hall and hosts a regular roster of pop up shops and events.

For more info, visit www.kampus-mcr.co.uk