Our Brewery

We handle everything in-house, from centrifuging to packaging, and conduct spoilage organism and fermentation health lab work on-site. Both kegs and cans rest in our sub 5ºC cold store before shipping or direct delivery to our customers for maximum flavour and quality.

Our vibrant production team of twelve brings over 50 years of industry experience to the table, blending backgrounds in mechanical engineering, genetics, project management, chemistry, computer science, and IBD qualifications in brewing science

Our modern production brewery features a 24hL Premier Stainless Systems three-vessel brewhouse, where steam-jacketed mash tun, lauter tun, and kettle whirlpool work in harmony. In our 840hL cellar, discover 18 fermentation vessels including a 12hL pair, 4 x 24hL, 6 x 48hL, and 6 x 72hL, alongside three brite beer tanks.


Explore the heart and soul of our brewery on one of our weekend brewery tours, led by our talented team members. Each tour explores our brewing process, and features unique perspectives, anecdotes, and insights from our team members, providing you with insider's experiences of the passion behind every sip of our beers.

Tours are followed by a tutored tasting of our freshest brews at our Unit 9 Taproom, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask any burning questions.

On-site taproom

You’ll find our Unit 9 Taproom nestled right next to our brewery in the heart of Manchester. With 20 draft taps brimming with fresh releases and barrel-aged delights, it's a beer lover's paradise. You’ll also find our shop here, where you can snag the latest brewery merch, cans, and bottles to enjoy at home.

Unit 9 isn't just a taproom; it’s a space designed to elevate your beer experience, highlighting the importance of freshness and showcasing some of the incredible artwork that has defined Cloudwater since our inception. All 20 draft lines are drawn from a chilly 3ºC cold store just beneath the tap room mezzanine, ensuring every sip is as fresh as can be. Even our take-out selection is kept icy cold at below 5ºC, straight from the same walk-in cold store where it's been since packaging.

In addition to our stellar beer selection, we've got local gin, wine, small-batch soft drinks, and a tempting array of cold snacks. You’ll also find us rolling out the welcome mat for local street food vendors on most weekends, and you can find a list of all upcoming food traders on our Unit 9 socials.

We're thrilled to offer a vibrant space buzzing with creative energy and brimming with quality behind every tap, all run by an incredibly talented and like-minded team who help bring our taproom visitation to life.

  • For group bookings of more than twelve people, please email unit9@cloudwaterbrew.co
  • We don’t allow fancy dress of any kind, football colours, hen/stag do’s.
  • We have a wheelchair accessible lift and an accessible toilet cubicle.
  • Unit 9 welcomes children along with their parents until 8pm
  • We are a dog-friendly venue, please ensure your pet is kept on a lead at all times and be mindful of others.

If you want to enquire about a private booking or have any other questions please drop us an email at unit9@cloudwaterbrew.co and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday—Thursday: 15:00—22:00
Friday—Saturday 12:00—22:00
Sunday: 12:00—20:00

London tap room

Step into the heart of London beer culture at our 73 Enid Street taproom, nestled snugly in a Bermondsey railway arch. Here, we're part of a vibrant community, surrounded by fellow breweries, artisan food and drink producers, and independent businesses. Inside our taproom you’ll find a cosy atmosphere where you can unwind and enjoy the best of our freshest brews as well as brewery merchandise and cans and bottles to takeaway.

With 19 draft taps, one cask handpull and an evolving selection from our Barrel Project, our bar is a gateway to fresh releases. We take our draft lines seriously, with all of our beers flowing directly from a 5ºC cold store located right next to the bar, ensuring every sip is chilled to perfection before it reaches your glass.

Beyond the beer, we've got a varied lineup that includes natural wine from our pals at Le Grappin, refreshing cider, soft drinks, small-batch spirits, and a tempting selection of snacks.

For trade customers Enid Street is not just a taproom, but a go to space where you can collect stock for your bar, pub, restaurant or event space. Please reach out to us if you are a trade customer and this is something you are interested in exploring.

  • We do not currently take bookings, tables are offered on a first come, first served basis
  • We don’t allow fancy dress of any kind, football colours, hen/stag do’s.
  • Under 18s are welcome with a responsible adult until 8pm
  • The venue is step-free and has an accessible bathroom cubicle

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 15:00—20:00
Wednesday—Friday: 15:00—22:00
Saturday: 13:00—22:00
Sunday: 13:00—20:00

Sadlers Cat

A neighbourhood local in the heart of Manchester, Sadler’s Cat is a contemporary community-built pub located in the heart of the NOMA neighbourhood. 

Overlooking Sadler’s Yard, we're proud to boast one of the city's best beer gardens where you can kick back and relax, enjoying our stellar lineup of top-tier brews from Cloudwater and our friends, along with exceptional natural wines, perfectly-balanced mixed drinks, and refreshing non-alcoholic options.

Inside you’ll find quirky and unconventional charm, with our walls adorned with an eclectic array of pub memorabilia, amassed over the years to create a truly unique ambiance - from the iconic Scampi & Bacon Fries foil prints to the framed portrait of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

But perhaps the real star of the show is our back bar. With its eclectic array of treasures, it's the focal point of the pub - a place where you can lose yourself for hours, discovering new and intriguing items with each glance.

At Sadler's, community is at the heart of everything we do. We're deeply ingrained in the NOMA/Plant NOMA scene, actively participating in events and initiatives that bring our neighbourhood together. Our cosy and familiar environment ensures everyone is not just welcome but treated like a regular from the moment they walk through our door.

Monday—Thursday: 16:00—22:00
Friday: 14:00—00:00
Saturday: 12:00—00:00
Sunday: 12:00—20:00