The expansion continues for Black Storm as the storm heads South to Manchester, a thriving city with big links to the UK craft beer market, with the opening of Beer Box in HATCH container village.

The original Beer Box located at STACK containers in the centre of Newcastle has shown to be successful venture, the friendly bottle shop stocks innovative beers from around the UK.

Due to successes of Beer Box, the decision was made to take the Box on tour this summer across several festivals in the North East – after three events so far, the tour is delighting staff and customers alike.

Once Beer Box opened its doors in 2018, plans for the second was always intended, with Manchester being the overwhelming favourite for the where the next bottle shop should be based.

The Black Storm team made the short journey to the North West as part of an ‘educational’ trip, scouting out potential locations for the Box, stopping off at Cloudwater Brew Co for whistle-stop tour around their impressive brewery.

Manchester’s craft beer scene, much like Newcastle’s had experienced a demand for qwerty beers and lagers in the past few years and the Box has played a huge part in bringing these visionary beers to us Geordies.

Therefore, the agreement to place Beer Box into HATCH on Manchester’s Oxford Road – a busy student location was a no-brainer.

Once the formalities were completed, the Black Storm team worked around- the-clock to ensure that the new Box would match the original Box. With help from new manager Nathan, Beer Box Manchester is set to open tomorrow (15th June).

Black Storm has taken on the North East, now it’s time to take on the North West.

Manchester join our adventure and become Storm Chasers.