Cloudwater – Step Up – Stout (5.0% 440ml)


Hold on a second! It’s 2020 and we’re not here to talk diversity, we’re here to make a difference. Step Up is a delicious beer that is gonna help change who the beer industry represents, and what it needs to be.

With 5% of the proceeds donated to charities and causes that help those facing society’s biggest hurdles, and the remaining proceeds split 50/50 between Rock Leopard and Cloudwater, every can and every glass helps us make a difference.

Aroma & Flavour: Roasted malt, coffee and light smoke on the nose, with flavours of soft caramel, plum and brown toast

Body: Medium-bodied and smooth, with a dry finish

Aftertaste: Bitter roasted notes and dark chocolate


As such a recognisable brand and presence in the brewing world it still beggars belief that Cloudwater were only founded in 2014. At the very core of the brewery is a motivation to provide drinkers with an opportunity to relax and unwind with a beer of the finest quality. These are produced using quality ingredients, sourced from incredible suppliers from at home and abroad, using the latest knowledge in brewing science and techniques to ensure that they are properly harnessed into incredibly refreshing beer. Their core range is widely regarded as the industry standard for pale ales and DIPAs and with specials that include collaborations with some of the most prestigious breweries in the world, Cloudwater produce beers that live up to their lofty, ever-expanding aspirations.

A pillar of the Manchester community, Cloudwater have forged a reputation as a human-centric business that has nurtured the food, drink and creative industries in their hometown. Irrepressibly enterprising, they’ve reached further than this, working to showcase the ambition  and passion of these same industries in the North of England, while aiming to lead the UK in honouring brewing tradition, while continuing to push boundaries and evolve tastes. This is clear-to-see at their Friends & Family & Beer festival, a celebration of the brewing world hosted in Manchester.