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Thanks to all 14,402 who came to MBCF20, supped our beers and ciders and (we trust) enjoyed yourselves at the North’s biggest festival.

We doubled the size of our Beers from the Wood bar, laying our hands on every wooden cask we could find. Despite this, you conspired to drink the bar dry on Saturday afternoon. Unlike the other 24 bars in the festival, we can’t simply have a reserve stock to replenish if demand exceeds supply. Perhaps we’ll hide that bar in a dark corner next time…

The number of repeat visitors – we know, thanks to those of you who completed our three-question survey while voting for your favourites – suggests we get most things right. But as organisers we commit to reviewing each part of the festival. No event flourishes by saying “but we’ve always done it this way.”

Several of our team are standing down – to be confident of putting on the festival next year, we’re going to need new people (with new ideas) to join us and shape the future of MBCF. Learn more about joining the team here.

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MBCF20 from start to finish in six minutes

MBCF 2020 started set up on 19th January, opening to the trade on the 22nd and then the public from 23th to 26th. And then it was all packed away again.

Now you can revisit the whole eight days in just over six minutes thanks to Manchester Central’s time lapse camera.

See 400 volunteers erecting stillage, brewers drays offloading, beers being prepared, you the public coming and going and those volunteers packing it all up again…..


Cider & Perry Of The Festival

We are pleased to confirm the outcome of your votes for Customer Choice Cider & Perry Of The Festival.

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Cider Of The Festival

Winner:

Pilton – Pomme Pomme

Runner up:

Hogan’s – Wild Elder

Perry Of The Festival

Winner

Dunham Press – Peterloo Perry

Runner up:

Blue Barrel – Colwick Perry


Kitty vs the Marshmallow Man – Beer of the Festival

Your votes for Beer of the Festival turned into something that would not have been out of place in an episode of The Goodies as a robust kitten from North Yorkshire did battle with a gigantic Welsh Marshmallow Man.

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After the votes were counted and verified, it was definitely confirmed that you lot like your stouts and porters!

The winners of the Customer Choice Beer Of The Festival, sponsored by Beer52.com were:

Joint Third Place

Lost Industry x Navigation – Tiramisu Imperial Stout
North Riding Brewing – Fudge Brownie Stout

Second place

Tiny Rebel – Salted Caramel Stay Puft

First place – Beer Of The Festival 2020

Brass Castle – Bad Kitty


Manchester Beer and Cider Festival partners with local brewers to help visitors learn more about their favourite drink

Cloudwater, Wild Beer Co, Hawkshead and Thirst Class Ale will be supporting CAMRA’s Discovery Zone this year

The Manchester Beer and Cider Festival taking place from 23-25 January at Manchester Central will play host to CAMRA’s second annual Discovery Zone, aimed at empowering visitors to make more informed decisions at the bar.

Volunteers have organised daily beer and cider tastings led by exciting and innovative brewers and cider makers. They will also showcase high-quality brewing ingredients to help drinkers calibrate their senses.

Breweries involved this year include Cloudwater, Wild Beer Co., Hawkshead and Thirst Class Ale. 

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