Daily archives: January 15, 2016

Gluten Free Beers

With all the beers we have available at MBCF16, we are concious that unfortunately some people can’t enjoy them all because they have an intolerance to some of the ingredients. Most of our beers are made with malted barley and therefore contain gluten.

We have however sourced a number of Gluten Free beers so that coeliacs and others with gluten intolerance can still enjoy a beer or two.

And of course all our range of ciders and perries are also gluten free.


Bar 1
First Chop Extra Love Golden Ale 4% Warming, US-style pale ale using real mangos. Hazy golden with a tropical fruit aroma.
First Chop AVA Bitter / Pale Ale 3.5% Czech ‘noble’ aroma & fruity Australian hops give a whole lot more flavour & character than might expect
Bar 2
Nene Valley Bitter Bitter 4.2% A smooth, full-bodied, pale chestnut traditional bitter for everyday drinking
Nene Valley Mid-Week Bender Strong Bitter 7.4% Amber ale brewed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Maris Otter malt
Bar 3
Stringers Plan B Bitter / Pale Ale 3.7% Pale, light and zesty. With a touch of honey.
Stringers Turbine Porter Porter 5.1% A warming tasty porter with hints of coffee & caramel
The Font – KeyKeg Conditioned Bar
Nene Valley Big Bang Theory Strong Bitter 5.3% Balanced pale ale with a huge hop aroma giving way to malty sweetness and a gentle bitter finish
Bière Sans Frontières – German / Beligian / Czech
Greens Dark Stout / Porter 5.8% A pronounced chocolate flavour with sour cherries and burned sugars, has a rich and complex mouthfeel.
Greens India Pale Ale IPA 5% Amber red in colour with a mix of herbal and pine aroma, a full mouth feel of the special hopping is unique for this IPA
Mongozo Pils Lager / Pils 5% Mongozo Pils is the first beer in the world to combine gluten free, organic and Fairtrade in one bottle. This beer is easy to drink and has a mild slightly bitter flavour of hops.
Brew Dog Vagabond Best Bitter / Pale Ale 4.4% Hop-forward pale ale, that just so happens to be gluten free. Vagabond Pale Ale melds citrus and tropical hop flavours with a light caramel malt base, backed up with a raucously resinous bitterness
Bière Sans Frontières – Rest Of World
Estrella Daura Lager / Pils 5.4% A clear yellow beer with aromas of grain and frosted corn flake aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, grain, and sweetened corn flake flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer still tastes like a normal beer of this style even though it is gluten removed. Gluten Free

To Ticket or Not to Ticket – That is the question

Eventbrite - Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2016Advance tickets for the festival have been selling like (insert your favourite beer here) – with take up around 50% ahead of the 2015 festival.

One of the most frequently asked questions is “will I be able to pay on the door”? Well the simple answer is “that depends how many other people want to pay on the door”.

Around 50% of the available space for each day has been put on advance sale. When these tickets have gone, remaining space each day will be pay on the door on a first come, first served basis. When the hall reaches capacity, entry will be on one out, one in basis.

It’s a big hall but capacity is not just governed by floor space – we have to consider many legal requirements for your health & safety and of course we have to make sure we have enough beer to sell to those who come through the door. We don’t want to ask people to queue in the cold, but if we’re full, we’ll unfortunately have no choice.

At time of writing, we don’t expect any problems with capacity on Wednesday & Thursday – however remember that advance ticket holders will have a separate entrance at busy times so you can beat the queues.
Friday and Saturday are expected to be busy. Saturday’s original allocation of tickets has already sold out once and after reviewing capacity we added a few more but these are expected to be sold out soon.
Currently there are a good number of tickets for Friday remaining so if you want to guarantee your space at the festival, grab some now.

Eventbrite - Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2016