Monthly archives: January 2017

Specials & rarities…..

Amongst over 700 beers and ciders at #MBCF17 there is something for everyone. The beers we have selected include some old favourites from traditional breweries, core beers from the new breed of modern microbrewers and a selection of specials rom breweries both old & new.
We also have a number of beers which are making their debuts at #MBCF17, some real rarities which have been casked especially for us and a selection which have been brewed specially for the festival. (more…)

‘Mousse herd heads for Manchester

Nomadic Brewster sets up unique experience for Manchester Beer and Cider Festival

Visitors to Manchester Beer and Cider Festival will be able to sample the results of a unique experiment in brewing – comparing the same beer brewed at four different breweries across the length of the UK. Organisers at the festival which comes to Manchester Central next week have commissioned an award-winning brewer to take one of her most popular beer recipes on a tour of the nation.

When South Wales’ Waen Brewery announced it was closing its brewery in September, it sent shockwaves round the UK’s craft beer scene. Over seven years, the brewery had picked up numerous awards for its popular brews including Snowball, Lemon Drizzle & Chilli Plum Porter. But brewster Sue Hayward announced she planned to keep the beers alive by brewing her recipes at other breweries, festival beer manager John O’Donnell spotted an opportunity to set up a unique experiment.

Over the past six weeks, Sue has travelled to four of the UK’s most respected craft beer breweries to recreate her most popular beer, the golden citrus ale Pamplemousse. All four versions will feature side by side at the North’s largest beer festival. Sue Hayward herself will be on hand on Friday 20th January to take visitors through the subtle differences in the different versions. (more…)