Monthly archives: February 2019


MBCF19 from start to finish in six minutes

MBCF 2019 started set up on 20th January, opening to the trade on the 23rd and then the public from 24th to 27th. 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.


Customers crown the best beer, cider and perry

North Yorkshire’s Brass Castle brewery recorded an astonishing double success, with two of its brews topping the poll of visitors’ choices.

The brewery has been successful in attracting the popular vote before, but it it is the first time in #MBCF’s history that any brewery has had two beers in the top three.

Brass Castle Fruit Lupe

It was perhaps even more remarkable as a new beer launched at the festival proved the customers’ favourite. Fruit Lupe, a 4.8% ABV single hop pale ale was available in both cask-conditioned and keg styles and drinkers clearly enjoyed the marriage of Mosaic hops with blueberry. Like all Brass Castle’s beers, Fruit Lupe is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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