The Hundred Club

The last 10 years has seen the number of new breweries in the UK skyrocket – over 200 are estimated to have opened since the 2017 festival.

However at MBCF we also celebrate brewers who have faced the ultimate test of quality – the test of time. The Hundred Club bar features thirteen of the country’s best breweries who have been brewing for one hundred years or more.

Sussex’s Harvey’s have been brewing since 1790 – a whopping 228 years, while Manchester’s four family brewers – Joseph Holt, Hydes, Robinsons & JW Lees – have between them racked up 683 years at the mash-tun.

The Hundred Club features some of the classic beers which made their brewers famous alongside brand new brews from these historic names.

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Fuller'sGales Seafarers3.6ChiswickA satisfying, refreshing light, amber beer whose taste is achieved by the blend of finest English malt, Admiral hops and the unique Gales yeast.
Fuller'sGolden Pride8.5ChiswickDeep amber, full bodied, moderately hopped and rich in malt. Reminiscent of sweet orange oil, toasted grains, and bread. As the late Michael Jackson, beer writer and connoisseur, put it: 'the Cognac of beers
Fuller'sImperial Stout10.7ChiswickImperial Stout delivers roasted dark chocolate notes against a slightly fruity acidity. Sovereign and Centennial hops, meanwhile, bring floral flavour, enhanced by dried rose buds that hint at Turkish delight. There’s a taste of liquorice there too, ahead
Fuller'sOlivers Island3.8ChiswickA quenching, zesty ale brewed with orange peel, Oliver’s Island sees hops and malt work together in glorious harmony.
Fuller'sVintage Ale 2017ChiswickRare strong beer with a complex character usually available in bottle only
Harvey'sDark Mild3LewesMalty and Mellow. Soft & slightly sweet with a dry, nutty aftertaste
Harvey'sOld Ale4.3LewesRich and dark. Soft and full bodied, with hints of dried fruits and dates
Harvey'sPrince Of Denmark7.5LewesComplex beer with aromas of leather, chocolate & liquorice, with a lingering taste
Harvey'sSussex Best Bitter4LewesA blend of four local hops creates a superbly balanced bitter
Harvey'sWharf IPA4.8LewesModern heavily hopped IPA. It is brewed with new hop varieties to create a joyful outpouring of fresh flavours from the bine. Zesty and fragrant, this golden beer contains the very essence of our local hop gardens.
HoldensBlack Country Special5.1Woodsetton, DudleyA Dark amber premium beer with robust malty overtones and a bitter sweet full bodied taste. Brewed using the Finest English Maris Otter Malt and Goldings hops this big, beautiful malty monster is an industrial strength beer at it’s best.
HoldensGolden Glow4.4Woodsetton, DudleyAn 18ct gold, golden ale with subtle yet fragrant hop aromas, a moreish gentle sweetness and an almost citrus like pleasant bitter finish. Brewed using the finest English Maris Otter malts and choicest Fuggles, Golden Glow is a thirst quenchingly refreshi
HoltBitter4Cheetham HillCopper-coloured beer with malt and hops in aroma and taste. Long-lasting bitterness to finish.
HoltBootleg Brewing Co Urban Fox4.2Cheetham HillA red "rye PA" packed with citrus hops. An ideal session beer.
HoltMild3.2Cheetham HillDark brown with a fruity, malty nose. Strong bitterness for a mild; dry malt and hops finish.
HoltTwo Hoots4.2Cheetham HillA light, crisp and refreshing golden ale, with a hint of citrus and slightly sweet aftertaste.
Hook NortonDouble Stout4.8Hook NortonA blend of malts gives Double Stout it's character. Black malt enriches the colour and delivers an unmistakable 'toast' flavour. Brown malt gives it the dryness.
Hook NortonHooky Gold4.1Hook NortonA very pale, crisp beer, with a hoppy character. A fruity aroma and a pleasant, light taste.
Hydes18633.5WeasteWhilst this beer has a modest abv, making it highly sessionable, it is brewed in the traditional way
using Best Pale Ale and Crystal malts, to give a full and satisfying pint. Mid‐brown in colour owing
to the use of a small amount of Caramel sugar added
HydesBovec4WeasteA complex mix of Continental malt and Slovenian hops gives this ale a pleasant slightly hopped aroma with citrusy undertones
HydesLowry4.7WeasteCrafted from Citra and Chinook hops to produce an intensely hoppy and refreshing Golden beer. The use of amber malt gives the beer an attractive richness with oodles of strong citrus and lovely tropical tones. A real “Hop Heads” beer.
HydesWild Wichita3.7WeasteDark Ale
LeesMoonraker6.5MiddletonReddish-brown beer with strong, malty fruit aroma. Flavour is rich and sweet. Finish is fruity yet dry.
LeesMPA3.7MiddletonA golden ale made from all British malt, Liberty & Mount Hood hops
LeesPhantom3.8MiddletonAroma of pine & grapefruit with a malty, citrus fruit taste. Named after the Rolls Royce Phantom
LeesStout4.2MiddletonBrand new stout from JW Lees being launched at MBCF18
Marston's61 Deep4.1Burton on TrentPale Ale. Five American and Australian hops. Fresh, zesty aroma. Tropical fruit and citrus notes.
Marston'sOwd Roger7.4Burton on TrentOwd Rodger, brewed to a recipe believed to be over 500 years old, is Marston’s award winning 7.6% strong ale. Brewed using malted barley, whole leaf English aroma hops and well water, Owd Rodger offers an explosion of rich fruit flavours with a dry bitter
Marston'sPearl Jet4.1Burton on TrentStout with hints of chocolate, coffee & sweet treacle flavours and yet smooth & clean tasting
Marston'sPower Of 33.9Burton on TrentLight, maly & refreshing. 3 English hops, Golding, Challenger & Pioneer give 3 aromas, malt, grapefruit & pine
MoorhousesBlack Cat Reserve7BurnleyA dark ale with deep complex notes of roasted coffee, chocolate and mocha, balanced by hints of dark cherry and blackcurrant.
MoorhousesM/06 IPA5.3BurnleyLimited edition American Pale Ale from the Moorhouses M1 pilot brewery
MoorhousesM/10 Vanilla Stout6BurnleyLimited edition Vanilla Stout from the Moorhouses M1 pilot brewery
MoorhousesPendle Witches Brew5.1BurnleyA full malty flavoured beer with a strong fruity hop aftertaste with a hint of sweetness.
RobinsonsCwrw'r Ddraig Aur4.1StockportFull-bodied, with rich malt and hops, complemented by complex aromas of spice & tart fruit
RobinsonsDouble Hop4.8StockportFull bodied with rich malt and long lingering hop dominated by tangy citric fruit and a roasted malt finish.
RobinsonsOld Tom8.5StockportLegendary, full-bodied dark beer. Complex flavours includes dark chocolate, port, and dark fruits.
RobinsonsTrooper4.8StockportMalt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.
RobinsonsUnicorn4.2StockportBrewed since 1896, a magnificent pale, thirst quenching ale with rich malt and hops and complex aromas of Golding hops, malt and tart fruit. A long dry finish with citrus fruit notes.
Timothy TaylorBoltmaker4KeighleyTawny bitter combining hops, fruit and nutty malt. Lingering, increasingly bitter aftertaste. Formerly, sometimes still, sold as Best Bitter
Timothy TaylorKnowle Spring4.2KeighleyKnowle Spring Blonde is a full-bodied blonde beer brewed with Golden Promise barley malt, Strisselspalt hops from Alsace, and UK-grown Minstrel, Cascade and Chinook hops. It’s an easy-drinking beer with floral and grapefruit aromas, spiced orange on the t
Timothy TaylorLandlord4.3KeighleyFull bodied beer with complex hop aromas and flavour
Timothy TaylorPoulters Porter4.8KeighleyRich, dark, warming 4.8% porter with hints of coffee, chocolate and liquorice.
The chocolate flavours in this beer complement hearty rich flavours, and contrast with sweet meats. It can also cool down the heat of Tandoori spices. The chocolate notes als
Timothy TaylorRam Tam4.3KeighleyA black beer with red highlights topped by a coffee coloured head. Roast coffee bitterness balanced by fruit and malt with burnt caramel coming through in the dry and bitter finish
Wadworth6X4.1DevizesCopper-coloured ale with a malty and fruity nose, and some balancing hop character. The flavour is similar, with some bitterness and a lingering malty, but bitter finish.
WadworthBrewers Strength IPA6.2DevizesUS-hopped beer, with sweetness counterbalanced by strong, spicy, zingy hops
WadworthDirty Rucker3.9DevizesA bold English Bitter. Fruity on the palate and a malty sweetness leads to a peppery note for a smooth finish
WadworthHorizon4DevizesThe golden ale is packed with 100% pale ale malt and a blend of classic and New World hops. It offers zesty, citrus and hop aromas and a crisp, tangy finish on the palate. Its best drunk cool.
WadworthRed APA4.6DevizesA rich red-coloured American-hopped pale ale, bursting with pine and citrus aromas, countered by notes of earth, spice and berries on the palate. Mouthwatering, with an intensely satisfying bitterness