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.
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
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.
Incredible inventory from Manchester
Beer and Cider Festival
Drinkers are promised a celebration of
our national drinks as the North’s biggest beer and cider festival rolls into
Manchester Central next week. And to tease tastebuds, organisers have announced
their beer lists packed with the most extensive selection of real ales, modern
keg and the best from the international scene.
Now in its seventh year, Manchester
Beer and Cider festival has an outstanding menu of the best brewers and
producers can muster. This year, 25 bars will serve more than 750 different
examples sure to appeal to lovers of traditional British ales, those seeking
the cutting edge of modern brewing and fans of foreign beer styles. With
ciders, perrys, fruit wines, mead and a gin bar, there’s sure to be a drink for
As you would expect from an event
organised by the nine Greater Manchester branches of the Campaign For Real Ale
(CAMRA), the focus is on cask-conditioned beers with almost 400 to choose from.
A refreshed cider and perry offer from Manchester Beer and Cider Festival
Fans of traditional fruit drinks are in for a treat this month as the North’s biggest beer and cider festival opens in Manchester.
Organisers of the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival have a reputation for showcasing the best from traditional cider and perry producing regions alongside the developing northern scene. A staggering 73 ciders and perrys picked from 40 different producers will be on offer during the three days of the event (click here to see the list). But that only tells part of the story.
Regular visitors will be able to spot firm festival favourites, but handpumps, a cooling system and bottled ciders and perries will debut on a revised layout. And an innovation – believed to be a national first for Manchester – will see six keg-conditioned ciders dispensed. The equivalent to real ales maturing in cask, live yeasts continue to react with sugars, further conditioning and stabilising the cider.
Cider and perry bar manager Dick Withecombe said: “The festival has a reputation for innovation in beer. But this year, we aim to match that modernisation with the impetus that the ReThink Cider initiative has given us. ReThink Cider is about improving the way cider is perceived. And in line with CAMRA’s priorities, we want to educate drinkers about the diverse styles of cider and perry. Many producers have the skills normally associated with winemakers. ReThink Cider aims to showcase that while harnessing the broad appeal of real ales.