Manchester Homebrew Expo 2018

Once again this years Manchester Beer Week sees the return of the Manchester Homebrew Expo now in its third year. This event is a showcase of the best beer brewed by amateur brewers from across Manchester and the North West. The brewers will continue to dispel the myth that homebrewed beer is cheap and nasty by serving some of the best beers brewed in the region. Over the years we've had some fantastic beers which many say are absolutely outstanding and up there with the commercial breweries. It is taking place on Sunday 8th July at Beer Nouveau Brewery Tap...

Morzine Magic & The Bulldog Brewer

Today we have a guest blog post from Steve Hill about how a beer in a French town called Morzine turned into all grain brewing and the purchase of a new Bulldog Brewer system. Morzine Earlier this year I travelled to a beautiful town, high in the French Alps, called Morzine. We’d been on a skiing holiday here a few years ago and enjoyed it so much, we decided to go back. It’s got a really good vibe about it and we’re at the age now where we prefer a nice meal to an all-night party, so...

Five way split

During our Feb 2018 meetup Pen and Mike shared their five way split experiment which was to try different yeasts in a (semi-)controlled environment. We particularly enjoyed the blind tasting challenge. Thanks for sharing. Here's a copy of the details supplied on the day. Base beer Simply Pale Ale from Richies Not much information on the packet. No O.G., ingredients list, colour, bitterness or yeast name. Previous brewers indicated O.G. of 1.040 and F.G. of 1.006. (4.5% ABV and 85% AA). Plan Keep everything as identical as possible until the pitching of the...

Events Calendar

This is a public calendar of upcoming Manchester Homebrew Group events, homebrew competitions and beer festivals. Feel free to subscribe to the calendar. If you know of an event that is missing or you have an idea for an event please do drop us an email at mancshomebrew@gmail.com. 2018 Manchester Homebrew Meetups Jan - Bad Beer Amnesty. At Beer Nouveau brewery. Bring your off flavoured beers, beers that just didn't work and crap Christmas beer presents. Feb -...

Brew Con

Last weekend I went to London for the first UK Homebrewing Convention, held over two days in East London. On Saturday evening there was 'Club Night'. This was a chance for homebrewers to serve each other their beers. The evening was very informally organised but worked out well. Each club had a table from which to serve their beers and was responsible for the theme of their area. Some clubs came in fancy dress, like US homebrew convention club nights. I took a beer along as part of Brewcialism, an internet based club which has members from across the country....