Homebrew Expo 2019 - Announcement

Manchester’s Homebrew Expo is back for its FOURTH year! But due to things outside our control this year’s Homebrew Expo will be later than usual, on Sunday 4th August at Beer Nouveau Brewery Tap (75 North Western Street) from 12 noon until 6pm. This event is a showcase of the best beers brewed by amateur brewers from across Manchester and the North. A chance to dispel the myth that home-brewed beer is cheap, nasty, boring, brown, warm, flat and a waste of your time, by serving a full range of styles on bottle, cask and keg. Each year...

2018 Roundup and 2019 Calendar

2018 was a good year for the Manchester Homebrew Group and for the wider community. The groups members continues to grow and we continue to widen our knowledge. But most importantly we have welcomed all, shared knowledge, widened the horizons and helped each other in a social setting amongst friends. Its been a whilst since our last blog post so its a good time for a roundup of what happened in 2018 in case you missed it and what we have planned for 2019. If by any chance you recently received a homebrewing kit as a present or are planning...

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...