Aug 2017 Meet Writeup

Its been far too long since we last wrote anything about our regular meetups. As August tends to be a quite month due to people's holidays I thought the write up would be short and sweet. Instead we had a reasonable turnout, new faces, lots of beers in attendance and covered a few topics. Welcome New People We had Rob, Matthew and Rolan join us for the first time this month. Thanks for coming it was a pleasure to meet you all. We trust that you got something out of the meetup and enjoyed it. September Meetup - Will It...

Manchester Homebrew Expo - Best In Show 'Lazaretto IPA'

Lazaretto IPA brewed by Simon won the Manchester Homebrew Expo 'Best In Show' competition as voted by the public. He's kindly shared some of his thoughts and experiences about the event and his win. In Simons's own words: The Homebrew Expo I thought the Manchester Homebrew Expo was a fantastic event, therefore I should start with some thanks. Firstly to Steve (Beer Nouveau) as our host for opening up his brewery and his all round support and enthusiasm. Secondly to the brewers, no event without beer right!! the range and quality of beer along with passion shown by their brewers...

A Beer For Manchester - Winner Backstory

Cosmetically Challenged brewed by Tom won the Manchester Homebrew Expo 'A Beer For Manchester' competition. He's kindly shared some of his thoughts and experiences refining the recipe. In Tom's own words: First off thanks for all the organisation, Steve for giving his time and giving the brewery over and the judges for forcing down free beer. It was a great afternoon and the feedback on 'A beer for Manchester' from the industry judges really useful and important. So a New England IPA as a beer for Manchester? Around Easter last year, I attended Aberdeen for a beer related event... One...

Feb 2017 Meet Writeup

A meetup of two halves. First half a brought a number of session pale ales with introductions, light discussions and banter. Second half brought the serious complex, strong, unique beers and topics of water treatment! Welcome New People With a few of our regular members away this month it was nice to welcome a couple of new faces Steph and Ali. Steph decided a number of years ago that he wanted a career change and wanted to become a brewer. After moving to the UK from Italy and obtaining his brewing science degree he now works for Joseph Holt's brewery....

Scottish Beer with Ron Pattinson - Sunday 2nd April

As part of his Macbeth Tour, beer historian will be coming to Manchester on Sunday April 2nd to talk to homebrewers, brewers and beer enthusiasts about the misconceptions surrounding Scottish beer. Hosted at Beer Nouveau in conjunction with Manchester Homebrew and Chorlton Brewers groups, Ron will be tasting some samples of Shilling Ales recreated from recipes of the 1800's and taking us through how the beer style evolved over the century before dying out. Get Involved If you're a homebrewer and wish to try brewing some of these historic recipes for this event, please get in thouch as soon as...