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CAMRA Mass Lobby Day – 30th October 2018

CAMRA Mass Lobby Day – 30th October 2018

CAMRA will be holding a Mass Lobby Day in Westminster, London on Tuesday 30 October 2018. This will be our opportunity to bring pressing campaign issues to the attention of up to 650 Members of Parliament (MPs).

The purpose of the Lobby day will be to ask MPs to commit to the following CAMRA campaigns:

– Axing plans to increase beer duty in the upcoming Autumn Budget. (UK)
– A permanent business rate relief for pubs in the upcoming Autumn Budget. (England)
– An urgent review of the Pubs Code so that the Market Rent Only option becomes a genuine choice for tenants. (England and Wales)

Please check out for further information about how you can get involved.

CMBCF 2018 – Beer and Cider of the festival!

CMBCF 2018 – Beer and Cider of the festival!

The votes are in!

We are delighted to announce that the Beer and Cider of the festival, as voted for by our wonderful guests and volunteers are:

BEER of the Festival

Brewer: Dunham Massey

Beer: Chocolate Cherry Mild

Simply described by one of our guests as “Gorgeous”

CIDER of the Festival

Producer: Hurst View

Cider: Bishop’s Blend


Congratulations to both our winners and a huge thanks to all our guests for voting!  We think you’ll agree that the competition was tough and they are both worthy winners.

Thanks to all our sponsors, food vendors, volunteers and guests for making this year’s festival a great occasion!

CMBCF2018 – Keg Beers

CMBCF2018 – Keg Beers

Brewery Beer ABV % Style
Alphabet Charlie Don’t Surf 4.0 Session IPA
Alphabet Juice Springsteen 4.5 Session IPA
Beatnikz Republic Beach Bum 5.0 Pale Ale
Hawkshead Here She Gose 4.5 Gose
Hawkshead Tonka 8.5 Dark Beer
Mallinsons Amarillo 4.3 Pale Ale
Marble De La Riva 4.3 Session IPA
Marble Pale 5.4 Pale Ale
Odyssey Show Me a Hero 7.0 IPA
Pig & Porter Skylarking 4.0 Session IPA
Runaway East India Porter 5.5 Porter
Runaway NZ Pale 4.2 Pale Ale
Stubborn Mule WA15 Magnum Red IPA 7.2 American IPA
CMBCF2018 – Ciders and Perries

CMBCF2018 – Ciders and Perries

Harry’s Scrummage 6.2
Gregg’s Pit Brown Apple Cider 6.5
Newtons Court Foxwhelp 7.0
Ross on Wye Oak Cask Dry Still 7.0
Hurst View Bishop’s Blend 5.5
Seb’s Sweet Cider 6.5
Barbourne Rapple (Raspberry) 4.0
Barbourne Briar Patch (Blackberry) 4.0
Nempnett Piglets Choice 7.0
Gregg’s Pit Thorn Perry 6.0
Olivers Medium Perry 6.0
Gwynt Y Ddraig Two Trees Perry 4.5
CMBCF2018 – Cask Beers

CMBCF2018 – Cask Beers

Brewery Beer ABV % Style
Anarchy Brew Co Boot Boys 5.0 Brown Ale
Bad Seed Kiwi 3.8 Pale Ale
Beatnikz Republic Spring Pale 3.6 Pale Ale
Black Edge Dark Mild 3.9 Mild
Black Edge Pike Pale 4.0 Golden Ale
Blackjack Rabbit Hunt 4.4 Pale Ale
Blackjack Texas Hold’em 4.7 Pale Ale
Brass Castle Bad Kitty 5.5 Vanilla Porter
Brass Castle Life’s a Beach 3.6 Special
Brass Castle Mob Rule 5.0 Special
Brightside Happy Days 3.8
Brightside Premium Bitter 4.8 Bitter
Castle Rock Brian Clough 4.2 Pale Ale
Castle Rock Helen Watts 4.2 Mild
Donkeystone Papa Donkey 6.4 Double APA
Dunham Massey Chocolate Cherry Mild 3.8 Mild
Dunham Massey Summer Meadow 4.3 Double APA
Electric Bear Werrrd! 4.4 Pale Ale
Elusive Brewery & House Brewery Bermuda Triangle Holiday Home 4.4 Pale Ale
Good chemistry Time Lapse 3.8 English Pale
Hawkshead Mosaic 4.0 Pale Ale
Lymm Chirotherium 5.5 Old English Ale
Lymm Heritage 4.5 Bitter
Mallinsons Oatmeal Stout 4.5 Stout
Mallinsons Refresher 39 3.9 Blonde Ale
Origami Stout 5.5 Stout
Pictish Ginger 3.9 Pale Ale
Pictish Summer Solstice 4.7 Blonde Ale
Pig and Porter Skylarking 4.0 Session IPA
Red Willow Thoughtless Aged Stout 9.4 Stout
Red Willow Stateless 3.9 Golden Ale
Salamander Pirate Porter 4.8 Porter
Salamander See Red 4.2 Red Ale
Serious Brewing America Brown 4.2 Brown Ale
Serious Brewing Moonlight Stout 4.5 Stout
Six O’Clock Dark Mild 5.4 Mild
Squawk Corvus 7.4 Stout
Squawk Pica 4.9 Oatmeal Pale
Stubborn Mule Chocolate Stout 5.8 Stout
Stubborn Mule Single Hop IPA 5.7 Pale Ale
Tapped Mojo 3.6 Pale Ale
Thornbridge Wild Swan 3.5
Turning Point Chaos Theory 5.0 Oatmeal Pale
Vibrant Forest Cambrian Root Salted Liquorice Stout 5.1 Stout
Vibrant Forest Salix 4.5 Pale Ale
Vocation Heart & Soul 4.4 Pale Ale
Wander Beyond English Hop 4.5 Pale Ale
Wander Beyond Great Rift Milk Stout 6.0 Stout
Welbeck Abbey Fiery Fox 4.8 Golden Ale
Central Manchester Beer Festival – Slab cakes added to the menu

Central Manchester Beer Festival – Slab cakes added to the menu

Central Manchester branch are pleased to announce Slab cakes as the latest company to partner us at the Central Manchester Beer Festival.

New for 2018, Slab bakery will bring their unique gluten and wheat free cakes to the beer festival for the first time.

If like us you have a sweet tooth, you’ll appreciate a slab of cake with some of the finest beers around.


Central Manchester Beer Festival is once again taking over the 53Two theatre on Albion Street (opposite the Britons Protection).  Our doors will be open from

  • Thursday 14th June  from 4pm to 9pm
  • Friday 15th June from noon to 9pm
  • Saturday 16th June from noon to 9pm


Festival Foods

Festival Foods

Food Partners Announced

Central Manchester HQ are proud to announce that we have secured the services of some of Manchester’s finest food producers.  We are once again welcoming beer festival favourites to satisfy your hunger, with the following confirmed: