Caption: Festival Organiser Graham Donning presenting the award for Cumbrian Five Hop to Hawkshead's Gemma Greenbank.
As well as selling 60,000 pints of beer during the four-day event, the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival also hosted CAMRA’s North West regional competitions.
Three of our beers were finalists in CAMRA’s North West Champion Winter Beer of Britain competition, Brodie’s Prime, Dry Stone Stout and Brodie’s Prime Export.
Cumbrian Five Hop won yet another award by taking Silver in the competition for Overall Champion Beer of the North West 2015 having won Gold in its category late last year.
We had a great response to our collaboration beer, Beer Matts’, brewed with Marble specially for the festival. Our head brewer Matt Clarke joined Marble's head brewer Matt Howgate to brew the 5% beer which combines the core of Marble’s Lagonda IPA - Centennial, Simcoe & Citra, with Cumbrian Five Hop’s Bramling Cross & Amarillo, producing one heck of a hoppy beer.