Joint Meeting With NCB, November 2014
The MCB and Northern Craft Brewers (NCB) locked horns on Saturday 1st November
when they met at the University Arms in Sheffield.
The purpose of the meeting was to see who could brew the best Pale Ale with an
original gravity of 1045-1050 and only using English Hops.
It was an excellent meeting with a total of 23 beers and about 24 attendees with equal
numbers from both sides.
We split into groups for the tasting with representatives from each group on each
There was a friendly atmosphere and much interaction between the two sides.
I am pleased to announce that MCB took all the top 4 places with the results as
1st Allan G
2nd Steve H
3rd Peter F
4th Ian R-B
Already discussions are taking place regarding a rematch next year but NCB will have
to study and practice very hard to beat the best brewing group in Britain.
Many thanks to those members of NCB who organised this very enjoyable event and
in particular to Bill and his team who organised the competition on the day.