Co-founder and former Cloudwater head brewer James Campbell will be bringing his latest brewing project, Cervezas de Autor, to Cask Ancoat, Manchester, on March 25 as part of local importer Morgenrot’s first tap takeover and portfolio tasting.

A collaboration between Campbell and Villafranca-based Beercat Brewery, in Catalonia, the #1 New Zingland IPA was the first of a series to be introduced to the UK at Cask earlier this year, with punters queuing to be one of the first to try the creative collaboration brew. 

The Cerveza de Autor #1 New Zingland IPA will be back on tap on March 25 by popular demand, along with the second batch of the series, Cerveza de Autor #2 Indian Pale Lager.

Morgenrot’s commercial director, John Critchley, said: “We are very grateful to Peter Bonner and James Campbell for coming over to share the story behind the Cerveza de Autor project and give Mancunians the chance to be the first to try these incredible beers.

“The first reviews of the #1 New Zingland IPA were excellent, so we’re excited to see the reaction to the second beer in the collaborative series. We regularly import international collaborations and special batches, along with our regular core lines, although James’ relationship with the Manchester’s craft scene makes it extra special.

“The beers will be showcased exclusively at our trade tasting, taking place during the day, with the doors then being opened to the public, ensuring everyone gets a chance to try them.”

Besides Campbell’s Cerveza de Autor range, a number of breweries and select wineries from across Morgenrot’s portfolio will be available to try on the day. The range includes Spanish craft breweries Beercat, Mala Gissona and Palax; South-Africa’s first craft brewery Cape Point; a non-alcoholic IPA from Dutch brewers vandeStreek; and Sierra Nevada’s California IPA. World brands such as Krombacher, Pelforth, Quilmes or Alhambra will complete the beer offer on show.

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