Manchester Union Lager is brewed at Manchester's first and only dedicated craft lager brewery located in Ardwick. Traditional central European lager brewing techniques are used with a modern local twist to create a unique legacy beer that the people of Manchester can be proud to call their own.
Manchester Union Brewery, recently announced they’re launching not one but two new brews.
A black lager named After Dusk and a pale ale called Pivot have been created at the brewery in Manchester Piccadilly and will be available from today for delivery across the UK.
They feature some of the characteristics that make the original Manchester Union Lager so popular, say the brewers.
Originally brewed as a special for the UK’s biggest lager festival, We Are Lager, After Dusk is a class Bohemian lager, and a favourite of the brewery.
Though an often misunderstood style, black lager is easily drinkable and massively refreshing, they say.
The complex malt bill delivers bready and dark fruit flavours with a classic saaz hop bitterness recognisable from the brewery’s original lager.
While the brewery originally planned to focus solely on brewing good lager, due to tank space and the length needed to brew (three times longer than ale), the ongoing Manchester lockdown has meant that the business has now needed to pivot and expand its offering.
So the second new brew, Pivot is a take on the classic Manchester Pale Ale but using central European malt and hops – a style that became the staple of the region thanks, in part, to the soft water the city enjoys from the Lake District.
A pale ale meets lager, the brewers add pilsner malt to the bill to help keep it crisp whilst blending aromatic, tangerine-like German hallertau mandarina hops with a citrusy British Chinook, to deliver a full flavoured ale.
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