You’d think that following the various television and radio appearances that it would be full steam ahead for the Emmanuales production machine to keep up with the rising demand for our beers of biblical proportions.  Our latest beer – As The Deer Pants For Porter (5.0% Smoked Porter) ended up in smoke in more ways than one.  Unfortunately, the kit we used finally gave up the not-so-holy-ghost and breathed its last breath, spontaneously combusting.

And so, the wheels have ground to a halt.  But be ye not afraid!  We’ve commissioned a new, shiny brewing system and aim to get production into full swing again in the coming weeks, just in time for several beer festivals.

The Independent Salford Beer Festival takes place at Saint Sebastian’s Community Centre from 20th-22nd October, where you’ll be able to sample the aforementioned beer in cask for the first time.

Back in the heart of God’s own county, we’re hoping to provide an array of beers for the much loved Sheffield Steel City Beer & Cider festival, taking place on 19th-22nd October.  After which, we’ll be ramping up production for Christmas gift packs.  Watch this space!

Fingers crossed this new kit doesn’t blow up!

Nick Law


About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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