Tap Takeover and Morgenrot Portfolio Tasting Announced

March 2019

Co-founder and former Cloudwater head brewer James Campbell will be bringing his latest brewing project Cervezas de Autor to Cask Ancoat, Manchester on Monday, 25th March as part of 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 the 25th March after popular demand, along with the second batch of the series: Cerveza de Autor #2 Indian Pale Lager.

Commercial Director of Manchester-based importer John Critchley commented:

“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 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 wineries from across Morgenrot’s portfolio will be available to try on the day. The beer range on show 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.

Morgenrot Tap Take Over w/ Peter Bonner & James Campbell

Monday, 25th March 2019

Trade session 12pm-5pm

Public session 5pm – 11pm

Trade registration & info:



Cask Ancoat opened his doors last December in the Islington Marina. The sister site of the original Liverpool Street pub serves over 27 beers on tap from local to international breweries, every day from 12 to 11pm. Both sites are famous for their ‘bring your own food in, clean your own shit up’ rule. Twitter – @AncoatsCask

Beercat Brewery was set up by Martina Molloy and Peter Bonner in 2012, who, after pursuing their dream of setting up a microbrewery, swapped the streets of London for the vineyards of the Penedès and moved with their two young children to Spain. They are now located in a former bodega in Villafranca, right at the heart of Catalonia’s wine industry.


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