"Manchester Star Ale", eh? Wow, I've never heard of that one - though I've only recently moved to the right part of the country to get it anyway. JW Lees make some nice beers though. I've just had a look on their site ( J W LEES
) and they don't seem to list Star Ale anymore, so I don't know if they've dropped it or rebranded it. It might be worth dropping them a line at email@example.com
to see if they can give you any pointers on a recipe. The folks on Ratebeer really seem to like it, so it'd be good to hear how your recipe search goes. Good luck with it!