The Bard Micropub

New Venture……

Probably lots of you already know that John and I are branching out in 2018.

Very shortly we will be opening our first Micro pub!

We have acquired the empty unit at 57 High Street, Prescot and have got our premises licence and planning approved!

Within the next two weeks ‘The Bard’ will be open!

Called ‘The Bard’ because it’s going to be Shakespeare ‘inspired’, we are tying in with the regeneration of Prescot with their plans to bring a brand new Shakespeare 350 seat theatre, education facilities, performance studio, exhibition and education centre, office accommodation, etc. in the next couple of years.

Shakespeare had links with the town of Prescot according to Shakespeare North….

“In 1592 Shakespeare’s first history play was performed at the Rose Theatre in London. He was writing for a troupe of players called Strange’s Men, who took their name from their sponsor, Ferdinando Stanley, Lord Strange, who was to become the Fifth Earl of Derby.

Strange’s Men had also performed at Knowsley Hall (bordering Prescot): their home base. The story of Shakespeare, Strange’s Men, the Earls of Derby and the people of Prescot and Knowsley are interwoven at this point. Shakespeare may have written Richard III and Titus Andronicus for Strange’s Men, together with The Taming of the Shrew and Love’s Labour’s Lost to honour his patron. A Midsummer Night’s Dream may have been written to mark the wedding of the Sixth Earl of Derby, William.

Those who lived at Knowsley Hall were not the only ones to reap the benefits. A few miles away on the edge of the estate’s deer park, in the market town of Prescot, the first Elizabethan indoor theatre in Britain outside London, was built. This structure, a hugely significant development in the evolution of drama, was simply called The Playhouse.”

Our Micro pub will serve high quality cask ales, kegged craft beer, artisan spirits and a small selection of wine & cider.

It will be a place to come and sit and chat without the sound of sports on TV, jukebox or gaming machines and just enjoy great beers etc. that nowhere else in Prescot will sell.

We wish you a warm welcome to Prescot and The Bard…..

Besides, his cote, his flocks, and bounds of feed, Are now on sale; and at our sheepcote now, By reason of his absence, there is nothing That you will feed on; but what is, come see, And in my voice most welcome shall you be

Source: AS YOU LIKE IT

 

Melwood Beer List 11.09.2017

At Melwood we believe that the best beer is worth waiting for.  We believe in our tasty brews that speak for themselves on your palette. We believe in a friendly rapport with our peers and our customers and most of all, we believe that if you work in a job you love it ceases to be a job. That’s how it is at Melwood.

This weeks beer list:

DAY TRIPPER 4.0% – hoppy pale amber session ale. Mosaic & Equinox hops are used very late in the brewing process and double dry hopped in the cask with Amarillo.

FOOLS GOLD  5.3% – brewed with heritage barley – golden promise, this IPA is single hopped with English Pioneer giving a distinctly hoppy, pleasant lemon and grapefruit aroma with cedar and herbal flavour notes.

STANLEY GOLD 4.3% – triple American hopped with cascade, centennial and Amarillo giving this beer a crisp hoppy flavour and a beautiful citrus aroma; a well-balanced but complex, refreshing beer.

PALEFACE 4.0% –  a pale hoppy beer brewed with lots of late Summit hops giving it a full flavour with great mouth-feel and long hoppy aftertaste.

DEADHEAD 6.0% – the highest ABV beer we have ever made; single hopped with Amarillo hops sitting on top of a robust malty backbone.

JESTER 4.0% – brewed with Belgian Orval yeast and English jester hops this pale ale is super tasty.

KALEIDOSCOPE EYES 5.3% – a pale ale which has Simcoe & Amarillo hops with apricot and citrus flavours.

KNOWSLEY BLONDE 4.3% – single hopped with Atlas – our best-selling pale ale.

FATHER TED 4.2% – our classic English bitter hopped with Pilgrim, East Kent Golding and Challenger.

Session Pale 3.6% – This beer sits at 3.6 ABV and is hopped with Simcoe and Cascade.

River City Pale 3.8% – Hopped with Equinox and Amarillo.

 

Available next week…..

Derby Damson Stout %.0%

Oktoberfest Ale 5.0%

Berserker 4.0%

Please note: all beer is unfined unless requested.

Beer Availability List

Welcome to this weeks beer list:

DAY TRIPPER 4.0% – HOPPY PALE AMBER SESSION ALE. MOSAIC & EQUINOX HOPS ARE USED VERY LATE IN THE BREWING PROCESS AND DOUBLE DRY HOPPED WITH AMARILLO .

FOOLS GOLD 5.3% – BREWED WITH HERITAGE BARLEY – GOLDEN PROMISE, THIS IPA IS SINGLE HOPPED WITH ENGLISH PIONEER GIVING A DISTINCTLY HOPPY, PLEASANT LEMON AND GRAPEFRUIT AROMA WITH CEDAR AND HERBAL FLAVOUR NOTES.

STANLEY GOLD4.3% – TRIPLE AMERICAN HOPPED WITH CASCADE, CENTENNIAL AND AMARILLO GIVING THIS BEER A CRISP HOPPY FLAVOUR AND A BEAUTIFUL CITRUS AROMA; A WELL-BALANCED BUT COMPLEX, REFRESHING BEER.

Paleface 4.0% –  A PALE HOPPY BEER BREWED WITH LOTS OF LATE SUMMIT HOPS GIVING IT A FULL FLAVOUR WITH GREAT MOUTH-FEEL AND LONG HOPPY AFTERTASTE.

Deadhead 6.0% – THE HIGHEST ABV BEER WE HAVE EVER MADE ;SINGLE HOPPED WITH AMARILLO HOPS SITTING ON TOP OF A ROBUST MALTY BACKBONE.

Jester 4.0% – BREWED WITH BELGIAN ORVAL YEAST AND ENGLISH JESTER HOPS THIS PALE ALE IS SUPER TASTY

Session Pale 3.8% – HOPPED WITH EQUINOX & AMARILLO (Limited stock)

Kaleidoscope Eyes 5.3% – A PALE ALE WHICH HAS SIMCOE & AMARILLO HOPS WITH APRICOT AND CITRUS FLAVOURS.

Back in stock…

KNOWSLEY BLONDE 4.3% – single hopped with Atlas – our best selling pale ale.

FATHER TED 4.2% – Our classic English bitter hopped with Pilgrim, East Kent Golding and Challenger.

CALL JOHN 07545265283 OR JULIE 07763848355 TO ORDER

W/C 21.08.17 Beer List

This weeks beer list:

DAY TRIPPER 4.0% – HOPPY PALE AMBER SESSION ALE. MOSAIC & EQUINOX HOPS ARE USED VERY LATE IN THE BREWING PROCESS AND DOUBLE DRY HOPPED IN THE CASK WITH AMARILLO .

FOOLS GOLD 5.3% – BREWED WITH HERITAGE BARLEY – GOLDEN PROMISE, THIS IPA IS SINGLE HOPPED WITH ENGLISH PIONEER GIVING A DISTINCTLY HOPPY, PLEASANT LEMON AND GRAPEFRUIT AROMA WITH CEDAR AND HERBAL FLAVOUR NOTES.

STANLEY GOLD 4.3% – TRIPLE AMERICAN HOPPED WITH CASCADE, CENTENNIAL AND AMARILLO GIVING THIS BEER A CRISP HOPPY FLAVOUR AND A BEAUTIFUL CITRUS AROMA; A WELL-BALANCED BUT COMPLEX, REFRESHING BEER.

PALEFACE 4.0% –  A PALE HOPPY BEER BREWED WITH LOTS OF LATE SUMMIT HOPS GIVING IT A FULL FLAVOUR WITH GREAT MOUTH-FEEL AND LONG HOPPY AFTERTASTE.

DEADHEAD 6.0% – THE HIGHEST ABV BEER WE HAVE EVER MADE ;SINGLE HOPPED WITH AMARILLO HOPS SITTING ON TOP OF A ROBUST MALTY BACKBONE.

JESTER 4.0% – BREWED WITH BELGIAN ORVAL YEAST AND ENGLISH JESTER HOPS THIS PALE ALE IS SUPER TASTY

SESSION PALE 3.6% – AS PART OF AN ONGOING SERIES OF SESSION PALES THIS BEER SITS AT 3.6 ABV AND IS HOPPED WITH SIMCOE AND CASCADE.

SESSION PALE 3.8% – HOPPED WITH EQUINOX & AMARILLO

KALEIDOSCOPE EYES 5.3% – A PALE ALE WHICH HAS SIMCOE & AMARILLO HOPS WITH APRICOT AND CITRUS FLAVOURS.

KNOWSLEY BLONDE & FATHER TED AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK…..

Call John 07545265283 or Julie 07763848355 to order

FOOLS GOLD (5.3% abv) BACK IN STOCK!

I’m standing alone
I’m watching you all
I’m seeing you sinking
I’m standing alone
You’re weighing the gold
I’m watching you sinking
Fool’s gold

I’m no clown, I won’t back down, don’t need you to tell me what’s goin down………

Fools Gold 2

Fools Gold 5.3 – brewed with heritage barley, Golden Promise, this IPA is single hopped with English Pioneer giving a distinctly hoppy, pleasant lemon and grapefruit aroma, with cedar and herbal flavour notes.

CAMRA Beer Festival 15-19th February 2017 MELWOOD Beer List

We are pleased to have four beers available for your delectation at the Beer Festival this week (in The Crypt of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral).

They are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citradelic 5.1 – single hopped with Citra this is the first beer we brewed back in 2013. Always popular and only brewed 1-2 per year this beer is super hoppy both in flavour and aroma.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Time 4.3Hoppy pale amber session ale. Tons of Mosaic & Equinox hops used very late in the brewing process and dry hopped in the fermenter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaleidoscope Eyes 5.3 – Back again, by popular demand, this 5.3 version is hopped with Simcoe & and Amarillo. This pale ale has delicious Simcoe passion fruit and apricot flavours totally complimented by Amarillo’s citrusy hit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liverpool Porter 5.0 –  a delicious porter well hopped and smokey.

1 2 3 8