Yuletide Greetings!!!

It’s been a month since we last posted so rectifying this now!

‘Tis the season for Yuletide felicitations and merriment!

You can find our fabulous Winter Ale, St Stephen at The Caledonia together with Father Ted and our new beer in the Icons of Rock Series, Whiter Shade of Pale:


Whiter Shade of Pale







We hope you like it!

And while we’re here we would just like to thank Laura from The Caledonia for all her support by buying our beer.  The Cale has been our best customer since we started brewing from Knowsley Park in March 2013 and its a fabulous pub with some great beer!

Also a new customer of ours, The Blackburne Arms has the wonderful Stanley Gold for you.  The Blackburne has it’s mojo back so get down there and support them and sup some more great beer!

All that remains for us to say is a big thank you to EVERYONE who has supported us in this fledgling year of The Melwood Beer Company.  We couldn’t have done it without some of you – you know who you are – and we are eternally grateful for everything!

So…………. expect greater things from us in 2014.  We have big plans so watch this space, keep drinking real ale and have a Cool Yule and a Happy New Beer!

John & Julie xx

Melwood Beer Co Winter Ale

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Our Winter Ale, St Stephen 5.5ABV, will be ready for delivery next week!

It’s a medium bodied rich amber ale with a warm malty backbone but it’s hoppy too with hints of clementine, lemon and wintry spices mmmmmmm

Melwood at the Liverpool Organic Christmas Beer Festival at the Black-E 5th-8th December 2013

Melwood will be showcasing our Winter Ale,  St Stephen, at this festival together with our flagship beer CITRADELIC! and maybe a few others! We will let you know nearer the time.
You can get your tickets from the Liverpool Organic Website or via this link: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8441431549/eorg

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

The Black-E
1 Great George Street
L1 5EW Liverpool
United Kingdom

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200+ Real Ales & Real Ciders
Lagers & Continental Beers
Locally Sourced Food
Live Music at all Sessions

A Truly Unique Event for Your Office Party

Session Dates & Times

Thursday 5 December 2013 Evening: 6pm – 10:30pm
Friday 6 December 2013 DAY: 12:00pm-4:30pm
Friday 6 December Evening: 6:00pm-10:30pm
Saturday 7 December 2013 DAY: 12:00pm-4:30pm
Saturday 7 December Evening 6pm – 10:30pm
Sunday 8 December 12 noon – 6pm

Knowsley Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival Cancelled!!!

It is with great regret and huge disappointment to us personally that we announce that the Festival has been cancelled.  We are absolutely gutted as we had made all the arrangements to enable us to provide a full real ale bar service to the festival.  All our expenses and arrangements are now down the pan.

We are hoping to arrange  something else  in the lead up to Christmas, so keep watching this space for news…

In the meantime you can still find our beers in St Helens – The Phoenix Inn and in Liverpool – The Caledonia & The Blackburne Arms.


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Stanley Gold






Melwood at Waterloo Beer Festival 24th-27th October!

We are pleased to announce that Melwood have two beers on at Liverpool Organic’s Waterloo Beer Festival this weekend!

We have the fabulous Equinox 4%ABV – a lovely English Pale Ale and Waterloo Sunset 4%ABV which we brewed especially for this festival! This is a smooth English Pale Ale with a hint of something special!

We hope you can get along there and try our beers in this fabulous old church in Waterloo.

The Waterloo Beer Festival is being held at:

Old Christ Church Waterloo Road Merseyside L22 1RF

You can get tickets at the website: http://www.waterloobeerfestival.com/

Session Dates & Times

24 October 2013 waterloo

Thursday EVENING

6:00pm – 10:30pm

25 October 2013 
Friday DAY
12:00pm – 4:30pm
6:00pm – 10:30pm
26 October 2013 

Saturday DAY
12:00pm – 4:30pm
Saturday EVENING
6:00pm – 10:30pm
27 October 2013 
Sunday ALL DAY
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Melwood at Southport Beer Festival 17-19th October

Equinox English Pale Ale

We’ve got one beer on at the Southport Beer Festival – Equinox English Pale Ale 4% ABV and the details to the festival are:

Festival Dates & Times:

17/10/2013 18/10/2013 19/10/2013

St John’s Ambulance Hall 20 Wright Street Southport PR9 0TU


Oct: 17-19 (Thu-Sat) 14th Southport Sandgrounder Beer Festival, St John’s Ambulance Hall, Wright Street,Southport(3min from Southport Station). 50 real ales plus ciders + perries & Fruit Wines. Open: Thu 6-11pm; Fri & Sat 12noon-11 pm. Non-memb £3 all Sessions, Members (with Membership Cards) free all times. Food available all sessions. http://www.southportCamra.org.uk blog: http://tinyurl.com/beerex13

Visit Melwood Beer Co at Knowsley Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival – 9th & 10th November!



You heard it here first folks!

Come along to the Knowsley Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival on 9th & 10th November and visit The Melwood Beer Company!  We will be hosting a bar on both days so you can sample our beers and we will be selling bottled beer as well!!!

We would really like to see you!

There is no other food and drink festival in the UK that brings you so much. All in one location you have the best local food producers, arts and crafts exhibitors with great Xmas ideas and then Knowsley’s safari park with free access to the walkabout section of the park featuring the Meercats, Bats, Elephants, Sea lions and many more – all for the one ticket price of just £6 per adult (booked online) with children under 12 free. Book your tickets now; you can get them in advance by visiting http://knowsleyfoodanddrink.co.uk/tickets/

At the Knowsley Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival we have a collection of producers from far and wide bringing a huge variety of products. But we think that is those that are closest to us that need to step into the spotlight, so, cue the local produce areas of the festival. We have local produce from Merseyside, the Fylde Coast, Made in Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, all to tickle your tastebuds and show just how good our region is.

Visit by car: You can get to Knowsley Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival easily from the motorway. From M62, exit at junction 6 then take M57 and exit at junction 2. At the roundabout you just need to follow the brown Knowsley Safari Park signs. For satelite navigation, enter the postcode L34 4AN.

No Car? Want to visit the festival? No Problem. Hop on Bus Number 530 which leaves Liverpool City centre at 10:00 am on selected days. There are five pick up points along the route.

MELWOOD SOLD OUT! at Liverpool Organic Beer Festival, St George’s Hall Liverpool

We came, we saw, we conquered! Yet again Melwood beers sold out at this fabulous festival. And what a venue! – St George’s Hall is stunning and it perfectly housed all the wonderful beers, ciders and perries that could be found there. Here are some photos on the Friday night when John and Julie attended. The last pic is from Saturday night when we were messaged to tell us our beer had sold out with still a full day to go! You can catch us at Waterloo if you’ve still to sample our delights!


20131001-143825.jpg  Mr & Mrs Melwood with Melwood Beer

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20131001-143910.jpg   Melwood all sold out!

Melwood at the Liverpool Beer Festival

Liverpool Echo Article by Peter Guy 18.09.2013


Liverpool Beer Festival Guide at St George’s Hall – what’s on and what to drink!

There’s 300 ales to savour at Liverpool’s Beer Festival – here’s our guide and tipple tips


Liverpool's St Georges Hall will provide the setting of Liverpool Beer festival
Liverpool’s St Georges Hall will provide the setting of Liverpool Beer festival

Liverpool’s St George’s Hall Beer Festival begins next week – and will feature a staggering 300 beers from across the UK.

The event runs Thursday, September 26 to Sunday, September 29 – with the Friday and Saturday night sessions having already sold out and Saturday afternoon is close to selling out.

Kirkdale-based Liverpool Organic Brewery decided to run the St George’s hall event after the success of its twice-yearly Waterloo Beer Festival.

The hall showcase will feature up to 300 beers from breweries across the UK, as well as 20 Liverpool Organic ales.

It will feature three morning and three afternoon sessions in the Hall, as well as an all-day session on Sunday.

There will also be live music plus locally sourced food and soft drinks on offer.

For tickets visit this link.

Mark Hensby, managing director of Liverpool Organic Brewery, said: “Demand across all four days has surpassed expectations and we have been thrilled with the response from the Merseyside region and beyond.

“There is clearly a strong appetite for experiencing quality-produced, locally-sourced beers and ciders.

“A large number of customers come from around the UK, with some even travelling from as far away as Europe and the US.

“We have held a number of successful festivals in Waterloo and we also have one coming up at The Black E, but St George’s Hall represents a whole new level and this will certainly be our largest event to date.

“However, our visitors can rest assured that beer resources won’t run dry and we will certainly have enough supply on tap to keep serving well beyond Sunday.”

Liverpool Organic Brewery was founded in 2008 by Mr Hensby and head brewer Karl Critchley.

Its beers include several named after “Heroes of Liverpool”, including Joseph Williamson and Kitty Wilkinson.

Mark Hensby inspects beer
Mark Hensby inspects beer



Liverpool ECHO resident real ale expert Alistair Houghton picks his top beers

Liverpool Organic: Liverpool Pale Ale

Alistair says: “With Cains on hiatus, this reliably refreshing pale is now a classic Liverpool pint  – see also Organic’s slightly darker Best Bitter. As refreshing sponsor, Organic will have a full range of beers on show – do try the beautifully fragrant Josephine Butler elderflower ale.”

Mad Hatter: American Psycho

Alistair says: ” This new Liverpool brewery is inspired by the US “craft beer revolution” – which is why this brown ale packs such a zingy hoppy punch.”

Melwood: Citradelic

Alistair says: “This very fruity beer from Knowsley divided opinions at Waterloo Beer Festival – but I loved it. My tasting notes said “Kia Ora”, if that’s any guide.”

Marble: Ginger

Alistair says: “A real ginger beer, with all the fire of the ginger root – an unusual and tasty Mancunian tipple, though you’ll only want one or two.”

Titanic: Plum porter

Alistair says: “A rich, dark beer with a delicious plummy sweetness. If you liked Cains’ raisin beer, this could be a darker alternative.”

And one for the road…

Northumberland: Bucking Fastard

Alistair says: “Just because I want to hear you order it.”


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