More work at the brewery

Just to let you know there is another hiatus in our brewery at the mo!  But it’s all in the name of better beer!  Stan has been hard at work plumbing everything in for us to make our brews even more efficient.  I can’t tell you how much difference this man has already made to the brewery.  He really is a scientist and we value him greatly.  Hopefully all the work will be finished by this weekend; then there’ll me an almighty clean down and then back to business as usual.  We’ve had an indirect request to brew Knowsley Blonde so watch this space and you might be lucky!

From THE Knowsley Blonde (cheeky but not tarty) mrsmelwoodbeer

An Official Announcement.

Something we’ve been alluding to for a couple of months can now be officially proclaimed! Stan Shaw, formerly of Wapping Brewery has not retired. He is joining John & Julie at The Melwood Beer Company and will be brewing part time from the beginning of April. Stan announced it in the programme at Liverpool CAMRA Beer Festival at The Crypt over the weekend.
We are very lucky to be working with master brewer Stan and we have already learned so much from him and he has improved and continues to improve, our kit with his welding craftsmanship. Our beer is enhanced too and we are really humbled that he has chosen to work with us in Knowsley Park. It will be good for Stan to come out of the cramped cellar conditions that he has been used to into Melwood’s bright airy brew house surrounded by trees and wildlife as well as our friendly neighbourhood rams right outside the door. Stan used to play here on the estate as a lad and it brings back memories for him just being here. It’s like he was always meant to return!

So Stan’s swan song was played out at the Liverppol CAMRA Beer festival with a number of his brews taking pride of place in the local breweries section, with his final beer ‘The End’ a triumph!

Stan said “is it the end or is it the beginning or is it the beginning of the end?” We like to think its a new beginning and a fabulous addition to what is already a smashing brewery (even if I say so myself-mrsmelwoodbeer).

We welcome Stan to our little family and hope you will too!

John Marsden & Stan Shaw at Liverpool CAMRA Beer Festival Feb 2014


Melwood at Liverpool Beer Festival 20-22nd Feb 2014

Addendum!!  All three beers -Pale Face, Whiter Shade of Pale & Father Ted  – sold out at the festival! Thank you for enjoying them!!!

Just  a line to tell you that Melwood Beer Co will be featuring at Liverpool Beer Festival this month.  It’s the first one for us at the Crypt and we will be sending three beers there so we hope you enjoy them!


Liverpool Beer Festival

Festival Dates & Times:

                20/02/2014                 21/02/2014                 22/02/2014
Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt
Brownlow Hill Liverpool L3 5TQ
Feb: 20-22 (Thu-Sat)Liverpool Beer Festival, Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool.

200+ real ales plus ciders/perry. Food + entertainment.

Open: Thu 7-11pm; Fri 12-4pm, 7-11pm; Sat 12-4pm, 7-11pm.

Advance ticket only. CAMRA discount in vouchers.

Tickets all £7, on sale from Augustus John PH  Sat 14 Dec.

Noon- 4pm only Remaining tickets online see webpage or contact


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:

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:

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
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