Into the Doghouse….

Well we are finally in!

It’s been a strange December; the actual big move was delayed somewhat by works on-going at the Kennels and then the necessary Asbestos inspection that totally threw us before we could move the kit in situ.  We passed the Asbestos inspection thankfully and the Melwood kit is now residing in its new brewhouse with Stan doing a few adjustments here and there even up to today.

Christmas sales were mental and we realised we hadn’t brewed enough or bottled enough, so we have learned a lesson – (never move to new premises over the Christmas period) – no – Be Prepared! Next year will be different, we promise!

And as we leave our lovely little brewery we move to our new home which is even more lovely, infinitely bigger and has so much potential we are still pinching ourselves…

And a new year and a new start for Melwood.  In 2016 we have big plans for development of our brand(s), our new beautiful Kennels home, exciting new company plans and above all, developing better beer, nay, fabulous beer!

We will have a launch, once we are sorted out and tidied up so keep your eyes peeled for more news as it comes.

We hope you’ll come along with us in 2016, on our ‘journey;’ (sorry about the cliché)  It’s gonna be a wonderful year for us.  Hope yours is too!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

Here are some photos of the move.  Although it was difficult, we had a laugh moving and did pretty much everything in Melwood Van…

 

 

MEET THE MELWOOD BREWERS AT THE CRICKETERS ARMS, ST HELENS 24TH MAY 4-6PM ONWARDS

Would you like to chat about beer? Would you like to chat about The Melwood Beer Company? Well you have your chance on Saturday 24th May 4-6pm> at The Cricketers Arms, Peter Street, St Helens when John, Julie and Stan will be in attendance! The Cricketers Arms has recently been named St Helens CAMRA Pub of the Year and they will have two of our beers on for the event – Citradelic 5.1 & Derby Stout 5.0

Do come along and chat with us about beer, The Melwood Beer Company and how we started our business or anything else you’d like to know – within reason of course!   😉

John and Julie will be joined by Stan Shaw, Melwood’s newest brewer, so if there is anything you are just desperate to know about brewing – Stan’s your man!

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Melwood at ROLFEST (Republic of Liverpool Beer Festival) 25th-27th April 2014

Just to let you know Melwood will be having two beers at this new festival on 25th-27th April 2014.

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The inaugural ‘Republic of Liverpool Beer Festival’. Rolfest takes place in St Luke’s Parish Hall, Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool.

25th, 26th, and 27th of April 2014

Craft Beers at our Liverpool beer festival

They will have over 70 real ales and ciders, of which 50+ will be dispensed by hand pump – including two of The Melwood Beer Company’s ‘Derby’ range.

There will be a separate cider bar, and an exclusive sponsors ‘lounge’.

If the weather is fine, you will be able to enjoy your beers outside  in St Luke’s ‘beer’ garden. There will be a marquee if the weather is inclement!!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Entertainment

Friday Evening – The Hotdogs (Dr Feelgood tribute)

Saturday Afternoon – TBC

Saturday Evening – The Swinging Bricks (rockabilly)

Sunday Afternoon – Fingers Dave (Piano and vocals)

Crosby Festival Of The Sea

Alongside the beer festival, within the pedestrianised area of Crosby Village, Sefton’s Crosby Town Team presents the 1st ever Crosby Festival Of The Sea 26th & 27th April  featuring a Streetfood and Artisan Market, children’s entertainment and more…

An eclectic mix of music will entertain during the event, with performances to be confirmed over the next few weeks.

Food

In keeping with the Liverpool theme, choose from Scouse, Blind Scouse or Pulled Pork barms. All supplied onsite via the kitchen.

Beer Takeouts

Available through out the festival, we will be selling 2pt cartons for people to take beer home with them.

 

 

Plumbing Work continues at Melwood Beer Co

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Update on the plumbing work Stan is doing….

It’s taking a bit longer than expected to get back to brewing at Melwood Towers! 

We hope to be back brewing next week as we need to replenish our stocks (which are dwindling because you lovely pubs are selling lots of our beer!) but we need to make sure everything is working well and cleaned to within an inch of its life.

Stan is working hard to get the show on the road and then we can start doing what we do best; brew splendid Melwood Beer Co ales!

Addendum:  It’s been great to hear that Derby Stout has gone down so well  – selling out pretty much wherever it’s gone!  Currently at The Pilgrim Liverpool, The Pheonix Inn St Helens and Prescot Cables Beer Festival if you would like to try it!