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…

 

 

It’s all go at Melwood

Melwood has had a busy few days!!

We’ve been cask washing like there’s no tomorrow!! That’s not unusual though as Mrsmelwoodbeer usually does a lot of that.  But because we’ve brewed so much lately (can’t stop Stan- he’s a Trojan!) we need to put the beer somewhere!! Added to the fact that Mrmelwoodbeer can’t lift anything just now we are hoping MrsMelwood’s back holds out!

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We brewed two Core Beers last week – Knowsley Blonde & Stanley Gold so these should be going out next week for your delectation!

Knowsley Blonde Stanley Gold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father Ted went into pubs again this week – for those of you that don’t know Father Ted is a beer made in tribute to MrsMelwood’s dad, Ted Doyle RIP.  Ted was an avid home brewer in his younger days (its where MrsMelwood learned to brew when she was just a little girl – helping dad bottling etc – but not drinking the stuff until she was all grown of course!).  The pump clip features Ted’s photograph from when he was a Submariner ‘durin the War’ (WW2) and his submarine ‘The Votary’.  He was a fabulous bloke who loved quality ale and I’m sure he would have been proud of us doing what we are doing now-only wish he had lived to see it happen 🙁  Who’da thought it dad? You would have loved this!

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Father Ted aka John Edward (Ted) Doyle 1925-2006 and a glass of Father Ted gracing The Belvedere’s fine bar April 2014

 

 

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And busy weekends are coming!!!

Just a reminder of the festivals coming up imminently:

Melwood will be at The Waterloo Beer Festival this weekend 2-4th May.  Julie and John will be attending Saturday evening so if you see us, do pop over and say hello!

June will see the return of the Liverpool Craft Beer Expo on 5-8th June.  This was a great event and we enjoyed it very much! Tickets can be got from: http://www.liverpoolcraftbeerexpo.com/tickets/

So get yourselves down to these festivals and support local producers because that’s what it’s all about.

And…….

There’ll be an announcement of two events coming next week so keep your eyes peeled on this site and Facebook/Twitter!!