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!
We brewed two Core Beers last week – Knowsley Blonde & Stanley Gold so these should be going out next week for your delectation!
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!
Father Ted aka John Edward (Ted) Doyle 1925-2006 and a glass of Father Ted gracing The Belvedere’s fine bar April 2014
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.
There’ll be an announcement of two events coming next week so keep your eyes peeled on this site and Facebook/Twitter!!