Melwood Beer at Paul Askew’s The Art School Restaurant

Mrs Melwood revealed recently that Melwood had been privileged to be chosen to supply bespoke ales to the fabulous new restaurant on the Liverpool Scene – The Art School which opened this month fronted by Chef Extraordinaire Paul Askew.

We thought we would give a bit of a big up to Chef Askew, or ‘Porky Askew’ as he is affectionately called, for choosing our beer for this stunning new restaurant.  In fact Paul and his wonderful Restaurant Manager, James Campbell were so ‘blown away’ by our beer that they just couldn’t choose ONE beer – they chose two to be their signature beers and they liked KNOWSLEY BLONDE so much they wanted to stock it in their amazing bar as well! We are so very flattered that they think so much of our ales and appreciate all they do to promote local producers buy buying locally whenever possible.

The two beers Paul and James chose are aptly named ‘PORKY’S PALE ALE’ and ‘THE ART SCHOOL ALE’ and are available to order with your meal at the restaurant or you can take them away in gift packs should you so wish – together with our cheeky, tasty ‘KNOWSLEY BLONDE’.

We were even more flattered that Paul was only one of two suppliers of our beer at the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival.  We can think of no better endorsement than that. Here is Paul with ‘PORKY’S PALE ALE’ at the festival:

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A bit about the beers:

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The exquisite ‘PORKY’S PALE ALE’ 4.0 ABV is a fabulously pale ale which is flavoured with Summit hops giving robust citrus notes of orange, tangerine and grapefruit.  The Summit hop has been mooted by some as the ‘ideal hop’ for the ‘ultimate’ pale ale which is what we think Porky’s Pale Ale is! and it’s Paul’s choice to bear his moniker.

Notwithstanding this, the impeccable, even paler  ‘THE ART SCHOOL ALE’ 4.0 ABV is flavoured with Chinook hops which give similar grapefruit and citrus flavours to Summit but a with an added spicy hint and smell, followed by tropical fruit notes and slight tangy pine – James’ favourite and if I dare say, Mr Melwood’s too!

KNOWSLEY BLONDE:  4.3 ABV  A crisp, refreshing pale ale using only Atlas hops – a hybrid of Brewers Gold and Slovenian Wild Hop –  This beer has a fresh hoppy aroma with a pleasant bitter taste and is fast becoming our best selling beer.  Chosen by Paul and James as worthy to grace the elegant bar of The Art School, we are VERY proud of this beer. It can be found also gracing the bars of the finest pubs in Liverpool and beyond!

KNOWSLEY BLONDE 4.6 ABV – Crisp, refreshing pale ale using only Atlas hops – a hybrid of Brewers Gold and Slovenian Wild Hop.  This beer has a fresh hoppy aroma with a pleasant bitter taste.

 

DINING AT THE ART SCHOOL:

Now unfortunately we haven’t had the opportunity to dine at The Art School yet (shock, horror! Will be rectified asap) but we know a man who has! Just follow this link: http://electrokemistcuisine.weebly.com/blogs/electrokemistry-review-the-art-school-Liverpool to see friend of Melwood, Pedro Cotzier’s, mouthwatering review of The Art School.  We can vouch for the real ale but Pedro will fill you in on the amazing food and service to be found here.

And you can find more information and make your reservation here at The Art School’s website.

We sincerely hope you enjoy your superb meal and the fabulous real ale.

“If The Art School Restaurant is heading for Liverpool’s first Michelin Star The Melwood Beer Company is EXTREMELY PROUD to be a very small part of that!”

Melwood Beer List w/c 22.09.2014

Do you want beer? Here’s the list, small but perfectly formed:

Lovelight 3.8%ABV- Light very hoppy blonde beer. Three types of American hops make this beer a bold yet refreshing drink with tons of hop aroma and a crisp biting flavour.  Proper hop bomb.

Lovelight 3.8%ABV- Light very hoppy blonde beer. Three types of American hops make this beer a bold yet refreshing drink with tons of hop aroma and a crisp biting flavour. Proper hop bomb.

 

WHITER SHADE OF PALE 4.3 abv A pale ale, single hopped with Chinook hops make for a hoppy but very drinkable very pale ale. Originally brewed as No4 in our limited edition 'Icons of Rock Series', this ale proved so popular it had to be brewed again!

WHITER SHADE OF PALE 4.3 abv
A pale ale, single hopped with Chinook hops make for a hoppy but very drinkable very pale ale. Originally brewed as No4 in our limited edition ‘Icons of Rock Series’, this ale proved so popular it had to be brewed again!

ONE STEP BEYOND 4.7 abv  No7 in our Icons of Rock series, this Chestnut bitter is quadruple hopped with a slight Slovenian twist from the Atlas hop, making this beer robust but well balanced with a fresh hoppy aroma to compliment the British malt backbone.

ONE STEP BEYOND 4.7 abv
No7 in our Icons of Rock series, this Chestnut bitter is quadruple hopped with a slight Slovenian twist from the Atlas hop, making this beer robust but well balanced with a fresh hoppy aroma to compliment the British malt backbone.

Stanley Gold 4.3 ABV– Triple American hopped with Cascade, Centennial and Amarillo giving this beer a crisp hoppy flavour and a beautiful citrus aroma; a well-balanced but complex, refreshing beer.

Stanley Gold 4.3 ABV– Triple American hopped with Cascade, Centennial and Amarillo giving this beer a crisp hoppy flavour and a beautiful citrus aroma; a well-balanced but complex, refreshing beer.

 

PALEFACE 4.0 ABV:  As the name suggests –a pale hoppy beer brewed with lots of late summit hops  giving it a full flavour with great mouth-feel and long hoppy aftertaste.

PALEFACE 4.0 ABV: As the name suggests –a pale hoppy beer brewed with lots of late summit hops giving it a full flavour with great mouth-feel and long hoppy aftertaste.

Melwood at Liverpool Craft Beer Expo 5th-8th June 2014

MELWOOD BEERS AT LIVERPOOL CRAFT EXPO:

 

Melwood will be sending three beers to the Liverpool Craft Beer Expo on 5th-8th June:

citradelic 5.1 CITRADELIC 5.1 ABV – A light pale ale single hopped with American Citra hops giving the classic grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas this hop is famous for.

 

 

 

 

Paleface 177x250 PALEFACE 4.0 ABV –  As the name suggests –a pale hoppy beer brewed with lots of late summit hops  giving it a full flavour with great mouthfeel and long hoppy aftertaste.

 

 

 

 

 

Kaleidoscope Eyes 5.5KALEIDOSCOPE EYES 5.5 ABV – Pale IPA style beer with Pioneer & Amarillo hops “picture yourself on a boat on a river, with tangerine dreams and marmalade skies……”

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets are only available for Thursday night and Sunday Afternoon sessions I’m afraid.

Head to http://www.liverpoolcraftbeerexpo.com/tickets/ to get your tickets now!

 

Melwood’s John & Julie will be there at the Saturday evening session so if you see us don’t be afraid to say hello!

 

 

Melwood Door!

Just a quickie Post today.  We’ve had the door updated at Melwood Office! Take a look…..

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It looks like it’s been etched but it is in fact an opaque sticker with our logo cut out! Looks fab doesn’t it!

Doing deliveries today including……The Ship & Mitre!  They are taking delivery of a Derby Stout and the fabulous CITRADELIC! so look out for these in one of your fave pubs – we are very happy to be in there!

The other delivery is at The Belvedere who are taking first delivery of the new batches of KNOWSLEY BLONDE & STANLEY GOLD! Hope it’s there long enough for you to try it this weekend but if not The Super Caledonia will have a delivery this weekend too so don’t fret!

Please keep supporting local pubs (and breweries too!)

 

 

 

 

 

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!!

 

 

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:

 

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

MELWOOD AT THE BLACK-E!
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
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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

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