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!!

 

 

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.

 

 

Melwood at The Waterloo Beer Festival 1st-4th May 2014

Just to let you know Melwood will be featuring three beers at the Liverpool Organic Beer Festival in Waterloo on 1st -4th May 2014

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There will be:

200+ Real Ales & Real Ciders including three from The Melwood Beer Company!

Lagers & Continental Beers

Food by local suppliers

Live Entertainment at Every Session

Session Dates & Times  (click on ‘tickets’ to take you to the site to get yours)

1 May 2014

6:00pm – 10:30pm

2 May 2014

12:00pm – 4:30pm
6:00pm – 10:30pm
3 May 2014
12:00pm – 4:30pm
6:00pm – 10:30pm

Location Information

The Waterloo Beer Festival is being held at:

Old Christ Church Waterloo Road Merseyside L22 1RF

Melwood Beer Company back to business as usual!

Well its been a busy old few weeks at The  Melwood Beer Company!!

The plumbing work that Stan has been doing is now complete and we have expanded into our new office under the Arch at Stanley Grange so we have more room in the brew house at last!

So it WAS back to business as usual on Sunday when Stan (with Mr & Mrs Melwoodbeer, &  Young John assisting) brewed his inaugural brew ‘Derby Pale’.

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It was like we were re-learning to use our kit because we no longer use flexible pipes to pump liquor and wort round the system.  It’s now a process of turning taps on and off and the various pumps switching on and off as needed in order to brew our beer

 

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So it went like clockwork! Stan really has done a fantastic job and  I hope Mr & Mrs Melwoodbeer can remember which taps to open and when!  We let Stan be in charge as this is his first brew with Melwood and he’s teaching us good habits already.  Stan has a place for everything and everything has it’s place so hopefully we can adopt this mantra and make sure we’re not searching round for equipment because we don’t know where we’ve put it!!

 

 

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We were finished by 2.30pm – just enough time to do the Mother’s Day visit and watch the match.  Happy Days!

 

 

 

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!

Details:

Liverpool Beer Festival

Festival Dates & Times:

                20/02/2014                 21/02/2014                 22/02/2014
Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt
Brownlow Hill Liverpool L3 5TQ
Contact:
tickets@liverpoolcamra.org.uk
www.liverpoolcamra.org.uk/index.php/lbf
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 tickets@liverpoolcamra.org.uk

See www.liverpoolcamra.org.uk/index.php/lbf

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 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 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

View Map

 

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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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