Melwood at the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

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Just to let you know that although we are not appearing personally at the Liverpool Food & Drink festival (Costs so high I’m afraid and it way out of our budget this year) we WILL be represented by Liverpool One Bridewell who are serving our bespoke beer ‘Jailhouse Rocks’ on cask and by the fabulous Paul Askew and The Art School Restaurant who will be serving our bespoke bottled beer, ‘Porky’s Pale Ale’ and our very own ‘Knowsley Blonde’ (again in bottles), for your delectation. Please remember them when voting online for the awards Both restaurants do so much to promote local producers especially Liverpool producers.

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Just to let you all know our new beer is available NOW:

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.
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.

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



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 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!




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!



Melwood Door!

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












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




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:

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!!



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.




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!!



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.


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.



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