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










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’.

Lets get ready to Rumble!  image[2] (2)  Mashing inimage[1] (4)


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!




Plumbing Work continues at Melwood Beer Co


Update on the plumbing work Stan is doing….

It’s taking a bit longer than expected to get back to brewing at Melwood Towers! 

We hope to be back brewing next week as we need to replenish our stocks (which are dwindling because you lovely pubs are selling lots of our beer!) but we need to make sure everything is working well and cleaned to within an inch of its life.

Stan is working hard to get the show on the road and then we can start doing what we do best; brew splendid Melwood Beer Co ales!

Addendum:  It’s been great to hear that Derby Stout has gone down so well  – selling out pretty much wherever it’s gone!  Currently at The Pilgrim Liverpool, The Pheonix Inn St Helens and Prescot Cables Beer Festival if you would like to try it!


More work at the brewery

Just to let you know there is another hiatus in our brewery at the mo!  But it’s all in the name of better beer!  Stan has been hard at work plumbing everything in for us to make our brews even more efficient.  I can’t tell you how much difference this man has already made to the brewery.  He really is a scientist and we value him greatly.  Hopefully all the work will be finished by this weekend; then there’ll me an almighty clean down and then back to business as usual.  We’ve had an indirect request to brew Knowsley Blonde so watch this space and you might be lucky!

From THE Knowsley Blonde (cheeky but not tarty) mrsmelwoodbeer

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!


Liverpool Beer Festival

Festival Dates & Times:

                20/02/2014                 21/02/2014                 22/02/2014
Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt
Brownlow Hill Liverpool L3 5TQ
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


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:


Whiter Shade of Pale







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

St_ Stephen










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 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:

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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