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.

 

 

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

Just to let you know Melwood will also be having four beers at Liverpool Craft’s Beer Expo on 5th-8th June 2014.

The event is being held at Camp & Furnace, Greenland Street, Liverpool and will feature 90 breweries including The Melwood Beer Company!  It was fantastic last year so get on down and enjoy some fabulous beers, ciders and perries!

You can get tickets by clicking here

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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

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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!

 

 

 

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Melwood Office

Melwood has expanded somewhat.  Head over to mrsmelwoodbeer’s blog by clicking the header above to see what happened yesterday at Melwood.

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How we started our business – The Melwood Beer Company

This is an article that was done by great writer, Mark Williams.  You may be interested in how we started The Melwood Beer Company and Mark wrote this piece on us last year:

http://www.startupdonut.co.uk/startup/start-up-business-ideas/how-we-started-our-microbrewery-business

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Plumbing Work continues at Melwood Beer Co

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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!

 

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mrsmelwoodbeer’s blog

Just a reminder that you can access mrsmelwood’s blog via the headers above.  Simply click on mrsmelwoodbeer and you will be transported to her world!

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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!

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An Official Announcement.

Something we’ve been alluding to for a couple of months can now be officially proclaimed! Stan Shaw, formerly of Wapping Brewery has not retired. He is joining John & Julie at The Melwood Beer Company and will be brewing part time from the beginning of April. Stan announced it in the programme at Liverpool CAMRA Beer Festival at The Crypt over the weekend.
We are very lucky to be working with master brewer Stan and we have already learned so much from him and he has improved and continues to improve, our kit with his welding craftsmanship. Our beer is enhanced too and we are really humbled that he has chosen to work with us in Knowsley Park. It will be good for Stan to come out of the cramped cellar conditions that he has been used to into Melwood’s bright airy brew house surrounded by trees and wildlife as well as our friendly neighbourhood rams right outside the door. Stan used to play here on the estate as a lad and it brings back memories for him just being here. It’s like he was always meant to return!

So Stan’s swan song was played out at the Liverppol CAMRA Beer festival with a number of his brews taking pride of place in the local breweries section, with his final beer ‘The End’ a triumph!

Stan said “is it the end or is it the beginning or is it the beginning of the end?” We like to think its a new beginning and a fabulous addition to what is already a smashing brewery (even if I say so myself-mrsmelwoodbeer).

We welcome Stan to our little family and hope you will too!

John Marsden & Stan Shaw at Liverpool CAMRA Beer Festival Feb 2014

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