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Pub News

City Centre

The Baltic Fleet has commissioned six new beers from local brewers for the Six Nations Rugby tournament. Big Bog, Neptune, Liverpool Organic, Baltic Fleet, Heavy Industry and Facers are each supplying a beer. Launch evening is 2nd February, with beers available throughout the tournament.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/2/baltic-fleet-liverpool

The Abbey on Hanover Street has not been selling any real ale for much of January. This is due to a change of ownership of the pub. Hopefully the new owners will sort the beer situation out soon.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/52/abbey-liverpool

A new bar is planned for Lime Street. The Sanctuary Bar is due to open in March, next to the Design 4 Life tattoo parlour at 70 Lime Street. Cask and craft beers are promised.

The White Star pub on the concourse of Lime Street station has closed, probably as this part of the station is due to be redeveloped in time.

The Hope & Anchor on Maryland Street has stopped selling cask beers. It appears that the many students that frequent this pub have not been attracted to the real ale, very disappointing.

Nearby, Hard Times & Misery is not opening on Tuesdays for the time being.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/426/hard-times-misery-liverpool

During January the Refinery, opposite the Philharmonic Pub, has been serving beers from the Windmill Brewery in Standish. Sister pub, the Hub, has also stocked these beers, along with Martland Mill beers from Wigan.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/409/refinery-liverpool

Recently the cask beers at the Clove Hitch have been supplied by the Neptune Brewery. Half the keg taps now serve beers from the Black Lodge Brewery.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/87/clove-hitch-liverpool

Mackenzies, Rodney Street/Hardman Street has re-introduced the £2.00 a pint offer on real ale. This was suspended over the Christmas/New Year period. The offer is valid all day Monday to Thursday ONLY.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/403/mackenzies-liverpool

Aigburth

It has been reported that there are plans for the off licence next to the tyre garage on Aigburth Road, opposite the Toby Carvery, to become a Belgium style bar.

 

Waterloo

Work continues on the new micro-pub on Liverpool Road North, Waterloo, which was mentioned last month. It is to be called The Four Ashes. The bar has been installed and the furniture has arrived. 

Crosby

The George, Crosby Village, now sells real ale at £1.95 on a Tuesday all day. It now offers a real cider on hand pump along with up to three beers, one of which is usually a locale.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/100/george-crosby

 

Maghull

Look out for a new pub on Liverpool Road South opening later this month or early March. The Mocha Cafe is to be rebranded as the Maghull Cask Cafe. It will remain as a cafe through the day, changing into a pub at 4.00pm on Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays, with a midday opening on Sundays. Four or Five beers are planned.

Sefton Village

The Punchbowl, on Lunt Road, now offers a discount to CAMRA members on production of a valid card. Members will get 20p off a pint and 10p a half.

The pub is accessible by the Merseytravel 133 service that runs hourly between Waterloo and Kirby Civic Centre up until around 5.00pm Monday to Saturday, with no Sunday service.

https://whatpub.com/pubs/MER/310/punchbowl-liverpool

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Other Pub News

Ranelagh’s Tavern have now reduced their handpumps down to 3 as well as ceasing their £2 Ale of the Day offer as previously stated.


Mackenzies has increased their Mon-Thurs price on real ale to £2.50 (£3.50 Fri-Sun). They continue to offer a good selection of beers and are well kept. Titanic Plum Porter often appears and there is usually a local beer available.

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Award Evening 2016

LIVERPOOL & DISTRICTS CAMRA AWARD EVENING
Branch Chair Sonia James-Henry reports.
The branch's annual awards evening was held on 28th June. For the first time in many years the ceremony was blighted by inclement weather, fortunately, the KIND centre in the heart of Liverpool is an ‘all weather’ facility and we managed to keep dry and hold the proceedings in the gym.

The first award to be presented this year was for ‘Community Pub of the Year’ and went to a suburban pub in the heart of the original Bootle Village. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main business area the Jawbone serves a great pint of real ale in a pub buzzing with locals chatting over a beer or two.

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Next up was the Cider Pub of the Year, another award for our Pub of the Year – Cask. Presented by our Cider Officer, Steve Berks, it was the quality of the cider that stood out here and the fact that it was sold at a fair price. This one had been kept under wraps and genuinely came as a great surprise to recipients Ian and Michelle.

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The third award was for the best 'newcomer'. This went to Mackenzies on Rodney Street. Manager Gavin had yet to return from Glastonbury, so could not receive the award in person. A number of people did move on to the pub after the awards ceremony had finished, to enjoy the good beer on tap there.

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Brewer of the Year went to Les O’Grady of Neptune Brewery and was presented by our Neptune Brewery Liaison Officer, Sue Daniels. Whilst the brewery has only been open for a fairly short time their Abyss beer has already won two awards – runner up in the Beer of the Festival competition at our own beer festival and the overall winner at the Southport Beer Festival.

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As last year, our Bar Person of the Year went out to the branch for nominations, this year the winner was Joe Power from the Dispensary. Although Joe was not at the ceremony, branch member Bob Doyle, who was one of those who nominated Joe for the award, gave a heartfelt speech praising Joe’s tenacity as a bar man.

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Our LocAle co-ordinator, Andre Fu, presented the next award, to Liverpool’s only brew pub the Baltic Fleet, Andre praised the pub for consistently having a wide range of top quality beer from a variety of local breweries

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Finally, our Pubs of Excellence received their awards, winners of which had been chosen by a branch vote. The pubs recognised this year were, the Roscoe Head, Lime Kiln, Dispensary and the Frank Hornby.

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The overall winner and our Pub of the Year 2016, as previously announced, is of course Cask. Ian and Michelle were on hand to pick up the shield. Ian thanked the branch for their support and his friend, life-long CAMRA member Roy Corlett, for his help in setting up the pub.

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Finally, our 2016 Beer Festival Organiser, Doug Macadam, presented Steve Yip of KIND, our festival chosen charity, with a cheque for £1,400 raised at this year's event in the Crypt. Steve thanked the branch and said this would make a massive difference to the children who use to centre.

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A big thank you to Steve and his staff for their hospitality and congratulations to all our award winners.

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Award Evening 2016

LIVERPOOL & DISTRICTS CAMRA AWARD EVENING
Branch Chair Sonia James-Henry reports.
The branch's annual awards evening was held on 28th June. For the first time in many years the ceremony was blighted by inclement weather, fortunately, the KIND centre in the heart of Liverpool is an ‘all weather’ facility and we managed to keep dry and hold the proceedings in the gym.

The first award to be presented this year was for ‘Community Pub of the Year’ and went to a suburban pub in the heart of the original Bootle Village. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main business area the Jawbone serves a great pint of real ale in a pub buzzing with locals chatting over a beer or two.

P1010155 S

Next up was the Cider Pub of the Year, another award for our Pub of the Year – Cask. Presented by our Cider Officer, Steve Berks, it was the quality of the cider that stood out here and the fact that it was sold at a fair price. This one had been kept under wraps and genuinely came as a great surprise to recipients Ian and Michelle.

P1010161S

The third award was for the best 'newcomer'. This went to Mackenzies on Rodney Street. Manager Gavin had yet to return from Glastonbury, so could not receive the award in person. A number of people did move on to the pub after the awards ceremony had finished, to enjoy the good beer on tap there.

IMG 5120S

Brewer of the Year went to Les O’Grady of Neptune Brewery and was presented by our Neptune Brewery Liaison Officer, Sue Daniels. Whilst the brewery has only been open for a fairly short time their Abyss beer has already won two awards – runner up in the Beer of the Festival competition at our own beer festival and the overall winner at the Southport Beer Festival.

P1010180S

As last year, our Bar Person of the Year went out to the branch for nominations, this year the winner was Joe Power from the Dispensary. Although Joe was not at the ceremony, branch member Bob Doyle, who was one of those who nominated Joe for the award, gave a heartfelt speech praising Joe’s tenacity as a bar man.

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Our LocAle co-ordinator, Andre Fu, presented the next award, to Liverpool’s only brew pub the Baltic Fleet, Andre praised the pub for consistently having a wide range of top quality beer from a variety of local breweries

P1010202s

Finally, our Pubs of Excellence received their awards, winners of which had been chosen by a branch vote. The pubs recognised this year were, the Roscoe Head, Lime Kiln, Dispensary and the Frank Hornby.

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P1010221S
P1010331s
P1010238S

The overall winner and our Pub of the Year 2016, as previously announced, is of course Cask. Ian and Michelle were on hand to pick up the shield. Ian thanked the branch for their support and his friend, life-long CAMRA member Roy Corlett, for his help in setting up the pub.

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Finally, our 2016 Beer Festival Organiser, Doug Macadam, presented Steve Yip of KIND, our festival chosen charity, with a cheque for £1,400 raised at this year's event in the Crypt. Steve thanked the branch and said this would make a massive difference to the children who use to centre.

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A big thank you to Steve and his staff for their hospitality and congratulations to all our award winners.

 

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