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Ad Hop has been brewing in Liverpool for some time now, using a 2bbl plant. So far they have been only supplying key keg and bottled beers. The brewery is moving into much larger premises on the Erskine Industrial Estate at the beginning of May. Brewers Anders and Andy hope to be able to raise finance to install a 10-12bbl plant. The extra space will allow cask conditioned ale to be produced and there is a promise to supply the Birkenhead Beer Festival at the beginning of June. (See diary)
Steve Crawley, who stepped down as Managing Director of the Caledonian Brewery a couple of years ago, appeared at a meeting at the Members Weekend and reported that he was intending to revive the Higsons name. A planning application was made at the beginning of the year in the name of Higsons Brewery, for premises on Bridgewater Street in the Baltic Triangle. The plan calls for a warehouse to be converted into a brewery and distillery, with provision for retail sales and a sampling hall. The address is the one where Liverpool Craft Brewery was planning to move to last year. I am sure Higsons beers will be popular.