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Brewery News

Ale Pump Red IconAs reported in last month’s newsletter, Big Bog Brewery in Speke has launched a new beer. Mire is described as a tawny coloured session ale with an ABV of 3.8% and is now available in pubs. Another two new beers are currently being developed. Both are expected to be pale ales, one featuring American hopes and the other to be made using Australian hops. More details to follow.

Following the rebrand and crowdfunding project, Flagship Beer (formerly Ship & Mitre Brewing) are planning a bottle conditioned range. Pub stalwarts, Sublime (3.7% session pale) and Silhouette (4.5% dry Irish stout) will be joined by a new session porter and pale ale.

Having already won the Brewer of the Year at our awards evening earlier this year, Rock the Boat Brewery have won another award. The brewery gained first place in the Labologist’s Society Standard (Individual) label category for the label for their Waterloo Sunset. This award is essentially beer label of the year and was presented to David Barker at a ceremony in Salford  in October. The label was designed by Ruari McDowall from Southport, a design former student who was taught by Dave’s wife when she worked at Southport College. The award can be seen behind the bar in the Corner Post, Bridge Road, Waterloo.

The Republic of Liverpool Beer Company, the rebellious offshoot of Stamps brewery, continues to highlight the 'obscene' gap in wealth between London and the South east, and the rest of the country. They are launching two more beers in their range. The first is a new beer named Independence IPA, a 3.7% ABV pale ale. The second is “Full up London Greed” (Stamps Brewery Mail Train, 4.2% ABV, relabelled). The new beers will be launched in the city centre and advertisedon social media. They will also be available at the Christmas Market at the Liver Hotel, Waterloo (2nd Dec )and at  a pop-up event at 2 Pilgrim Street, Liverpool  (8th- 9th Dec) alongside the football and art related group, FANSCAPES  http://www.fanscapes.co.uk

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Brewery News

Andy from Ad Hop Brewery has told me that he intends half of each of their future brews to be cask ale. The remainder will be sold as key keg or bottled. Advances in canning equipment could mean this method of packaging being used soon. Most of us probably have not drunk a canned beer recently. Andy reports a good beer in a can, is as good as, if not better than, one in the bottle.
The position of CAMRA Brwery Liaison Officer for Ad Hop is available. If you are interested please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Ship & Mitre is now brewing, using the Stamps brewery. Joe Murphy brews at weekends and has his own fermenters. Beers are: Sublime, a 3.8% Citrus beer Level, a 4.2% Bitter Silhouette, a 4.5% Stout Radiant, a 5.0% Light stronger ale One or two of these are normally available at the bar. Ben reports different beers will be brewed for their Wirral Beer Festival. The outside of the Ship has been repainted and with new signage looks smart.

Big Bog Brewery held an open day at their brewery on the Sunday of the recent bank holiday weekend. Similar events will be held again in the future. The branch has been invited to visit their brewery in Speke for our October Get Togethe,r on the evening of Wednesday the 19th.
People can travel on the 1910 train from Waterloo which calls at Central at 1929, arriving at Hunts Cross at 1947. The brewery is about a ten minute walk from the station. Alternatively, people can use the 89 bus from Huyton, Belle Vale or Woolton alighting on Woodend Avenue. The 82 Arriva bus from the City Centre, or the 81 from Bootle, both stop on Speke Boulevard. People intending to come should email branch contact Sue, to ensure there is enough beer! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Ship & Mitre Brewing

Ship Mitre BeersThe Ship & Mitre is now brewing, not at the pub, but using the Stamps brewery.
Joe Murphy brews at weekends and has his own fermenters.
Beers are
Sublime 3.8 Citrus beer
Level 4.2 Bitter
Silhouette 4.5 Stout
Radiant 5.0 Light stronger ale
One or two of these are normally available at the bar.
Ben reports four different beers will be brewed for their Wirral Beer Festival.
The outside of the Ship has been repainted and with new signage looks smart.

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