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 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.