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Real Ale, Pilgrimage & CIDER!

We very rarely stop for breath these days at Melwood! But following our very successful event at The Baltic Social John and I were able to get away for a few days for our bi annual Solstice Pilgrimage to Glastonbury.  Not the festival mind; that’s in the neighbouring village of Pilton a few miles down the road, but the actual town of Glastonbury, the sacred Isle of Avalon.  It’s a place that means a lot to us and we visit every Solstice and climb Glastonbury Tor to watch the sun rise on this special day.  It was spectacular this year I must say and I have posted pictures of the sun on twitter and facebook.  We had a lovely few days away (although not exactly relaxing) but it took our minds off our normal BUSY, BUSY, BUSY lives!

We ended our trip with a very strange visit to Roger Wilkins Cider Farm in Mudgley just down the road from Glastonbury.  Strange in that it was down the narrowest, longest scary lane and was a ‘different world’ when we got there. Very ‘local’ if you get me!  Anyway Roger’s cider is my favourite cider of all time and we wanted to buy some for ourselves and a 30 litre box for our next event.  Roger turned out to be quite friendly and obliged with said cider.  We bought his strawberries too and they were delish!

Here are a few pics of our time away – note the Banksy at Roger Wilkins farm….

 

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June 2014 Update!!

Whoah!!!!!! I haven’t blogged for ages!!!!!

So what’s been going on down at’ brewery?  Well we’ve been brewing like crazy and have been making adjustments to the plant as we’ve been going along.  When I say ‘we’ I mean Stan, of course! He’s been helping us so much even though he took himself and his fambo off to Croatia for two weeks but he made sure he brewed loads of beer before he went so we had loads of stock!

Recently brewed beers:

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We had beers at ROLFEST and Liverpool Organic’s Waterloo Beer Festivals and they went down a treat.  We actually went to the Waterloo fest with our daughter Charlotte and some friends and I have to say we got a bit merry!! We had some fab beers, ciders and perries and partook of a wonderful cheese platter from the fabulous MrLiverpoolCheese (Liverpool Cheese Company).  I do love cheese so much!!

Then a few weeks ago we did a Meet The Brewer at The Cricketers Arms in St Helens.  It was a more informal event with general chit chat and mingling in this great St Helens Pub of the Year.

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The Cricketers Arms, Peter Street, St Helens.

 

 

 

This weekend is the Craft Beer Expo at the Camp & Furnace in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.  We have three beers on there and have had feedback that they’ve gone down well which always good news! We’ll be there tonight (Saturday) so please hello!

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So all this has been a pre-cursor to our own first beer event!!!

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On Saturday 14th June we will be hosting our own bar at The Baltic Social, Parliament Street Liverpool.

We would really love to have everyone come and see us as we will be pulling pints from our bar and the fabulous Shakedown Street will be providing music of such magnitude it will blow your socks off! The Baltic Social will be selling their fabulous food so please come down for lunch or dinner – the menu is mouth-watering!!

And if that’s not enough for you after Shakedown Street’s final set finishes The Baltic Social will be showing England’s first game of the WORLD CUP at 11pm.

So how much better can you get in one day? Not much I bet! BEER, FOOD, MUSIC & FOOTBALL #nirvana

Its free entry too!

It would be great to see everyone at this event so do come along and get some happiness at MELWOOD’S SUMMER SHAKEDOWN!

See you all next week?

Salut my friends; keep drinking real ale and support our local pubs and breweries!

Mrsmelwoodbeer x

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