mrsmelwoodbeer

and her exploits in the world of hand crafted beer…..

August in review, diamonds ARE a girl’s best friend and beer; dont forget the beer

Whoa!! Another month has gone by since I last blogged!!! I just don’t know where this time is going!!!!

Probably because we’ve been so busy and I haven’t noticed it already getting to the end of August, the end of summer and the brewery becoming cold again.

On a really good note, Diamonds ARE a girl’s best friend again! I got my engagement ring back from the jewellers who were replacing the stone.  It isn’t the same diamond and they’ve slightly adjusted the ring (so the stone doesn’t come free again I expect) but it’s back and sparkling on my third finger, left hand again:

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Mr M & I went darn Landan (went down to London) at the end of July so see two concerts by Grateful Dead legend Phil Lesh at the 02 arena.  We had a lovely two days away and we travelled First Class – only because it was just as cheap as standard – and enjoyed some sightseeing and R&R whilst we were there!

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Since coming back we have been so busy with deliveries, more deliveries and er… more deliveries!!

I’ve been stung by a wasp (OUCH!):

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And I’ve had an allergic reaction to yeast of all things (OUCH!)!:

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Not a good allergy for a brewer to have is it!

Anyway it’s gone down now and I don’t look so ‘Lesley Ash’ anymore.

 

We’ve been getting loads of great feedback about our beer and orders are on the up.  We can’t make enough, quickly enough to get it out there! Expansion might be on the cards but I don’t know how or when.

So that’s about it for the time being my friends so I’ll sign off with a few more piccys for your perusal!

Salut! and keep drinking real ale and keep supporting local pubs! xxxx

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Melwood Back to Brewing, new business and an interesting event

Hello my friends!

Well we have been a hive of activity down at the brewery this last week.  The plumbing work has finished and we brewed on Sunday!!!  It was Stan’s first brew on the Melwood Beer Company’s system and he’s called this new beer ‘Derby Pale’.  It was a educational experience for Mr Melwood and I too because we had to learn how to use the newly plumbed in system.  Everything worked like a dream and we learned loads from Stan.

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The Head brewers

 

 

 

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Lets get the party started!

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Stan mashing in

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Stan pitching the yeast

 

Two new snippets of new business also happened this week.

We delivered four beers to Liverpool One Bridewell on Saturday afternoon! They (and we) are hoping to become regular suppliers of our beer and we are really pleased to have hooked up with them.  The bar is great and they have a quirky restaurant which is housed in the former Police cells (if you’ve never been).  They hope to allocate a permanent hand pull to Melwood Beers so watch this space for developments!

We are also delivering to is The Belvedere in Sugnall Street this week!  We have wanted to get our beer in this fine establishment for a while now and it is finally happening on Thursday.  They are taking two of our beers, the malty Lionheart & the hoppy Sunshine Daydream, so check out The Belvedere next week to see our pump clips gracing their bar and enjoy the beer!

Finally hold the date 14th June 2014 because we will be hosting an event that day!  It will involve BEER & MUSIC – a match made in heaven!  Keep an eye on the website for more details in the coming weeks.

You will also find our beer at the usual fine establishments: The Blackburne, The Caledonia, The Grapes in Liverpool.  The Phoenix Inn, St Helens.

Also at Stamps and Stamps Too in Waterloo.

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Citradelic on the bar at Stamps Too in Waterloo

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It’s been a little quiet from me lately hasn’t it!

That’s not say it’s been quiet at the brewery.  I made the official announcement last month that Stan Shaw, formerly of Wapping Brewery and the Baltic Fleet Pub, was joining us to brew part time. This is a fantastic addition to the brew team and will enable us to step up production and therefore supply lots of lovely beer you to lovely people!

We have been busy brewing as much as we can and have stocks of some of our newer beers so if you are a pub or a bar or a restaurant and want to try some of our beers, please let me know by emailing us: admin@themelwoodbeercompany.co.uk or you can give me a call on 07763848355.  Similarly if you are a real ale drinker who likes our beer, how about asking your friendly neighbourhood landlord or landlady if they would like to try us? Perhaps you could pass on our details?

It has also been The Melwood Beer Company’s 1st anniversary! We have been brewing at our Knowsley premises for a whole year!!!! I can hardly believe that you know and it’s flown by! We brewed our flagship brew Citradelic, in honour of our momentous anniversary exactly one year to the day that we first brewed it.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us over this first year.  It’s been a ‘rollercoaster’ (sorry about the cliché) but it’s been one hell of a ride!

That said, we haven’t brewed over the last week because we are in the middle of an upgrade to the system – Stan is hard at work plumbing us in – so we will be better once the work has been done and our beer will be even more fantastic! I don’t mind blowing my own trumpet – I truly believe we make great beer and I know from the feedback we get that you enjoy drinking it!

Plans for the immediate future include Stan’s inaugural brew on the Melwood Beer Company’s system and we WILL be starting to sell our bottled beers.  Labelling is nearly there and we will be supplying to our favourite bottled beer sellers around the region.

As for mrsmelwoodbeer, well I am continuing to learn all about the world of real ale and it’s not so scary now.  I appreciate good beer and I’m understanding the process much better.  We are learning all the time and we are very grateful for the following we are getting.  Its growing and growing and despite all the hard work that it is (lifting, lugging, rolling, getting wet, getting cold, getting hot) and the injuries (burns, scalds, bruises, cuts and BROKEN NAILS – yano how a girl is about her nails) it has all been worth it so far.  Thank you to everyone for your support.

Signing off for now but remember keep drinking real ale and supporting our fabulous pubs!

Salut! xxxxx

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Get some wonderful beer

Been a bit quiet on the brewing front haven’t I?
Well it’s been all go at Melwood behind the scenes! Had a couple of blown casks due to the heat we’ve been having lately in this ere summer but I’m not complaining honest!
CITRADELIC has gone into The Caledonia along with Knowsley Blonde, Fools Gold and the saintly Father Ted. Sent some beers off to Manchester and we’ve been bottling! Yes folks bottles coming soon!!
Leave me a message if you’d like some delectable beer brewed with love remember ❤

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