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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:


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!):






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






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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Beer, Bottles, Work, more Beer & Diamonds Aren’t Forever!

Just a little update really.

We’re back into the swing of things again, working hard and getting very tired despite Stan’s addition to the team, there always seems to be more work than hours in a day! I’m not complaining really, well maybe a bit, but sometimes I think it’s no work for a lady! Frequently this brewery lark is hard back breaking graft and although I’m not shy of hard work, I wish Mr M had a more sedate passion instead of brewing beer. I don’t know what I’d do if I had the choice but then again I don’t think many of us know do we?  All I do know is it wouldn’t be this back breaking.

Anyway we’ve been brewing like mad ready to fulfil a large order from a distributer in Yorkshire going out next week so you Yorkshire lads n lasses might get to try our beer sooner than you think! Keep checking out your local pubs up north because you might be lucky to find us in your favourite hostelry in the coming weeks.

We’ve also been bottling like crazy because we have brewed a beer especially for a very new fine dining restaurant – The Art School Restaurant in Sugnall Street, Liverpool which is opening at the beginning of September.  Its a superb place with the fabulous chef, Paul Askew (formerly aka The London Carriage Works & Hope Street Hotel) at it’s helm and I am sure Liverpool is in for a treat when the doors finally open.  And of course they have a very fine aperitif beer brewed especially for them, by our own fair hands, for you to enjoy there as well as some of our other beers on sale at the bar. Bon appetite!

And finally, Diamonds Aren’t Forever – could this be a name for a beer? Hmm not sure but last Monday after being elbow deep in hops cleaning out the copper (boiler) and numerous other tasks at home the diamond in my engagement ring went missing, lost, vamoose, never to be seen again. Absolutely gutted.

Ah well its only a diamond! Good job I’m insured.

Salut my friends!


Here’s a few pics of the latest shenanigans at Melwood:

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Diamonds aren’t forever….

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