This is all without mentioning the recent success of the St. George’s Hall Beer Festival held once again by Liverpool Organic Brewery; a remarkable event in itself, held in the most auspicious surroundings possibly present in the city centre.
Although this event was a little more pricey than the Waterloo-held beer festivals, there was some compromise to be made with the management of the venue one suspects; a trade off for having such an event in a remarkable location as this is invariably worth a little more sacrifice, especially when the quality of the beers was generally very good.
Tiny Rebel continues to impress with the range of beers it is producing from its Newport premises, the ‘Hank’ is an excellent pale session beer which brings up the front end of their beers behind which the amusingly named ‘Fubar’ and also ‘Hadouken’ (for those of us who enjoyed a certain 90’s computer/arcade game) showcase the brewing prowess of a team going from strength to strength.
Local breweries are always a fixture at the Liverpool Organic Brewery festival events, St. George’s Hall proved no exception with Wapping, the Melwood Beer Co., Liverpool Craft Brewery, Southport Brewery and Cambrinus all featuring in the four bars.
This was an excellent event with mostly excellent beers, the chance to try them was most welcome before investing in a full half; there were some poor batches of beers present in the ranks and as ever, there never seems to be enough time and the voucher points seem to evaporate rapidly when you’re thirsty at these places….