New Beers Just In

May 22, 2015

New Beers Just In

While Livery Street was closed for its expansion and facelift we asked for suggestions for new beers that you wanted to see, to take advantage of the vastly increased space for beers, and you've responded with all sorts of suggestions for fantastic new beers.


Now that we're back up and running the time has come to fill those shelves and last night saw the first of those suggestions materialise in our cellars.  Pretty much as the clock chimed 7pm we saw the arrival of two very tired Liverpudlians (they still had 4 more deliveries to make before heading home!!!) bearing our first instalment of liquid nectar from Liverpool'sMad Hatter Brewing Company.

To kick things off we've selected 6 of their beers for your delectation and these are:

Penny Lane Pale Ale   3.9% (2.65) - A easy drinking pale ale, beautifully hopped with tropic fruit aroma hops

Toxteth IPA   6.5% (3.10) - Straight down the line, classic IPA

'Drink Me` Rye Weizen   5.0% (2.95)   - Lots of ripe banana and delicate spiciness

Club Tropicana   5.1% (2.95) - A tropical Berliner Weiss. Deliciously sour and fruity. Wunderbar!

Down the Rabbit Hole   8.1% (3.65) - Probably their most acclaimed beer.  An extreme red ale mad with Belgian yeast, hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial and Columbus.

Saison Psycho   9.0% (3.95) - A deliciously barmy mix of hoppy IPA and American farmhouse Saison.  Worryingly light and quaffable.





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