A Message from Liverpool and Districts CAMRA Committee.
"MerseyAle is, and will remain one of the main campaigning tools of Liverpool and Districts CAMRA. The committee is currently undertaking a review. We are committed to MerseyAle's future and plan to consult widely.
Sonia James-Henry (Branch Chair)
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After 45 years of being one of the largest single-issue consumer groups in the world, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) could be coming to an end.
The organisation is embarking on a consultation of as many as possible of its nearly 180,000 members to ask them who and what it should represent in the future - and it may no longer be focussed on real ale.
The Liverpool Consultation Meeting is on the 6th August 2016, 2 - 4pm at the Augustus John, Peach St, City Centre, Liverpool, L3 5TX
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Liverpool branch will be competing with St Helens in this year’s Inter CAMRA branch bowling match on 23 rd July starting at 1pm at the Brown Edge in St Helens.
Afterwards we will be moving on to the CAMRA Merseyside Pub of the Year, the Cricketers, who are hosting a beer festival that weekend. … Read More
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- Thursday 7th July – Cycle or walk to the Rock the Boat Brewery. CANCELLED
- Thursday 7th July – Cycle ride around Maghull & Lydiate, including the Scotch Piper. Meet Sue & Steve at Maghull station 6.00pm.
- Saturday 9th
HEADLINE NEWS – LION & CROSS KEYS CLOSE
Geoff Edwards reports.
Two of Liverpool’s historic pubs have closed their doors following a long-running dispute with Punch Taverns over leases and rents.
The Grade Two listed Lion Tavern on the corner of Moorfields and Tithebarn Street, which features in CAMRA’s National Inventory of unspoilt pub interiors, was also Liverpool’s longest continuously operating pub. It has now closed its doors for the first time in 180 years. The Lion is named after the famous Liverpool and Manchester Railway locomotive that starred in ‘the Titfield Thunderbolt’ film.
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HEADLINE NEWS 2 – OLD SWAN ALE HOUSE OPENS … Read More
Tony Williams reports
The Ale House opened on 2nd July at 674/676 Prescot Road in Old Swan. Lee Clark has converted the old Job Centre next to the library into a micro pub. This pub is larger than the other micro pubs in our area, with all the space being needed on the opening afternoon. A number of the customers were not regular real ale drinkers. Hopefully this pub will convert them. To start with there are six beer engines, with two set aside for cider, Three more beer engines will be
Rock the Boat have produced another beer in collaboration with staff from Rigby’s and the Fly in the Loaf. Summer Pale Ale, 4.5%, made with Admiral and Fly (American) hops, both proper bitter hops. The beer will be available in the three Manx pubs in Liverpool during July.
The Baltic Fleet Brewery had to suspend brewing for a few weeks. The issues have now been resolved and Summer Ale was back on tap at the end of June. This also delayed the brewing of the second beer, American Pale Ale, 4.2%. This will be available during July. This is to… Read More