Known to many as Merseyside’s Premier Real Ale pub, the Ship & Mitre boasts 15 hand-pulled beers, (12 Real Ale, 3 Real Cider) with each ale carefully and individually selected, and this year they are bringing their fantastic range of ales and beers to the Beer and Cider festival at Farm Feast 2015!
Best Bitter 3.8% L
Light and golden with a hoppy bite
Black Sheep Ale 4.4% A
Powerfully flavoured with real fruit aromas and a distinctly smooth, bittersweet aftertaste.
Golden Sheep 3.9% L
Gloriously refreshing and beautifully balanced golden cask ale – a real thirst quencher
Trappers Hat 3.8% L
Refreshingly hoppy session beer. Provides a mouthful of fruit zest, with hints of orange and grapefruit
Scarecrow 4.2% A
Well balanced session brew with distinct citrus fruit bouquet and a bitter finish
Oyster Catcher Stout 4.4% D
Smooth easy drinking stout with rich chocolate aromas leading to a mellow roasted coffee flavour and lingering bitter finish.
Cheshire Brew Brothers
Gold 3.6% L
Honey, lemon and floral aroma with a soft citrusy taste
Best Bitter 4.2% L
Crisp and refreshing with a hint of citrus fruit
Honey Blonde 4.5% A
Pale copper ale brewed with organic wildflower honey
Red Rocks 5% A
Named after the famous Wirral landmark, this is a rich, full bodied ruby ale
Galaxy 4.8% L
Deep golden ale
3 Queens 4.3% L
Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo hops combine to create a zesty citrus hopped blonde ale
Silver King4.3% L
Lager-style beer with a crisp, dry flavour and a fruity, citrus aroma.
Wobbly Bob 6% A
Malt and hop aroma with a bitter hoppy finish
White Rat 3.9% L
A combination of 3 high alpha American hops, produce an intensely aromatic & resinous finish
Wainwright 4.1% L
Refreshing golden ale with subtle sweetness and delicate citrus fruity overtones
Pamplemousse 4.2% L
Golden, citrus and grapefruit loveliness!
Lemon Drizzle 3.7% L
Lemony vanilla pale ale
Draught Lagers and Wheat Beers
Kaltenberg Lager 4.1%
Paulaner Heffe Weisse 5.5%
Paulaner Munchen Helles 4.9%
Frulli Strawberry Beer 4.1%
The Ship & Mitre already has a reputation as Liverpool’s premier real ale pub, and 2014 saw us really establish ourselves on the beer festival scene. We launched our own festival – Ship & Mitre Wirral Beer Festival, debuting November 2014 in Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight. With just enough time before this year’s Farm Feast we fitted in a second in March and have already set the dates for a third in November 2015! Last year’s Farm Feast was a great weekend and we’re excited to be involved again. The Wirral has a number of established and popular breweries which feature on our bars over the festival weekend. Claremont Farm neighbours, Brimstage always prove popular at our festivals, and the brewery is proud of its strong local connections. The news that Brimstage started bottling their beers just before Christmas was sure to have been welcome news to fans of the brewery.
It would be impossible to leave Trapper’s Hat off the beer list. Their first brew, and still the favourite with customers, is a refreshing hoppy session beer. Scarecrow, another award winner from Brimstage is a-well balanced, session ale with a distinctive fruit aroma and a bitter finish.
Now in its 4th year, Peerless Brewery, based in Birkenhead are consistent award winners, most recently having their Knee Buckler and Jinja Ninja crowned champion standard bitters for the region with gold awards at the SIBA North West Region Beer Competition.
From Peerless we have 3 Queens, a brand new brew to coincide with the 175th Cunard celebration, when QE2, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria all visit the Mersey this May. This is a zesty and citrus blonde ale hopped with Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo hops.
Galaxy is only brewed in May and available during June as their monthly special; a deep golden ale with good body and caramel malt notes. Galaxy (Australia) and Nelson Sauvin (new Zealand) hops combine to provide hints of passion fruit.
Relatively new to the scene are Cheshire Brew Brothers. Located close to Cheshire Oaks, this new brewery was formed by two friends who wanted to take their experience in home brewing to the larger scale of commercial brewing. We will feature ‘Gold’ at Farm Feast, a popular beer which forms part of their core range. Deep gold in colour, this beer has a honey, lemon and floral aroma with a soft citrusy taste with hints of honey.
And if real ale isn’t what you’re after we will also have a great selection of draught ciders, continental lagers and craft beers on offer. We think there’ll be something for everyone and we look forward to seeing you on the Farm!