Small batch, artisan ales

Brewed in Hoylake by beer lovers, for beer lovers

Here, on the Paradise Peninsula, in the sleepy town of Hoylake, something is brewing that may challenge and divide the good folk of that coastal idyll in equal measure…

Local beer, lovingly brewed, for local people.

So this is how we work. To a heated liquor bath in our serious nano-brewing kit, we mash in a considered selection of quality barley malts followed by a heady collection of aromatic hops. Then we alchemise flavours and styles with alacrity to produce well-balanced and refreshing beers. Because that’s what we love.

We’ll brew a test batch of 20ltrs and if it hits the sweet spot we’ll brew a 200ltr batch. Once. Then move on to another style. However, if a particular style strikes a chord with our drinking chums, we’ll brew it again, with maybe a few tickles. Because we can’t stop ourselves.

Small batch – it’s the future.

Brewers make wort, yeast make beer.

Our finished beers are unfined, unfiltered and contain live brewers yeast which settles to leave a slight sediment in the bottle. The yeast helps the beer to continue to mature and develop so that the flavour becomes balanced and harmonious and over a few weeks the natural process of carbonation takes place.

Yeast also acts as a natural preservative helping the beers to continue to improve even after the imposed best before date has passed.

If you like your beer clear then be careful not to disturb the yeast cake when pouring. But hey, it’s harmless (Some science for you: *Brewer’s yeast is a rich source of minerals – particularly selenium; protein; B-complex vitamins and chromium, an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels*). So go rogue, swirl that last bit of beer and hang convention – drink it cloudy it may do you some good!

But ultimately, remember chums, beer is brewed to be enjoyed responsibly and not necessarily to pontificate over. Just sayin’.

*Source: University of Maryland Medical Centre

"The only people for me are the mad ones...

…the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars enjoying the frisson of a limited edition, small-batch beer…” 
Extract from
‘On the Lash’
Jack Kerouacish

Popular favourites - please call to check availability

Thirst come, thirst served.

And introducing the first of our xxIPA Series...a little bit phwoar, a little bit phwaay-hey!

ddIPA

Double dry-hopped IPA

  • ddIPA – 5.5% abv | 500ml

  • Malts: Maris Otter, Carapils, Light Crystal, Flaked Oats

  • Hops: Super Galena, Citra, Chinook

  • Description: A double dry-hopped IPA with a rush of citrus fruit on the nose and palate. 

  • Food pairing suggestions:
    Paired with spicy dishes, this ddIPA will fan the flames at first, but douse them in the end. Bitterness also amplifies salty and umami flavors. The caramel flavors in the beer will latch onto the sweeter side of a dish, tying into things like caramelized onion or the crispy skins of roast poultry.


  • The xxIPA Series – recipes in development:
    Adding to this series in the very near future will be a NEIPA – a New England style IPA – fruity, hop-laden and hazy and an Earl Grey infused IPA with glorious bursts of Bergamot – a sweet, floral, sour and bitter flavour that blends perfectly with the combination of citrussy Citra and fruity Chinook hops. Watch this space…


Next one of our xxIPA Series on the blocks

Unfined, unfiltered and naturally cloudy

An IPA infused with Earl Grey Tea. Naturally cloudy with the distinctive aroma of Bergamot

egIPA

  • egIPA – 5.2% abv | 500ml

  • Malts: Maris Otter, Carapils, Torrified Wheat

  • Hops: Citra, Chinook and ‘dry-hopped’ with the finest Earl Grey leaf tea supplied by The Tea Makers of London

  • Description: An IPA infused with Earl Grey tea. Hop-forward and supercharged with the refreshing citrus of bergamot orange. There’s just something about the sweet, floral, sour and bitter flavours and aromas of bergamot that blends perfectly with Citra and Chinook – teasing the palate and tickling your olfactory bits. Unfined, unfiltered and naturally cloudy.

  • Food pairing suggestions:
    egIPA is more than good enough to enjoy on its own but if you insist on allowing eating to get in the way of your drinking* then try it with anything cheesy or spicy. Your call!
    *Brooks Brewhouse advocates drinking sensibly. Of course.


Come over to the dark side...

Liverpool Porter

  • Liverpool Porter #03 – 4.3% abv | 500ml

  • Malts: Propino Pale, CaraPils, Munich, Chocolate, Black

  • Hops: Galena, Cascade

  • Description: A complex and robust beer with a well-balanced mix of roasted malts teasing your tongue with hints of chocolate, coffee and dried fruits. Ooo – did I get a bit of tobacco there? Like I said, complex. BUT, not difficult, sweet or claggy to drink. Instead, think light and refreshing but big on flavour. We believe we’ve smartened-up this neglected ale, smoothed off it’s traditional rough edges, straightened its tie, shined it’s shoes and sent it to church. Go on, don’t be afraid of the dark. Try it and you’ll be porterly surprised my friend.

  • Food pairing suggestions:
    • Roasted or smoked food: barbecue, sausages, roasted meat, blackened fish.
    • Cheeses: Gruyère, Snowdonia Black Bomber (oo!).
    • Desserts: Anything with chocolate in. Why not?

Last seasons favourites...

On the bench...for now

Bottled and casked and conditioning nicely!

  • West Coast Summer Sundowner – 5.1% abv | 500ml

  • Malts: Muntons Pale, Caramalt, Torrified Wheat

  • Hops: Super Galena, Chinook, Ekuanot

  • Description: A light-bodied golden beer with crisp lemon and lime citrus notes on the nose and the palate thanks to a balanced blend of fruity Chinook and zingy, new-kid-on-the-block, Ekuanot hops. A refreshing session ale with a very sunny disposition.
    Nota bene – It has been brought to our attention that the ‘West Coast’ descriptor in the title could cause confusion. To clear up any misunderstanding ‘West Coast’, as used here, is merely a pun on the area the beer was brewed – the west coast of Wirral that is. It was not meant to confuse or mislead the reader/drinker into believing that the beer is a west coast American style ale. Apologies to anyone who has been distressed by this outrageous attempt at levity. The marketing department are on their final warning!


  • Food pairing suggestions:
    • Chicken, salads, fish and Asian sweet or spicy dishes
    • Cheeses: Brie, Cheshire, Wensleydale
    • Desserts: Key Lime Pie, Lemon Tarte, Fruit Salad (do people still eat that?)


Back on the team mid August

  • Jai Ho! #04 – 5.7% abv | 500ml

  • Malts: Minch Pale, Chateau Cara Claire, Light Crystal, Torrified Wheat

  • Hops: Super Galena, Cascade, Citra, Centennial

  • Description: Our take on this iconic brew. Fresh aroma on opening with citrus fruits at the front, finishing on a pleasant bitterness. This is in the English style. Not a challenging, cheek-puckering citrus bomb, just mellow and refreshing. Jai Ho!? “Let victory be yours.”

  • Food pairing suggestions:
    • Pizza, burgers and strong, spicy food (classic with curry!)
    • Cheeses: Milder blue such as Gorgonzola or Cambozola.
    • Desserts: Bold, sweet desserts like carrot cake, Caramel apple tart, ginger spice cake.


  • English Light Dinner Ale
    5.3% | 500ml 


  • Malts: Pale, Chateau Cara Claire

  • Hops: Galena, Cascade

  • Description: Brewed from a traditional recipe for a “Light Dinner Ale” which had been popular with the gentler classes in England throughout the 1800’s right up until the 1940’s. Premium English barley malt gives this light-bodied golden beer a fresh bready flavor. English and American hops lend a light crisp bitterness and a citrus/floral aroma, resulting in a softly carbonated beer ideal for a cheeky summer session.

  • Food pairing suggestions:
    • Wide range of food: any type of meat pie, great with a burger (what beer isn’t?), pan-fried fish.
    • Cheeses: Cheddar or Wenseydale.
    • Desserts: Fruit cake, bread and butter pudding, Eaton Mess (yes!).

  • Stateside Red – 5.6% abv | 500ml

  • Malts: Pale, Chateau Cara Claire, Munich, Vienna, Caramel

  • Hops: Galena, Cascade

  • Description: Our interpretation of a US red ale style. Pop the cap to take in the malty, almost toffee aroma which transfers nicely to the mouth and dances on your taste buds. This malty sweetness is balanced by a pleasant bitterness on the finish. Not overly carbonated as our American cousins prefer but instead this beer offers a polite tongue-tickle. Tally-ho!

  • Food pairing suggestions:
    • Wide range of food: chicken, seafood, burgers; great with spicy cuisine.
    • Cheeses: Port-Salut or other lightly tangy cheese.
    • Desserts: Poached pears with dulce de leche, banana cake, pecan cake, Key Lime Pie.

Purchase enquiry? Sorry, trade sales only.

contact us

By default we supply all our beers in 500ml bottles. However, we will rack to 40 litre casks but to order only.

To find out what we have on stock please send your enquiry via the form below and we promise we will get a reply back to you within 24 hours.

We’d be cock-a-hoop if you wanted to discuss brewing bespoke batches or, if you’re a restaurateur/chef patron and fancy doing a chef/brewer collaboration. Just ask. It’s what gets our wort flowing and our hop-heads happy.

Sorry, but trade enquiries only as we’re not licensed for retail sales.