Small batch, artisan ales

Brewed in Hoylake by beer lovers, for beer lovers

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 or cask. 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.

When a pint of plain is your only man...

Black Stuff

Irish Stout

  • Black Stuff – Irish Stout – 5.0% abv | bottle and cask

  • Malts: Pale, Flaked Barley, Roasted Barley

  • Hops: East Kent Goldings

  • Description:  An unmolested Irish Stout. Brewed from a plain and simple recipe to let the grain speak. Smooth, silky, toasty and tasty.
    “When things go wrong and will not come right, Though you do the best you can, When life looks black as the hour of night – A pint of plain is your only man.”  

  • Food pairing suggestions:
    Potatoes. Sláinte mhaith!

Eastern seaboard pale ale


Malty, American pale ale

  • Bostonia APA – 5.2% abv | bottle and cask

  • Malts: Pale, Flaked Wheat, Crystal, Dextrin

  • Hops:  Summit, Cascade

  • Description: A medium bodied American pale ale with a pleasant toasty maltiness which balances the citrus-like, piney tang of the abundant hops.  

  • Food pairing suggestions:
    Katz’s Deli Pastrami on rye sandwich, Louisiana shrimp Po’ boy, Boston Chowder, mom’s apple pie.

Classic, traditional and regaining it's rightful place in the pantheon of all-time greats.

Hopyard Bitter

It's bitter. OK?

  • Hopyard Bitter – 3.7% abv | bottle and cask

  • Malts: Crisp Light, Chocolate, Torrefied Wheat

  • Hops: Fuggles, EKG

  • Description: A classic British bitter beer with a fine balance of 2 hop varieties and 3 malts leading to a satisfying mouthfeel and refreshing bitter finish. Not filtered or fined and naturally hazy. 

  • Food pairing suggestions:
    Fish and chips, English Cheddar cheese and a Ploughman’s lunch, beef dripping sandwiches, jumpers as goalposts…aah. Happy days.

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


Double dry-hopped IPA

  • ddIPA – 5.0% abv | 500ml

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

  • Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Citra

  • 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. 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 – 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 – 4.2% abv in 500ml bottles | 3.8% abv in 9g Cask

  • Malts: Crisp Pale, Cara Munich, Caramalt, Chocolate, Black and Flaked Oats

  • Hops: EKG, Bullion

  • Description: A quaffable beer that punches above its ABV 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?

Brooks Brewhouse Liverpool Porter

A classic IPA in the English style...

Jai Ho!

  • Jai Ho! East India Pale Ale – 5.0% abv | Bottle and Cask

  • Malts: Pale, Caramalt, Torrified Wheat

  • Hops: Amarillo, Chinook

  • 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.

Old favourites...

On the bench...for now

  • West Coast Summer Sundowner – 4.3% abv | 500ml | Cask

  • Malts: Pale, Caramalt, Red Rye Crystal

  • Hops: Citra, Chinook, Ekuanot

  • Description: A medium-bodied beer with crisp citrus notes on the nose and the palate thanks to a balanced blend of fruity Chinook, zingy Ekuanot and citrus Citra 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?)

  • English Light Dinner Ale
    3.5% | 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.

  • CSB Founders Bitter – 4.3% abv | Cask only

  • Malts: Maris Otter Pale, Caramalt, Chocolate, Torrified Wheat

  • Hops: Fuggles, East Kent Golding

  • Description: Our version of the quintessential English Special Bitter, copper in colour and medium bodied with Fuggles and East Kent Goldings classic English hops contributing a moderate bitterness and fruity flavor. Inspired by an original recipe created by our late founding father Charles (CSB? Charles’ Special Bitter).

  • Food pairing suggestions:
    • Dean’s Pork Pie and English Mustard
    • Cheeses: Aged Cheddar
    • Desserts: Behave yourself!

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