Local pubs staging 12 day
Real Ale Festival
AWARD winning beers from award winning
breweries across the UK and overseas will be available at 2 pubs in Southport
during a 12 day beer festival.
Sir Henry Segrave and The Willow Grove, both in Lord Street, will each be
serving up to 30 beers from Italy, Brazil, Holland and the USA, as well as the
UK, during a festival, which runs from Wednesday, 22 March until Sunday, 2 April
The overseas beers are:- Back Garden (Bagby Brewing, USA), Mild the Gap (Birrificio
MC-77, Italy), Flink (Brouwerij 'T IJ, Holland), Burton Pale Ale (Bodebrown
Brewery, Brazil) and Continental IPA (St Louis Brewery, USA).
Each of the overseas brewers has won awards for its beer in its respective
The UK beers include:- Salopian Lemon Dream (named The Society of Independent
Brewers (SIBA) National Champion Speciality Beer in 2012), Mauldons Blackberry
Porter (winner of SIBA East's Champion Speciality Beer in 2016), Harviestoun
Bitter and Twisted (voted Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Champion Beer of Britain
2003) and Acorn Darkness (winner of a bronze medal at the 2016 CAMRA Great
British Beer Festival).
Several unusual flavours will be present in some of the beers, including
blackberries, coffee, lemon and lemongrass.
Customers will be able to sample any three of the real ales in special
third-of a pint glasses for the price of a pint.
Sir Henry Segrave manager, Ian Radford, said:- "We are promising our
customers a superb range of award winning ales, including some great beers from
overseas and many others from brewers across the UK.
The festival will be the perfect way for real ale enthusiasts to enjoy a range
of excellent beers over 12 days."
Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in each of the pubs.