The most interesting thing about the brew days that the Liverpool Beer Collective has undertaken is the variety of brewery that we have worked in. From small, two to three barrel kits with breweries that have huge fermentation vessels and the capacity to produce beer on a scale befitting a brewery that supplies supermarket chains, we’ve see quite a broad spectrum.
We first met Ilkley’s head honcho, Luke, at the Liverpool Craft Beer Expo about five years ago and he gave a very impressive talk about Ilkley’s beers and remit, so much so that we have felt it’s a shame not to have seen much of their wares here on Merseyside since. With the aim of rekindling the camaraderie and producing a stunning beer, we made enquiries to Ilkley about getting involved in Liverpool Beer Week and thankfully, they were only too happy to oblige.
We’d also like to offer thanks to all at the brewery for their generosity and hospitality, but especially Adam and Charlie for looking after us and helping make the brewday great fun.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Ilkley Brewery and Liverpool Beer Collective gives you; Four x Four (an all terrain IPA, of sorts!).
Angela and Pedro.