Liverpool has plenty of craft beer options, don’t you worry about that, and most places worth their salt will offer at least one or two quality options alongside the usual array of industrial lagers and old cask ales. Beer is flourishing in Liverpool — this is a great time to be a lover of unorthodox booze.
The name has nothing to do with trying to understand the Scouse accent, unfortunately. Gibberish is one of the newer additions to the craft beer scene in Liverpool, an explosion of colour with both hands firmly on the pulse of the artisanal beer world. This is the sort of place to bed in for the evening, sampling different beers from all across the place before deciding that yes, your favourite was the first one you tried. Best order some more…
Convinced that dive bars can only ever been houses of ill health? Think again. Craft Taproom has all the trappings of the best type of bar, but does it with a commitment to quality that should be the norm. The beer selection is among the best in town, and the food focuses on fresh ingredients that have a well-centred moral compass. There are also plenty of live gigs and stand up comedy here, along with some of the friendliest staff in the city.
The Ship & Mitre
The Ship & Mitre was at the forefront of the craft beer revolution when it kicked off in the north, and the Dale Street establishment certainly hasn’t rested on its laurels in the years since. The cask and bottle selection is about as good as you’re going to get in the city, and the building itself is steeped in history, almost a century’s worth of the stuff. Also look out for The Ship in a Bottle, the pub’s beer shop in the centre of town.
We’re all sorts of happy to see young brewers and bar lovers alike making the most of Cain’s Brewery, and it doesn’t get much better than Dockleaf. The hardest working bar in the city, the good people here know what they are talking about, especially when they are waffling on about artisanal beer and mighty pub grub. There is an understated quality to it all that we absolute adore, no small feat when you take into consideration the rich brewing history of this building.
A killer aesthetic combines magnificently with a tremendous beer selection, at this marvellously stylish city centre spot. The Kazimier is split over three floors but it is almost always the garden that grabs our attention, not to mention our money, as the gravel floor and rotation of ales speaks to us on a level we couldn’t possibly tire of.