Oct 20

The Wirral may have been known for the Victorian Pleasure Gardens, Hilbre Island and maybe even Thor’s Stone, but that is all set to change.

Microbreweries in the Wirral are becoming brewing power-houses. While here to stay, they’re putting the Wirral firmly on the map whilst competing with leading beers nationally and internationally.

These Wirral breweries specialise in unique and creative handcrafted brews, local, sustainable and innovative. Here are some of  the Wirral’s best and noteworthy breweries that we like to see on the trail. They merge the traditional beer experience with exceptional modern day brewing and all to be found on the Wirral Ale Trails.


Brimstage Brewery

Located in the countryside of the Wirral, Brimstage Brewery aims to supply top quality crafted cask conditioned beers with very distinctive characters. Neil Young, Brimstage Brewery Founder, prides himself in using only the finest ingredients including British grown malted barley and especially selected varieties of whole hops with distinct characteristics. “Brimstage’s range of beers covers the needs of most discerning beer drinkers” says Neil. Brimstage Brewery has been going since 2006 and its popularity has risen rapidly making their ales a favourite on the Wirral Ale Trail.

Brimstage Brewing Co Ltd, Home Farm, Brimstage Lane, Brimstage.


Peerless Brewery

An award-winning microbrewery based in Birkenhead on the Wirral, Peerless Brewery established in 2009 by Steve Briscoe produces a wide range of beers from Pale Ales to Pilsner Cask Ales that are guaranteed to appeal to almost everyone’s tastes.

Peerless Brewery’s process is all about creating traditional cask ales by combining traditional brewing techniques and fine ingredients with a modern twist.

Peerless Brewery holds a once a month brewery tour for those who wish to see how Peerless beers and ales are produced and wish to get a unlimited tasting sessions.

The Brewery, 8 Pool Street, Birkenhead.


Britman Craft Beer

Family run Brtiman Craft Beer, owned by Les Ward and Julie Perkins, is a small, independent microbrewery dedicated to making beer in a traditional, non-mechanised way.

Located in the beautiful Stables at Burton Manor in the Wirral, this is where the beer making magic happens. With a range of beers, ales and bitters, the Wirral Ale Trail is the perfect opportunity to give them a go!

The Stables, Atelier Studios, Burton Manor, Burton

This is by no means the only list of Microbreweries featured in the Ale Trail Pubs, we have great microbreweries from Liverpool to the Hills of Snowdonia, Flintshire, Wrexham to Yorkshire and lots of others too.  I hope you get to try some of these ales on the trail. Bottoms up.

All aboard!