Beer worshippers set for midsummer pilgrimage to Bombed Out Church

Liverpool’s historic “Bombed Out Church” is set to host its first-ever real ale festival next week.

The iconic Berry Street venue, officially known as St Luke’s Church, will welcome festival organiser Liverpool Organic Brewery and dozens of guest beers from Thursday 30 July to Sunday 2 August.

The festival will feature more than 200 craft ales, beers and ciders from microbreweries across the UK, all served under the church’s new marquee roof.

A selection of food will be served, including a barbecue by Deli Fonseca, and live entertainment includes a DJ and saxophonist on Saturday night, Martin Smith Jazz Band on Friday and ukulele band Splintered Ukes on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Mark Hensby, managing director of Liverpool Organic Brewery, said:

“The Bombed Out Church has a unique place in the hearts of the city’s cultural and independent community and we’ve been keen to make our mark here for some time.

“The marquee roof means guests are able to drink some incredible new ales in a great summer setting, enjoying that wonderful feeling of outdoor drinking but with the added comfort of a cover if the sun decides not to play ball.

“It promises to be a really special summer event.”


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