Museums and galleries across Liverpool city region will offer craft beers in a new tie-up between National Museums Liverpool and Neptune Brewery. Tony McDonough reports
National Museums Liverpool (NML) is teaming up with Neptune Brewery to offer visitors to its Merseyside venues two new craft beers.
Bootle-based Neptune has produced two new beers exclusively for NML. They will initially be available at Maritime Museum and Museum of Liverpool cafés with plans to extend this to other venues in Liverpool and Wirral in 2024.
Working in collaboration with NML staff, Neptune have created NML x Neptune Pale (4.5%) and NML x Neptune Lager (4.2%). NML says they are part of its commitment to showcasing the best of local produce.
NML x Neptune 4.2% lager is a German pilsner with floral notes leading to a light hop bitterness and dry crisp finish. NML x Neptune 4.5% pale has tropical fruit aromas with intense bursts of blueberry, papaya, mango and passion fruit.
Julie O’ Grady, Neptune Brewery co-founder and head of sales, said: “Neptune Brewery and National Museums Liverpool share much of the same ethos and commitment to championing creativity and sustainability, and celebrating the best of what our city has to offer.
“We’re thrilled to have partnered with NML so that visitors, both local and from further afield, can enjoy quality beers brewed up the road by an independent business who are passionate about what we do.”
This partnership between the brewery and the museums first came about during Liverpool’s Eurovision celebrations.
Part of the ‘Beer Together’ initiative, which paired up local breweries with those in Ukraine, Neptune worked with NML as part of the museums’ programme of celebratory events during Eurovision.
A special charity beer, Ukrainian Golden Ale, was created especially for Eurovision as part of National Museums Liverpool’s XTRA events.
The creation of the pale and lager products is the start of a new official partnership between NML and Neptune Brewery, set to include further events and opportunities for beer lovers.
Kerry Williams, head of creative partnerships and strategic development for NML, said: “Working with the Neptune Brewery team and their team of expert brewers, we are excited for people to come and enjoy their new creation.
“Keep an eye out for some special one-off events as we work together with Neptune to bring something for beer lovers into our venues.”