Beer Festivals

Find us at local food and drink festivals, or join us for our very own beer festival on the Wirral.

Having made successful appearances at food and drink festivals across the region we wanted to put our festival experience to the test and launch our own beer festival. So in 2014 the Ship & Mitre Wirral Beer Festival was born. Now a bi-annual event, you can catch us at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight during November and over Easter.

We host a range of in-house festival too. Throughout the year we’ll bring you an even bigger range of Real Ales, Craft, Belgian, American and German beers. We’ll plan these to coincide with international events such as Thanksgiving and Oktoberfest.


Beer Events

  • January TBC
  • FebruaryTBC
  • March Wirral Beer Festival
  • April Wirral Beer Festival
  • May Wallasey Cricket Club Spring Beer Festival
  • June TBC
  • July TBC
  • August Wallasey Cricket Club Summer Beer Festival
  • September TBC
  • October Winter Wirral Beer Festival
  • November Wallasey Cricket Club Fireworks Display
  • December TBC

Beer Festivals

8th - 12th August 2018 Wirral Craft beer Festival

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18th - 21st October 2018 Wirral Winter Beer Festival

Easter 2019 Wirral Easter Beer Festival

14th - 17th November 2019 Wirral Easter Beer Festival

The summer is here and the festival season has begun; beer festivals we mean of course! 2018 will be a bit more special than most years, as it sees the launch of the inaugural Wirral Craft Beer Festival (hosted by The Ship & Mitre), from 9th – 12th August, and boy do we have some treats for you guys…
As you walk in, you’ll be greeted by fantastic darkness, don’t worry we have remembered to pay the ‘leccy’ bill, we’re talking about the selection of dark beers on offer:
Bristol Beer Factory – Milk Stout, Northern Monk – Imperial PB & J, Pillars – Choc Orange Lager, Saugatuck – Neopolitan Stout, Northern Monk – Northern Star, Tailgate – Peanut Butter Stout, Gypsy Hill - Night Owl, Lost & Grounded – Running with Spectres, Yeastie Boys – Pot Kettle Black, Island Records – Jamaica Porter, Kiln – Darker Shade of Pale, Wild Weather – Shellfish Basterd
Dark beers not for you? Perhaps you’re looking for something to get your taste buds wired without the heaviness of a stout, if so then the Saison and Sour section that’s next along the wall should do the trick: Brasserie Dupont – Saison Dupont, Redchurch - Resins, Two Roads – Workers Comp, Burning Sky – Saison, Northern Monk – Patrons Project 11.01 Rhubarb Sour, Siren – Calypso 22, Magic Rock – Damn Son, Kinnegar – Olans Tart, Weird Beard – Sour Slave, North - Vespertine, Beerbliotek – That’s Not How Anagrams Work Mate, Anarchy – Acid Rain
Next up on the wall of beer is the biggest section, filled with pale ales and big juicy IPA’s, so there’s plenty more refreshing options to get those tongues wagging:
8 Degrees – Sunburn, Five Points – JUPA, Tiny Rebel – Peaches & Cream, ABC – Moose Springsteen, Magic Rock – Botany of Desire, Thornbridge – Pineapple Halcyon, Kaiju – Krush, Magic Rock – Fantasma, Turning Point – Disco Flux, Electruc Bear – Edison, Magic Rock – Inhaler, Two Tribes – Material World, Northside – Showtime IPA, Magic Rock – Saucery, Two Tribes/ Lost & Found - Orangumang, Fierce – Crenachen Killer, Magic Rock - Cannonball, Weird Beard – Little Things Kill
The final section is perhaps where we’ve saved the best to last, as this contains a selection of local favourites from local breweries, including the launch of “Yellow Snow”, collaboration brew between Ad-Hop Brewing and our very own Flagship Beer:
Adhop/Flagship – Yellow Snow, Cwrw Ial – Elderflower Pale, Heavy Industry – Chinese Burn, Chapter – As Lazarus IPA, Handyman – Sour #3, Mad Hatter – Jammy Dodger, Top Rope – Turning Heel Neptune - Nammu
On top of these 50 beers, there will be 5 German beers and 5 Belgian beers on draught, and a selection of 5 core beers from Flying Dog in Colorado, USA. The giving doesn’t stop there either, there will be 6 satellite bars dotted around the hall, a bar each for Camden Town, Beavertown, Stone Brewing, Tiny Rebel, Liverpool Craft and the final bar will have a mystery selection of 4 beers.
The festival will also have a bottle (and can) bar, with a range of over 30 different packaged craft products, from even further afield than our draught selection. With breweries such as Basqueland, Evil Twin, Nogne O, 3 Fonteinen and Prancing Pony all featuring you’d be a fool to not pay it a visit as well.

If you would like to see a gallery of previous Wirral Beer Festivals please click the button below.


Annual beer, cricket and music festival

We are pleased to announce that we will once again be partnering with Wallasey Cricket Club for their beer, cricket and music festival. More details can be found here.