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26th October 2021

Neptune Brewery brews special beer celebrating owners’ milestone anniversary

Neptune Brewery co-founders Julie and Les O’Grady are marking a significant anniversary this year and decided to celebrate with a special brew that is close to their hearts.

Water of Love is a 9% American Barley Wine brewed to celebrate Julie and Les’ 30th wedding anniversary. As lovers of this bold style, this momentous occasion seemed the perfect opportunity to brew it together. Boasting a complex malt bill and hopped with Simcoe and Azacca, Water of Love has a luscious body with rich caramel and toffee malt flavours, balanced by prominent pine and citrus hop notes, leading to a bitter and warming long finish.

Julie speaks of what Water of Love means to the pair: “We wanted to make something we don’t typically brew, but both enjoy drinking, as a real celebration for the occasion. We thought a big, bold style like American Barley Wine was the perfect signifier of our strength as a couple and mirrors the collective strength we have as a team. We hope this is one that people can sip and take their time to enjoy.”

Exclusive Pours

Water of Love will have its coordinated debut pour on Thursday 28th October at a select number of venues. As well as pouring at Neptune’s own taproom, in both cask and keg, Water of Love can be enjoyed pouring on keg at the following places:

Haul, Liverpool

Head of Steam, Liverpool

Indie Craft, Kendal Cumbria

Mother Kelly’s, Bethnal Green London

The Black Toad, Hoylake Wirral

The Firkin, Newton-Le-Willows St Helens

The Grapes, Knight St Liverpool

The West Kirby Tap, West Kirby Wirral

An extremely limited number of 330ml cans will also be available for general sale to trade customers, and to purchase directly on Neptune’s own webshop (, from Monday 1st November.


Notes to Editors:

About Neptune Brewery:

Neptune Brewery has been brewing modern beers, inspired by tradition, in North Liverpool since 2015 and are proudly independent.

 Their beers are naturally conditioned and all the “uns” – that’s unfiltered, unpasteurised and unfined – ensuring the greatest flavour in each brew. It also means their beers are vegan friendly as they want as many people as possible to enjoy them.

They brew a core range of popular and accessible beers accompanied by an eclectic and ever-changing rotation of seasonals, rarities and collaborations – available in cask, keg and cans.

Press release from Neptune Brewery

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