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25th July 2023

Neptune Brewery wants you to pick their 1000th brew

North Liverpool’s Neptune Brewery are approaching their 1000th brew and are asking their customers to help them select which of their historic brews should be revived to mark the occasion.

They have selected four beers that were first brewed between 2016 and 2018 and will put it to a vote on which one will be brewed again to celebrate #Neptune1000. The choices reflect both the brewery’s more adventurous creations and the recipes that were best received by drinkers.

The four beers that voters can choose from are:

FUGU, 4% Sorachi Ace Pale Ale

A refreshing pale ale with some bready character from the Golden Promise malts and a pleasing lemon and herbal character typical of the Sorachi Ace hop.

RUN AGROUND, 5.8% Coffee IPA

A sweet and piney Simcoe IPA brewed with Brown malt and a bespoke coffee blend from locals ‘Crosby Coffee’ delivering a robust coffee blast.

TATHA, 5.9% Elderflower Blonde

A light and crisp, citrussy blonde made with a fragrant blend of juicy Citra hops and fresh elderflowers.

JAMMIE DODGER, 6.4% Raspberry & Vanilla Amber

A full-flavoured blend of malts and oats deliver the expected rich and biscuity base complemented by fresh fruit purée and sweet vanilla pods for that familiar taste.

From 24th – 30th July, concurrent voting polls will be run across Neptune’s Twitter and Facebook platforms and both its trade customers and newsletter subscribers will be emailed a poll link. The winning beer will be announced the following week and the brewery will run an online competition for a chance to win cans of the #Neptune1000 beer which will be released in late August.

With a fondness for experimenting with quirky flavours and styles alongside the brewery’s classic firm favourites, Head Brewer Les O’Grady had a good number of eclectic recipes to draw on from his 8+ year back catalogue and is excited by the prospect to bring back one of them for Neptune’s milestone brew.

“Back when we started in 2015 brewing one 200 litre brew a week the idea of brewing 1000 batches was a distant thought. Now here we are, after surviving a pandemic and going from me alone to a team of 12, approaching our 1000th commercial brew! I thought it would be great to revisit some of our old recipes and bring one back to celebrate this landmark. We’ll bring it up-to-date with a few tweaks to the original but maintaining the essence of the original brew.”

It won’t just be the beer recipe that Neptune plan to upgrade. Eagle-eyed drinkers will have noticed a gradual refreshing of the Neptune designs and branding over the past months, spearheaded by the brewery’s Creative Lead John McKeown. With Neptune since the very beginning, John has developed from a self-taught part-time team member to the full-time in-house brand designer.

“We have been working on developing our brand since last year, gaining a better understanding of what our customers want, whilst staying true to our core look, with bold colours and the iconic trident being our main focal point. Getting the chance to rework one of my old designs for the 1000th brew will be a fun challenge.”

Along with the #Neptune1000 polls, the brewery looks forward to sharing details about each historic beer, some customer feedback, and a photographic trip down memory lane. It’s all part of a celebratory reflection on the brewery’s journey and successes since its humble homebrewing beginnings in 2015.

The voting will launch at 10am on Monday 24th July on the following pages:

If you’re a trade customer and would like to sign-up to receive Neptune’s weekly beer list and get a direct link to vote, sign-up here:

If you’re a member of the public and what to receive the latest news, offers and a direct link to vote, sign-up here:

Social media:

Facebook: Neptune Brewery

Instagram: @NeptuneBrewery

Twitter: @NeptuneBrewery



Notes to Editors:

For further information from Neptune, contact:

Chess Slattery


Call: 07391965050


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.

Neptune moved to expanded new premises in Aintree/Bootle at the end of 2022 and launched their own Beerhouse in Maghull town centre in April 2023.

For further information from Neptune, contact:

Chess Slattery


Call: 07391965050

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