GRASSHOPER SOUTHPORT HILLSIDE OTS NEWS

The Grasshopper micropub in Hillside celebrates its 3rd Birthday this weekend with a St Patrick’s Day themed party on Saturday night.

The micropub has enjoyed a very successful first three years picking up a number of awards from beer connoisseurs including the Summer Pub of the Year, the CAMRA Pub of the Year for North Merseyside and most recently was awarded the CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year for 2019.

The micropub always attempts to offer new and interesting beers for its customers and this weekend willsee another milestone reached when they will serve beer from the 100th different brewery. The honour will go to Crankshaft Brewery from Leyland who have produced a special Stout for St Patrick’s night. It is called Leyland Badger and weighs in at hefty 5.5% ABV.

The list of breweries includes all of the local breweries for Southport and environs including Southport Brewery, Red Star Brewery, Parkers brewery and the fledgling brewery in Ainsdale – Tyton Brewery.

David Lands, of CAMRA said, “The days when a pub would serve beer from the same brewery for years on end have gone. CAMRA has campaigned to increase customer choice and the variety of beer served at the Grasshopper shows how successful we have been. The beer scene is changing quickly and new and exciting breweries are opening frequently.”

For beer ‘tickers’ the breweries that have been served at the Grasshopper are:

3 Potts

4Ts

8 Sail

Abstract Jungle

Ad Hop

Aurora

Backyard

Bank Top

Barngates

Beer Brothers

Beer Nouveau

Big Bog

Big Hand

Black Storm

Blackedge

Blue Monkey

Bowness Bay

Box Steam

Brunswick

Burscough

Burton Bridge

Bushey’s

Chadwicks

Crankshaft

Dark Star

Derby

Double Top

Dunham Massey

Farmyard

Fat Cat

Fernandes

Frothblowers

George Wright

Goffs

Goosnargh

Great Heck

Great Oakley

Great Orme

Hawkshead

Heavy Industry

Heritage

Hop and Stagger

Hophurst

Ilkley

Intrepid

Island

Joules

Lancaster

Leatherbritches

Lincoln Green

Listers

Littleover

Liverpool Brewing

Liverpool Craft

Liverpool Organic

Magpie

Martland Mill

Melwood

Moorhouses

Mordue

Muirhouse

Neptune

New Brew

Nobby’s

North Riding

Northern Monkey

Nottingham

Oakhams

Old Dairy

Ossett

Parkers

Peerless

Phoenix

Prospect

Purple Moose

Rat

Red Star

Riverhead

Rock the Boat

Salopian

Sarah Hughes

Scribblers

Settle

Shefford

Slater’s

Small World

Southport

Springhead

Strathaven

The Craft Brewery

Three Tuns

Titanic

Towcester Mill

Tring

Tydd Steam

Tyton

Vale of Glamorgan

Wantsum

Welbeck Abbey

Windmill

The Grasshopper is in Sandon Road close to Hillside Train station. The 3rd Birthday party start at 7pm on 16th March 2019.