The local award winning Southport Brewery,now over ten years old, is producing an ever increasing variety of ales. As well as the original Sandgrounder and Natterjack there is now also Carousel, Old Shrimper, National Hero, Bothy Bitter, Tower Mild and even the birthdays of local members/ and quite a few more. See http://www.southportbrewery.co.uk/
The Parker Brewery
One of the areas newest brewery producing cask ales; Centurion Pale Ale, Barbarian Bitter, Dark Spartan Stout, Saxon Red Ale and Viking Blonde. Originally based in Formby they have moved to the Banks area of Southport. Beers are often available in the Freshfield in Formby and occasionally in selected outlets in Southport & Liverpool. They are on twitter; https://twitter.com/parker_brewery
Red Star Brewery
The triumvirate of directors; Ian Walsh, Raymond Glen Monaghan and David Edward Blanchard started marketing their brews in May this year and the products have been very well received. Based in Formby they currently brew six beers which can be found in Sefton and the surrounding area. They are on Facebook at; https://www.facebook.com/Red-Star-Brewery-344799769051017/timeline/
Interesting interview with one of the directors can be found here; https://thehoppycraft.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/red-star-brewery-interview/
3 Potts Brewing Company
Another entry on the ever expanding list of breweries in the area. Based in Russel Avenue, High Park, Southport. They have been Marketing casks and Bottled Conditioned beers since August 2015, this nano brewer currently produces two beers in small batches; Sprocket IPA 5.5 and Turbine IPA 7.4. They are on facebook at; https://www.facebook.com/3pottsbrewingco and Twitter at; https://twitter.com/3pottsbrewingco
The Burscough Brewing Company
The Burscough Brewing Company has been trading since April 2010 brewing beers in the rear of the Hope Vine Pub just a short distance from the train station. The brewery has rapidly become one of the major beer producers in the area and produces around twelve different beers as well as running a real ale shop in Ormskirk. See http://www.burscoughbrewery.co.uk/
George Wrights Brewery
George Wrights Brewery in Rainford, just over the branch border, produces many excellent beers often found in Southport & District. His modern plant utilises many new technologies to maintain an age old tradition. He has been known to produce brews for the local branch meetings as well as winning "Beer of the Festival" for Cheeky Pheasant at a previous beer festival. George explained on our award presentation trip that the beer was named after a particularly forward game bird that took a liking to the brewery and was often found on the premises. It hadn't been seen for a little while at the time of our visit and its feared it may well have ended up on the table of a local farmer!
See http://www.georgewrightbrewing.co.uk/ or http://www.georgewrightbrewing.co.uk/downloads/GWB-TN-WWWVersion-022012.pdf for beer tasting notes.