Roll up, roll up. There’s a boss hops headquarters in town and you’re all invited.
Over the last 8 years of interviewing people, we’ve found there to be a great synchrony between ideas and beer. A lot of your favourite independents came about over a cold beer. And then there’s the odd time the idea itself revolves around beer. Welcome to Carnival Brewing Company – the local brewery and taproom making some of the best sippers in the city.
Dom and Ade started Carnival in a kitchen in Liverpool after meeting at a fundraising event at the Clearview Carnival, 2017. It is where they met and started the journey of Carnival Brewing Company over a love of music and beer. Now here they are – canning, casking and kegging beers for venues all over the UK, with a colourful and relaxed taproom hosting local street food traders on a weekly basis where you can drink beer 2ft away from where it’s made.
Like all good ideas, Carnival started small but very quickly grew and in December 2019 opened their Tasting Room bar and brewery. Carnival are known for super modern craft beers covering a wide spectrum of styles. From sours to stouts, IPAs to Pilsners and big, one-off barrel-aged beers – there’s something for everyone. Whilst most bars expect inebriated customers to take glasses home with them, expect to wake up with a bag full of empty cans from your first visit. Each can is illustrated by a local artist and some look almost too pretty to drink. Almost.
The Tasting Room is a bright, airy, relaxed and comfortable space with plenty of seating (including outdoors when it’s sunny). They have 12 keg taps, 2 cask pumps, loads of cans, locally made cider and spirits, as well as regular food pop ups for a spot of lunch and a great playlist. They often hold special events and brewery tours and tastings for visitors who wish to find out more about the brewing process.
Their opening hours are Friday 4-10, Saturday 12-10 with occasional Sundays when they have pop up music and cultural events. You can find them at Unit 3, King Edward Rise Industrial Estate, Gibraltar Row, Liverpool L3 7HJ. Tell them we sent you!