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National Museums Liverpool partner with Neptune Brewery to create museum’s own signature set of beers

Local beer makers Neptune Brewery create two new refreshing beers to be sold at National Museums Liverpool events, in museum cafés, and to enjoy at home.

Beer lovers visiting National Museums Liverpool (NML) venues can now sample a brand-new set of craft beers, brewed exclusively for museums and galleries across Merseyside.

National Museums Liverpool and local craft brewers Neptune Brewery have joined together to develop two tempting craft beers, NML x Neptune Pale (4.5%) and NML x Neptune Lager (4.2%), which are only available in National Museums Liverpool venues.

Working in collaboration with museum staff, Neptune has created two delicious beers with National Museums Liverpool’s ethos in mind. Using local produce and working with local businesses, the two beers represent the museums’ commitment to showcasing the best of local produce, whilst promoting sustainable creativity.

NML x Neptune 4.2% ‘Lager’ is a classic, refreshing German pilsner with floral notes leading to a light hop bitterness and dry crisp finish, made for easy drinking. NML x Neptune 4.5% ‘Pale’ has vibrant tropical fruit aromas with intense bursts of blueberry, papaya, mango and passion fruit, which are rounded off with an enhanced grapefruit bitterness.

Julie O’ Grady, Neptune Brewery co-founder and head of sales, said:

“Neptune Brewery and National Museums Liverpool share much of the same ethos and commitment to championing creativity and sustainability, and celebrating the best of what our city has to offer. We’re thrilled to have partnered with NML so that visitors, both local and from further afield, can enjoy quality beers brewed up the road by an independent business who are passionate about what we do.”

The partnership between the brewery and the museums first came about during Liverpool’s Eurovision celebrations. A key part the ‘Beer Together’ initiative, which paired up local breweries with those in Ukraine to brew beers championing the best of each country’s independent brewing scene, Neptune worked with NML as part of the museums’ extensive programme of celebratory events during the Eurovision Festival. A special charity beer, Ukrainian Golden Ale, was created especially for Eurovision as part of National Museums Liverpool’s XTRA events.

The creation of the Pale and Lager marks the start of a new official partnership between National Museums Liverpool and Neptune Brewery, set to include further events and exciting opportunities for beer lovers.

Kerry Williams, head of creative partnerships and strategic development for National Museums Liverpool, said:

“Working with the Neptune Brewery team and their team of expert brewers, we are excited for people to come and enjoy their new creation. Keep an eye out for some special one-off events as we work together with Neptune to bring something for beer lovers into our venues.”

National Museums Liverpool beers brewed by Neptune Brewery will be available at NML events, and on sale in the Maritime Museum and Museum of Liverpool cafés, with plans to extend sales across all venues in 2024. Visitors can also purchase cans to enjoy at home.
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