It feels like we never go more than a month or two without a beer festival pitching up in the city. But we’re definitely not complaining. Next, it’s the turn of The Bombed-Out Church Cider & Beer Festival taking place at Liverpool’s iconic St Luke’s Church and its surrounding gardens.  

Following on from the first event back in 2015, organisers Real Ale Events promise this year’s outing will be bigger and better than before. And it’s another great addition to the much-loved Bombed Out Church LTD’s summer schedule after a two-year hiatus for restoration works.   

Open for business from Thursday 3rd August to Sunday 6th August, the festival looks set to broaden your beer-filled horizons with wonderfully brewed concoctions from more than 200 different cider and ale companies.

Transformed into a beer aficionado’s paradise complete with food stalls and live music, 3,5000 seasoned drinkers came through the doors during the 2015 edition and expect the same again this year.  

Real Cider Company, Hogan’s and Thirstly Cross Cider have all announced they will be attending the event. While Sponsor Lancaster Brewery is just one of the names on the list of 100 ales joining the weekend bill. In addition, wine, prosecco and spirits are on the menu with offbeat flavours including rhubarb, mango and orange & ginger.  

The Bombed-Out Church is one of the highlights of our city so welcome it back by raising a glass of delicious craft ale or cider at what looks to be a cracking weekend.

To book one of the six sessions, head over to the Eventbrite page. Tickets start from £5 with a souvenir half pint glass included in the price.