Friends & Residents
Liverpool Craft Beer
In 2010, before craft beer was on the tip of everyone’s tongue, Liverpool Craft Beer Co. was steadily building their own brewing playground. Finding vessels from all over the country, designing our own tanks and having volunteers help us bring the brewery to life is a history we’re proud of. No big investment, no established market, no high tech brewing; just people wanting to come together and make something they’re proud of.
A dedicated independent printer in the heart of Liverpool. From a one-off hoodie through to a print run of 200,000 hardback books, we’ve got you!
Boss beers from Liverpool. Live yeast + the best ingredients = quality beer.
Old J Spiced Rum
In 1740 Admiral Edward Vernon enforced a reduction in the
strength of the British Navy´s rum ration. When his men
complained, Vernon suggested the addition of limes and
sugar to make the drink more enjoyable.
“Old J” has been created in honour of this unlikely
mixologist who was known as “Old Grog”. “Old J”
however brings Vernon´s concept into the 21st Century
by using the finest Caribbean Rum combined with our
Secret Blend of Spices, Sugar, Vanilla and Persian Lime.
LWC was started over 30 years ago by Robin Gray and Ebrahim Mukadam, who to this day are still at the helm. The company was born from their experience in the industry, they having previously run successful pubs themselves.
Since our beginning, we have grown to have over 800 members of staff, and service over 7000 on-trade customers across the UK.
Originally, LWC was based in an old mill in Greater Manchester; we now work from a support centre in Manchester City Centre with 13 depots across the country.
Bear Growls plays disco, funk, house and all things soulful. Recently supporting Greg Wilson, Giles Peterson and The Reflex, he is one busy bear!
Kole’s range extends across House, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, Rare Groove and Soul. He is heavily rooted in the underground Liverpool music scene & without him, it wouldn’t be what it is today.
James hosts a fortnightly show on Sessions Faction Radio where you’ll hear everything from Funk, Soul and Disco to House and Techno via Afrobeat, Jazz and World Beats.
Beaten Tracks DJs
Beaten Tracks are a Liverpool-based collective of DJs, promoters and afficionados who champion the rare, the dusty and the forgotten… expect funk, soul, reggae, Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, blues and jazz; leftfield beats and soulful enlightenment.
Paul lives between Liverpool and Berlin, bringing the late night warehouse techno vibe to the Fish Tank whenever he’s in session.
Gavin Kendrick is part of the Southport Weekender family, with a long history of DJing at the legendary gathering, and at its contemporary incarnation as SuncéBeat festival on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. A staggering record collection and deep musical knowledge make every set unpredictable and unmissable.
Adam 'Pooky' Speechly
The bohemian b-boy, the Wirral wonder, the Caucasian blunder…
Underground Soul, Disco, Boogie, House, Rare Groove and Balearic belters get an airing across sets inspired by 25+ years of record collecting, DJing and countless nights on the dance floor from Blackburn to Barbarellas.