Well what do you know, it is March 2021.
We first started Carnival in a kitchen in Liverpool after a fundraising event at the Clearview Carnival, 2017. It is where we met and started the journey of Carnival Brewing Company over a love of music and beer. Now here we are, developing our very own fundraiser for the future endeavours of Carnival.
We’ve Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
It has been a momentous journey from kitchen rehearsals to garage production to business creation. In these three years we have now got to a point of employing our awesome team of Ed, Matt, Stu and Neil; we have opened up the brewery and well-loved tasting room, and have been producing wonderful beers.
Our journey has been amazing so far. At Unit 3 we started with cask and keg and didn’t think we would be canning ourselves for another two years and we are now embarking on that next phase.
Helter Skelter - The Beatles
The twists and turns of the last year have shown us how important the support from everyone is. We are now a part of a brewing and craft beer community, probably the friendliest and supportive community we have had a chance to be part of. “When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide”.
Creation - Beyond the Wizard Sleeve
Coming together to take our kitchen and garage brews to production on a brewery scale has been an exciting and strangely terrifying experience. But you can’t have the Yin without the Yang. Learning how the kit works, developing the recipes, seeing the reaction to the beers in the Tasting Room and getting feedback has been transformative. The creative experience is why we started the brewery and it certainly is the energy that keeps us all focussed on the next beer being better than the last.
Definitely not in our experience. The celebration of sharing and brewing with other breweries have been a key part of our development. From Jack at Love Lane; Lukasz at Fuerst Wiacek; Aron and Cameron at Turning Point; Keenan at Sprawl Kitchen; to Good Liverpool’s Santa’s Belter beer have been massively important in our development. We have been part of world that moves forward together and creates.
We Are Your Friends - Justice Vs Simian
We have had the wonderful fortune to work with the talented artists: Eliza Griffin; Sam Garroch; Robert Parker; Paul Higgins and Sam Wiehl. Other massive highlights have been working with record labels and musicians: Rocket Records and the Bonnacons of Doom (more exciting projects to arrive soon); Dom Thomas’s wonderful Whyte Horses; Robert Parker of the legendary Probe Records; the ever changing and always inspiring Osees and John Dwyer; and our latest collaboration with the wizards of trance and house bangers, Tusk Wax.
Can the Can - Suzi Quatro
So here we are, we've bought our first canning line. Or should I say have got a canning line that we are buying. It raised the opportunity to come up with a membership scheme. This is our way of raising funds to keep the developments alive and share the spoils of the brewery with you Carnivaliers.
Keys to the Castle - Oh Sees
The Carnival of Brazil inspired our membership levels and reward packages. So whether you sign up as a Carnivalier, or a Carnival King or Queen (or in between) we welcome you with open arms and thank you for helping us to grow and celebrate modern beer.
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again) - Sly and the Family Stone
Dom and Ade xx