Head Steam Liverpool

A computer-generated image of how the venue will look

Camerons Brewery’s latest addition to its Head of Steam brand is due to open on September 21, on Hanover Street, Liverpool.

Camerons took over the bar (formerly The Abbey) in July and has spent the past seven weeks transforming the venue into one of its cask and craft beer focused bars.

The Head of Steam will have 34 keg lines, with a selection of rotating craft beers from UK and world brewers, ten cask ale lines, including beers and real cider from around the region and beyond, plus a selection of premium cocktails, spirits and soft drinks. These will all be served from an island bar in the centre of the pub, which the brewer feels gives a more welcoming and engaging experience to its customers.

Camerons will open its latest venue with a selection of beers from local, North East and world brewers, including Kona, Mad Hatter, Stone, Delirium, Chimay, Neptune, Red Star, Chapter and Liverpool Organic breweries.  The venue will also feature beers from the brewers’ own portfolio, including its latest Motörhead collaboration, Röad Crew APA.

Pub classics

The food offering will include a great range of British pub classics with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. A key part of the menu will be a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, which will constantly be updated. To complement the selection of American beers, the bar will open with a range of burgers and 12-inch hot dogs. Beer and food pairing is also a major focus, with the mac ‘n’ cheese incorporating the brewer’s Röad Crew beer in the cheese sauce, and staff on hand to recommend beers to match with the menu items.

The Head of Steam will be running a series of tap takeovers, meet the brewer and beer and cheese sampling nights — details will be be found on the website and social media pages.

Earlier this year, Camerons’ chief executive, Chris Soley, said: “As part of the expansion plans in place to increase our retail pub division, we have been looking at a number of potentially opportunities across the UK for our The Head of Steam brand.

“We have specifically been looking at venues in the North West and Liverpool was a city we were really keen to open a site in. Liverpool is a large, vibrant city and we feel our mix of craft beer and live music will be a perfect fit to complement the already fantastic pub and bar offerings in the area.

“We will be putting some significant investment into the development of the site and creating new jobs for the area as part of this acquisition.

“This venue will be a very different proposition to the previous The Head of Steam pub that had previously traded in Liverpool and will be modelled on the success we have had at our site in Sheffield.”