|The Inn Beer Shop|
For those of you who don't know it, the Inn Beer Shop is at the northern end of Lord Street, opposite Farmfoods. It stocks more than 300 bottled beers from Britain, Germany and Belgium, and you can drink them there in the café area or take them away. It has a pavement licence too, if the weather is warm enough, or if you're hard enough. They sell draught Southport beer at weekends.
I was in there on Sunday afternoon for CAMRA stalwart Mike Perkins' 'significant' birthday drink. I had a Erdinger Weissbier Kristalklar, which I suspect is rather unimaginative, but I know little about these beers, then a Rauchbier on Ian Wareing's recommendation, which was smoky as the name suggests. A bit of a shock to the tastebuds, but I liked it once I got used to it.
Do try to visit the Oktoberfest Day, but note the shop closes at 7.00 pm.