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Who are Liverpool's Magnificent Seven?

Tell us your choice and you could see them all honoured - as Liverpool Organic beers - and the best list will be rewarded handsomely in ale

Published on May 26th 2010.

Who are Liverpool's Magnificent Seven?

CONFIDENTIAL found itself in Bootle, surrounded by bottles, this week, at the HQ of the Liverpool Organic Brewery.

We were pleased to hear that business is flowing in a steady stream for the LC favourite who won the Best Thing in A Glass category in our 2009 Food and Drink Awards, (click here).

with more and more pubs across the city and beyond are clamouring to take casks and bottles of the brew that is true.

The Liverpool Organic Brewery has a range of ales, 24-Carat, Founders Ale, King John's Ale, Porter Liverpool, Liverpool Pale Ale and when its in season, Iron Men. Look out for them.

Now they are launching a range of special brews to celebrate Liverpool heroes of days gone by..

There will be eight in all, the first honour has already gone to William Roscoe, a hero indeed for being instrumental in ending the slave trade. Aptly enough, Roscoe - reformer, poet, historian, lawyer, banker, MP, Unitarian and ‘a true son of Liverpool’ - was born in a pub in Mount Pleasant and right now, just around the corner in the Roscoe Head pub, you can sample this eponymous, lip smacking beer.

That leaves seven heroes to go. Who to pick? Who, from Liverpool's past, is worthy enough to have a beer named after them?

Not quite sure on the final list yet, we were told. Really?

After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing, we thought we'd ask the best people qualified to come up with a definitive list: you.

Yes. The Liverpool Organic Brewery is looking for your suggestions on who to honour in hops.

We are asking you to come up with a list of the seven most heroic people from the city's illustrious history to immortalise in beer. Not only that, but the reader who comes up with the definitive winning list will be presented with Liverpool Heroes beer in respectable quantities as a reward.

One thing: The Beatles, any of them, will not form part of the winning list, ditto footballers. Only because it's too obvious. But nor do they have to be stuffy old Victorians.

“We are after bringing back to life the true heroes who have made the city great,” they told us.

Over to you...

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16 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

P. NissMay 20th 2010.

He said he like to 'do' 45 'lengths' twice a week...

William Brown-StreetMay 20th 2010.

Such a pity that Irving and Mallory only lived in Brokenhead. They could have put everest on the label.

Pete PriceMay 20th 2010.

What about Nicholas Monsarrat? Local lad, best-selling author whose books were made into popular films and were full of seamen.

Mary HingeMay 20th 2010.

The Crown Prince Harpik. Now there is someone who merits a beer!

AnonymousMay 20th 2010.

I am sure a Chambre Hardman beer would go down well with Camra

DigMay 20th 2010.

My seven in no particular order, which I chopped and changed a few times before sticking with my original seven are, Edward Chambre Hardman, King John, Frank Hornby, Carl Bernard Bartels, Thomas Steers, William Gladstone and George Melly.

Liverpool WagMay 20th 2010.

You are never going to get your leg over there Dig. Give up now.

Ay!Carmela!May 20th 2010.

Roger www.dominorecordco.com/…/…

DigMay 20th 2010.

Haha, erm, yes. Amanda was a very good friend a few years back. I'm not trying to get my leg over and never did back then. Never went further than a gentlemanly smooch and lift home from our friends houses.

KnowledgeableMay 20th 2010.

Yes, the Echo pays him handsomely.

AnonymousMay 20th 2010.

my votes go to Kitty Wilkinson, Harold Phillips (Lord Woodbine), John Archer, Margaret Symie, Chambre Hardman, George Melly and Noel Chevasse

WappingMay 20th 2010.

My brain went a bit limp over the Victorians so a moderner list could include B. Fury, J. Conteh, B Tweddle, Lieut H R Newgass.

DigMay 20th 2010.

Aah yes, the CAMRA link with Hardman. I'm glad somebody noticed. I did think of that, honest. Cough cough, ahem, yes.

WappingMay 20th 2010.

Josh Reynolds must be worth a pint. G Melly, rum as he was. Kitty Wilkinson or that Margaret Symie, they were good women I hear. David Lewis, the local health service perhaps? Any of the Holts or Bibbys whose lines fed many a family ashore. That Williamson Tunnel bloke, with his Dig for Wages scheme, Henry Tate was sweet too, so was Brian Epstein by all accounts. The stories of Kwok Fong or Lord Woodbine would make interesting labels. They could do seven each month honoring this place.

DigMay 20th 2010.

Amanda Harrington is already in beer actually. Dipping her toes in Stella bottles on billboards around the country. Well done her I say. As for the rest.....

NoMoreInsideJobsMay 20th 2010.

Stephen GerrardMichael ShieldsPancakeMike MyersStan BoardmanTom O CommorOur Cilla

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