Southport brewery has a fine range of local beers. This Christmas I purchased a pin (9 pints) of Old Shrimper 5.5%. All who tasted it on Christmas eve were delighted. It is a dark porter/stout with a distinct roast chocolate after taste-well that was the agreed description after the pin was drunk. Clearly this is not a 'session ale', but one to be savoured. Congratulations to the brewery. The Lancashire Hero off licence on Shakespeare Street is the stockist.