Problem Child beer Parbold

Dirty Bier now in cans!

If you’re a lover of our Dirty Bier, the golden Bavarian lager you’ll love the fact you can now take your very own Dirty Bier in cans!

Made with German malt and German hops and sometimes brewed by Jonny sporting a mock German accent, while singing along badly to the best of Rammstein.

This blonde beer is a round mouthful, refreshing and a definite easy drinker.

These 330ml beauties are priced £20 + VAT for a case of 12.

Contact us direct to arrange delivery or pick them up yourself from The Wayfarer, Parbold or our friends at Windy Arbour Farm Shop.

Problem Child beer Parbold

The Problem Child Beer & Gin Festival at The Wayfarer

Entry: FREE

Pull up a spot and enjoy a freshly pulled pint at our annual Problem Child Beer and Gin Festival.

Taking place from September 1-3rd at The Wayfarer in Parbold, Lancashire, it’s a three day beer bonanza for those who love the hoppy malty goodness of hand crafted cask ales.


Our very own Problem Child will be on the hand pulls with Dirty Bier, Scoundrel, Rapscallion, Rascal and Scallywag making a headline appearance.

Not wanting to steal all the glory for ourselves, we have a whopping further 13 international beers and 6 ciders for you to whet your whistle over the three day weekend.


Half Price Beer on Sunday

If you’re joining us on Sunday, 3rd September, once 5pm hits, whatever is left on the hand pulls is yours for half price. It needs to be drunk, and we need your help to do it! Go on, book Monday off work. You know you want to.

The Gin Wardrobe

Bringing non-beer loving friends? Our quirky gin wardrobe will be open with 13 speciality gins from all over the world, paired with intriguing infusions and garnishes, topped with crisp, delicious flavoured tonics. Not to be missed!


Live Music

Live music will play across the weekend at various times.

Headliners at the festival will be:

Friday at 9pm – Marble Eyes

This high energy foursome bring their own unique spin and expert musical skills to a range of covers from across the decades. Arguably they’re better than many of the music legends they take on. Bring your dancing shoes and your drinking boots.

Saturday at 9pm – Lyons and La Zel 

Glastonbury favourites Lyons and La Zel blend beat boxing with live acoustic guitar, flute and beautifully mesmerising vocals. Quirky, artistic, not to be missed!

Sunday at 3pm – The Tune Inn

The Tune Inn, an acoustic trio featuring guitars and double bass will play out the afternoon as we hopefully drink in the sunshine.

A selection of musicians and vocalists will play at other times across the whole weekend.

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Paul’s Street Food

Head chef, Paul Harries and the team have crafted a wicked menu of delicious street food to sample across the weekend. If you’ve been to The Wayfarer before, you’ll know how flavour obsessed Paul and the team are. This really is a treat for the tastebuds.



The Wayfarer
1-3 Alder Lane

01257 464600


Love Problem Child? Tell your local!

If you’re a lover of a Good Spankin’ or all our amazing Problem Child beer flavours and you’d like to see it on the bar at your local, then let your landlord know!

As a locally brewed Lancashire beer, we have been astounded at the number of taste buds who have partaked in sampling our delicious range of beers. As such, you’ll find us hard at work, crafting our specially made brews for all our happy Problem Child customers.

As a dedicated microbrewery, there is always scope to supply even more regional watering holes and we are always out and about making deliveries of our Lancashire craft ale.

If you recommend Problem Child beer to your landlord and it ends up on the pumps, let us know and we’ll send you a Problem Child t-shirt as a token of our appreciation.

Jonny and the team at Problem Child Brewing

Carry Home Packs of Problem Child

What’s a cask ale fan to do when it’s closing time and the last sip of a cool glass of Problem Child has been devoured?

Well, no need to throw a Tantrum, like a little Scoundrel (see what we did there?) you can take your very own bottle of Problem Child beer home with you. Bottles of your favourite Problem Child Beer are great for BBQs, parties or to just keep your favourite supply chilled in the fridge.

We sell these in delightful carry gift packs of three which make a great present for any real ale lover in your life. If you’re looking for more than three bottles at a time, packs of 6 or 12 mixed selection bottles are also available to purchase directly from us or at The Windy Arbour Farm Shop in Wigan.

Get in touch if you’d like to purchase your own bottle of Problem Child beer, or pop into our microbrewery, located on site at our family pub, The Wayfarer. Pop in for a bite to eat if you like!



Problem Child at The Sandgrounder

Go on The Sandgrounder’s website and you’ll be met with the claim that this seaside pub set in the heart of Southport serves ‘Great drinks, great food and great service’.

Problem Child Beer at The Sandgrounder in SouthportWell, we can definitely vouch for the fact that this bustling pub, bursting at the seams with sports fans from far and wide has a VERY good set of drinks on the pumps.

You can watch the latest football, rugby, cricket, or even catch a spot of live music all while sampling the delicious flavours of our Rapscallion, Scoundrel and Scallywag beers from Problem Child Brewing.

This brilliant pub loves to give local breweries a chance to showcase their real ales and we’re delighted that our own little Problem Child’s been welcomed into the Sandgrounder family.

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