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Roundup 23/03/24

Kirkstall Brewery takes on The Tetley

Leeds’ iconic former home of the Tetley Brewery may be “a landmark of Yorkshire beer culture” again as soon as May, following the announcement this week from Kirkstall Brewery that they are taking on the lease to the 1930s art deco building, the only remnant of the once colossal brewery.

Up until recently in use as an art gallery, Kirkstall have said that they intend to transform The Tetley into a “showcase of the very best brewing in Leeds” by shining the spotlight on regional brands, including Leeds Brewery and North, both of which were rescued by Kirkstall Brewery’s founder, Steve Holt. Beer from guest breweries will also be available.

Mr Holt said: “It’s a tremendous privilege to bring Leeds’ most iconic brewery building into the Kirkstall fold.

“As a brewery that pays a great deal of respect to the history of brewing in the city, we believe we are the ideal custodians for the next chapter of this legendary building.”

He added: “It really is the crown jewel of brewing history in Leeds, and we are deeply grateful for the opportunity to make it a landmark of Yorkshire beer culture once again.”

Horsforth Brewey win Oliver Award

This week saw the presentation of the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Oliver Awards at the Royal Armouries. The awards are the biggest hospitality awards in Leeds and so you can imagine that Horsforth Brewery were over the moon when they won the award for Best Pub or Brewery!

On their instagram feed they said “We’re uncompromising in our approach of doing the right things the right way and we don’t shout about what we do half as much as we should so it feels absolutely wonderful to be recognised for all the hard work everyone at HB puts in.”

And just to prove the kind of people they are, there was a raffle at the event to raise funds for Aphasia Support which they would have donated to but didn’t know about it, so if you bought a ticket during the week for their next brew day (23/03) they will donate all the proceeds to Aphasia Support.

Congratulations to the HB team!

Alarming new release from Saltaire Brewery

New from Saltaire this week is Klaxon, a limited edition light and refreshing pale ale (4.3%). Enjoy tropical fruit flavours, balanced by subtle earthy undertones, offering hints of pine and herbal notes.

Klaxon is available now from the Saltaire Brewery webshop.

Eggsciting new release from Brew York

Mini Keggs is a 4% chocolate egg stout from Brew York. In celebration of chocolate egg season, they have taken inspiration from one of their all-time favourite chocolate eggs. Dark malts combined with cocoa powder and cacao nibs provide a chocolate richness, with a soothing creamy finish.

Hit the heights with two new Vocation releases

New from Vocation this week are Summit and Apex, two punchy brews combining six hops that pack next level flavours.

Summit is a 6.2% DDH IPA, hopped with Simcoe, Mosaic and Sabro and you can expect enticing aromas of ripe mango, juicy pineapple, and delicate coconut notes all wrapped in a silky-smooth texture that glides effortlessly over your palate.

Apex is a 7.6% DIPA, hopped with Citra, Talus and Amarillo and you can expect intense flavours of sweet citrus and subtle tropical undertones, supported with floral and woody aromatics, wrapped up in a super-smooth and drinkable body.

New Timothy Taylor’s stout for Whitelocks

Congratulations to Whitelock’s Ale House, Leeds’ oldest pub, winners of the exclusive Timothy Taylor’s Champion Club prize draw.

1715 Stout is a smooth, malty and smoky stout, named after the year the beautiful Whitelock’s pub opened its doors.

We don’t have much other information other than that 1715 Stout will be launched at Whitelock’s on the evening of 4th April, so maybe the best way to find out more is to get yourself down to Whitelock’s and give it a try!

Two new beers from Abbeydale

New from Abbeydale this week are two new beers, Aquanaut and Fly P.A.

Aquanaut is a 4.6% experimental pale ale. The brewery are diving into a new series with a full flavoured and thirst-quenching hazy pale. Expect intense tropical aroma notes from Spectrum Galaxy and Lupomax Azacca hops, with cutting edge Incognito Centennial giving a piney, resinous finish.

Fly P.A. is a 4.7% dry hopped pale ale. Brewed in collaboration with iconic electronic music duo, I Monster and hopped with Galaxy and Sabro for notes of tangerine, peach and passionfruit with a delicate hint of coconut, contained within a pillowy soft beer that’s perfect for dreaming amid the flowers, for a couple of hours, on a beautiful day.

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