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O to K Beer Festival at The Old Vic

O to K Beer Festival is BACK! Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd October A range of different beers, cider, hot food and live music...

Spreading The Love of Beer with our September Beer Festival

For most people the festival season is seen as June to August; the summer months, or so we call them. You know the scene; endless sunny days, drinking, dancing, eating and sometimes sleeping outdoors, enjoying a sunset as the band plays on, etc etc. But at Ossett Brewery we like to be a bit different, and September is when it all kicks off for us.   The great benefit of beer festivals is that you don’t necessarily need the weather; just the people and the beer. Except that September usually provides pretty decent weather anyway, but let’s keep .. Read more

Rat Inn-Festation Of The Cross Keys, Knaresborough

Don't call the exterminator... it's a Rat Brewery takeover! The Cross Keys will be home to over 15 different Rat cask beers from Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th July, not forgetting a selection of Real Cider & entertainment throughout the weekend. Thursday: Meet the Brewer from 7PM | Beer themed quiz from 9PM Saturday: Live music from Dave Dunne Burch from 9PM Sunday: Acoustic session with Micky Johnson from 4PM  

The Great Gnawthern Beer Festival

It's coming up to that time of year again, The Rat & Ratchet are bringing back their fantastic Beer Festival once more, 30 beers from the north, 10 refreshing ciders, pub quiz and a weekend full of music. Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st May, don't miss out!!

Beer Fest at The Fox!

It's the one month count down to The Fox Beer Festival...and we can't wait! 25th-29th May gives us five days packed with great beers, live music, games & yummy grub... all that's left to do is put in a request for the sunshine  

The Three Pigeons Beer Festival

The good weather is coming and so are the beer festivals! Join us at The Three Pigeons from Thursday 11th - Sunday 14th May for a weekend filled with a range of fantastic beers, ciders... and of course pigeon pies!! Don't forget you can dance into Friday and Saturday night with live music from 9pm...  

Ossett Brewer 22 Yard Barrel Push!

We hope you've all been doing your weight training.....  

Upcoming Beer Festivals

A variety of Beer Festivals this October across the Ossett Brewery Pub Co....something for everyone!    

The Drop Inn: Beer Festival

THE DROP INN BEER FESTIVAL With a fantastic selection of over 16 different beers from Thursday 29th September - Sunday 2nd October...don't miss out!

Back to Basics Beer Festival at Fernandes

With over 20 different beers to quench your thrist...

The Shepherds Rest Beer Festival 2016

A range of fantastic beers from local breweries, BBQ food and live music....three perfect combinations!

Rat Inn-festation at The Rat & Ratchet

You are never more than 6feet away from a rat...

Flowerpot: Beer Festival of Flowers

This Friday join us at our charming community pub, The Flowerpot in Mirfield for a fantastic selection of different beers and ciders available all weekend. 

Shepley Spring Festival Ale Launch @ Rat & Ratchet

Join us to launch the exclusive Shepley Spring Festival beers... Ossett Brewery - Shepley Higgler 4.0% Rat Brewery - Shepley Spring Festival Ale 4.1% Next Wednesday evening at the Rat & Ratchet, Huddersfield! Along with the first taste of the exclusive festival beers we will have: Jack Patchett - a young singer/songwriter from Holmfirth, who has recently been shortlisted for the BBC Folk Awards Young Musician of the Year. White Rose Morris - a long-established Huddersfield-based Morris side, dancing in the Cotswold tradition. Wakefield Morris - formed f.. Read more

Shepley Spring Festival - Name Our Beer Competition!!

Name the Shepley Spring Festival Ale... This year we have partnered with Shepley Spring Festival to supply their Beer Festival Tent. As well as festuring 20+ beers from our breweries we are brewing two exclusive beers: The first, Shepley Spring Festival Ale, is a pale, hoppy session beer brewed by the wonderful Rat Brewery from Huddersfield.  The second beer from Ossett Brewery, is a traditional bitter at 4.0% abv, but it has yet to be given a name...    And that’s where you come in… The Festival and Ossett Brewery are running a competition to name the bee.. Read more

Shepley Spring Festival 2016

We are very pleased to announce that we will be supplying the cask beer for Shepley Spring Festival 2016! The festival is taking place from Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd May. Tickets are availble here http://www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk/tickets-2/ The three-day village festival, features some of the very best performers in traditional music, song and dance from Britain and beyond. This year the Festival Beer Tent will have over 20 beers from our Family of microbreweries - Ossett, Rat, Fernandes & Riverhead. Look out for our two exclusive beers, brewed for the festival: The f.. Read more

Events at The Fox

Take a look at what's on at The Fox over the next couple of months... ST GEORGE'S DAY PARTY Saturday 23rd April From 2PM BBQ | Live Music | Garden Games | Tug of War | Egg & Spoon Race SAUSAGE & CIDERFEST Thursday 26th – Monday 30th May Over 20 Different Ciders Available! BBQ | Live Bands | Best Sausage Competition | Pub Quiz EURO 2016 GARDEN PARTY From 1PM BBQ | Live Music | Human sized foosball table Competition | Family Garden Games FOXFEST Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th July Live Bands throughout the Festival| BBQ | DJ BANK HOLIDAY FOXFEST SPECIAL Fri.. Read more

Three Pigeons Beer Festival - New Beers from New Breweries

Our annual beer festival at the art deco inspired community pub, The Three Pigeons, is back! Join us from Thursday 12th May -  Saturday 14th May for a great selection of beers and introducing our new range of craft beer. Address: The Three Pigeons, 1 Sun Fold, Halifax, HX1 2LX  

Huddersfield Oktoberfest 2015

We are very happy to announce that once again our beers picked up a number of awards at the Hudderfield Camra Oktoberfest. The awards were voted for by the public out of 100+ beers: GOLD award in MILD category: Riverhead Brewery – Damson Mild SILVER award in STOUT/PORTER category: Fernandes – Black Voodoo GOLD award in STRONG BITTER category: Rat Brewery - Number of the Rat   Congratulations to our Brewers; Lisa, Steve & Robin!

Rat Brewery ‘Inn-festation’ & Open Day

The next Rat Brewery ‘Inn-festation’ will coincide with a Rat Brewery open day. The weekend of 18-20th September will feature 15 Rat cask beers including several new beers in addition to old favourites. The Thursday night highlight will be a ‘Meet the Brewer’ and tutored tasting with Rat Brewer, Robin Moss. Saturday will see the open day and public brew day. The full on rodent themed weekend will also feature a #RatCrafted keg bar, Rat Brewery bottle and Merchandise stall with a street food stall on the Saturday and vinyl disco on the Saturday night. If you’re a Rat fan you.. Read more

50th Birthday Party for a Grain

Ossett Brewery Celebrates 50 Years of Maris Otter It may seem strange to note the anniversary of a cereal variety, but there’s good reason to celebrate the half century of one particular barley type. While Maris Otter might not be a household name, it is legendary among craft brewers and beer-lovers. Once malted, it becomes the ingredient by which Ossett Brewery and a few other select breweries swear.   “Less than 6% of British beer is produced with Maris Otter barley malt says Paul Spencer, Head Brewer at Ossett, but its track record is best bar none.  Nine of the most re.. Read more

Beer Festival at The Shepherds Rest

Join us at The Shepherds Rest for our Local Beer Festival Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August 2015 With a range of 12 beers from local breweries and 6 real ciders, we have a great selection for everyone to try. On Saturday 22nd August acoustic act, BAD ASTEROIDS will be entertaining us throughout the evening along with a variety of BBQ food to indulge in.  

Wakefield Walkabout Beer Festival at Fernandes Brewery Tap & Bier Keller

WAKEFIELD WALKABOUT BEER FESTIVAL AT FERNANDES! Friday 22nd to Monday 25th May Including 20 Fernandes Beers & 10 real ciders. Live music on Sunday from 4pm It's going to be a great bank holiday weekend...

Beer Festival to celebrate 10 years for The Three Pigeons, Halifax

Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th May 2015 The team at Ossett Brewery and Manager, Tina Winterbottom, would like to invite you, family & friends to join us in celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of The Three Pigeons, Halifax. Celebrations start at 5pm on Thursday 28th May with a great selection of beer and ale, live music and pigeon pies! On Saturday 30th it will also be the 40th anniversary of Calderdale CAMRA’s first ever meeting which was held at the Three Pigeons, recognition of this will be celebrated on the day. We look forward to seeing you there in what is our decade year of t.. Read more

The Big Family Fun Day & Beer Festival at The Black Bull, Rothwell

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May The Black Bull, Rothwell will have a wide selection of 12 Yorkshire beers available on the bar from the Friday to Sunday, over the first bank holiday weekend in May. Wondering how to entertain the whole family during the bank holiday? Why not join us for a full day of fun on Sunday 3rd May, with BBQ food, ice cream, face painting, bouncy castle, rodeo bull and live music. Best of all it’s FREE to enter, so come drop by!

The 2nd O to K Beer Festival at the Old Vic

The Old Vic on Manor Road, Ossett is once again having a weekend featuring beers from all of the Breweries in the Wakefield District. From teatime on Thursday 20th November to Sunday 23rd November all 10 local breweries will be represented. Many of the Brewers will be present on the Thursday evening from 7pm if you fancy having a chat. For further details see the poster below or call the pub direct on 01924 273516 

Wakefield CAMRA Beer Festival 2014

Once again the Ossett Brewery team ventured to the annual Wakefield CAMRA beer festival. This year the festival featured ‘Celtic Fringe’ beers along with local brewers and real ciders. All the beer was on top form and included beer from all four of our microbreweries.  Our stand out beer of the festival was Fernandes Black Voodoo. June Bradbury from Wakefield CAMRA joined Steve at Fernandes to brew our favourite chocolate orange stout, and to make it even more unique the voodoo heading for the festival was racked into a wooden cask. The beer went down a treat and we are very happy.. Read more

Sheffield CAMRA 40th Steel Beer Festival

Our micro-breweries picked up a couple of awards at the Steel City beer festival at Kelham Island:   GOLD award in BITTER category: Fernandes Brewery – Half Nelson GOLD award in BEST BITTER category: Rat Brewery – Ratweiller   Half Nelson also won SILVER and Ratweiller bronze in the OVERALL BEER of the FESTIVAL competition. Our congratulations to all the brewers involved.  

Huddersfield Oktoberfest Triumphs

We’re really chuffed our beers picked up a number of awards at the Hudderfield Camra Oktoberfest. The awards were voted for by the public out of 100+ beers: GOLD award in BITTER category: Riverhead Brewery – American IPA GOLD award in STOUT/PORTER category: Rat Brewery – Ratsputin (Russian Imperial Stout) GOLD award in SPECIALITY BEER category: Riverhead Brewery – Marzden (Bavarian Smoked Wheat Beer) BRONZE award in SPECIALITY BEER category: Fernandes – Czech Mate (German style Pilsner) The Rat Brewery 'Ratsputin' was matured in and served from a.. Read more

SIBA Success

The annual Society of Independent Brewers awards for the North East region were held at the York Beer Festival in September. Over 300 beers were judged by 70+ judges in a number of categories. We were chuffed to walk away with 3 awards from the 5 beers we entered: Silver King won Bronze in the Best Bitter category. King Rat won Bronze in the Strong Bitter category. Yorkshire Blonde Premium won Silver in the Golden Bottled Beer category. ​

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