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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. ​

Shepherds Boy Green Hop Beer Festival

Thurs 25th-Sun 28th September. Featuring a unique range of 12 beers made with fresh green hops from this years harvest + a range of real ciders. On Thursday evening Matt Hall of Yorkshire Hops will speak about hops in general and particularly growing hops in Yorkshire.

Garforth Lions Beer Festival

The hugely successful annual Garforth Lions Beer Festival takes place on Saturday 16th August. With a selection of 15 cask ales including a good number from the Ossett family of Brewery's.

Leeds Hop Beer Festival

Leeds Hop will host a festival of Yorkshire Beers & Ciders as part of the Leeds Waterfront Festival. The free entry festival includes live music and runs from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th June.

Fernandes Beer Festival

This years beer festival is completemented by a tutored tasting on Thursday 12th June (tickets £10 a head from Fernandes) and an open brew day with brewer Steve Hutchinson from midday on Saturday 14th June. See poster below for full details:

Wakefield Festival Of Beer

Drinkers at the 2nd Wakefield Festival of Beer voted a couple of our beers in the top three. For the second year running Fernandes Black Voodoo came out top. In joint second place was Ilkley Mayan and Ossett Silver King.

Stoutastic

Our multi award winning stout has picked up another award. Treacle Stout won the best stout category at Elescar Beer Festival earlier this month. Our newest pub,The Fox in York, is now open.. Extensive refurb throughout. 9 Local hand pulled ales, real cider, large beer garden.

Fenandes Black Voodoo

We've just being informed by Cleveland Camra that Black Voodoo won beer of the festival at their Saltburn Beer Festival. Thanks to everyone that drank and voted for our 'chocolate orange' beer.

Good Things Come In Threes

We're celebrating a trio of wins in recent beer competitions: BRADFORD BEER FESTIVAL - Voted Ossett's February seasonal beer, 'Dana', as joint best bitter. We reckon this months seasonal, 'Summit', is even better! LEEDS BEER FESTIVAL - We understand that Fernandes 'Black Voodoo' created a real buzz at the festival and nearly sold out on the first day. We're most proud that 'Black Voodoo' has been voted overall beer of the festival out of a total of 177 beers. We loook forward to the presentation at Leeds Hop on Sunday 13th April. SIBA NATIONAL BEER CO.. Read more

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