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Wakefield Music Collective are proud to present Rhubarb Rocks @ Fernandes, Fri 17th February - Sun 19th February. An incredible musical act each day, plus there will be Rhubarb & Custard Beer Available! It's a weekend you don't want to miss
Ossett Brewery are proud and excited to announce the launch of their new branding. With the UK brewing industry more vibrant than it has ever been, it is increasingly important that we represent our great beers in the most effective way. Our aim is to improve perceptions of our brand and entice a new wave of beer drinkers without alienating our existing loyal customer base. To do this we have gone for a more contemporary image whilst not straying too far from our traditional roots as a British cask ale producer. We are confident that our new imagery fits well into both traditional c.. Read more
A variety of Beer Festivals this October across the Ossett Brewery Pub Co....something for everyone!
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!
With over 20 different beers to quench your thrist...
A range of fantastic beers from local breweries, BBQ food and live music....three perfect combinations!
You are never more than 6feet away from a rat...
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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! 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...
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
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!
In this year’s budget the chancellor announced an unprecedented third consecutive cut in duty. Cutting beer duty supports one of Britain’s major manufacturing industries and gives increased confidence to small brewers to invest in equipment, staff and pubs. As usual we will adjust our list price to reflect the cut in duty on all our draught brands. Following our annual review of costs in January we decided not to increase our prices as usual in February. With the brewery holding our prices and the chancellors cut in duty our beers will actually be lower cost than last year. Now that&rsquo.. Read more
As usual at the start of a new year, we have reviewed our costs and margins. We are very pleased to announce we will not be increasing our prices in February as in previous years. Although many brewers have announced price increases we feel that the current reductions in fuel costs will allow us to hold prices for the time being. That’s worth raising a glass to! We’re also hopeful that the chancellor will not increase duty in the pre-election budget on Wednesday18th March. Any change in duty, whether up or down, will be fully reflected in our list price following the budget.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This month sees the seventh of our 'World Cup of Hops' series. Each beer utilizes the same 4% abv pale malt base with a similar quantity of a single hop variety and the beer being names after that hop variety. The Armais hop originates from France and produces a moderate bitterness with floral & grassy characteristics. In addition to Aramis we have the long awaited return of Real Ale Revolution IPA (4.5% American style IPA), a single brew of Yorkshire Blonde Premium (4.5%) and American Pale (3.5% intensely aromatic ale with a refreshing citrus character).