The Latest News

A Fresh New Look for The Riverhead Brewery Tap

The Riverhead Brewery Tap is having a makeover and will re-open for our lovely customers on Friday 16th June from 12noon.  The Riverhead is ideally placed in the picturesque village of Marsden, Huddersfield and the exciting new developments will compliment this riverside location with some fantastic new additions. Come visit us from Friday 16th June and we promise that you won't be disappointed. For now, here is a sneaky peek of our wonderful new signage....

More Exciting News For Ossett Brewery!!

You may remember in our previous post featuring the news of our snazzy re-brand, we mentioned that a major expansion would be occuring on the Ossett Brewery site......well we are now ready to share the details and give you more of an idea about this exciting new project!! The current brewery which produces the core Ossett range will be able to extend capacity by the construction of a brand new cold storage warehouse. The decision to embark on this expansion programme was made in order to keep up with growing demand for Ossett brands such as Yorkshire Blonde, Silver King and Excelsior. Silver Kin.. Read more

We passed our SALSA Audit!!

Fantastic & exciting news for Ossett Brewery! We have passed our SALSA Audit (Safe & Local Supplier Approval) and received our certificate which you can see by clicking here...it's truly a sight for sore eyes. Congratulations to Paul Spencer who is our Director of Brewing and to all of our Brewers for their hard work. It's a huge achievement!!    

Brew Your Own Rat Beer!

Make a pit stop at Candlebar to be in with a chance to win your very own rat brew day! Details below...

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!

‘RATSPUTIN’ KING OF THE KEGS

Our recently launched range of #RatCrafted keg beers caused quite a stir at the SIBA North Keg Beer Competition held at the Canal House, Nottingham on 23rd July. We’re chuffed that our characteristically hazy German style Wheat Beer ‘Rattus Rattus’ won the bronze medal in the Speciality Beer category and even more chuffed that our fantastically named 7.4% Russian Imperial Stout ‘Ratsputin’ won the gold medal in the Premium Strong Beer Category, beating Elland’s 1872 Porter into second place. The winners of the eight category’s were then reassessed to.. Read more

Rat Against The Machine wins again!

Rat Against The Machine has again been recognised, this time by the prestigious International Brewing Awards! RATM keg won Bronze in the strong ale category. On Wednesday 29th April our Head Rodent, Paul Spencer and Rat Brewer, Robin Moss headed down to London to collect their well deserved medal. Congratulations Rat Brewery!  â€‹  â€‹

Rat & Ratchet named the Best Cask Beer Pub in the UK at the Great British Pub Awards 2014

After the outstanding success of The Rat & Ratchet been named the Best Cask Beer Pub in the UK at the Great British Pub Awards 2014, Ossett Brewery held a celebratory event to mark this honour on Sunday 16th November 2014.  Richard Prest and Lisa Dunbar, Managers of the Rat, dressed themselves up for a glamourous night at The British Pub Awards, at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane. Richard and Lisa were joined by a wide variety of other publicans from across the country, with a total of 17 awards been announced at the ceremony. The Rat & Ratchet beers all have humorous and creative ale t.. Read more

New Launch of Riverhead Dining Rooms on Friday 21st November 2014

FRESH | SEASONAL | LOCAL | A LA CARTE DINING The team at Ossett Brewery and Manager, Lorri Wood welcome you to come and see the fresh looking Riverhead dinning rooms, with new chef, Adam Wright. Bookings are now being taken, please call 01484 844324 to reserve your place. Food Service Times: Tue – Thur 12noon – 2pm | 5pm – 9pm Fri 12noon – 3pm | 5pm – 9pm Sat 12noon – 9pm | Sun 12noon – 8pm THE RIVERHEAD BREWERY TAP & DINING ROOMS 2 PEEL STREET | MARSDEN | HUDDERSFIELD | HD7 6BR WWW.THERIVERHEADMARSDEN.CO.UK

Mini Casks are back for Christmas!

Do you fancy draught Beer At Home For Christmas? Our 5 litre mini-casks are always popular for Christmas and New Year parties. We will be selling at from the Ossett Brewery shop from mid December until they run out! The ‘shop’ is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. These casks contain proper cask ale and therefore will need time to settle and the container should not be moved until it is empty. Once opened the beer is best consumed in three days.  Yorkshire Blonde 3.9%   -£17.57 Silver King 4.3%                .. Read more

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

Rat in a Bottle

We have bowed to customer demand and bottled a small batch of our flagship IPA in 330ml bottles. Rat Against The Machine is an intensely hopped American style IPA that is bottled conditioned. A powerful 7% pale and bitter beer with massive citrus hop aroma derived from US Chinook & Citra hops. We’re really happy with the powerful and complex taste and we’d love to know what you think. The bottles are available from the Brewery Shop, the Rat & Ratchet pub in Huddersfield and many specialist beer retailers.

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.

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