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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.

Duck and Drake Leeds

Members of our 'Ossett Beer Excellence' Club and good friends, The Duck & Drake, are rightly proud to have been voted Leeds Camra's Pub of the Season for Summer 2014. Congratulations to Andy and all the team.

June 2014 Seasonal Beers

Due to major work to increase capacity at the brewery we lose a few brewdays in June. This means we have a limited range of seasonal beers for the month: RIO DE JA BEER-O! - 4% dry and lager coloured ale.  Generous quantities of English and American hops produces a bitter and refreshing beer with further dry hopping during conditioning giving an intense citrus aroma. Rio de ja Beer-O! is also available to Enterprise Houses via Junes 'On the dray' feature. TOUR DE YORKSHIRE 3.8% - A classic pale golden Yorkshire style bitter.  Full bodied and very dry with a subtle spicyness.. Read more

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.

May 2014 Seasonal Beers

This month see's a varied selection of new brews and old favourites available: MAJESTIC MILD 3.8% - A velvety smooth dark mild brewed to celebrate Camra's Month of Mild. Chocolate and coffee flavours from a blend of five different malts are complemented by a delicate hop finish from English First Gold hops. JUNGA 4% - The fifth in our immensely popular series of single hop beers. Customers seem to love comparing and contrasting the different flavours and aromas from each of the beers based on the same extra pale malt base. Junga is a Polish hop with moderate bitterness and blackcurrent &am.. Read more

Sandal RUFC Sponsorship

Our good friend at Sandal RUFC are now sporting new Ossett Brewery sponsored shirts for the 2014 season.

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.

Beer Duty

Following the chancellors welcome reduction in beer duty we are pleased to announce that we have reduced the list price of all our beers. The full duty reduction has been reflected in the list price.

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

March 2014 Seasonal Brews

We're very excited about our latest 'World Cup of Hops' brew. 'Summit' is the forth in our series of experimental single hop beers for 2014. Each beer utilizes the same 4% extra pale malt base with a similar quantity of the hop the beer is named after. Summit is an American hop which gives an amazingly powerful Grapefruit aroma with a lingering citrus finish. We expect both brews of Summit to sell out very quickly. March will also see a single brew of the potent 'Quicksilver' a 5% lager style beer that balances full bodied maltiness with a refreshing citrus aroma. Should b.. Read more

February 2014 Seasonal Beers

This month see's the second in our 2014 'World Cup of Hops' series - with a rare Slovenian hop variety called 'Dana'. Once again this 4% brew utilises extra pale malt and the single hop variety to help drinkers diffrentiate between a variety of hops from around the globe. In addition we also have a single brew of 'Silver Shadow'. A lager coloured, dry, bitter & citrusy 3.9% session bitter. February will also see a brew of the ever popular extra pale 4.2% 'Snowdrop'. Casks of Treacle Stout and Premium Yorkshire Blonde are also out in trade and will be on bars durin.. Read more

February 2014 Events

We involved with a number of 'beery' events this month: Fri-Sat 7-8th FEB – ILKLEY BEER FESTIVAL – A very well organised festival featuring an Ossett Brewery/Rat Brewery Bar. www.ilkleybeerfestival.org.uk Weds 19th FEB – FOOD & BEER MATCHING @ KINGS ARMS, HEATH – A three course meal with ideal beer match. Advance tickets are £25 a head from the Kings Arms (see poster below): Thurs 20th FEB – ‘MEET THE BREWER’ @ GROVE, Skelmanthorpe. – Diane Stanford ex manager of the Old Vic, Ossett & Cross Keys, Knaresborough now has the.. Read more

Happy New Year

Here's hoping that 2014 will be a great year for beer drinkers, brewers and the pub trade. We have launched our 2014 Beer Programme and sent our trade customers a booklet detailing our new Core range line-up and monthly seasonal beers. Please check out our 'BEERS' tab for full details.

January 2014 Seasonal Beers

The first of our 2014 'World Cup of Hops' series has been very well received. Each of the series utilizes the same 4% abv pale malt base with a similar quantity of a single hop variety. In this case the Australian Galaxy Hop provides a fruity aroma with a high level of bitterness. In January we will also have Treacle Stout, Premium Yorkshire Blonde and Silver Shadow available.

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