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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

‘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

Common Folk

Only a few Common Folk dates left at The Kings Arms..so get yourselves down to Heath Common and don't miss out! Experience an afternoon music festival in our beer garden featuring some of the best local acoustic talent on: Saturday 1st August Saturday 15th August Saturday 5th September Starts 2pm | FREE ENTRY | Summer BBQ The Kings Arms, The Heath, Wakefield, WF1 5SL    

Get me to the GREEK!

Calling all you wine lovers out there, join us for our next event, Get me to THE GREEK!

Pedal for Parkinson’s

Big congratulations to our Pub Company Area Manager, Paul Jackson, on his recent fundraising challenge Pedal for Parkinson’s. Paul completed the gruelling 62 mile bike ride in a fantastic time of 4 hours 44mins – well done Paul! It’s safe to say he definitely deserves a rest, in his post ride review he said ‘If I see another hill it would be to soon’. Thank you for all donations to this fantastic charity.                        

Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2015

We’re thrilled that our best selling beer has been nominated for ‘Drink of the Year’ in the 2015 Yorkshire Life Awards. These prestigious awards cover 11 categories mainly focusing on food producers, restaurants and accommodation providers. The Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards are undoubtedly one of the biggest events in the regions calendar. The awards are designed to champion, highlight and offer a showcase to the good and the great from the region’s food and drink industry, including local producers and suppliers, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers, and peop.. Read more

The Triumphant Survival of The Old Peacock

Jon Howe, author of The Only Place For Us: An A-Z History of Elland Road  has written a little homage below to the triumphant survival of The Old Peacock for Time Out Leeds. "Rather similar to the football club it has stood over like a faithful Labrador for countless generations, the Old Peacock found life tough in the new Millennium; trading on past glories and fully reliant on the blind faith of the misguidedly loyal. Life is very different today, at least for the pub. In 2013, a lavish benefactor came along in the form of Ossett Brewery, which instantly injected purpose and .. Read more

Common Folk on Saturday 18th July

The Kings Arms presents Common Folk on Saturday 18th July An afternoon Music Festival in our beer garden featuring... LIAM FIELD GARY MIDDLETON CAULEY PRITCHARD BROOK GULLIVER RORY HOLL Starts 2pm | Free Entry | Summer BBQ The Kings Arms, The Heath, Wakefield, WF1 5SL Tel: 01924 377 527

Bank Holiday BBQ at The Shepherds Boy

Join us for a BANK HOLIDAY BBQ On Sunday 30th August from 3pm Come together with friends and family to eat, drink and embrace the bank holiday weekend. Live acoustic session from Elliot Roberts at 7pm Real Ale . BBQ Food . Live Music The Shepherds Boy 157 Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury, Wf13 2RP Tel: 01924 454116

A Taste of Rioja

For all you wine lovers out there join us for... A Taste of Rioja at Candlebar Wednesday 15th July From 7pm Tutored tasting with our Wine Guru 3 different ages of Rioja matched with nibbles For ONLY £12.50 Purchase your tickets at the bar today or call 0113 2446655.  

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.  

Inception Makes Waves

Our newest permanent beer is gaining plaudits and praise for its massively heavy hop character and has just picked up its first award. Magna Beer Festival in Rotherham is one of the biggest beer festivals in the North with in excess of 250 beers available. Not only was Inception awarded best Golden Beer at Magna but also came third in the best overall beer competition. Our Head Brewer, Paul Spencer, did four trial brews before he was happy with the final recipe for Inception. The beer has quickly established itself as Ossett Brewery’s third highest volume beer. Mike Inman, brewery MD is a hu.. Read more

Supporting Yorkshire Cricket

The brewery is proud to sponsor a number of Cricket Clubs for the 2015 season particularly as we’re also supporting Yorkshire cricketer, Richard Pyrah, for his benefit year. Our 4% golden beer ‘Pyrah’ has been tremendously well received by the cricket fraternity. The Pyrah beer has been sold at Richard Pyrahs’s events and numerous Cricket Clubs across Yorkshire and beyond. We will present Richard and his beneficiary charities with a cheque at the end of the season based on the brewery giving 10p from every pint of Pyrah sold. This season we are supporting Rastrick, Hanging H.. Read more

Leeds Waterfront Festival

LEEDS DOCK | THE CALLS | BREWERY WHARF | GRANARY WHARF | VICTORIA WHARF | THWAITE MILLS Pop along to the Leeds Waterfront Festival 2015 on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June.  From boat rides to street food to live music to dance, there is surely something to interest you.  What's going on at... THE HOP LEEDS Beer Festival & Live Music all weekend from 12pm – 11pm FREE ENTRY Beer, Cider, Music & Sun at The Hop Leeds 10 beers and 12 ciders available throughout the weekend with a fantastic selection of live acts from Blues to Folk to .. Read more

BATTLE OF THE BLANCS

Join us at CANDLEBAR on Tuesday 23rd June from 7pm for our latest wine event, Battle Of The Blancs. Tutored tasting with Wine Guru, Gary Smulders 6 Gorgeous OZ & NZ Sauvignon Blancs with nibbles for only £10! Purchase your tickets at the bar today or call 0113 2446655.  

The Hop Saltaire is awarded Pub of the Season Spring 2015 by Bradford CAMRA

Congratulations to The Hop Saltaire for scooping the award for Pub of the Season Spring 2015 by Bradford CAMRA. The Bradford Branch of CAMRA will be attending this newly refurbished bar and kitchen on Wednesday at 7.30pm to present the award to General Manager, Sami Foster. The venue is housed in an historic old tramshed, situated in the world heritage site of Saltaire, delivering great food, real ale and live music throughout the year. In addition to the presentation, complimentary nibbles will be provided in celebration of this fantastic achievement. Every quarter CAMRA selects a Town and a Country.. Read more

Yorkshire Blonde now in Co-Operative stores throughout Yorkshire

Our ever popular Yorkshire Blonde Premium is now available in bottles from Co-op stores in Yorkshire - perfect to have at home for Summers BBQ's! Fruity Lager Style Beer (4.5% ABV) A premium slightly stronger version of our hugely popular cask ale. This lager coloured ale is full bodied, well rounded and slightly sweet on the palate. A generous late addition of Mount Hood hops result in a delicate fruity hop aroma.

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€‹

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...

Three Pigeons Renovation Receives Commendation

After a sympathetic refurbishment in 2014 The Three Pigeons, Halifax has received a commendation from Halifax CivicTrust 2015 for the renovation of the two rear rooms.  The English Heritage Grade II listed building was built in 1932 and still retains most of its original Art Deco interior. It is also listed as one of the UK's top 10 most architecturally important pubs by the Campaign For Real Ale (Camra).  â€‹

The Flowerpot in Mirfield awarded Pub of the Year by CAMRA Heavy Woollen District

Congratulations to The Flowerpot in Mirfield for scooping the award for CAMRA Pub of the Year Heavy Woollen District. The Heavy Woollen Branch of CAMRA attended this marvellous community pub on Wednesday evening to present the award to landlord, Chris Osman. In addition to this the Ossett Brewery team invited local residents, family and friends to join them in celebrating this honorary achievement with live music and complimentary supper for everyone attending. This award highlights the importance in which the charming community pub plays to Mirfield. The pub is highly valued by its regulars, continu.. Read more

Shepherds Boy set to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance over the May Bank Holiday Weekend

Over the May Bank Holiday The Shepherds Boy will be holding a series of events in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. On Sunday 3rd May experience a full day of entertainment with our: •    ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ from 12noon. From burgers & hot dogs to kebabs, there is surely something to tempt your taste buds! £5 for children & £10 for adults, including 1 FREE drink per person. •    AUCTION from 4pm. Get your bidding hats on to be in with the chance to buy some great items at fantastic value. •    RACE NIGHT from 8pm. Bet ag.. Read more

What a Corker - #NoPyrahNoParty

Yorkshire County Cricketer Rich Pyrah asked us to brew a beer to celebrate his Benefit (testimonial) Year. We obliged with an easy drinking pale golden brew hopped with refreshing American Cascade hops and named after Richard. As Richard commenced his career at Ossett Cricket Club we thought that would be a fitting venue for the official beer launch. Richard was on hand to serve a few pints although he struggled to keep up with the huge demand for Pyrah! #NoPyrahNoParty            The first brew of Pyrah sold very quickly, particularly in Cricket Clubs, and the next.. Read more

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!

CANDLEBAR to light up Leeds Bar Scene

Ossett Brewery to launch new canal side venue in Granary Wharf on Friday 24th April £300,000 investment, 15 new jobs and plenty of reasons to visit Set to open its doors to the public at 4pm on Friday 24th April 2015, CANDLEBAR is located on the ground floor of the iconic waterside building, Candle House in Granary Wharf, Leeds. An intimate venue serving 14 craft world beers, over 20 premium wines by the glass pristinely dispensed through Enomatic preservation machines, and rustic pizza from an authentic Italian wood-fired oven, this latest Ossett Brewery venue intends to offer something a .. Read more

Congratulations to Black Bull Liversedge

Congratulations to The Black Bull Liversedge on featuring in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide for a whopping 10 consecutive years. The Heavy Woollen Branch of CAMRA attended the busy community pub on Tuesday evening to present the award to landlady, Linda Rowley. This award is only issued to pubs that year on year produce consistency of excellence in their serving and keeping of Real Ale. The Black Bull was the first pub to be opened by Ossett Brewery back in May 2003. Since then the company has successfully expanded to 24 sites around Yorkshire. These include The Rat and Ratchet in Huddersfield that last .. Read more

Bloke From Hull Reports on #IWCBD 2015

Following a successful first appearance in 2014, the International Women’s Collaborative Brew Day returned on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8th March 2015 with over 80 participants from 11 countries. All the female brewers who joined this year brewed Unite Red Ale (4.6% ABV), the recipe of which was formulated by event Founder and Brewster Sophie de Ronde of Muntons Malt. Co-ordination of all of the brewers and teams was again headed by Denise Ratfield of Pink Boots Society. Eleven countries were involved, with brewsters in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Italy, Mexico, New Zealan.. Read more

#NoPyrahNoParty

We are proud to launch a new beer to support Yorkshire County cricketer Richard Pyrah’s benefit year. Richard is an Ossett born lad who commenced his career at Ossett Cricket Club and has since proved an invaluable asset to Yorkshire in both Twenty20 ad County matches!    The official launch of 'Pyrah' will be held at Ossett Cricket Club on Thursday 9th April from 7pm. We would love you to join the Ossett Brewery team and Richard for a pint or two of 'Pyrah' to celebrate. ‘Pyrah’ is and easy drinking golden ale with moderate bitterness and d.. Read more

Duty Cut – Good News!

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

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