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New Managing Director of Ossett Brewing Company to Build on Major Spend

Yorkshire’s Ossett Brewery is poised for its next stage of growth with the appointment of Alex Minett as Managing Director of the brewing company.  Alex was latterly on-trade sales director at Red Bull and part of their UK Leadership Team.  Having been with the company for approaching 20 years, he was responsible for delivering the strategic direction of their UK on-trade business and guided Red Bull to be the No 1 on-trade packaged soft drink and No 1 on-trade energy drink brand over his tenure. At Ossett he will be tasked with accelerating growth following a £.. Read more

Wharfest 8

WHARFEST RETURNS THIS OCTOBER WITH A FANTASTIC DAY OF LIVE MUSIC ACROSS THE WATERFRONT You can enjoy acoustic acts in Craft Asylum #1, live bands in The Hop and DJs 'till late at Archies. So what are you waiting for? Round up your mates and make a day of it from 3pm on Saturday 5th October 2019. Please note this event is absolutely FREE to attend - no tickets necessary, just show up and enjoy.   THE LINE UP Craft Asylum #1 3pm | Andy Balcon 5pm | Jamie Squire 7pm | Ellie Coast 9pm | Sleepy Jake The Hop 3pm | Get Back Beats 5pm | Untameable Puppies 7pm | The Cheats 9pm .. Read more

Well Done to Rat Brewery

Big congratulations to the Rat Brewery team who have brought home THREE awards from Peterboroughs 42nd Annual Beer Festival! Rat in Black has been awarded GOLD in the Porters/Stout category along with SILVER for overall Champion Beer of the Festival 2019. Reservoir Rat has also been awarded GOLD for the best Bitter/Pale. Go team RAT!

Fernandes Brewery: Silver Award Winner

Congratulations to Brewer, Steve Hutchinson and the team at Fernandes Brewery Tap & Bierkeller! Fernandes Malt Shovel Mild took home the SILVER award from within the mild category in the CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain Awards at the Great British Beer Festival last week. The finals of the competition took place after a year of beer tastings, selection panels and beer festival competitions throughout the UK. Successful beers were submitted from these events into this final round and were conventionally judged in a blind tasting made up of journalists, celebrities, fellow brewers and tr.. Read more

Annual Family Open Day: Total Raised

ANNOUNCEMENT At our Annual Family Open Day we raised a total of £1631. Ossett Brewery has matched the profits made on the day to make this a grand total of £3262 for Forget Me Not Children's Hospice, a big thanks to everyone involved that helped us achieve this  Our raffle prizes are now being collected by their new owner and we have contacted all you lucky people that won. If your number is on the list and unclaimed please give us a call at the brewery on 01924 261333 

The countdown is on to our Annual Family Open Day!

Our Annual Family Open Day in aid of Forget Me Not Children's Hospice returns on Saturday 27th July! Expect to see a the usual great range of cask and keg beers from within the Ossett Brewery family, including SALT Beer Factory. As well as live music, street food, children's activities and a grand raffle with lots of great prizes and so much more! All proceeds from the event are donated to Forget Me Not Children's Hospice in Huddersfield. The charity support local children with life shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire. Last year over £5,000 was&nbs.. Read more

Youngest British serviceman to die in Second World War to get memorial recognition in Ossett hometown

A fantastic piece of history in our very own community (and pub!) by the Yorkshire Post The youngest British serviceman to die in the Second World War at the age of 14 lived at the Brewers Pride. Reginald Earnshaw lied about his age to help out in the war, we really admire his determination and the sacrifice he made.   Read more about it below Yorkshire Post Article: https://bit.ly/2NulSpr Ossett.net: http://ossett.net/WW2/Reginald_Earnshaw.html

Upcoming Beer Festival at the Travellers Inn

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th July Join us to try over 15 different beers brewed across Great Britain and the Isle of Man. From Scotland to Cornwall!  If the dates not already in your diary, it should be! This is not one to be missed.

The Bingley Arms, Horbury

Yes the rumours are true! We are excited to announce that The Bingley Arms in Horbury is the latest addition to our ever-growing Ossett family. We will be re-opening the site next year after a major refurbishment.   To read more about it, click the link below https://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/people/pub-that-locals-failed-to-save-is-due-to-re-open-after-brewery-buy-out-1-9834429

Fantastic Achievement For The Flowerpot!

Congratulations Team Flowerpot Awarded Runner-up in the Heavy Woollen District Campaign for Real Ale, Pub of the Year Competition 2019. What a fantastic achievement!

Riverhead Brewery Tap Beer Festival

Beer Fest @ Riverhead Brewery Tap Friday 28th - Sunday 30th June Featuring SALT Beer Factory With live music throughout the weekend!

Summer Beer Festival At The Flowerpot

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES!  The Flowerpots summer beer festival returns Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd June. A variety of over 15 different beers to try as well as delicious BBQ and street food that will be available throughout the festival!  

Great Gnawthern at Rat & Ratchet

THE GREAT GNAWTHERN BEER FESTIVAL Thursday 30th May - Sunday 2nd June With over 15 different beers from Northern based breweries, featuring SALT Beer Factory!   Meet The Brewer with SALT Thurday 30th May from 7pm Live Music Throughout the weekend    

Theres a Rat Inn-Festation happening at the Black Bull, Rothwell!

The Rat Inn-Festation returns to the Black Bull, Rothwell Friday 24th - Sunday 26th May. Showcasing a fantastic range of Rat Brewery beers and live music throughout the weekend!    

The Fox Beer Festival Returns!

No plans for you and the family this Spring Bank Holiday? Well this might just take your fancy! Thursday 23rd - Monday 27th May Featuring all 4 microbreweries within the Ossett Brewery family. SALT Beer Factory, Rat Brewery, Riverhead Brewery and Fernandes Brewery. LIVE MUSIC Thursday & Friday | 7pm Saturday & Sunday | 5pm QUIZ Thursday | 9pm MAGICIAN  Monday | 4pm DOUGH EYED PIZZA Delicious wood fired pizza available throughout the festival

Brewery Social: Less than 2 weeks to go!

BREWERY SOCIAL Get your social head on and come and join us at the bottom of Healey Road in Ossett for a relaxing day of people, beer, food and music in the heart of the brewery. This is a free, family-friendly event where everybody is welcome, even the dog! Featuring new beers from our friends at Salt Beer Factory, a range of cask, keg, real cider & street food Live Music At The Brewery 3.45pm - Underdrive Johnny 5.45pm - Tom Bedlam Duo At Brewers Pride (just round the corner from the brewery) 8pm - Soul attitude See you at the bar!

Wine Event at Craft Asylum #1

Life's too short to drink bad wine, don't you think?  Why not join us on Thursday 18th April from 6pm and taste a selection of our new premium wine range, ask questions and get sampling... For only £15 per person! Tickets include: Tutored Tasting from our wine guru A selection of our premium wine samples Complimentary nibbles Live acoustic from 8pm Havent got your tickets yet? Click HERE to purchase online now! Alternatively you can call Craft Asylum #1 on 0113 2446655 or visit the venue direct.

TAPFEST 2019

Tapfest returns Bank Holiday Sunday, 26th May. Join us for live music, pizza and great beer! There is no better way to spend your Sunday, right?

Craft Beer & Ale Festival at Three Pigeons

Join us at the Three Pigeons, Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th May for our Craft Beer & Ale Festival with new beers, from new breweries! Featuring not just one, but two meet the brewer sessions with SALT Beer Factory!  

SALSA + Beer Audit Success

Congratulations to us! Ossett brewery has successfully passed the recent SALSA + Beer Audit Go team Ossett. Read more about it below: https://www.salsafood.co.uk/about.php?p=1

Gin Tasting at Craft Asylum #1

Calling all you wonderful GIN lovers out there! We are excited to announce our first ever GIN tasting evening at Craft Asylum #1, Thursday 28th February from 6pm. A great opportunity to try a selection of unique and exciting gins with some fine Ginformation from The Gin Shack along the way... Welcome drink on arrival and a selection of premium gin and mixers, plus some ginspired nibbles. As if that wasn't enough there will even be a live acoustic set following the event! Tickets are just £15 per person and you can find details on where to purchase them below.   Craft Asy.. Read more

Craft Beer Rising 2019

Join us from February 21st - 23rd to sample an array of hop-forward keg beer. We'll have our new and improved core range courtest of Colin Stronge, Paul Spencer & JDC Brewhouse along with a couple of one off specials!   Craft Beer Rising | The Old Truman Brewery | Brick Lane | London  

Introducing Salt Bar & Kitchen

Salt Bar & Kitchen | Grand Opening | Thursday 31st January from 7.30pm Following the launch of our recent SALT brand, Beer Factory and Taproom, we would like to introduce to you, Salt Bar & Kitchen, formerly known as the Hop Saltaire. The venue will continue to feature the same great food, drink choices and live music. See you at the bar.          

Wharfest 7 Is Coming!

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Merry Christmas

Let's raise a glass to 2019... 2018 HIGHLIGHTS We said hello to our new microbrewery, Salt Beer Factory. Salt Beer Factory is housed in a Grade II listed Edwardian tramshed, located in the UNESCO village of Saltaire, Bradford. Salt began with a simple dream - to brew great craft lager, but evolved into something much greater. Expect to find a range of hop-forward beers including IPAs, stouts, lagers and exciting brewing collaborations. The venue includes the taproom, live music space, wood-fired pizza oven, gift shop and DJ booth. From Salt Beer Factory, th.. Read more

Events for 2019

After Christmas has been and gone we always get a case of the January blues, so here is something to look forward to in the new year... Wharfest 7 Saturday 2nd February From 3pm Live music across our 3 venues, Craft Asylum #1, Archie's Bar & Kitchen and The Hop in Leeds Brewery Social Sunday 5th May From 3pm - 8pm at Ossett Brewery Live music and a great selection of Ossett Brewery beer Annual Family Open Day in aid of Forget Me Not Children's Hospice Saturday 27th July From 1pm - 7pm at Ossett Brewery An afternoon of family fun, live music and a grand raffle Wharfe.. Read more

Ossett Brewery Sell 50% Stake to Private Investor

National award-winning brewer and pub company operator Ossett Brewery has sold a 50% stake in the group business. It includes Ossett Brewery and its 26 retail sites, including 19 traditional pubs and restaurants, 4 ale & live music centric bars trading as The HOP and the recently formed new business of Salt Beer Factory and its own city centre bars branded Craft Asylum.   Mark Hunter is the new co-owner of the company and will take a seat on the board but will not form part of the day-to day operational management  team.  The brewery will continue to be led by co-own.. Read more

Congratulations to Fernandes Brewery

Congratulations to Fernandes Brewery for their Bronze Award at the Stockport Beer and Cider Festival 2019.

Happy Birthday To The Hop Wakefield!

This year The Hop Wakefield marks the venues tenth birthday, and to celebrate we're hosting a massive birthday party, full of live music, tasty street food, and a cracking line up of guest ales!  

Salt Beer Factory Brings Philanthropy Back To Saltaire

Philanthropy is defined as the voluntary promotion of human welfare. In that sense, the simple act of Ossett Brewery making beer for people to drink is our donation to the world. After all, as the red neon sign reads in the newly-complete Salt Beer Factory; “The purpose of beer is to create pleasure” and you’re very welcome. It is the perfect fit for the new micro-brewery and multi-discipline taproom, now the signature feature of the Ossett Brewery empire, to be situated in Saltaire; the home of philanthropy and charitable giving. Now modern day benevolence can reach out to people.. Read more

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