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Hat Trick of World Beer Crowns for Ossett Brewery

Ossett Brewing Company is toasting triple acclaim in the fiercely fought World Beer Awards (WBA). Three of the progressive West Yorkshire brewery’s core beer range won top UK awards in this highly prestigious contest – winning one gold and two silvers. Silver King (4.3%abv) claimed gold in the WBA English Pale Ales category while premium Excelsius (5.2%abv) was runner up with silver. Further WBA acclaim came with stout Yorkshire Treacle (4.8% abv) snatching silver in the hotly contested Flavoured Porter/Stouts category. Originally located at the back of Brewers Pride in Os.. Read more

Winner At The World Beer Awards 2020

EXCITING NEWS Hugely well deserved recognition for three of our beers….especially Silver King….still going strong over 20 years on!   We are the winner of 1 Gold and 2 Silver medals at this years 2020 World Beer Awards and we couldn’t be happier. Silver King won Gold & Excelsius won Silver in the English Pale Ale category Yorkshire Treacle won Silver in the Flavoured Porter/Stouts category Well done team Ossett, we rock!    

The Next Stage of Pubs

This week more of our venues will be re-opening, which Ossett pub will you be visiting? Thursday 23rd July: Brewers Pride from 12noon Hop Wakefield from 4pm  The Tap in Ossett from 4pm The Old Vic from 4pm Friday 24th July: Shepherds Rest from 4pm The Drop Inn from 4pm Next week... Thursday 30th July: The Cross Keys The White Horse in Emley The Three Pigeons Friday 31st July: The Old Peacock & The Spiced Mango Indian Kitchen Fernandes Brewery Tap and Bierkeller See you soon  

Covid-19 Beer Returns Information

Direct Delivery Customers: Customers who receive their deliveries from Ossett Brewing Company Limited are requested to contact the brewery to report unbroached out of date casks by emailing sales@ossett-brewery.co.uk or calling 01924 261333. Once reported Ossett Brewing Company Limitied will arrange for the casks to be collected, safely destroyed and a credit to be passed to the customer for the excise duty paid. Customers who receive their Ossett cask ale deliveries from a third party need to visit www.returnyourbeer.co.uk. Ossett Brewing Company Limited have registered with this cross-industry.. Read more

Brewery of The Year 2020

We feel absolutely honoured to be awarded BREWERY OF THE YEAR 2020 at the Leeds & West Yorkshire Prestige Awards, some wonderful news during this difficult and critical time. We would like to thank all our customers that have helped make this happen, your support means the world to us.  Sadly we can't celebrate this right now but we will definitely be having a little drink and dance once it's all over. Go Team OSSETT!  

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

From all the team at Ossett Brewery, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  As always thank you for your continued support throughout 2019, we are always greatful and couldn't do what we do without you.

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

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!

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

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

Open Day - Grand Raffle Winners!

Here are the grand raffle winners from our Family Open Day! Please email jack@ossett-brewery.co.uk if you see your ticket number to collect your prize.

Yorkshire Blonde Premium Strength Mini-Kegs - Available to buy!

Yorkshire Blonde Premium Strength Mini-Kegs Available to buy from the brewery and across our pub co estate! Get yours today by contacting our friendly Sales Team on 01924 237160.  

Latest Addition to The Ossett Brewery Pub Co Estate

Proud to announce our newest addition to the Ossett Brewery Pub Co Estate...  

A Huge Thank You

We raised £5,097.22 for Forget Me Not Children's Hospice at our Annual Family Open Day, what a fantastic result! THANK YOU to everyone that made this possible and also a particular thank you to the following:   ·         BBR for preparing the site and building a great stage ·         A Plant Hire for the generous loan of portaloo’s, generator & fencing ·         All the amazing bands that played for free ·         Gareth Abrahams Independent Dispense Services for t.. Read more

Open Day: Raffle Prize Winners

A massive thank you to everyone that attended and helped out at our Family Open Day on Saturday, we had a fantastic day! Here are our grand raffle winners! Please email leanne@ossett-brewery.co.uk if you see your ticket number to collect your prize....

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!

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

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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