OUR
Brewpubs

THERE ARE THREE MICROBREWERIES WHICH FALL WITHIN THE Ossett Brewery GROUP, CREATING A DIVERSE RANGE OF BEERS ACROSS WEST YORKSHIRE.

RAT
BREWERY

Housed beneath The Rat and Ratchet and since the very first brew of Lab Rat in 2011, head brewer, Paul Spencer and brewer Robin Moss, have created rodent themed beers to critical acclaim. Our beers are distinctive, extreme, generally intensely hopped and anything but average, experimenting with a range of different beer styles, strengths and ingredients. Rat beer is now infecting all four corners of the UK faster than the Black Death, turning a local infestation into a national plague. White Rat in particular has emerged as the flagship beer and now sits within the Ossett core range.

RAT IN
BLACK

MELLOW TASTY MILD

Four different malts combine to give a beer with burnt, coffee and chocolate malt character. Slightly sweet on the palate, but moderate bitterness and a fruity, spicy aroma that comes from English grown Bramling Cross hops.

SINCE

2011

INGREDIENTS

ABV

4.5%

WHITE
RAT

CHOCOLATE ORANGE STOUT

This ultra pale and extremely hoppy beer is brewed with a combination of low colour malt and three American hop varieties, the result is an intensely aromatic beer with a resinous finish. Winner of many Beer of the festival awards.

SINCE

2011

INGREDIENTS

ABV

4.0%

KING
RAT

MELLOW TASTY MILD

A beer that is all about hops! The Nelson Sauvin variety from New Zealand give a unique white winey aroma to this IPA. Bitterness is high, but balanced nicely by a residual malty sweetness.

SINCE

2011

INGREDIENTS

ABV

5.0%

RAT AGAINT
THE MACHINE

CHOCOLATE ORANGE STOUT

Intensely hopped American style IPA. Strong, pale and bitter with massive citrus hop aroma.

SINCE

2011

INGREDIENTS

ABV

7.0%

FERNANDES
BREWERY

Ossett Brewery purchased the Fernandes Brewery and Pub in 2007. Proud of its heritage and under the watchful eye of head brewer Paul Spencer, Ossett Brewery has continued to brew many of the original beers, whilst also devising many new brews which have become firm favourites. Brewer, Steve Hutchinson, now brews around 90 different beers a year from the pale ‘Straw-Weight’ at 2.8% to impenetrable black, full bodied stouts, such as ‘Voodoo’ at 5.0%.

MALT
SHOVEL

MELLOW TASTY MILD

A dark, full-bodied mild. Pale, crystal and roasted malts provide rich flavours of coffee and chocolate, while delicate bitterness and aroma come from Fuggles hops.

SINCE

1996

INGREDIENTS

ABV

3.8%

SHERBERT
LEMON

CHOCOLATE ORANGE STOUT

A black moreish beer with a chocolate, orangey, vanilla flavour coming through, brewed using Fuggles hops.

SINCE

2011

INGREDIENTS

ABV

5.1%

RIVERHEAD
BREWERY

The Riverhead brew-pub opened in 1995, with Ossett Brewery purchasing the site in 2006. The core range are named after local reservoirs, with the height of the reservoir relating to the strength of the beer. Brewer, Richard Armitage, has created many new beers whilst retaining the old local favourites such as Butterley and Redbrook. The Riverhead is our smallest brewery, a two brewers barrel plant producing just eight firkins per brew which means the majority of Riverhead beers are sold through the Brewery Tap itself.

BUTTERLEY
BITTER

AMBER-COLOURED TRADITIONAL BITTER

A rich golden smooth drinking session ale with soft malt flavours and delicate floral English hop aromas.

SINCE

1995

INGREDIENTS

ABV

3.8%

SHERBERT
LEMON

REFRESHING, LEMONY PALE ALE

Extra pale ale brewed with additional wheat, distinctive lemongrass and citrus hop notes.

SINCE

2008

INGREDIENTS

ABV

4.0%

MARCH
HAIGH

MALTY PREMIUM ENGLISH ALE

A golden brown premium bitter with moderate bitterness. One of the original Riverhead brews that is still permanently available at the Riverhead Brewery Tap.

SINCE

1995

INGREDIENTS

ABV

4.6%

REDBROOK
PREMIUM

AMBER-COLOURED TRADITIONAL BITTER

A ruby coloured strong ale that is mellow yet robust and slightly sweet.

SINCE

1995

INGREDIENTS

ABV

5.5%

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