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OUGD601 — Breweries of Interest

Leeds Brewery — Leeds

"Leeds Brewery was established in June 2007 and is the largest brewery in the city.

We have developed a reputation as one of the best and most consistent new breweries in the north of England, and within our team we have a wealth of experience which ensures that every aspect of the brewing process comes up to our highest standards.

We currently brew on a 20 barrel (6,000 pint) brew house and have a weekly capacity of 70,000 pints. We produce four permanent cask beers; Leeds Pale, Yorkshire Gold, Leeds Best and Midnight Bell which are complemented by a range of quarterly seasonal beers brewed throughout the year. We also have four bottled products; Leeds Best, Yorkshire Gold, Midnight Bell and Hellfire, as well as our draught Leodis Lager.

Using only the finest possible ingredients – choicest hops, select British malted barley, and our unique Yorkshire yeast – we are confident that our beers are some of the finest ales available. Coupled with our contemporary and instantly recognisable branding, we think our beers make a valuable and popular addition to any bar.

Our beers are available to customers directly from the brewery, through SIBA DDS, and via most large and medium sized wholesalers and pub companies."

Wharfebank Brewery — Wharfedale

"Wharfe Bank Brewery was founded in April 2010 in a converted paper mill on the banks of the River Wharfe just outside the village of Pool in Wharfedale and a couple of miles from the local market town of Otley. We sit on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, within easy reach of Harrogate, York, the North Yorkshire Moors as well as Leeds and the towns of West Yorkshire.  By combining tradition with technology, experience with innovation and passion with patience, we have created a core range of wonderfully unique beers that have gained a reputation and following both locally and further afield.

We supply our core range and special guest beers throughout the North of England and beyond. Our beers are distributed personally within the free trade where possible by the Wharfe Bank team, and using the excellent SIBA Direct Delivery Scheme our core ales are able to reach many drinkers in the northern area. We also distribute to national pub companies, and supply cask ale specialist wholesalers, where our quality is always maintained."

Northern Monk Brewing Co — Leeds

"We are “common” brewers and brew for the love of beer.  However our approach to this task is with the same tangible passion, dedication and community focus of Monks that have brewed ales for thousands of years. In an industry now dominated by mass produced product manufactured by faceless corporations for profit, not taste; we brew beer we love, with love, in the North.  Our beers are brewed to excite, to taste, to remember, to experience and to savour.  We focus on styles of beer that originated in the UK but take an open approach to techniques, ingredients and dispense."

Magic Rock Brewing — Huddersfield

"At Magic Rock we are committed to making a full range of modern, flavourful, hop forward & ‘big’ beers using the best available ingredients and techniques for drinkers unwilling to compromise on flavour. This uncompromising attitude runs through all our beers, where we seek flavour and complexity whilst striving for balance and drink-ability.

We intend to deliver a taste experience to our customers which is magically removed from the mundane. To excite and enthrall and to educate people to the flavour possibilities of beer. We understand that you don’t have time for bland, flavourless beers because neither have we.

Our beers are available in cask and keg because we think that different dispense suits different beers. We also bottle our beers because we like drinking them at home.about magic rock brewing

We make beer the same but different, conjured for flavour; beer which will inspire and delight but above all taste great."

Beavertown Brewery — London


Beavertown was set up in December 2011 by Logan Plant in the kitchen of Duke's Brew and Que, in De Beauvoir, Hackney, London. The brew house, situated opposite the two Smokers of the BBQ restaurant, runs at 4BBL per brew (650 litres - 1150 pints). 

In March of 2013 we moved out of our home at Duke's Brew & Que and into our new brew site at Unit 4 Stour Road, Fish Island, London E3 2NT. Now with a little bit more space we can push the boundaries of brewing and get more beer out to the thirsty masses. 

In May 2014 we moved to our new 11,000sqft space in Tottenham Hale. We upgraded to a 30BBL (50HL) brew house. We also sat our 'heartbeat' 4BBL kit next to Big Beaver to constantly push our Alpha's, experiments and minds!"

Camden Town Brewery — London

"Camden Town Brewery€™s story began in the basement of The Horseshoe in Hampstead; where co-founder Jasper Cuppaidge began brewing his own beer. The operation then moved down the road to the railway arches in Camden Town. A few years on they converted seven old Victorian arches and installed a beautiful modern brewery, made by Braukon in Germany.

Though the bar only opens Thursday to Saturday they have already established a strong standing with London beer connoisseurs, boasting some of the most advanced brewing equipment of any UK micro-brewing company. The impressive range is guaranteed to satisfy any pallet, from their hoppy pale ale to the deeper and stronger stouts. A real selling point is the personal touch. London pubs are riddled with multinational beer companies whose products have travelled thousands of miles to get to the glass. Contrary to this, all of Camden Town Brewery€™s bartenders were involved in the brewing process and all of the beer is produced on-site."

The Five Points Brewing Co — London

"The Five Points Brewing Company is a new brewery based in the heart of Hackney, East London.

We brew beer that is unfiltered, unpasteurized and full of flavour – the sort of beer we enjoy drinking and we hope you enjoy drinking, too.

We are a small, independent brewery, and we brew and package all our beer ourselves, on site here in East London.  After many months of recipe development and trial brewing, we brewed our first batch of Five Points Pale Ale on our full commercial brewhouse on 9th March 2013.  Our flagship Five Points Pale is one of our core range of three beers: Five Points Pale, Hook Island Red and Railway Porter.  All three are available in keg (served refreshingly chilled), cask (traditional ‘handpull’), and bottle.

We chose to be based in Hackney because the owners and founders live in Hackney, and it was important for us to be based in our local community.  We strive to be a socially responsible business and employer, contributing to the community around us.  We are a Living Wage employer, we run an apprenticeship scheme for 18-24 year olds in Hackney, we source our energy from 100% renewable sources, and we are committed to reinvesting a 5% of our profits in local charities and community projects."

Brewdog — Edinburgh

"BrewDog claims to be Scotland's largest independently-owned brewery producing about 120,000 bottles per month for export all over the world. It was founded in 2007 by James Watt and Martin Dickie. The brewery at the Kessock Industrial Estate in Fraserburgh produced its first brew in April 2007. The company moved premises to nearby Ellon in 2012, and the Fraserburgh site will be used as a brewing laboratory for experimental beers."

The Great Yorkshire Brewery — Cropton

"We're right chuffed with our beers. Born & Brewed in Yorkshire, it's real honest beer made with proper Yorkshire Watter, British Barley, Malt & Yeast with whole hops and nowt else."

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