news archive: spring 2021

Whilst pubs are in Lockdown, Leeds breweries are continuing to produce beer and some are implementing changes which will push their business   to another level.

During this extended lockdown period our breweries are trying new recipes and hops to offer different beers

Kirkstall brewery have a brand new beer called Cherry Chip and is a 9.0% imperial chocolate cherry cake porter available via their website.

2 breweries have used a USA  hop called Talus, Chevin brew co supplied a 5.4% pale ale called Pale Green Man and Ridgeside have Hold Fast which is a 4.0% session IPA.

Northern Monk brewery have produced a saison style beer called OFS031


Mark Costello of Horsforth Brewery announced in October that he was ready to move into the larger unit that had been in the planning. He is now in and the new 5BBL kit installed, first brew of Horsforth Pale on sale soon. A Taproom is being prepared for opening when allowed.

Amity Brew Co  came onto the beer scene in June and now have got work started on renovating their premises at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley. They hope to their Taproom and Brewery open by Christmas.

Read about it here

  Photo of the Amity Taproom 

  based in Farsley.









Expansion and increased output is what North Brewing Co plan for 2021. They will move into a 21,000 sq ft unit and increase production to 2.8 million pints per year.

Northern Monk Brewery in  collaboration with the Cumbrian brewery Hesket Newmarket  will have a beer called Scafell on the shelves of Tesco. This joint venture will provide help for Hesket Newmarket following a difficult trading year.

Read about it here

Brew York have announced their news of opening a new bar in Leeds which will be on New Briggate. It will have numerous taps dispensing their core beers and guest brewery ales'

Frisky Bear brewing co  in Morley are installing their own canning line so check out their online shop for a variety of beers.

Also Nomadic Beers are looking to launch a range of canned ales, log onto their online shop for details.

Leeds CAMRA have been involved with an organisation called Compass Live Art and in March 2021 there is planned a Compass Festival to celebrate the Public House.  This will coincide with CAMRA's 50th Anniversary.

Details of this festival and also a lost pub competition can be read on the link here