Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Leeds Brewery

Those planning a visit to Great Heck Brewery's first pub in the next few weeks may be fortunate enough to happen upon some ale from the latest Leeds-based producer.

The Ridgeside Brewing Company in Meanwood is gearing up to begin full-time production, with O'Donoghue's in Wakefield selected for the official launch. Head brewer Simon Bolderson (right) is keen to get started -

"We have been working very long hours over the past few days, and now have our first batch of beer safely in the fermenter. This is a small one off batch of just 9 casks, which we have brewed primarily to test the system. We are hoping to brew a full batch of 16 casks on Friday or Saturday, and will be launching our beer at O'Donoghue's in about three weeks. Exciting times ahead!"

For all the latest, check out the brewery's website here and read a full interview with Simon here.

pic: Leeds Guide

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