Saturday, May 14, 2011

More Local Breweries Appear

If we thought Huddersfield was the up and coming centre of the brewing universe, then Calderdale cannot be close behind. We have already mentioned the first efforts from Sowerby Bridge's 'Owenshaw Mills Brewery' and we have heard of another brewery in the area coming on stream next month. Look out for the 'Slightly Foxed Brewing Co'.

A joint venture between landlord Simon Trapp and businessman, Matt Bell, their intention is to provide beers for the local area and beyond. Their press release shows an intention to brew three core beers; 'Slightly Foxed' will be a 3.8%, session bitter made with American hops, 'Fox Glove' will be 4.3%, in the style of a best bitter, with English and European hops, and 'Bengal Fox' is intended to be a 5.2% IPA showcasing New Zealand hops.

These will be the first three beers available, hopefully around in mid to late June, but they will be augmented later by some darker beers and some seasonal and special brews.

Good luck to them, we hope to try the fruits of their efforts soon.

Another brewery that we will be able to try in the next few days at the Grove, also promises great things. The 'Kirkstall' brewery is in Leeds and the new venture of Dave Saunders, who was previously the brewer at The Elland Brewery. He managed to brew some pretty good stuff at Elland so I can see no reason why the beers that come out of Kirkstall should not be their equal, or better. Watch this space !

1 comment:

Brian said...

Also, Magic Rock brewed their first beer last Tuesday, 2nd brew coming up this week. So should be out in pubs in early June. Very excited for what these guys are going to be producing!