The 'Owenshaw Mills Brewery' is somewhere in Sowerby Bridge I believe, information is a bit scarce and to be honest, the brewery sneaked up on my blind side, so at the moment I know very little about it. I understand that the brewer is Les Measures, who used to be a brewer at the Sair a while ago before setting up by himself.
The first beer I have heard about was 'Duck Hop' at 4.1%, and was on sale at the 'Shoulder of Mutton' at Lockwood, so I hot foot along there to try it last night. It was not easy to find on the bar, I do not think I have even seen such a boring pump clip, even though it did give all the information I wanted .Hopefully the beer would be better than the point of sale. It was a bit of shock to pay £2.80 for it though.
It was a decent first attempt,a light coloured beer, but with Les's love of hops it was disappointing to find very few in the brew. A reasonable beer but I had hoped for better, but after all it is his first effort. I await the next with interest.
At the moment the Shoulder is the only outlet I have heard of for the beer, and as I said before, information is very scarce. When I know more I will let you know.