If you read Huddersfield Examiner you may have been a little surprised to find their lead article on Saturday being devoted to real ale, or more precisely the amount of real ale breweries in the Town. It seems that per head of population the town has the more breweries in Britain. It just goes to show what steps forward the town has made in the last few years.
Some of them have been around for some time such as Linfit, although totally rebuilt after its recent fire, and Riverhead. Others are new kids on the block, Rat and Milltown for example. Some have developed a countrywide reputation for their fine beers, Mallinsons, Summer Wine and Magic Rock spring to mind.
However whatever category the brewery falls into, it is a great achievement to top cities like Derby and Sheffield whose brewing pedigree if without question, and just shows how great the commitment to real ale is in the town. We should be justly proud of these people who have put the town on the map in another sphere of excellence, just get out there and support them.