Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Stod Fold Brewery


North of Halifax, amidst rugged Bronte Country, not far from the road to Keighley, lies what is apparently a quiet, secluded place known as Stod Fold. Until recently, an internet search revealed just a self-catering holiday barn, kennels and a cattery. Now, new life has been breathed into the area with the establishment of an exciting new brewery, housed in inherited buildings.
 
 
It is the brainchild of lifetime friends and now business partners Paul Harris and Angus Wood who decided to join forces after careers in Brewing/Microbiology and Finance/Marketing respectively. They have created a small team dedicated to producing exceptional beers and with the sales expertise of Sam and Jonny, offer them to discerning real ale drinkers. Although anciently housed, the brewery combines traditional techniques, the finest ingredients, state of the art equipment and modern expertise to create beers of exceptional quality.

 
After around six months of organising and a month trialling, the beers have been released into the local pub trade directly and more widely across the region via Beverage Express wholesale distribution company. They have been well received at all outlets and also at a number of beer festivals. As some of the team regularly work in the London area, the intention is to use their business networks to establish a Southern foothold in the near future.

 
The initial selection of ales provides a genuine balance of old and new. The Gold and Amber are traditional Yorkshire ales with refreshing flavours, whilst the Blonde and superb Pils are modern takes on the brewer’s art that push the boundaries of taste.

Uniquely the brewery supports the Stod Fold Foundation charitable trust. It supports local charities that are close to its heart and those of its benefactors. The majority of the fund raising comes from pledges by Stod Fold Brewery and Stod Fold Barn who both contribute 1% of their gross sales to the foundation. More details can be found on the website.

BFH
 
Stod Fold Brewing Company, Ogden, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 8XL
Contacts: brewery mobile 07870 498324, landline 01422 245951
e-mail angus@stodfoldbrewing.com, website www.stodfoldbrewing.com

2 comments:

Will said...

The White Horse at Emley has had them very recently - the Pils is exceptionally good but haven't tried the others so far.

Ale Ambler said...

Good post, David