Friday, November 29, 2013

An ode to real ale in Huddersfield

Sportsman Brewing Company's national name check
Huddersfield's brewers got a shout out on national radio this week.
Chamber folk duo Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow, from Huddersfield, have recorded Summat's Brewin', which was aired on Radio 2's The Folk Show on Wednesday night.
The song is all about good ale and its lyrics mention local brewers Mallinsons, Milltown, Magic Rock, Sportsman, Riverhead and Summer Wine.
The track is from O'Hooley & Tidow's forthcoming album The Hum, which will be released in February 2014.
But thanks to the BBC's iPlayer you can listen to it for the next few days or so.
Host Mark Radcliffe's introduction to the song is 25min 50sec in, and the song itself at 28min 17sec.


Jibber said...

I know it's not Huddersfield, but if anyone cares to venture into Calderdale this coming weekend (starting on Friday evening), there's a 'brewery takeover' at the Old Gate in Hebden Bridge featuring beers from Summer Wine, both on draught and key keg. A similar event featuring Magic Rock was a great success, and judging by Summer Wine's reputation,this weekend will be popular.

Ale Ambler said...

Thanks for letting us know, Jibber. We like to know about good beer wherever it's served.
Good luck with the event and feel free to write a review if you'd like to.
I went to the Magic Rock event in Barnsley on Thursday but only had enough time to do the keg kegs instead of trying them against the casks.

Ale Ambler said...

Beer list for Summer Wine Brewery's tap take over at The Old Gate Bar and Restaurant in Hebden Bridge.
Date: Fri, Dec 6 to Sat, Dec 7.
Source: The Old Gate's facebook page.
"Tap takeover!! great news on Friday 6th / Saturday 7th December the amazing summer wine brewery will be taking over the bar!! we've done our very best to get an excellent range of this awesome breweries beers. The beers will be going on the bar Friday lunch so get down quick as these beers won't last long!
below is the full list of beers for that weekend:
Zenith pale ale 4%
Yellowstone pale ale 4.3%
Barista espresso stout 4.8%
Teleporter 5%
Oregon pale ale 5.5%
Mokko milk stout 6%
Diablo IPA 6%
Bristlecone 6.5%
Sabretooth IPA 6.9%
Maelstrom DIPA 9%"

Anonymous said...

Excellent. Let's get it to No.1!