A Bloke from Hull has brought us news of a beer premiere in Shelley.
Huddersfield's newest brewery, Small World Beers, unveiled Barncliffe bitter at the Flying Ferret in Shelley on Monday.
Apparently the news was broken on Facebook in this way:
"WANT TO TRY A WORLD EXCLUSIVE ????
TONIGHT WE ARE SELLING SHELLEY'S FIRST BITTER
BREWED HERE IN SHELLEY USING SHELLEY SPRING WATER
So new the pump clips don't arrive until tomorrow but you can be the first to try it tonight at The Flying Ferret, Shelley. Just come on in and ask for a pint of Barncliffe bitter and at £2.90 per pint you can be the in on a world first."
The BFH sent the word out, and one of his many ale pals attended and filed this report:
"Managed to drop by & sample the new brew. Served quite cold (or was I too warm?)
It is a pleasant light bitter. Good golden hues and quite clear (through the mist on the glass.)
Not much aroma (might be my nose) just hints of something floral in the background.
A crisp clean initial taste and with a lasting bitterness through the finish.
Not startling but very drinkable - especially on a warm day (I would think).
A couple of other samplers seemed to agree - one thought they detected hints of grapefruit but I couldn't be so sure.
A pretty good start though - hopefully more to come."
The brewery is based at the Barncliffe Business Park in Shelley.
Anyone wanting more on Small World Beers should check out page 21 of the summer issue of Huddersfield CAMRA's Ale Talk.