Beer Here Yorkshire

Yorkshire has forty breweries and counting within its borders and at 8,654 square kilometres composed of three Ridings with roughly five million inhabitants, there is always a thirst to satisfy.


From Abbeydale Brewery in our fair city of Sheffield to Bad Seed Brewery in Malton, Magic Rock in Huddersfield, Wold Top in Scarborough and many other remarkable breweries  in-between. Heritage and beer go hand in hand in with two long standing independents – Timothy Taylor (brewing from 1858) and Samuel Smith’s (1886) still going strong. Samuel Smith’s in Tadcaster continues to employ traditional brewing method of the Yorkshire Squares system and draws water for its ales and stouts from the original well sunk over one hundred years ago.


No wonder the New York Times referenced our county in its top fifty places to visit this year. Praising Yorkshire for its scenery and ale trails; that famous French cycling competition helped bring attention too. Cycling and beer appear to be another happy partnership – or maybe it’s just that a beer after a lengthy cycle is an ideal way to unwind for many? Either way it’s going to be a summer of this pairing as Le Tour approaches. Saltaire Brewery in North Yorkshire has collaborated with Sussex based Dark Star Brewing on a cycling inspired beer called after its namesake style – Bock. They’ll be opening the brewery doors for a full weekend of Le Grand Depart activities. Next down the map, in Leeds, Magic Rock is hosting pop up bar The Magic Spanner at the Town Hall cells on the 27th of June and 6th of July. Look out for one off cycling inspired beers at the event.  



Thornbridge Brewery is throwing open the doors to Thornbridge Hall for the full weekend from the 4th of July for The Great Peak Weekender with free entry and camping (sign up on their website).  Hosting a beer festival throughout; a select list of hop forward thinking breweries will be on board including Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Dark Star, Wild Beer Co, Buxton Brewery, Brooklyn and Odell. In Sheffield Bradfield Brewery are aptly placed with the final climbs of stage two passing closely by. In unison with Langsett Cycles, The Steel Stage event will be hosted in High Bradfield together with big screens showing all Le Tour action, live music and Bradfield’s very first beer festival all on site.  


For updates and tickets check the twitter universe:

@MagicRockBrewCo / @BradfieldBrew / @SheffieldBrewer / @SaltaireBrewery / @Thornbridge



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