Brewery News

Elland Announce Price Increase

Managing Director, Stephen Francis announces the Companies first price increase in over three years.

 

Separated at Birth

Seperated at Birth
Separated at Birth

A new Twist on an old champion

Elland’s 1872 Porter  is a mighty beer with a mighty reputation and arguably one of the most decorated ales in British brewing’s recent history. With a slew of brewing accolades under its belt including 3 overall champions of Camra’s winter ale festival and the coveted Supreme Champion Beer of Britain.

1872 Porter boasts a stunning flavour profile of dark chocolate and coffee with a warm satisfying finish from its complex malt base and the finest English hops.

Elland now brings you the opportunity to try this remarkably complex beer on a whole new level, taking a sample of lovingly crafted 1872 porter and maturing it in a hogshead barrel previously home to a Sherry Cask Reserve 10 year single malt.

This limited bottling of 1872 porter benefits from the depth of flavour imparted from Oak cask that a fine single malt and a quality sherry that have both called home. With a slight twist of spice and whiskey warmth this is a beer to truly be savoured on a cold winter’s night with good company and some excellent strong cheeses. The accompanying bottle has been bottle aged from the same brew and allows you to experience the difference the Oak, Sherry and Whiskey have made to this already stunning beer.

Available in a 500ml bottle and a gift pack coupled with a 500ml bottle of the original award winning 1872 porter and an Elland Brewery Branded glass designed to give the best flavour and aroma from both of these top quality beers at a price of £15.00 collected from the Brewery.

 

1872 Porter reaches the final at GBBF

1872 finalistWe are very pleased that our 1872 Porter reached the final at CAMRA GBBF. Unfortunately we did not win, losing out to Binghams Vanilla Stout, brewed in Berkshire.

Our 1872 Porter is arguably the most decorated beer in recent British brewing history. A rich, complex, dark ruby beer from a Victorian recipe. It has an old port nose, coffee and bitter chocolate flavours from four malts including finest Maris Otter and English hops. Supreme Champion Beer of Britain. Three times National Winter Ales Champion.

Cask Elland Blonde in Finland

finland elland blondeFormer regular at the Junction in Castleford and most certainly a lover our beers, Janne Lehvonen recently spotted our Blonde in his home country of Finland. Yet another discovery and a reminder of his adopted county of Yorkshire.

Elland Blonde is a 4.0 ABV easy drinking blonde ale. Dry and aromatic yet uncomplicated. Soft bitterness and light citrus notes from a combination of English Progress and American Cascade hops.

 

brewery visit from the Junction pub, castleford

Junc elland

We were recently pleased to host a visit from the regulars at the Junction pub at Castleford. Run by Maureen Shaw and Neil Midgley, the pub is known locally, nationally and internationally for being the only pub to serve all the cask beers from its own wooden casks. We are proud that our beers feature frequently at the pub in the wood.

Amongst the beers on offer on the day was our award winning 1872 Porter from a wooden cask.

Supporting Yorkshire Air Ambulance at the Brewers Pride

Chinook_Elland Brewery

We are pleased to support the Brewers Pride at Healey, Ossett with their annual Yorkshire Air Ambulance Fund Raising Beer & Music Festival over the weekend of 30th & 31st July. We will be supplying three beers – Nettlethrasher, Beyond the Pale and Chinook. We are donating the Chinook in support of the worthy charity.

Chinook is a golden, single hopped golden session beer at 3.9% ABV with a hint of spice, strong citrus and grapefruit aroma and flavours.

Clifford Champion Beer Festival – Wood You Believe It!

JMWe are pleased to have sponsored and provided two Festival Special Beers in the Wood (casks courtesy of the Junction at Castleford).

The two beers were Gale Force were brewed for and named by ITV Calendar Weather presenter Jon Mitchell and Wood You Believe It (in the wood) brewed for ITV Calendar presenter Duncan Wood.

Gale Force was a 5% IPA easy drinking pale ale brewed with US and NZ hops that give a combination of fruit flavours.

Wood you believe was a 4.6% premium golden bitter with fruity citrus flavours and aroma.

 

 

Our Beers in the Wood at Clifford Champion Beer Festival on Saturday 25th June

We thank Richard Coldwell for this post on his blog

Festival Special – Beers from the wood

Festival Special – Beers from the wood

Gale Force 1

Jon Mitchell with Mike Hiscock & Stephen Francis

A unique head to head is kicking off at Clifford Champion Beer Festival on Saturday 25th June. Championship winning brewers Elland have come up with two one off special brews for well known YTV Calendar presenter Duncan Wood and weatherman Jon Mitchell.

I headed off to the brewery for a sneak preview of Jon Mitchell’s Gale Force IPA, a 5% IPA easy drinking pale ale brewed with US and NZ hops that give a combination of fruit flavours.

While we were there I also had a taste of Duncan Wood’s Wood you believe it which is a 4.6% premium golden bitter with fruity citrus flavours and aroma.

Jon Mitchell said, ‘The Gale Force ale that Elland have brewed for me is superb. I’m sure my hoppy Gale Force IPA will outsell Duncan’s Wood you believe it Bitter.

Although both beers were very good, they always taste better at the brewery. I personally thought Jon was right, although my preference won’t be the same as everyones. What will be interesting is the opportunity for people to taste both these beers from the wood, something we are trying to support at Clifford Beer Festival.

Wood you

This year, thanks to Elland Brewery and The Junction pub, Castleford, ‘the home of beers from the wood’ we have been able to put four Elland beers on the bar in wooden casks. As well as the two festival specials there will be the championship winning 1872 Porter and Beyond the Pale. There will also be a Sunbeam Ales Chocolate mild which was brewed for the Leeds mild fest in May and has been conditioning in the wooden cask with the unique Sunbeam Ales logo on ever since.

A Swift One – Beer Of The Day – Elland 1872 Porter

We thank Timbo for this post on “A Swift One” blog based in Huddersfield

Beer Of The Day – Elland 1872 Porter

Today I have chosen one  of the most successful beers of recent times as my beer of the day. Few beers in the recent past have gained as many awards as Elland ‘1872 Porter’.

It claimed its first award back in 2004, but really reached its peak in the 2010’s being three time winner of the Champion Winter Ale, and the ultimate accolade, Camra Supreme Beer of Britain in 2013.

So it must be good. It is a strong ruby porter,(obviously); it is English hopped but the real star of the beer are the four malts and the way they are used to provide complex depth and flavour. At is best they bring out notes of deep red wine, bitter chocolate, and coffee.

It is apparently based on an original 1872 recipe hence the name.

Locally it is fairly widely available, but is an almost regular at the Cherry Tree, and seems to be a fixture at the newly opened Plumbers.

Elland Beers In The Wood for Clifford Beer Festival

Gale Force 3We are delighted to be involved with Clifford Champion Beer Festival for the seventh year. It is always a pleasure to work with Jon Mitchell, Duncan Wood and Christine Talbot from Yorkshire TV and support the charities who will benefit from the beer festival. We are pleased to supply four beers in wooden casks through working in conjunction with The Junction, Castleford.

The beers are the multi award winning 1872 Porter (6.5% ABV), Beyond the Pale (4.2% ABV), and two ‘festival specials’. The two ‘festival specials’ are Gale Force which has been brewed for and named by ITV Calendar Weather presenter Jon Mitchell and Wood You Believe It (in the wood) brewed for ITV Calendar presenter Duncan Wood.

Jon Mitchell said, ‘The Gale Force ale that Elland have brewed for me is superb. I’m sure my hoppy Gale Force IPA will outsell Duncan’s Wood You Believe it bitter.

Gale Force is a 5% IPA easy drinking pale ale brewed with US and NZ hops that give a combination of fruit flavours.

Wood you believe it is a 4.6% premium golden bitter with fruity citrus flavours and aroma.

Clifford Champion Beer Festival is sponsored by Beadnall & Copley estate agents and is a registered charity, all proceeds are equally shared by Clifford AFC and Clifford Village Hall supporters.

The festival will take place on Saturday 25th June, Clifford Village Hall, Albion Street, Clifford (LS23 6HY), noon until 11pm. £5 entry includes glass and free half. Harrogate bus Co. run a regular 770/1 bus service from Leeds and Harrogate.