Brewery News

Elland Beers on Sale at New Micropub – the Wath Tap

WT Twisted Pearl 190316We are pleased to supply our beers to Rotherham’s first micropub – the Wath  WT1872 180316Tap. Situated on the High Street, Wath-upon-Dearne next door to the chippy, the pub opened on March 13th and sells real ale, real cider, wine, tea and coffee. Opening April 2016. We supplied two of the first beers available – 1872 Porter and Twisted Pearl.

Twisted Pearl is a 4.3% ABV pale ale is all-German hopped to give excellent balance and rich flavour.            

1872 Porter is 6.5% ABV which really needs no introduction. Arguably the most decorated beer in recent British brewing history. A rich, complex, dark ruby porter from an 1872 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.

Hats Off and On for White Prussian

Charity buns M 2 170316Today, our friends at the Junction at Castleford were selling buns for “Flat Cap Friday” in Charity buns M 3 170316aid of brain tumour research, with the perfect accompaniment of our White Prussian. Now that is top level food matching!

At 3.9% ABV White Prussian is a crisp, clean and refreshing beer made from lager malt and German hops. A friuity flavour with a floral, spice and citrus aroma from Perle and Mittlefruh hops. Pale straw in colour as the name suggests. The newest addition to the core range due to its popularity when introduced as a seasonal beer.

Beyond the Pale and Nettlethrasher @ Leeds CAMRA Beer, Cider and Perry Festival


We are pleased to have supplied Leeds CAMRA Beer, Cider and Perry Festival with two nettlethrasherof our beers. Both Beyond the Pale and Nettlethrasher were going down well on our quality control visit on Thursday.

At 4.2% ABV Beyond the Pale is not surprisingly a pale golden bitter brewed with finest English and German style malts for a rich flavour. Brewer’s Gold, American Cascade and Centennial hops give a strong citrus aroma and a dry pleasing finish. CBOB finalist for the last two years.

At 4.4% ABV Nettlethrasher is our premium “Best Bitter”. A copper flavoursome ale, complex and fruity. Made from a combination of six malts, complimented with English Challenger and Bramling Cross hops to give a smooth fruity character and delicate blackcurrant aroma.

SIBA Festival of Beer

100_7690We had a strong representation at SIBA Festival of Beer on Wednesday with five members of staff making the trip to Sheffield Ice Arena. And former Head Brewer, Dave Sanders joined us to help us do a little quality control on the wonderful multiple-award winning beer that he recreated from an old recipe.

Big Bash – A Special Beer For A Special Birthday

IMG_1297What better way to celebrate a birthday milestone than to have a special one off beer with a unique pumpclip from your favourite brewery?

We had heard that Chris Peat, one of the Junction at Castleford’s stalwart supporters was going to celebrate his 60th at his favourite pub with a party for family and friends, both local and from all over the country. How could we not step in to provide a little unique something to make it go with a swing.

We came up with a 5.0% ABV straw coloured IPA ale, with deep fruit and spice flavours and aroma with a refreshing bitterness. Called Big Bash it went down a reet treat with everyone and indeed, such was its popularity that it failed to last the evening out. Several people commented that it was not only a great beer but that it should appear again and to a wider audience. We shall have to think about one.

1872 Porter available from the wood at the Duck & Drake in Leeds

100_7523aRecently the West Riding Branch of SPBW (Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood) held its monthly meeting at the Duck and Drake in Leeds. We were pleased to supply Red River IPA (4.6% ABV)  and our multi-award winning 1872 Porter (6.5% ABV) in the Wood to the pub in its own special casks. There is no doubt that wood gives that little extra something to our beers notably the Porter.


The organization was founded in 1963 and is the oldest consumer-based group interested in stimulating the brewing of, increasing the awareness of, and encouraging the drinking of cask conditioned real ale. Once again, thanks to enterprising pubs like the Duck and Drake and of course, the Junction at Castleford the original wooden cask aims of the Society are returning. Indeed new branches such as that in the North East are really going for it in a big way.


White Prussian features at new CAMRA beer festival.

100_7509We were recently pleased to supply the first beer festival hosted by the Harrogate and Ripon branch of CAMRA. Called the CLARO Beer Festival, the event was held at the Star Hall at Ripley Town Hall. Why CLARO? Claro was a 12th century ‘wapentake’ (a subdivision of certain northern English counties) of the West Riding of Yorkshire, which covered Harrogate, Ripon and Knaresborough, and was named after Claro Hill at Coneythorpe.

White Prussian is a pale 3.9% ABV beer with a Dry Spicy Fruit taste. A crisp, clean and refreshing beer made from lager malt and German hops. A fruity flavour with a floral, spice and citrus aroma from Perle and Mittlefruh hops.  It is the newest addition to the core range due to its popularity when introduced as a seasonal beer not so long ago.

Our take on a beer for St. Patrick’s Day

As March 17th approaches our thoughts turn to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Many breweries produce a dark beer for the occasion but here at Elland Brewery we like to be different. We have come up with an easy drinking, straw coloured ale with a floral aroma. Its full flavour makes a reet satisfying drink. For licensees it is still available to order and for the discerning drinkers watch out for it in your quality pub.

Elland brewery fan leaves our shores

The Junction in Castleford recently hosted the leaving party for Janne Lehvonen at the just prior to his return to his native Finland. Janne is a larger than life character who always enjoyed his Elland beers from the wood at the Junction, his favourite being our Red River IPA. Who will forget the part he played in the pub’s visit to us in May?
To ensure that he will remember us (and maybe get us some sales leads in his native country) it was a pleasure to present him with one of our rare purple polo shirts.
We wish him well. Happy drinking Janne!


East Lancs CAMRA presentation to Elland Brewery at the Junction, Castleford

100_7543We had a  great afternoon on Saturday with East Lancs CAMRA visiting the Junction at Castleford to present us with a certificate for “Beer of the Festival” at Burnley Beer Festival for 1872 Porter. Naturally, as it was the Junction, Neil pushed the boat out and made four of our beers available from wooden casks including our 1872 Porter (aged 6 months in a whisky cask!).

A great afternoon was had by all. Our thanks go to the Junction for hosting the presentation, their hospitality and in particular Neil for the fabulous beers and to Maureen for the legendary Cas Caviar!


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