Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ilkley's Mary Jane Inflitrates Parliament...


Kudos to local boys Ilkley Brewing Co - thier pale thirst-quencher Mary Jane is now a guest ale in the House of Commons, just to top off an award-winning few months. Good work. Other local tidbits - keep an eye out for some excellent sounding one-offs from Rooster's in the next few weeks, including an UK-hopped IPA & a Whiskey-Barrel aged Stout, amongst others....popular Saltaire are holding a beer festival on September 17th - tickets will be available from Saltaire Brewery directly from 1st July...Great Heck Brewery have bought O'Donaghues in Wakefield, so there will be a regular outlet for their beers there - as well as an upcoming launch for the newly minted Ridgeside Brewery, who are currently brewing their first batch of beer...and finally, moving out of Yorkshire, belated congrats to The Highland Brewing Company, whose wonderfully complex Orkney Blast has won Champion Beer of Scotland at CAMRA's recent national real ale festival. A fitting award for a wonderful beer.

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