Hop Harvest Time!
It's that wonderful time of year when we look to the annual hop harvest! This year we are sourcing fresh hops for two different beers. The Olicana hop we helped develop will be harvested for this year's Green Goddess, and we are also making a Yorkshire ESP using fresh local hops! Lead brewer Christa even led a sortie to Yorkshire Hops at the end of August to scope out the hops first hand!
York Beer Festival
Love Beer? Fancy a trip to York? Of course you do! Well, it's that time of year again for the beer bonanza that is the annual York Beer Festival, a coming together of two champions of great British Brewing, CAMRA and SIBA. Held at The Knavesmire in York, we will have a festival bar showcasing no less than 9 different beers! 17-21st September
Come see us at the inaugural Brewer's Market, an awesome celebration of beer, culture, food and art (but mostly beer) on 3rd - 5th October at Canal Mills in Leeds. Tickets are just £5/£7 (and the night sessions are until 1am!) There will be one of the best lineups of British beers you could imagine, and of course, we'll have a bar there! Think of it as your IndyMan warm-up!
Roll up roll up get your official brewery merchandise here! Kids t-shirts, designer designs, and we've even commissioned a special Ilkley Brewery cycle jersey, made by our friends at Spirit, so you can be the envy of the road users!
Charity Partner - Thea’s Trust
Ilkley Brewery is proud to be supporting the charity Thea's Trust, which was set up to raise funds and awareness for rare genetic condition MPS. A local girl called Thea Patterson, was diagnosed at just 6 months in January 2014, and sadly passed away in May. We are continuing to work with her parents and the Trust to raise awareness for this rare and devastating condition.
2014 Brew Calendar
You can now see what we're brewing for the whole year! We're creating 6 new Origins beers, as well as welcoming back some favourites from last year. We will continue to use our pilot kit to experiment and develop, resulting in many more small-batch brews. This beautifully designed calendar is available printed in A3 size - contact us if you would like a copy posting out!