September Beer - Derby Day
Derby Day is a Mint Stout. Inspired by the classic American cocktail, the Mint Julep, this unusual and extraordinary beer combines rich chocolate malt flavours with lingering fresh mint. A Classic combination in a unique format - a beer that has to be drunk to be believed! Popular in the States, this is our Yorkshire take on a very special beer style.
Under New Management
Half Full Beer Co have acquired the majority share in Ilkley Brewery. There will be immediate investment to increase production, and maximise potential. The brewery will be run by the existing team, including Head Brewer Christa Sandquist and so there will be no change to the quality or consistency of the beers! The future is bright, and this is only the beginning!
Ruby Jane returns
Ruby Jane, SIBA Gold winner, will be available once again from 27 July...hooray! The combination of 7 malts give you complex biscuit layers of flavour, with a velvety smooth palate and creamy head. There is a soft bitterness from the hops.
Summer - Refreshing Golden Ale 4%
Returning to banish those cold Spring blues, and with a slightly higher abv than before; it’s Summer-time! A dark-golden coloured, light refreshing beer with orange, citrus, mango and vanilla flavours leading to a dry finish. You could say it was sunshine in a glass. You could describe it as Umbongo for adults... The best thing to do is to buy a pint and see for yourself!
Fireside Porter coming soon
Stoke the fire, wrap up warm, sit back and relax with this smooth, smoky and sumptuous brew. There is intense spice from the American hops, balanced by rich fruit from the home-grown varieties. Available September-December 2015
2015 Brew Calendar
Our 2015 Brew Calendar is out and hitting the bars - see a beer you fancy? Get your orders in now: one new cask beer every month, produced as a single batch. Lots of seasonals alongside our permanent lines, plus plenty in bottle and keg... there's a beer for everyone, get involved!