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CAMRA's Brewery Liaison Officer for Ossett is David Jones 

NEW ERA FOR

OSSETT BREWING COMPANY

Wakefield CAMRA's Brewery Liaison Officer is David Jones

This is the original Ossett Brewery Logo

 

FROM A RABBIT HUTCH TO A PALACE

The impressive portals of Ossett's new brewery. Visitors will have followed signage with the new crisp version of the company's logo, which itself is developed from the arms of the town of Ossett. Click for a higher resolution image.

In early 2006 the Izakayah Pub Company, Ossett's tied estate, had expanded even further with the acquisition of the Shepherd's Boy on Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury and The Oddfellows at Elland. Both pubs were re-furbished and re-opened. 

At the end of 2006 Ossett acquired the Riverhead Brewery at Marsden with its brewery tap and heavy involvement in local traditions, so they're now sponsors of the Marsden Silver Prize Band. The Riverhead Brewery remains in place with wider distribution via Ossett Brewery. By Summer 2007 the tied estate comprised some ten pubs including The Tap at Ossett, formerly the Masons Arms on The Green, and Fernandes Brewery Tap in Wakefield. The White Horse at Emley was added to the estate in Summer 2008, and the Victoria in South Ossett  became number 12, the Silver King in Autumn 2008. The Hop Wakefield, a real ale, comedy, music and dance opened on 2009 followed by The Hop Leeds in 2010. June 2010 saw the Albion at Alverthorpe become The New Albion: pictures can be seen on this Picasa Web Album http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/wakefieldcamra/NewAlbionAlverthorpe#

Ossett's award-winning beers have long been renowned across the whole of the North and beyond for their clean crisp hoppy flavours. A fact you may not have known is that all Ossett beers are single varietal hop beers. The only other ingredients are water, malt and yeast, a formula which hasn't let them down yet! Beers to note in Spring 2006: Hop Skip & Jump at 4.3% also Firestorm, Pearls of Wisdom and Oregon Pale.

Wakefield CAMRA were privileged to be the first CAMRA Branch invited to visit the new Kings Yard site, Tuesday 9th August 2005.  Please go to the foot of this page to see pictures.

A newPicasa album added early 2011 shows the visit by Huddersfield and Heavy Woollen Branches to present awards to winning Ossett and Fernandes beers at their 2010 beer festivals.

WHAT'S NOW A BIT OF HISTORY:

PRESS RELEASE FROM OSSETT BREWERY 19 0ctober 2005

The Ossett Brewing Company are delighted to announce the following additions to their estate of Public Houses:

 

THE SHEPHERDS REST 125 Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge.HX6 2BD            Landlady:   Sasha Davies

 

OPENS:   Friday 28th October, 5.00pm

 

 

THE TRAVELLERS INN Tanhouse Hill, Hipperholme.HX3 8HT               Landlady:   Liz Crosby (now at Fernandes Brewery Tap)

 

OPENS:   Friday 2nd December, 5.00pm

 

  • Both of these public houses are Freehold and were previously owned by the Admiral Inns pub group.

 

  • We have undertaken substantial refurbishment in each property.

 

  • We will be pleased to offer for sale the full range of Ossett Brewery Beers, Timothy Taylor Landlord, a permanent Mild,  changing guest ales and an excellent range of fine wines and international bottled beers.

 

  • These new additions to our current award winning pubs will increase our estate to 5 public houses.

 

Jamie Lawson the MD of Ossett Brewing company said: “In a year where we have gone from strength to strength with the relocation and expansion of our brewing business, these new pubs will allow us to offer our fantastic range of National award winning beers to an ever widening customer base”.  

 

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See photos of the new brewery as it was in early 2005

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