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Clarks Brewery(now acquired by Kitwave a wholesaler from North Tyneside and is no longer brewing, having reverted to drinks distribution)

Westgate Brewery,Westgate,Wakefield,W.Yorkshire,WF2 9SW. Tel 01924 373328. 

CAMRA's Brewery Liaison Officer for Clark's was Albert Bradbury.

Visit Clark's new Trade Web-Site          See lucky winners of a day's brewing at Clark's.

 

Quite a special occasion for Clark's, this new beermat was brought out in Summer 2007.

A History of Henry Boon Clark

 

Founded 1905 largely with money from Kingswells the Wakefield drapery store,  H.B.Clark & Co Ltd (later H.B.Clark & Co (Successors) Ltd) brewed on and off for the free trade until 1960. In the 60s and 70s, it was just a drinks distributor, but a small new brewhouse was built in the yard, brewing cask ale only, in 1980-82.

From the Clarks estate there remain two tied houses whose names play upon the Henry Boon Clark who was the original H.B. The brewery also had stakes in a number of other pubs and clubs. The Kings Arms although owned by Clarks is managed by Ossett Brewery. They also distribute to the free trade through depôts at Wakefield, Lofthouse, Huddersfield (formerly Pickards), Keighley, Sheffield, Hull, Worksop, Newcastle, Poulton-le-Fylde, Stockton and Stockport.

Visit by Wakefield Branch of CAMRA, January 2003

Coding of table of beers: yellow indicates the core beer range, fuchsia for beers in the specialist Merrie City Range  

View the Archive of Clark's Beers.

Traditional 3.8%

copper brown with a hop aroma and lasting refreshing bitter taste.

Classic Blonde 3.9% light & hoppy, originally brewed for Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge, probably the top seller - Mr Garthwaite (the M.D.) himself drinks it
Atlantic Hop 4.0%

a pale, amber craft beer with a fresh, citrus aroma and a tropical, fruity taste, the unique blend of hops leaving a bittersweet aftertaste on the tongue

Cascadian 4.0% a blonde, zesty and refreshing ale, perfect for the warmer, Spring/Summer months and featuring the much sought after Cascade hop from the USA
Crystal Gold 4.2% a deep, golden ale that has a tangy, orange aroma with a full-bodied, warming, fruity taste

The original tower brewery

CAMRA's Brewery Liaison Officer for Clark's is Albert Bradbury.