exterior of the Leeds Brewery at Holbeck, behind Salford Van Hire
Leeds Brewery's delivery van - most of its outlets are local
This is the yeast that gives Leeds Brewery beers their unique flavour. It originated at another Yorkshire brewery whch closed down half a century ago: which brewery that was is a closely guarded secret.
copper in the main hall
inside the copper
brewer Venkatesh Iyer, a brewing graduate from Herriot-Watt University near Edinburgh
Sam samples something dark from a fermenter - possibly Midnight Bell.
that yeast at work in a fermenter
Wakefield CAMRA Members enthralled as Sam Moss relates the setting-up of the enterprise
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Most of thge brewery's equipment has been UK sourced, but the conditioning tanks demanded German seamless welding from Mœschle Behälterbau GmbH.
conditioning tanks for the three regular brews
the transparent tubes indicate the level of product in these conditionng tanks, left to right, Leeds Pale, Leeds Best and Midnight Bell.
conditioning tanks where the beer is stored at a low temperature awaiting casking
A farmer calls regularly to collect the spent brewing graind srom the mash tun for his cattle and sheep.
You may wonder what on earth is going on here - move to the next picture to see!
Leeds' hi-tech dispense system delivers sample pints of Leeds Pale direct from the conditioning tank.
The insulated walls between the temperature-controlled rooms are demountable so that additional vessels can be brought in easily.
Mark Goodair presents a certificate commemorating our visit and the success of Midnight Bell to Michael Brothwell and Sam Moss.
Mark Goodair presents a certificate commemorating our visit and the success of Midnight Bell to a smiling Michael Brothwell and Sam Moss.
Mark Goodair presents a certificate commemorating our visit and the success of Midnight Bell to a smiling Michael Brothwell and an exhausted Sam Moss who has done a stirling job as our tour host.
Otley civic Centre, venue for the 7th Otley Beer Festival.
Otley Beer Festival
Otley Beer Festival, John Hoult (left) Dave "Wurzel" Martin (centre) and Steve "Worm" Walmsley (right)
Otley Beer Festival: the mischievous Jon Chapman, assistant the the head brewer at Clark's Brewery.
Otley Beer Festival where a special 4.3% beer "LS21" from Leeds Brewery, brown with burnt overtones and dry hoppy finish, was available.
Otley Beer Festival: Paul Senior, Head Brewer at Clark's (centre) with his assistant Jon Chapman (left) and John Hoult drifting away to the right.
Otley Beer Festival: Gotcha! (Pete from Sheffield)