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Leeds Brewery was established in June 2007 and has since become the largest brewery in the city.

We have developed a reputation as one of the best and most consistent breweries in the north of England, and within our team we have a wealth of experience which ensures that every aspect of the brewing process comes up to our highest standards.

Our brewers use only the finest possible ingredients, including malted barley sourced entirely from the UK and our unique Yorkshire yeast, which means we are confident that our beers are some of the finest available. Coupled with our contemporary and instantly recognisable branding, we think they make a valuable and popular addition to any bar.

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History

Sam Moss and Michael Brothwell met at university and after graduating, decided to open their own brewery. In June 2007 Leeds Brewery opened its doors as the only independent brewery in the city.

Initially the brewery produced only three cask ales, including what would become our flagship beer Leeds Pale, supplemented by occasional seasonal brews throughout the year. Today the brewery produces over 70,000 pints a week with a beer range which encompasses a vast array of styles and flavours which are available in cask, keg and bottles all across the country.

In 2008 Leeds Brewery opened its first pub; The Midnight Bell. Since then the brewery has opened another five sites. All are distinctly different, ranging from red bricks fired at the start of the industrial revolution at The Midnight Bell, to original etched and beveled glass work at The Garden Gate, to 13th century timber frames at The Duke of York. Each pub, however, is committed to offering the very best in local food and drink in comfortable and attractive surroundings.

Meet the team

Venks

Head Brewer

– Favourite Leeds Brewery beer: Leodis

– Hobby: DIY Mechanic

– Best thing about working at Leeds Brewery: The Smell of Hops

Will

Assistant Head Brewer

– Favourite Leeds Brewery beer: Midnight Bell

– Hobby: Reading

– Best thing about working at Leeds Brewery: Counting yeast cells

Matt

Driver

– Favourite Leeds Brewery beer: Leodis

– Hobby: Boxing

– Best thing about working at Leeds Brewery: Meeting new people

Tom

Brewer

– Favourite Leeds Brewery beer: Vienna

– Hobby: Backgammon

– Best thing about work at Leeds Brewery: Seeing a whole batch through from start to finish

Josh

Regional Sales Manager

– Favourite Leeds Brewery beer: Gathering Storm

– Hobby: Chilling in the pub

– Best thing about working at Leeds Brewery: Working with the team

Josh

Brewer

– Favourite Leeds Brewery beer: Leeds Pale

– Hobby: Music

– Best thing about working at Leeds Brewery: Turning water into beer

Richard

Regional Sales Manager

– Favourite Leeds Brewery beer: Leeds Best

– Hobby: Drinking Leeds Best

– Best thing about working at Leeds Brewery: Drinking Leeds Best

John

Driver

– Favourite Leeds Brewery beer: Hellfire

– Hobby: Driving

– Best thing about working at Leeds Brewery: Taking in the Yorkshire scenery

Jenna

Sales Director

– Favourite Leeds Brewery beer: Gathering Storm

– Hobby: Netball

– Best thing about working at Leeds Brewery: Working with the team

Tom

Brewer

– Favourite Leeds Brewery beer: Leeds Pale

– Hobby: Cooking

– Best thing about wokring at Leeds Brewery: The Smell of Hops

Journal

Latest updates from the brewery

October to-do List

It’s the month where the clocks go back, the nights are drawing in and summer is coming to an end. Luckily for you we have put together a few things to keep you occupied at the Leeds Brewery pubs, Leeds city centre and York.

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Christmas Cheer

It’s never too early to start thinking about your Christmas party; whether it be the office Christmas do, a three course meal with all the trimmings or a boozy social gathering, our pubs can cater for your event.

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Ale Appreciation

If you’re a fan our Leeds Brewery beer and especially like a good pint of Yorkshire ale, then you could be in with the chance of receiving a pint on us.

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