Welcome to our "social media hub". From here you can reach all of the different bits of the BeerRitz empire.
For all mail order, you can use our online shop www.beerritz.co.uk. You can also follow the mail order service on Twitter here, and you can like the Facebook page so updates will appear in your timeline. You can email the mail order service using this form, or you can call us on 01423 359371 (9.30am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday)
Our shop, BeerRitz, in Headingley, Leeds, is open from midday to 9pm, 7 days a week. You can follow the Leeds shop on Twitter here, and you can find the shop's Facebook page here. Their phone number is 0113 275 3464, or you can email them here.
The blog below is a general summary of what is arriving on a weekly basis. The things we mention below will appear online fairly quickly, then get to the Leeds shop the following week, usually on the Thursday.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
No need to book, just drop in to our Leeds shop (14 Weetwood Lane, Leeds, LS16 5LX) between 1 and 4pm and try some beer! It's literally as easy as ABC!
Can images taken from thehammo.com
Friday, 5 May 2017
We’ve dipped our toe in the water with a new Scandinavian brewery, Dry & Bitter. Their Fat & Fruity IPA won beer of the festival at Hop City Leeds, no small achievement at a hop-led beer festival. So we have 5 variations on IPA from them: Simcoe Bale Ale (4.6% session IPA), Dank & Juicy IPA (6.2%), Disobedience IPA (6.2%), Fat & Fruity IPA (6.5%) and Hobo Chic (8% DIPA).
A new brewery to us, Gipsy Hill Brewing were a no-brainer to list, producing as they do fabulously clean, fresh hop-forward beers. We love the amount of flavour that they pack into their (mostly lower-strength) beers, and we think you will too. Currently in stock, Beatnik Pale Ale (3.8%), Hepcat (4.6% session IPA) Southpaw (4.2% hoppy amber ale) and Walloon (7% Belgian IPA)
Buxton Brewery have been a bit quiet this year, but we’re happy to have had a recent delivery from them, replenishing stocks of Axe Edge and Trolltunga (6.3% gooseberry sour IPA). Returning after a long absence we have their Imperial Black (7.5% black IPA), and a new beer – Myrcia (4% oatmeal hopburst session IPA)
Knock me down with a feather, you wait ages for a new Roosters beer, then two arrive at the same time. As well as their new core session IPA 24/7, we currently have a new special, Highway 51 (3.7% pale ale with oodles of Mosaic, Centennial and Rakau hops), which continues the Roosters tradition of fabulously clean, hop-stuffed pale beers with wonderful drinkability.
If you want to grab stock of Beavertown Bloody 'Ell, now is the time to do it. Tied to the blood orange season, Beavertown have just done the last packing run for this year’s release, so once we sell out, that’s it until 2018.
After a short absence, we’ve had a substantial restock from gluten-free hop-heads First Chop. All of their current beers are certified gluten-free, and in stock now we have: SYL (6.2% black IPA), POD (4.2% vanilla stout), JAM (4% mango pale ale), SUP (3.9% session ale), HOP (4.1% ultra-pale session IPA), POP (5.4% citrus IPA) and AVA (3.5% hoppy blonde ale)
AND FINALLY, we have secured more stock of Marble Brewery’s red wine barrel-aged, forest fruit-infused imperial stout Lost Your Marbles. Just look at it!
Monday, 17 April 2017
Notorious F.I.G. is certainly the more complex beer, realistically needing a slab of cheese to play against, but the Lotus IPA was probably the star of the show, providing a big explosion of grapefruity hop character against a simple pale malt background. There's something incredibly satisfying about the burst of pithy citrus being delivered in a cheeky little cold can too - I sneaked a sip at the start of the video, and the clean, zesty coolness took me by surprise.
If you can't get to the BeerRitz shop in Leeds, you can buy their beers here.
Our next tasting is for the launch of Roosters Brewing Co's new session IPA, 24/7. It's a brilliantly fruity and pleasingly bitter 4.7% of golden loveliness, which should bring a lot of happiness to a lot of people over the summer. We'll also have the world premier of Highway 51 in cans, a 3.7% riot of Mosaic, Centennial and Rakau hops. Come along to BeerRitz, 14 Weetwood Lane, Headingley, LS16 5LX on Saturday 29th April, 1-4pm for free beer, badges, blather, banter and other things beginning with B.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
It's that time again! Join us on Saturday 25th March from 1pm-4pm for our next in-store free tasting. This month, we've got the guys from Ilkley Brewery popping round showing off some of their newest and most exciting beers. We will have:
-Notorious FIG bottles
-Alpha Beta cans
all available to try for the princely sum of...er, nothing! So pop on down to try out some brilliant beers from one of Yorkshire's best regarded breweries, and a chance to meet the guys behind the brews!
Free beer, free chat...what more could you want?!
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Those of you who have tried the fantastic Kirkstall Dissolution IPA (6%) will be pleased to hear that they have finally got their Three Swords Extra Pale Ale (4.7%) into cans. Three Swords is an extra pale ale, with a decent hoppy poke in the finish.
After a bit of an absence, we’ve listed some new specials from Siren Craft Brew. Bourbon Coffee Broken Dream (6.5%) is made with barrel-aged coffee beans, which adds a pleasing subtlety to the bourbon character. Pompelmocello (6% grapefruit sour IPA) returns, as does Calypso (4% dry-hopped Berliner weisse). A new beer from them goes heavy on the hops – Hop Candy (9.2% DIPA) is a riot.
Cloudwater seem to be ready to ramp up packaging of their new 44cl cans, so in stock currently we have Mittelfruh Helles (5.2%), IPL Vic Secret Comet (6.2%), with a Pale Ale (3.5%) arriving shortly (available Thursday 9th March)
Wylam and Northern Monk have collaborated on a Viking-inspired beer. Brodirblod (6% rye and juniper ale) is an earthy, gently spiced beer, just the thing to herald the arrival of spring (and let’s hope spring hurries itself up a bit, eh?)
Vocation Brewery have expanded their range, with the addition of Yakima Pilsner (5.5% dry-hopped pilsner) alongside their DIPA Smash & Grab (8.5%). Dirty Pilsner (6.5% unfiltered dry-hopped lager), Cloak & Dagger (5.9% oatmeal stout) and Oak & Dagger (7.5% oak-aged oatmeal stout) complete the current range.
Fierce Beer (rated best new Scottish brewery at the 2017 Ratebeer awards, folks!) have added a few new lines to their range of off-centred beers. Moose Mousse (4.5% chocolate milk stout), Citrus Tart (4.5% citrus kettle sour) and Tropical Tart (4.5% tropical fruit kettle sour).
Beers from Elusive Brewing are like buses – you wait ages, then 4 come along at once. Ultrahops (4.9% pale ale with Vienna malt, and Ultra and TnT hops), Level Up: Level 5 (US red ale with Summer & Simcoe hops), 2-UP (8.5% barley wine collab with Siren Craft Brew) and Sphere of Destiny (4.4% session ale “intensely hopped with Mosaic hops”, it says here)
AND FINALLY Tempest Brewing have unleashed a new beer on the unsuspecting world. Nelson Sauvvy is a 5.4% India Pale Lager with Nelson Sauvin hops. Alongside the hop-heavy core range currently, we also have Double Shuck (11% imperial oyster stout) and Mexicake (11% imperial stout with cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa and chilli, which I think makes it the first Aztec-style imperial stout)
Friday, 10 February 2017
Pop down on Saturday 25th February, between 1pm and 4pm, to sample some fresh and delicious Bear State IPA, as well as some of their world-beating sours. In fact, it's a beer they describe as "their rarest sour" - The Hearts Desire, a gooseberry sour aged in white Burgundy barrels
George from Thornbridge will be pouring their West Coast IPA Bear State, as well as samples of their world-conquering sour beers (and no, that's not hyperbole - gold and silver at the 2016 World Beer Cup, in the wood and barrel-aged sour beer category, does actually demonstrate mastery of a style). Lots of people came and had a great time at the Wylam tasting in January, so we're really excited about having Thornbridge over this month, and we think you're going to enjoy it too. No need to book, no need to pay, just turn up and sample some amazing beer! You can keep an eye on Beer-Ritz's Twitter feed here. See you on Saturday 25th, 1-4pm...
Saturday, 21 January 2017
We're delighted to welcome Dave and Ben from Wylam Brewery, and very much looking forward to the first taste of their collab with New Zealand's Yeastie Boys. WxY(2) XPIPA is a juicy fruit bomb of an extra pale IPA, stuffed full of Antipodean hops. It's an annual brew, so isn't around for very long - grab it while you can!
Just come along, try the beer, buy some if you like it, and allow yourself to be tempted with a whole array of other great beers from Wylam and Yeastie Boys (and a host of others too).