BeerRitz Welcome


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, 28 September 2016

Reduced Delivery Charges! And a Free Beer With Every Order!

Just a quick post to update you with our current mail order offers. We are currently offering delivery for a fiver (reduced from the standard courier charge of £8.66). And we are also putting a free beer in with every order.

That's a fiver delivery, plus a free beer. What are you waiting for? Get shopping!

Monday, 22 August 2016

Leeds Beer Week - Starts Sunday 28th August

Just a quick post to let you know what we're going to be doing for the inaugural Leeds Beer Week, which runs from Sunday 28th August to Tuesday 6th September. Yes, that's a bit longer than a week, but this is Yorkshire, so everything is bigger and better than normal.

As one of the elder statesmen of the Leeds beer scene (only North Bar is a little older than us), we're delighted to be supporting Leeds Beer Week by carrying out a week-plus long programme of tasting at our shop, Beer-Ritz, 14 Weetwood Lane, Leeds, LS16 5LX.

Over the course of the week-and-a-bit, we will always have tasters available from some of the leading lights of the UK brewing scene. These include: The Kernel, Magic Rock Brewing Co, Siren Craft Brew, Burning Sky, Ilkley Brewery, Saltaire Brewery, Fallen Brewing Co, Brewdog, Fierce Beer, Mad Hatter Brewing Co, Wiper & True, Bristol Beer Factory, The Runaway Brewery, Burning Sky, Bad Seed BreweryRoosters Brewing Co, Wylam Brewery and Weird Beard Brew Co and Wild Beer Co

By our reckoning, that's at least couple of beers a day, every day, being poured for your enjoyment, free of charge. We'll be letting everyone know what is being poured via Twitter and Facebook. And every evening, we'll be opening a seriously aged bottle from our cellar stash.

Please do pop in and see what all the fuss about!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

News of The Brews - February 2016

Those tirelessly creative sorts at Buxton Brewery have been at it again, this time on a Belgian tip. In the grand monastic tradition of abbey brewing, they have produced a Patersbier (4%), Dubbel (7%) and Tripel (9%). As I’m sure you know, Patersbier is the beer that the monks would drink as their table beer, filling the role of the single in the single – double – triple trinity. But that’s not all! We also have Gooseberry Cove (4.7%, gooseberry sour) and Anglo-Belgique IPA (6.8%), which is a slightly tweaked version of Axe Edge, brewed using the same yeast as the Belgian series.

We’re glad that sales of Fallen Brewing have picked up drastically lately. We think they are a terrific brewery, but in an increasingly crowded market place, it took a while for everyone to catch on to their greatness. A recent delivery has brought a re-stock of their core range: Platform C 6.3% IPA, Just The Ticket 4% session IPA, Local Motive 3.9% session IPA, Grapevine 5.4% new world pale, Citra Odyssey 4.1% hoppy blonde ale, Chew Chew 6% salt caramel milk stout, Blackhouse 5% smoked porter.

You know what fans we are of Arbor Ales – and so are you – so we’ll keep this brief. One new beer, and a couple of returning favourites: Yakima Valley IPA (7%) is back in stock, along with Monsoon Saison (6.4%, brewed with cardamom and coriander), plus a new arrival in the form of Argy Bargy (10.4% black barleywine), a three-way collab with Hopcraft Brewing and Steel City Brewing.

Brewdog. What are they like, eh? As they slowly grow to become the size of the global mega-corps that they despise, there is one constant – the beer, which seldom, if ever, disappoints. Graduating from the recent prototype series, we have a new listing for Jet Black Heart (4.7% oatmeal milk stout). We’ve not yet mentioned it in a flyer, but many of you will be aware of Albino Squid Assassin (7.4% rye IPA in a can), and we have just received stocks of a couple of their super-premium beers, Dog D (16.1% barrel-aged imperial chocolate chili stout) and Sink The Bismarck! (41% freeze-distilled IPA)


I’d like to be writing that I’m looking at a pallet of Cloudwater Brew Co beers at the moment, but the path of true love seldom runs sweet. It’s come and gone all too rapidly, with the next instalment of DIPA (9%ish) arriving in mid April, We currently have Imperial Stout (75cl 11.2% - Cloudwater brewery have been “black and tanning” this with their DIPA, the dirty swines), Seville Orange Sour (3.5%), Lapsang Lichtenhainer (3.6% smoked tea sour), and Black IPA (6%).

A couple of new beers from Wild Beer Co is always a reason to, er, have a couple of beers. Witness (5% bretted pale ale) and III (presumably pronounced “three” rather than “ill”, a 10% barley wine with caramelised orange zest and pomegranate molasses).

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

News of The Brews - January 2016

We’re not sure what Arbor Ales are putting in their beers at the moment – we think it’s mostly hops – but it’s clear that everyone is enjoying it. We have some old favourites back in stock – Why Kick A Moo Cow (5.5% New Zealand pale ale), C-Bomb (4.7% Citra-heavy pale ale), plus some new beers too – Boomtown Brown (5.3% hoppy American rye beer), Some Kind of Wise Guy (4.6% Citra-spiked American pale ale), The Devil Made Me Brew It (5.5% hoppy stout), and Gingerbread Saison (6.2%, with stem ginger). If that’s not enough to set your pulse racing, you need to seek medical help.

Buxton Brewery were very highly rated by the online community in many year-end polls - correctly, in our opinion. We have Wild Boar (5.7% pale ale) and Axe Edge (6.8% IPA) back in stock, plus some more Double Axe (10% double IPA, catch it while you can), Trolltunga (6.3% gooseberry sour IPA), plus a many others as listed.

Tempest Brewery continue their irresistible rise to greatness, combining alarmingly reasonable prices with stunningly well-made beers – they’re our tip for 2016, if you haven’t tried them yet. We have good stocks of their hop-heavy core beers – Armadillo (3.8% session ale), Face With No Name (6% IPA), Long White Cloud (5.6% American pale ale), Brave New World (7.4% IPA) – plus limited stocks of their wonderful barrel-aged Scotch ale Old Parochial (10%)

Siren Craft Brew have unleashed yet more of their ambrosial Caribbean Chocolate Cake (7.4%) on the world – and with a wintry turn on the weather, it couldn’t be better timed. Also new out, Pompelmocello (6% IPA with grapefruit and lactose), and a welcome return to their dry-hopped Berliner weisse Calypso (4%). Plus lots more – do check out the list.

Weird Beard have re-brewed their popular chokeberry (no, it’s real, honest) IPA Safeword (6.6%), and we have the current release of their double IPA Holy Hoppin’ Hell (9.5%). Plus of course we have plenty of their core range beers too.

The phrase “brand extension” makes me want to slam my fingers in a drawer and run screaming from such hideous marketing speak, but that’s just what Harviestoun have done with their luscious porter Old Engine Oil. A little tweak with raspberries has given us Raspy Engine (5.3%). It’s Old Engine Oil with added raspberries. What’s not to like?

And continuing the “brand extension” (*gags*) theme, one of our most popular beers, Wiper & True’s delicious milk stout Milk Shake has been given a bit of a re-boot by the brewery. Hard Shake (6.1%) is a slightly tweaked and boosted version. It’s like Milk Shake, but more so. I’m not sure what else to say.

And finally, late for Christmas (as it always is), but still a welcome sight, Sierra Nevada Celebration (6.8%) has just taken up temporary residency in the warehouse.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

News of the Brews - August 2015

A new listing for Chorlton Brewing Co has brought a range of interesting and idiosyncratic brews. Majoring on sours, but with other forays into slightly more traditional brewing, we have Amarillo Sour (dry-hopped sour, 5.6%), Ahtanum Sour (dry-hopped sour, 5.8%), Woodruff Berliner (Berliner weisse with woodruff essence – the traditional Berliner accompaniment - 3.8%), Farmhouse IPA (7.5%) and Sandalwood Ale (amber ale aged over sandalwood, 6.7%).

Our shiny new friends at Vocation Brewery have released a couple of new beers. Divide & Conquer (black IPA, 6.5%) and Life & Death (IPA, cans only, 6.5%) join their compadres Pride & Joy (American pale ale, 5.5%) and Heart & Soul (session IPA, 4.4%). If you haven’t tried these yet, please do - they are very much on our “go to” list.

You may have already gleaned this from our weekly mailout (let us know if you’re not receiving these), but Wild Beer Co are the latest brewery to have heavily invested in a canning line, with excellent (and handsome) results. We are currently holding stocks of their Madness IPA (6.8%), Fresh Pale Ale (5.5%) and Bibble (session ale, 4.2%). We also have some of their new annual release The Blend (geuze-style multi-aged wild-fermented blend, 4.7%)


Arbor Ales have bolstered their current range with some specials. Red Henry (5.5%) is a red ale made with German and English malts, plus four different American hop varieties. Motueka IPA (6.7%) does what it says on the bottle, and Fuzzy Logic (7%) is a Nelson Sauvin-hoped saison, enhanced with the addition of several hundred kiwi fruit. Oh, and by popular demand, we have both their Yakima IPA and peerless, award-winning Breakfast Stout back in stock too!

Cloudwater Brewery have a few new releases too. US Hopfenweisse (5.2%), Cream Ale (5.2%), and Grisette (saison, 3.5%, dated 16.9.15) join summer core beers Summer IPA (6.8%) and Session IPA (4.5%).

Despite best efforts from the brewery, supplies of Beavertown beers continue to be a bit patchy. A delivery scehduled to arrive Friday 14th August should mean that we will have stocks of Gamma Ray (5.4%), Neck Oil (4.3%), Quelle Saison (summer special dry-hopped saison, 4.1%), Smog Rocket (5.4%), Holy Cowbell (5.6%), as well as a tiny allocation of juice-spiked sours Lemon Phantom (3%) and Yuzilla Phantom (4.5%). 

A delivery from Siren Craft Brew has brought a new special – All Bretts Are Off (4.5%), a 100% brett-fermented English-style bitter, brewed in collaboration with Colorado’s Crooked Stave brewery. We also have a re-brew of their Hill Farmstead collab Love Of Work, to augment the total number of Siren beers to EIGHTEEN (count ‘em!)

Some one-liners to finish off:

The ever-excellent Thornbridge have released a strawberry-infused blond ale called I Love You Will You Marry Me (4.5%). 

Marble have just released La Petite Toulousaine (4.7%), a pale ale with grapefruit and lemongrass.

Tempest have added Farmhouse Ale (saison, 5.1%) to their excellent and extensive range of superb and reasonably-priced beers.

Friday, 3 July 2015

News of the Brews - July 2015

We’re really excited about this new listing. Vocation Brewery haven’t been in action very long, but they’ve hit the ground running, and the two beers we have from them currently are both excellent. Heart & Soul (4.4% session IPA) and Pride & Joy (5.3% American pale ale) are the opening two beers from a range of four. As a calling card, these look and taste great.

This year’s collab from Wild Beer Co and Beavertown Brewery has just hit the warehouse. Blubus Maximus (5.5%, 75cl only) is gently tart fruit beer, subtly enhance with bay leaves and ton of blueberries. That’s not a figure of speech – it was literally a ton. Also just arrived is their summer seasonal Cool As A Cucumber (2.9% cucumber saison)

Continuing the West Country collab theme, Arbor Ales have a brace of collabs in their current range. First, a wonderfully aromatic red ale with Italian craft brewery Mezzo Passo. Basta Rosse (5.5%) is chock full of delicious Mosaic and Cascade hops. And secondly, Bonsai (6.5%) is a collab IPA with Welsh urchins Tiny Rebel.

Cloudwater Brewery have upped their output substantially, so we hope to feature their beers as a permanent listing, subject to brewery supply. We currently have IPA (6.8%), Session IPA (4.5%), Lager (5.5%) and Simcoe Hopfenweisse (6%).

A pallet from Siren Craft Brew has yielded 4 (count ‘em!) collab specials. Mum’s The Word (5.5%), a cherry and chipotle milk porter, is a collab with Arizona Wilderness Brewing. Uncle Zester (8.5%) a sour-citrus braggot (a mead-beer hybrid – lots of honey here) is a collab with B. Nektar of Ferndale Michigan. Quadrophenia (9.3%), a quadruppel-style dark ale is a collab with Jackie O Brewery of Athens Ohio. And closer to home, Mrs Brown (9%) is a bourbon-aged imperial brown ale with maple syrup and pecans, brewed in collab with Huddersfield’s very own Magic Rock Brewing.

Pressure Drop have added a new IPA to their range. ENZ (7.1%) is a south pacific IPA, heavy with New Zealand hops. Also back in stock is their summer witbier Wallbanger (4.7%), Pale Fire (4.8%), Bosko Absoluto (9%), Wu Gang Chops The Tree (3.8%) and Street Porter (6.5%).

On the American front, we currently have stocks of Odell Runoff Red IPA (6.5%), shortly to be joined (w/c 29th June) by their IPA (7%), summer seasonal St Lupulin (6.5%), Loose Leaf (4.5%), and Cutthroat Porter (4.8%). Summer beers from Brooklyn and Anchor are also currently in stock.

Weird Beard Brew Co have just released Upside To A Down Day (5.5%), a breakfast black IPA, and we currently have stocks of their always-popular Little Things That Kill (3.9%), Faceless Spreadsheet Ninja (5.5%), Hive Mind (5.6%) and Dark Hopfler (2.5%), as well as their extensive core range.


Ilkley Brewery have carried out a bit of light rebranding to their Mary Jane IPA. This has been repackaged in 33cl bottles, in packs of 12, and shall henceforth be known as Mary Jane Export (6%).

Friday, 10 April 2015

News of the Brews - Buxton Brewery, Weird Beard, Ilkley Brewery / Yeastie Boys, Arbor Ales

Good afternoon, and hasn’t it been a lovely week? Actually spring-like. Hot news this week:

Buxton Brewery have released Two Ton IPA, an 11% imperial IPA, which is sure to sell fast, and we also have their dry-hopped Berliner weisse Far Skyline back in stock. (available online now, and in-store at BeerRitz Leeds from Monday)

A delivery from Weird Beard has brought all manner of new goodies, notably: Saison 14, a dry-hopped saison, Single Hop Centennial IPA, a beast of an IPA, a slightly tweaked version of their ESB-style Boring Brown Beer, and also Weird Brodmance, an imperial maple syrup stout collab with Brodie’s, bottled in bombers for extra shareability. (available online now, and in-store at BeerRitz Leeds from Monday)

The Ilkley Brewery / Yeastie Boys collab 3.74 Degrees is in the warehouse, waiting to be unleashed on an unsuspecting public. It’s a Feijoa green tea-infused Belgian blonde session ale (it says here). If you’ve had the Yeastie’s Gunnamatta (Earl Grey IPA), it’s in a similar vein. If you haven’t, well, buy some and find out. (available online and in-store at BeerRitz Leeds now)

Durham Brewery’s seasonal spring release Raspbeery Saison is now available – as you might guess, it’s a saison infused with fresh raspberry, spritzy, fruity and refreshing. (available online now, and in-store at BeerRitz Leeds from Monday)

Arbor Ales have a couple of new beers in their range – MB Bomb, showcasing the exuberantly fruity Mandarina Bavaria hop, and Chai Guy Pale Ale, which is chai-spiced collaboration between three breweries called Arbor (Bristol UK, Michigan USA, and Bangalore India) and Bristol’s Chai Guy (a street food vendor who both peddles and pedals his wares in a rickshaw – look, I swear I’m not making this up, as unlikely as it all sounds). (available online now, and in-store at BeerRitz Leeds from Monday)

We're also updating our clearance beers section, both online and in-store at the Leeds shop. There are both short-dated beers, and some genuine overstocks, which represent bargains with a couple of months date left on them.


I think that’s quite enough for now, don’t you?