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 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.

Monday, 9 August 2010

We're Hiring!

Live in Leeds? Fancy a job at one of the best beer shops in the UK? Then get in touch.

We have a vacancy coming up soon at our shop in Headingley, Leeds. We need someone to take on around 35 hours a week, over 5 days. The work will be mostly evenings and weekends. We may also have a vacancy for a part-time worker, mainly for Sundays, but also for occasional filling-in.

The shop is open midday til 9pm, 7 days a week, and there isn't much idle time in those hours. If you're not selling beers, wines and spirits to our customers, you'll be re-filling the shelves from the cellar, or taking deliveries. It's a physically demanding job, especially so at Christmas, when things go mad for a few weeks.

A good knowledge of beer (especially) and wine (preferably) is useful, but some training will be provided. And when we say training, we mean access to a decent library of beer books, a generous staff discount that we hope compensates for the long hours, hard work, and indifferent rates of pay. Oh, and having an award-winning beer writer as a boss.

Sounds like something you'd enjoy? Drop us an email with a bit of info about yourself - beerritzleeds (@)

The American Retreat

Well, if you were one of the 67,000 people who atteneded the GBBF (as we did), no doubt you'll have had a great time (as we did).

The huge crowds everywhere in the festival were a testimony to the renaissance of beer, both domestic and imported. And the scenes around the Bieres Sans Frontieres bar were reminiscent of a rugby scrum. So much so that all of the surplus bottled beer that we'd hoped to purchase was bought by happy festival-goers!

So anyway, now we know we won't be offering these, we'll get back to normal service. If the sun comes out, we'll be doing a blog about that much-maligned beer style - lager. What does it mean, is it all boring, and is any of it worth drinking? We'll be updating you shortly.