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.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Fyne Ales Storm The Board!

When we listed Fyne Ales at the start of this year, we did so because we believed that their beers were great quality. It was sort of a no-brainer - not only is Jarl one of the best sub-4%abv beers out there, the rest of the range are pretty special too. Now they've just scooped a handful of medals at the International Beer Challenge.

The judges awarded two gold medals for Jarl and Hurricane Jack. Highlander achieved a silver medal, while Vital Spark and Maverick were both awarded
bronze medals.

Commenting on the this year’s success Fyne Ales Managing Director Jamie Delap said, “This is the third year that we have won two gold medals at the International Beer Challenge, and it is great to see that our beers repeatedly winning in competition with some of the best craft beers from around the world. Every beer we entered this year won a medal, which is a great testament to the quality of our beers across our range"

Earlier in the summer Fyne Ales also received six awards at the Society of Independent Brewers Scottish regional competition with the brewery claiming five gold medals and one bronze. They also won CAMRA Scotland’s Champion Best Bitter of Scotland for the second year running.

Click here to browse the full range - also available at our store in Headingley, Leeds.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Mail-Order Disruption During The Olympics

We have just been informed by our couriers that there may be some service disruption during the Olympics and Paralympics.

They are unable to guarantee next day deliveries, although they do not anticipate more than 24 hours disruption in most instances. Affected postcodes are close to sports venues being used by the Olympics and Paralympics.

Some postcodes may only be affected for a few days, others will suffer a delay for the during of the entire 2012 Olympics.

Postcodes that are affected are as follows: DA2-4, DT1-5, E1-18, E1W, EC1-4 (plus all suffixes), EN7-10, GU4-5, GU22-23, HA9, IG1, IG4, IG7, IG8, IG11, KT1-2, KT4-6, KT10-14, KT18, KT20, KT22, KT24, N1-8, N15-22, NW1, NW8, NW10, RH4-5, RM9, RM13, RM15, SE1-18, SL1-6, SW1-19 (plus all suffixes), TW1, TW10-11, TW19, UB3-7, UB10, W1-14 (plus all suffixes), WC1-2 (plus all suffixes)

We would like to apologise in advance for any disruption. Not only is it out of our control, it's also out of our couriers' control too. Console yourself with glorious victories in the cycling - that's got to be worth a bit of cheer, hasn't it. Raise a glass to Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome. Makes you proud, doesn't it? Wiggins is the first Brit ever to win the Tour de France - GET IN, WIGGO!

Image from Pure Evil.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Buongiorno BrewFist!

Italian craft beer has had a bit of a chequered reputation in this country. The standard fare - Peroni, Moretti, Poretti, Woteveretti - are decent enough beers, but despite having one of the most vibrant craft brewing scenes in Europe, Italian craft beer has never really taken off here. There might be a lot of reasons for this - American beer generally delivers more on flavour, with more hoppy bangs for your buck, and the insistence of some italian brewers having their own bottles specially made has certainly added a price premium to the sector.

We think that the wait is over with this range of BrewFist beers. Don't think of them as Italian craft beers - think of them as American craft beers brewed in Italy! 24K (4.6%abv) is a golden ale, full-bodied with a snappy hop finish. Caterpillar (5.8%abv) is a collaboration with hip Danish micro Beer Here, full of aromatic New Zealand hops. Burocracy (6%abv) is an IPA firmly in the American craft style, as is Spaceman (7%abv), a double IPA full of juicy tropical fruit aromas and a pithy orange finish. Fear (5.2%abv) is a milk chocolate stout, creamy and luscious.

And of course, with beers like this, freshness is a key issue. These haven't spent 2 months in transit from the other end of America, these have been brewed in Northern Italy, and delivered to us in a matter of weeks. They taste ALIVE!

 Big, bold, brilliant beers. Buongiorno BREWFIST!