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.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The Hop Studio

No, we'd never heard of them either, but why let that stop you?

We get sent lots of samples, and although it's hard to believe, tasting them is hard work. Quite often, we're disappointed with what we've been sent, and politely say so. Sometimes, we like a couple of beers from a range, and hum and hah about listing just a part of a brewery's range. And sometimes, the quality is good enough that we list the whole range. That's what we thought about these beers from The Hop Studio.

The stand-out beer is the 3.5%abv Blonde, all pithy hops and a boldly bitter finish. The 4%abv Pilsner does what it says on the tin, and while "clean and crisp" is a hopelessly overused phrase, this is just that. The Gold at 4.5%abv is a medium-bodied pale golden ale, with sweet pale malt and floral and citrus hops in balance, making an easy-drinking, uncomplicated beer.XS at 5.5%abv is the big boy of the bunch, providing a full-bodied pale malt base for a good dollop of hop character to bounce against.

You can buy these at our shop in Headingley, Leeds, or by mail order here.