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.

Friday, 20 March 2015

News of the Brews - Renaissance Brewing, Marble, Flying Dog, Wild Beer Co

What news this week? We were hoping to be able to tell you about some exciting new European imports, but as they haven't landed yet, that will have to wait until next week. So:

We have a small amount (single cases, in some instances) of Renaissance Brewing beers left - Black the RIPA (6.3%), Voyager IPA (6%), Stonecutter Scotch Ale (7%) and Perfection Pale Ale (5%).

Our range of Marble beers (currently Manchester Bitter, Lagonda, Chocolate and Ginger 5.1) also now includes Marble Brew 900 “Underneath The Arches”, a 9% Belgian-style hoppy thing.

Gluten-free beers appear to be on the up, so we've added Brewdog Vagabond Gluten-Free Pale Ale (4.5%) to our range, along with their new imperial IPA, the snappily-titled "Restorative Beverage for Invalids & Convalescents" (8.7%) (look, I promise I'm not making this up).

If palate-ravaging imperial IPAs are your thing (and they are mine), you'll be pleased to know that Flying Dog Single Hop Imperial IPA (10%) has just landed. The hop in this beast is the romantically-named HBC-431, a hop so new that it doesn't have  a proper name, but delivers lots of tropical fruit, citrus and melon, along with a distinct whiff of dank.

Those crazy guys at WildBeer Co have just released Tom Yum Gose. Gose is a tart, salty beer, and Tom Yum soup is a Thai speciality featuring lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, chili, and lime zest. This beer combines these two in a tart, salty, chili-spiced, aromatic lemongrass and lime-bomb. Nothing weird about that, no siree. And their Madness IPA has just been voted supreme champion keg beer at the SIBA BeerX.

BEAVERTOWN UPDATE **bangs massive gong** As you may have heard, Beavertown have been afflicted with various production problems of late, with very little canned beer coming out of the brewery. We are now completely out of stock of all Beavertown canned beers, with a delivery of Neck Oil, Holy Cowbell, Smog Rocket and Black Betty due towards the end of next week (around the 26th). A further delivery of Gamma Ray is about a week behind that (early April), and 8 Ball Rye IPA another week behind that.

We’re getting quite a few enquiries about seasonals from Sierra Nevada. Due to a change in agency, it seems as though there is now less focus on the import of smaller volume seasonals, and more emphasis on the core range, so we are unable to say for sure what is happening with the seasonal and smaller-volume specials. However, it seems as though there won’t be any Bigfoot or Ruthless Rye this year. Apologies for this, but it is out of our hands.

And that's all the news that's fit to drink!

Friday, 13 March 2015

News of the Brews - Thornbridge, Siren Craft Brew, Beavertown

Good afternoon, I hope this email finds you well?

We've got a lot of exciting new beers headed our way at the moment, but as usual, we'll try to confine ourselves to the exciting beer that we have actually seen in the warehouse already.

Our current, in-stock range of Thornbridge Brewery beers has now topped out at 23, which is a new record for any brewery we've ever stocked. Newbies to the range are Bamberg, a 6% smoked bock beer, and Jehanne, a 7.4% biere de garde. Also worth noting is the return of Charlie Brown, the 6.2% peanut butter brown ale, and yet more Jaipur X, their 10%, 10th anniversary imperial IPA. Oh, and Kill Your Darlings, their 5% Vienna lager. I could go on.... and on.....

Also in stock now, the current collab between Siren and Hill Farmstead, which is a delightfully spring-like 3.6% Earl Grey-infused golden ale. This is in addition to the current raft of specials mentioned in past mailers (Ardbeg barrel-aged Broken Dreams, Liquid Monstrous, Even More Jesus VIII)

BEAVERTOWN UPDATE **bangs massive gong** Neck Oil will be out of stock until the end of the month, and we have heard that there is another batch of Bloody 'Ell in the pipeline, probably about 6 weeks away. We have gone large on this. We've also added Holy Cowbell to our list - we were under the impression that this 5.6% "India Stout" (black IPA type thing) was just for Christmas, but apparently, it's not just for Christmas, it's for life.

AND FINALLY, a delivery from Buxton Brewery brings a restock of that superbly popular sour-pale hybrid Come Again, a collab with Evil Twin, plus their peerless strong stout, err, Stronge Extra Stout. GAME ON!