White Rat: Ossett Brewery’s Cask

In the realm of craft beer, where innovation and tradition intertwine, one brew stands out for its unique character and timeless appeal: White Rat, crafted by Ossett Brewery. This cask ale gem has garnered a cult following among beer enthusiasts, earning accolades for its distinctive flavor profile and unwavering quality. Let’s delve into the story behind White Rat and uncover what makes it a beloved favorite among discerning drinkers.

A Heritage of Excellence

Hailing from the heart of Yorkshire, Ossett Brewery has been a beacon of brewing excellence since its inception in 1998. With a commitment to traditional brewing methods and a passion for pushing boundaries, Ossett Brewery has carved a niche for itself in the fiercely competitive craft beer landscape. White Rat is a testament to the brewery’s dedication to craftsmanship and innovation, embodying the spirit of adventure and exploration.

The White Rat Experience

White Rat is not your average cask ale. Named after the mischievous rodents that once roamed the brewery’s cellar, this beer packs a punch of flavor that belies its modest ABV. Pouring a pale golden hue with a frothy white head, White Rat entices the senses with its enticing aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, and a hint of pine. On the palate, a symphony of flavors unfolds, with notes of grapefruit, mango, and lychee dancing across the taste buds, balanced by a subtle malt sweetness and a crisp, refreshing finish. It’s a beer that delights with every sip, inviting you to savor the moment and indulge in its complexity.

Crafted with Care

What sets White Rat apart is the meticulous attention to detail that goes into its creation. Brewed using the finest Maris Otter malt and a carefully selected blend of hops, each batch of White Rat is a labor of love, crafted with care and precision by Ossett Brewery’s team of skilled brewers. The result is a beer of exceptional quality and consistency, worthy of its stellar reputation.

A Versatile Companion

Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with your favorite dish, White Rat is a versatile companion that enhances any drinking experience. Its bright, zesty flavors make it the perfect thirst-quencher on a hot summer’s day, while its subtle complexity lends itself beautifully to food pairing, complementing everything from spicy curries to tangy cheeses with ease. Whether you’re relaxing at home, catching up with friends at the pub, or embarking on a culinary adventure, White Rat is sure to elevate the moment and leave a lasting impression.

Embrace the Rat

In a world of endless beer options, White Rat stands out as a shining example of craftsmanship, innovation, and sheer enjoyment. With its bold flavors, impeccable quality, and undeniable charm, it’s no wonder that White Rat has earned a place in the hearts of beer lovers everywhere. So, the next time you’re in need of a beer that’s anything but ordinary, why not embrace the rat and experience the magic of White Rat for yourself? Cheers to great beer and unforgettable moments!

Wine Of The Month

Running Duck Organic South African Chenin Blanc – Only £14.95

For wine enthusiasts looking to explore the vibrant flavors of South African wines, the Running Duck Organic Chenin Blanc is a standout choice. This delightful wine, crafted by Stellar Organics, not only offers a taste of the region’s rich viticultural heritage but also embodies a commitment to organic and sustainable winemaking practices.

Running Duck Organic Chenin Blanc hails from the Western Cape, a renowned wine-producing area in South Africa. The name “Running Duck” is inspired by the vineyard’s natural pest control method: a flock of Indian Runner ducks patrol the vines, eating pests and weeds, thus eliminating the need for harmful pesticides. This eco-friendly approach ensures that the wine is free from synthetic chemicals and additives, making it a healthier option for both the environment and the consumer.

In the glass, Running Duck Chenin Blanc showcases a pale straw color with greenish hues. On the nose, it offers enticing aromas of green apple, pear, and a hint of honey. The palate is fresh and lively, with flavors of crisp apple, juicy tropical fruits, and a touch of citrus. Its well-balanced acidity and smooth finish make it a versatile wine that pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes, from seafood and salads to light poultry dishes.

Beyond its delicious taste, Running Duck Chenin Blanc reflects Stellar Organics’ dedication to ethical winemaking. The winery is Fair Trade certified, ensuring fair wages and good working conditions for its employees, and it actively supports community development projects in the region.

Savoring a glass of Running Duck Organic South African Chenin Blanc means enjoying a wine that not only delights the senses but also contributes to a sustainable and equitable world. Cheers to that!

Brooklyn Stonewall Inn IPA

Brooklyn Brewery’s Stonewall Inn IPA is more than just a refreshing beverage; it’s a tribute to the spirit of resilience and the fight for equality. Named after the iconic Stonewall Inn, a historic landmark in the LGBTQ+ rights movement, this IPA is crafted in partnership with the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ communities.

Stonewall Inn IPA is a session IPA, which means it is lower in alcohol content (4.6% ABV), making it an easy-drinking option for those long summer days. It pours a golden amber with a fluffy white head, releasing vibrant aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. The flavor profile is well-balanced, featuring notes of grapefruit, pineapple, and a hint of pine, with a subtle malt sweetness that rounds out the bitterness.

But the Stonewall Inn IPA is not just about great taste. Every sip supports a cause. Brooklyn Brewery donates a portion of the proceeds to the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, funding programs that champion LGBTQ+ rights and social justice. This partnership aims to create safe spaces and promote equality worldwide, echoing the bravery and determination of the activists who sparked change at the Stonewall Inn over 50 years ago.

Whether you’re a craft beer enthusiast or someone looking to support a worthy cause, the Stonewall Inn IPA offers a flavorful way to celebrate pride and progress. So raise a glass and toast to inclusivity, diversity, and the power of community with this exceptional brew from Brooklyn Brewery. Cheers!

Reopening News

Hi all.

We’ve been holding off on announcing our reopening whilst we saw how the “road map” played out. As it seems to be progressing as planned (🤞🏻), we’d like to announce that we will be reopening on 17 May, as at this stage 6 people/2 households are allowed to meet indoors.

Once again, we’d like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thanks for all your messages of support and to all those that continue to buy beer, pies and t-shirts from us, we can’t begin to tell you how much it has helped.

It goes without saying how excited we are to throw our doors open again and welcome you all back in.

Good luck to all the other businesses reopening in the area, please try and support them as much as you can.

See you all soon.

Heineken Drinks Offer!

In celebration of the coming of Spring and a bit of sunshine, we have a great drinks offer on (While stocks last).

For a limited time only, you can get 2 bottles of Heineken for £5!

Why not pop in for a couple?

Jaipur Craft Ale

Get yourself down for a lovely pint of Jaipur now on draft. Here’s how the brewery describes it…

Packed full of American hops, Jaipur’s hoppiness builds in the mouth and bursts with powerful citrus fruit flavours with a remarkably smooth finish. The fantastic balance of this beer makes for a deliciously drinkable IPA

Darkstar Hophead Craft Ale

Our latest ale on our craft rotation is Hophead by Darkstar Brewery. Hophead in cask is one of the best know beers in cask ale world so why not pop in and try it as a draft beer? Here’s how the brewery describes it…

An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a favourite session beer.

Stars In Their Eyes 2018 Winners

After 20 entries and weeks of brilliant heats, here are the top 3 from Stars In Your Eyes ‘18.

1st prize went to Lindsey Edwards

Joint 2nd prize went to Sam Cottrell and Rik Simms.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the competition!

Peaches & Cream IPA Now On Draft

New guest craft ale on folks! This on is from Tiny Rebel in Newport.

Peaches & Cream IPA tasting notes,

Does exactly what it says on the tin! Peach flavours from, you guessed it, peaches! The cream comes from sweet, smooth lactose and the IPA from the bucket loads of Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe that compliment the sweet fruit flavours.