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Gold! For Kala Black IPA.

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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We've won our fourth consecutive gold medal at the International Brewing Awards 2017 with our kegged version of Kala Black IPA 6.2% ABV!   No small achievement considering there were 1200 entries from across the world, and only one beer can take the top spot in each category. Known as the 'Oscars' of the brewing industry, the prestigious competition has taken place since 1886.   Managing Director, Ewen said: “We are over the moon that one of our beers has done it again! The competition is only held every two years and to receive four consecutive gold medals is a huge endorsement of   our brew team. We are very proud to add Kala Black to our other winners, Triple Chocoholic, which has won twice and Saltaire Gold. This is particularly pleasing because Kala Black is a team favourite, and its recognition as a great beer is now firmly sealed.”   A kegged beer, Kala Black IPA, 6.2% ABV won the Gold medal in the Dark Beer 5.8% - 6.9% ABV category. It’s a beer with fresh citrus hope aromas and roasted malt notes, and it managed to beat the Boston Beer...
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Shaping our future

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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At the end of last year, we undertook an extensive market research exercise to find out more about what our customers and consumers think of our brand, product and services.   After more than 10 years in the industry, it was very heartening to find out that so many people wanted to take part and share their opinions with us. Much of the feedback, received from 800 participants, reassured us that we produce high quality, tasty and consistent beers. While our team is viewed as professional, friendly and passionate. This is great news! Because it reflects what we have worked hard to establish.   Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their opinions with us. We have ambitious plans and this feedback will now help to shape the future for our brand and products.   You can expect to see some changes over the coming months as we develop our ideas and bring them to life.   Are you curious about the results? Take a look at our Infographic. ...
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Can a robot pull the perfect pint?

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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Sam pulls the perfect pint

If you’ve ever wondered what makes a hand-pulled Saltaire pint so good then you’re not the only one. A group of Leeds University robotics students, with an interest in beer, have stepped up to the mark to quantify exactly what goes into pulling one of our pints.   The students have truly challenged themselves, and are trying to build a robot that can pull a pint better than our own Brewery Tap team. They have the support of some engineering specialists to help them measure up, with Quality Bearings backing the students’ capabilities.  

Measuring the perfect pint

  The students recently came to the Brewery to gain a better understanding about hand-pulled cask ale. After several hours of studying, measuring, further research, and drinking (after all, someone had to consume the test pints!), the students left with a fair idea of what they needed to do.   James Ash, one of the students, said: "It’s a great opportunity for us - there is an award winning brewery right down the road from us that has opened its gates and...
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