To celebrate Yorkshire Day, Beer Hawk takes a look at the best of the Yorkshire beers currently flying out of our (Yorkshire) warehouse

Judging by the headlines out there already today, it seems impossible to escape puns based on Yorkshire dialect for 2016’s Yorkshire Day. So we’ll to resist the clichés, and focus in on what we know best: beer. So pull down your flat cap and get tha sen (damn it!) some Yorkshire beers.

 

Magic Rock / Salty Kiss / 4.1%

Not only one of the best breweries in Yorkshire, but one of the best in the country (world?). This Huddersfield-based brewery turns out some remarkable beers – if you want to know just how far the beer movement has come in the last few years, our choice of their beers, Gooseberry Gose, is in their core canned range!

 

To celebrate Yorkshire Day, Beer Hawk takes a look at the best of the Yorkshire beers currently flying out of our (Yorkshire) warehouse

Judging by the headlines out there already today, it seems impossible to escape puns based on Yorkshire dialect for 2016’s Yorkshire Day. So we’ll to resist the clichés, and focus in on what we know best: beer. So pull down your flat cap and get tha sen (damn it!) some Yorkshire beers.

 

Magic Rock / Salty Kiss / 4.1%

Not only one of the best breweries in Yorkshire, but one of the best in the country (world?). This Huddersfield-based brewery turns out some remarkable beers – if you want to know just how far the beer movement has come in the last few years, our choice of their beers, Gooseberry Gose, is in their core canned range!

 
Roosters / Baby-Faced Assassin / 6.1%

Roosters are not far from Beer Hawk HQ up in God’s Own Country and we’ve a great friendship with the brewery. They were one of the UK’s canning pioneers, a receptacle that keeps their hop-forward beers fresh. Baby-Faced Assassin is a 100% Citra-hopped IPA – expect mango, lemon, orange zest – and delicious enough to have won awards, and some rhapsodically appreciative comments from our beer sommelier.

Bad Seed / Saison / 6%

A Belgian saison by way of Malton, North Yorkshire? Yep, and it’s great. In fact, the saison is our Beer Sommelier’s favourite beer of the Bad Seed range. Why? As well as being remarkably refreshing, it’s full of the flavours we love from a saison: citrusy, a little funky and sweet biscuity malts.

Bad Co. / Comfortably Numb / 3.8%

We recently visited the lovely folk at Bad Co. at their impressive brewery in Dishforth, North Yorkshire, again not far from our HQ. Inspired by the American craft beer revolution and modern British brewing techniques, they’ve been producing some fantastic beers such as their award-winning Comfortably Numb, a pale ale with tart flavours of satsuma and grapefruit, and a firm favourite Dazed and Confused.

 
North Union Brewing / Dubbel / 6.5%

There are some great beers coming out of Sheffield at the moment, and our current favourites are North Union. Iain Kenny, who after working in an off licence at age 16 decided to dedicate himself to brewing. Their tight core range includes an amber, a pale, a Dubbel and an IPA. We’re fond of all of them, but the Dubbel, is a flavour-packed example.

Ilkley Brewery / Mary Jane Export / 6%

Ilkley Brewery is a very special brewery indeed. They manage to bridge the traditional/craft gap with aplomb by making some flavoursome bottle conditioned beers at reasonably sessionable ABVs while also really pushing out the inventiveness (The Mayan is a chocolate chipotle stout). We, and seemingly everyone in the world, loves Mary Jane, but their export version at 6% and with American and Kiwi hops is a stunning brew.

 

Northern Monk / New World / 6.2%

Judging by the reviews on our website, Leeds-based Northern Monk Brew Co. New World IPA is a highlight of a range of beers that are pretty impressive already. There are hops from the UK, US and Australia adding a distinct grapefruit taste. We’re big fans of Northern Monk and never miss the opportunity to visit their gorgeous taproom.

Harrogate Brew Co / Pinewoods Pale Ale / 4.4%

Harrogate: one of Yorkshire’s loveliest towns, home of Beer Hawk, and now its very own brewery. This beer is named after Pinewoods, an area west of Harrogate that was planted in 1796. It has aromas of juicy orange and grapefruit, as well as a clean zesty bitterness. We look forward to more beers from Harrogate Brew Co.