magic rock brewing
The magnificent Magic Rock is one of the biggest success stories of the new beer movement. Described by beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones as Huddersfield’s answer to Stone, Magic Rock are known for their stunning hop-forward beers such as Cannonball. But this is a brewery that can also put a gooseberry gose in their core range, in a can, without anyone blinking. Head brewer Stuart Ross told Beer Hawk’s own magazine, Hoptical, that “the idea behind our beers was to bring the wonderful fresh flavours of the US West Coast IPAs and pale ales to the UK. We had tasted fresh beer brought in by friends and then tasted the beers that had been imported which had suffered the test of time. We brew a range of hop forward, bold and exciting beers and one of the most important things for us is making sure the beers stay drinkable; we like people to try our beer and always want to come back for more.”
It’s also worth saying that Magic Rock has perhaps the loveliest taproom in the country and we’ve heard of people travelling across the country to visit it. Sat by the barrels of the brewery, you can sit and enjoy that Un-Human Cannonball in perfect condition in the perfect glass while chatting to other enthusiasts. A beery heaven. Photos: Sam Needham.