INSPIRED BY OUR NORTHERN SURROUNDINGS AND THE HISTORY OF MONASTIC BREWING PRACTICED ACROSS THE REGION FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO CREATING THE HIGHEST QUALITY BEERS, COMBINING THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL MONASTIC BREWING VALUES WITH A PROGRESSIVE APPROACH TO INGREDIENTS AND TECHNIQUES.
TODAY, IN THE NORTH WE CARRY A TORCH FOR ALL THAT BEER WAS, AND ALL THAT BEER CAN BE. WE’RE ON A QUEST TO CREATE THE BEST BEER WE CAN, GIVING BACK WHERE WE CAN.
COMMUNITY AND COLLABORATION ARE AT THE CORE OF OUR BUSINESS. WE FOCUS ON WORKING WITH ANYONE WHO SHARES OUR PASSION, AND OUR VALUES. WE REGULARLY COLLABORATE WITH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BREWERIES, BUSINESSES AND CHARITIES TO HELP STRENGTHEN THE NORTH FOR POSITIVE CHANGE, AND TO CONTINUALLY DIVERSIFY OUR OWN OFFERING. ONE OF THE WAYS WE DO THIS IS THROUGH OUR PATRONS PROJECTS.
North Brewing Co was founded in 2015 by John Gyngell and Christian Townsley, the pioneers behind legendary Leeds beer venue North Bar, which opened in 1997.Known as “the first craft beer bar in Britain”, North Bar influenced a new wave of modern beer bars and breweries across the country, including their own.
In 2015 they turned their 10-year dream of making their own beer into a reality by opening a 15bbl brewery, featuring a 200-person capacity tap room, just half a mile from their original flagship North Bar in Leeds.
The core range and seasonal specials epitomise what they look for in beer: big juicy flavours with tonnes of hops; fun, playful and interesting flavour combinations; classics that demonstrate an uncompromising approach to quality.
The brewery has worked with some of the best breweries in the world, collaborating with the likes of Lervig Øl (Norway), Dry & Bitter (Denmark), Basqueland Brewing Project (ESP), Het Uiltje (NL), De Molen (NL), Other Half and Finback (USA), Magic Rock, BrewDog, Verdant, Thornbridge, Track Brewing and Wylam Brewery (UK).
In just two years North Brewing Company has received both national and international recognition.
Voted ‘Overall Keg Champion Beer’ at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards in 2018
Named ‘Best Brewery Pub Company’ at The Publican Awards in 2017 and 2018
Voted ‘Best UK IPA in 2017’ in the Imbibe ‘IPA Challenge’ for Transmission
Awarded ‘Best New Brewery’ in West Yorkshire in the Rate Beer Awards 2017
Awarded ‘Business Innovation’ category at the SIBA Business Awards 2018
Winner of ‘Best Branding and Design’ at The Beer and Cider Marketing Awards 2018
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