Brought to you by Leeds Beer Tours founder Mike Hampshire. Well known for wearing shorts in all weather, but do not be fooled, this is no fashion update. Welcome to your regular Leeds Beer Shorts newsletter!

Issue 61

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It is Easter week, which means a busy one for me (whoop!). 4 tours running in 4 days, with (as I write) 25 people spread across each one. It will at least keep me out of mischief.

In social news, it isn’t often I get to name drop, but this week I managed to catch up with Beer Royalty in the form of Melissa Cole. Melissa is one of the UK’s leading commentators on food and beer, having authored many books and made national media appearances. She is spending a few days in Leeds so you may spot her around. To find out why she is in Leeds though, you had better read ‘Brewery Shorts’ below.

Another reminder that in two weeks time, on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May, I am running interactive sessions at The Tetley, where you can get hands-on with artefacts from the Tetley Brewery archive, hear stories from the Victorian press about the brewery and more. This forms part of the 200 anniversary celebrations of Joshua Tetley’s founding of the brewery in 1822. Links below.

In this week’s issue of Leeds Beer Shorts, Piglove By The River is back, Northern Monk’s hop water and Amity’s new lager.

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Brewery Shorts

Welcome to new subscribers! This section is a news digest of happenings at Leeds-based breweries in the last 7 days. The newsletter is prepared on a Thursday, so any news that breweries release between the final draft and the email arriving in your inbox on a Friday, will be included in the next newsletter. If you want to find out more about a particular piece of news, click the word that is underlined and coloured blue.

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