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 63

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Ey up <<First Name>>, how are you?

Depending on when you read this email, I am either just about to appear on BBC Radio Leeds, or I have already been on. Richard Stead of Breakfast Show fame met me at The Tetley earlier this week to record a segment ahead of my event this weekend. I will include a link in next week’s newsletter (you lucky person).

It’s just one day to go until I set up camp at The Tetley for the weekend. Suffice to say, I am really looking forward to it. Some of the artefacts on display and included in demonstrations will be around a century old and have remained out of use for decades. If you are still thinking about getting a ticket, as a final attempt to draw you in, I can reveal that every ticket holder will get a small keepsake too. You will have already received an email earlier this week with info, but in case you missed it, final details are below.

I am also please to be able to reveal the results of Leeds Beer Name of the Month March 2022… Congratulations go to Quirky Ales, whose ‘Smoke Signals’ took 56% of the vote. In joint second, both with 13% were Frisky Bear’s Maldivian Singing Mullet and Nomadic Beers’ Ryed Piper. Voting for April’s competition will begin next week.

In this week’s issue of Leeds Beer Shorts, King Ernie takes a trip to Denmark and meets a Defiant Strawb.

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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. Finally, if you have seen some news online this week and it isn’t mentioned below, it means I have covered it in a previous issue, or there is not enough information for it to feature yet.

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