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 69

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

I was pleased this week to be invited back onto the airwaves at BBC Radio Leeds. I usually pop up on The Morning Show, but this time it was an appearance on The Evening Show, with Sanchez Payne.

Whilst on the show I got to talk about the tours, plus I had an opportunity to throw in some great gift ideas for people. I especially like two quirky pieces of merch from Kirkstall Brewery and Northern Monk, but if you want to find out what they are, you’re going to have to listen here. The clip is an extract from the full show, so no need to flip through to try and find me.

Beer Name of the Month voting is back open! This time I’m asking you to pick your favourite beer name from beers released by Leeds breweries in May. You can vote here.

In this week’s issue of Leeds Beer Shorts, a trio of new beers from Ridgeside, Nomadic get into lager, Briscoe’s Otley Music Festival special and lots more.

Tours & Gift Cards

I offer award-winning guided tour experiences celebrating Leeds’ beer and cider culture. From exploring 300 years of beer history, to brewery tours and guided tastings of modern craft beer and cider. Why not book a tour today, or buy a gift card for the beer lover in your life?

🍺 Leeds Heritage Beer Tour 🎟️ £32pp 🎁 Gift Cards Available
🍺 Leeds Craft Beer Tour 🎟️ £45pp 🎁 Gift Cards Available
🍏 Leeds Craft Cider Tour 🎟️ £40pp

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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. If you would like to access a directory of Leeds-based breweries, there’s a link at the bottom of this newsletter.

Thank you for reading this week’s edition of Leeds Beer Shorts. If you have any feedback on the newsletter, please get in touch via email (, or message me on my social media accounts.

Cheers and take care!


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