Cheers to Saltaire Brewery’s new Brewery Tap!
Award winning craft brewery Saltaire is to expand its brewing interests with the creation of a new bar. The “Brewery Tap” is a unique venue with room for 60 to 70 people – and is based at the Brewery on Shipley’s Dockfield Road which fronts onto the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
“We already sell our own beers and UK craft ales but this will be a new bar where people can get a drink in the early evenings and at weekends.” said Tony Gartland Managing Director. “The Brewery Tap will serve a wide variety of beers – not just our own Saltaire ales, but we will be using our industry connections to bring in a range of keg and cask beers from across the country, so perfect for those who are passionate about great ale”.
Saltaire hope that the Brewery Tap will become a welcome addition to the current real ale trail in the area as well as a boost for canal users who can moor up outside the Brewery and call in for a pint or buy ale supplies to take back to their canal boat! It’s also the perfect stop off for cyclists using the Bingley to Leeds cycle path who are in need of refreshment on their journey!.
As well as the new bar – the existing Brewery shop is to extend its range stocked and opening hours. A variety of 40 bottled beers from around the world will be stocked which customers can enjoy at the Brewery Tap or take them home. Saltaire beers will be available in a variety of bottle, fresh beer in a box, mini keg and gift pack formats. The aim of the venture is to build on the success of the current brewery shop – in particular customer demand for fresh beer in a box and mini kegs.
All staff employed in the Brewery Tap and shop have an extensive knowledge and interest in craft ales and will provide customers with recommendations and advice on all the ales available.
The new bar and extended shop offering are all part of the Brewery’s plans for development, not only in growing the reputation of Saltaire Brewery as a centre of brewing excellence , but also for the Brewery Tap and Shop to be a destination for visitors to Yorkshire.