Meet the Brewers 2

MTB Geeves

Tickets for our next meet the brewer are available from the Tap. We will be joined by Harry and Peter from Geeves Brewery, Barnsley, on 7th April 2016. They will be bringing along three of their beers to pair up with three of ours best trading platform for beginners. Tickets include 3 third pint tasters (one of each beer) and a Pie and Pea supper. You’ll also get chance to meet the brewers and ask questions and each brewer will be telling you all about each beer and their breweries.

Places are limited, so book early.

New and Old

Dan has been hard at work in the brewery recently, brewing the core beers which have been bottled by Yorkshire Heart. Colin Brown, Haley’s Comet, Spanish Stout and Jumping Pirate are all now available in bottles. They will soon be joined by seasonal brew Dame Ruby Rhubarb.

This week, Dan has brewed one of the favourites from the Mining series, Blacklegs, which will appear on bars soon with it’s new pump clip design. Dan has also brewed a new version of Pacific Blonde using Polaris and Herkules hops. Both hops are strong flavoured and Dan has balanced the spicy flavours of herkules with intense floral and mint aromas of Polaris. The beer is named after the constellation which Polaris is part of, Little Dipper.

Blacklegs Little Dipper


Meet The Brewers


On Thursday the 28th January 2016, we will be joined,at Hamelsworde Tap,by Malcolm Bastow from Five Towns Brewery. Malcolm runs the brewery from his shed in Outwood and produces some fine ales. 3 of which will be on the bar. The session costs £10 each and includes 6 thirds of real ale so that you can try each of the beers we have on. It also includes Pie and Peas. Come in and book your tickets asap.

Groupon Deal

groupon Our first Groupon deal went live yesterday, We are pleased to offer a beer tasting session with Pie and Peas for only £9. You’ll be able to sample three Hamelsworde Beers and learn about the different beer styles and production processes. You can also stay for a drink and relax in our bar and try our guest ales and keg craft beers. View the deal here Hemsworth Beer Festival 2015-18

World Gin Day


We’re celebrating World Gin Day at Hamelsworde Tap by introducing Mason’s Yorkshire Gin to our exciting range of Gins. We now stock Portobello Road, Sipsmith, Brecon Botanicals and Tanqueray along side Mason’s. We’ve also been working on a range of cocktails including Singapore Sling, Gin Fizz and Sea Breeze which are sure to delight the most discerning Gin connoisseur.

Come and visit us this weekend, we are open 1-11pm Friday and Saturday and from 12 midday on Sunday.

We’ve also got a fantasting range of our beer and guest ales, including our new Magna Carta ales, Black Monk Porter and Pontefract Charter Blonde Ale.

Black Monk Porter Pontefract Charter

Hamelsworde Tap Opening


We are pleased to announce the opening of our brewery tap on 23rd May 2015 when we will be holding a launch party from 3pm. We will have a range of our own beers plus guest ales from local breweries, Local Cider and wines and spirits. Please come and join us as we kick start our exciting new venture.

Mild Month of May

We were requested to produce a Mild for a Mild Festival this month. Dan jumped at the chance to create a new beer. Mild beers can often be a little watery so Dan set out to create a Mild with subtle bitterness and low ABV without losing the body of the beer. The result is Queen Mary Mild. Dan has combined Maris Otter malt with Chocolate and Crystal malts for a sweet dark malty flavour and added Wheat and Flaked Barley to provide body. It is single hopped with Admiral hops for a subtle bitterness and slight orangey flavour/aroma. But that is not all. Queen Mary Mild will only be available at our Tap later this month. As will a one off version with a hint of Aniseed. They will feature on the bar during our opening weekend. But don’t worry if you can’t make it to Hemsworth, Queen Mary Mild with Cacao and Vanilla has been released to Sam Parker for the Templar Mild Festival (Leeds), Mick Quirk for a Beer Festival in Castleford and also to Dale at Imperial Brewery (Mexborough). I’ve also retained a cask for The Tap. Queen Mary Mild has been named to honour a good friend of Hamelsworde Brewery who has provided support and lots of laughs. Thanks Mary.

Queen Mary Anise Queen Mary CacVan Queen Mary

Brewery Tap


Work is underway to open our very own Brewery Tap, on Kirkby Road, Hemsworth. We have taken over the former Londis shop and begun to transform it into a relaxing environment to enjoy real ales. The above image shows the shop front after we removed the Londis sign. Click the link to find more information re The Tap.

St. George’s Ale Festival

Once again we will be returning to The Springs, Southmoor Road, for a beer festival. This time we will be celebrating all things English for a St. George’s Day event.

We will be providing a selection of beers from local breweries with an English theme. There will be a selection of foods for you to enjoy including Pie and peas. for those of you who haven’t yet been persuaded by real ale, we will have a selection of local ciders, wines and soft drinks.

We’ll be providing some live music to keep you entertained throughout the evenings.

See the festival page for more details as they blossom.