Remembrance Day Seasonal Beer – Eleven



In build up to Remembrance Day we’re launching Eleven to support our chosen charity, the Poppy Appeal. The beer is so named to commemorate the signing of the Armistice and ultimately the end of the First World War, as hostilities formally ended in 1918 on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Warrior hops are our chosen bittering hops, that give a mild and stable base for our main hops, whole flower Cascade and then dry hopped with Equinox (HBC366), a new world hop from a collaboration between Select Botanicals Group and John I. Hass Inc , a grower and producer of hops originally founded in 1914. Pale and Hoppy, light and golden in colour, Eleven is fruity, tropical and slightly spicy, the beer packs a punch.

When it came to the artwork by Owen Phillips he did a great job and we were lucky to be using the image we wanted, a well-known photograph by Ernest Brooks, a stunning image showing 5 soldiers of the 8th East Yorkshire Regiment moving up to the front line on 4th October 1917 during the Battle of Broodsiende, this became the most successful Allied attack during the battle of Passchendaele which lasted for the best part of 6 months during 1917.  The photograph is all the more poignant for the image of Yorkshire troops moving up to the front line 98 years ago. 



Down at the brewery Raymond and Alastair of the Huddersfield & District Army Veterans Association enjoying a pint of Eleven at the source.


Thunderbridge Stout

Thunderbridge Stout has won Gold at the prestigious SIBA North East Competition held at the Knavesmire in York. We were very excited to win this award against some top class competition from Yorkshire and the North East as Thunderbridge Stout went on to win Gold in the wonderfully named ‘Porter, Stouts, Old Ales, Strong Milds and Strong Brown Ales’ category. Thanks for the kind messages and to everyone who supports what we’re doing here at Small World.


We’ve got a few manic weeks now as we increase the number of brews to meet demand, if you want to catch up with Thunderbridge it will be at a few beer festivals over the coming weeks. Firstly, how local can we get, it will be at Shelley Beer Festival over the 25thand 26th Sept, that’s at Shelley Village Hall and is open on the Saturday until dry, now there’s a challenge.

Next up Thunderbridge Stout makes an appearance at the Huddersfield Oktoberfest Beer & Cider Festival, on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd October at the Apna Centre in Huddersfield, just down the road from The Grove. If you can get down there make sure you say hello to Keith and the team at Huddersfield CAMRA.

Robin Hood Beer Festival at Nottingham Beer festival is the next date on tour, from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th organised by CAMRA and held at Nottingham Castle, not only a great location but they guarantee over 1000 different beers, our beers will be there, might take a bit of finding.

Then we’re back on home turf on the following weekend with our Stout making an appearance at the Space in Wakefield, with Wakefield CAMRA celebrating their 40th Anniversary it’s sure to be a great festival.

If you see Thunderbridge Stout about be sure to say hello



Our Green Hopped Beer


Our Green Hopped Beer : 15th September 2014

Once the harvest date had been set, that was it, our green hopped beer was on and the 10th September was the day. Once a year there is an opportunity to brew with freshly harvested hops. As hops are picked they tend to deteriorate in flavour and quality which is why they are kiln dried and packed at the farms on the day of harvest, allowing us to get our hands on the hops throughout the year. A Green beer would impart more subtle and delicate flavours if we looked after them, so to get our hands on fresh hops, Yorkshire ones at that, was a great opportunity for something different.
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