The brewery (from Wikipedia) : Daleside Brewery was established in the mid 1980s in Harrogate. It moved to Starbeck in 1992 and went through periods of enlargement up until 1999. The company was founded by Bill Witty and in 1991, his son, Craig Witty became head brewer. Craig took over running the company when his father died in 2007 and continues to be the driving force of this very popular micro brewery. The beer: Looks like a new website under construction so no 'official' description. Sampled after a late breakfast with a couple of colleagues in a 'Spoons'. Not as fruity as many Christmas ales but it was pleasant enough although not particularly clear. No complaints though at £2.59/pint. January 2023. Related entries.
The brewery: "The original brewery in Ilkley was founded in 1873 but was swallowed by Bass in the 1920s. We draw inspiration from our roots but maintain a focus on the future; our unique interpretation of what beer should, and can be." The beer: "The Sauvignon Blanc of beer....Crisp and dry with a zesty finish and fresh-cut grass aroma. Powerfully hopped for a floral finish." Yeah, not a favourite style of mine. Meant more for a warm summers day outside rather than indoors in front of a fire perhaps. Crystal clear though and a lovely colour.