Ham's Tales

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    Ham’s Tales – Neal’s Yard Dairy comes to Town

    You can always tell when a person is passionate about their work. It starts with a misty look in the eye whenever someone shows an interest and leads to long, interwoven and tangential answers to what, on the face of it, seem like simple questions. So it is with Andrew of fabled London cheesemonger Neal’s Continue…

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    Ale’s Tales – What’s new at Fram

    This probably isn’t the first you’ve heard this: Beavertown came up and did a banging beer dinner with us and it was great. Five beers, five dishes, five post-bite smiles all round. Clare talked us through our five special brews and about all things Beavertown whilst dishes flowed down the stairs from the, once again, Continue…

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    Ale’s Tales – Fram-ma-gamma-ham-ma Ray Day

    If there was one word that summed up beer for this week at Friends of Ham, in fact, the only word that could sum it up, it would be: Beavertown. This Wednesday we become ‘Fram-ertown’ with our Beavertown beer dinner and tap take over, ‘Fram-ma Ray’. On top of these clearly amazing puns, we’ll have Continue…

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    Ale’s Tales – Vote Beer! Omnipollo Tap Takeover & More

    It’s fair to say that there is a beer for everyone, be it in our fridge, keg or cask, we’ve got you covered. It’s also fair to say that everyone has a favourite few breweries, the ones that whenever you see a brew by them you just have to try it. It can be hard Continue…

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    Ale’s Tales – Treats from Fram

    I say this a lot but I’ll say it again; here at Friends of Ham, we ensure that the beer we have in bottles, cans, keg, cask, growler, hollowed out scrimshaw tankard etc. etc. is the best we can possibly offer you. Be it cutting edge experimental brews, or a white whale beer that you Continue…

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    Ale’s Tales – Find Your Precious at Fram

    Before you ask; yes. Yes we have got brand spanking new beers for you… this is Friends of Ham after all, searching the world of beer like Sauron looks for rings. And with the weather being how it is this month, we have a brew for every occasion, rain, shine, sleet, or any combination of Continue…

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    Ale’s Tales – What’s on the Bar

    Another Monday morning has passed, and with that, another day scouring list after list of delicious beer for the gems; the crème de la crème, the cream of the crop, the beers that, when we see them, a stream of light bursts out of the computer screen, Pulp Fiction suitcase style. Verdant – I Played Continue…

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    Aqueous Beers at Fram Leeds

    Another week and another set of marvellous beers are hitting our fridges; and with the quick removal of a bottle cap, the opening of a tap or the flick of a pull tab, all of that beautiful beery goodness can be yours. This weeks theme: Dugges and water. I’ll explain. Firstly and more simply, we Continue…

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    Ale’s Tales – New Week, New Beers

    There’s a bit of a stereotype that Monday mornings are the bane of everyone’s life. Not at Fram Towers. Mondays mean new beer. Our office is filled with excitement, tears of joy – once I even saw a party popper go off – as we bring you the best possible beer, turning our joy into Continue…

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    Ham’s Tales in Barcelona!

    In March of this year our very own Ham’s Tales booklet was featured in the Fedrigoni Top Awards, held at the The Museu del Disseny in Barcelona. Ham’s Tales featured as part of the international exhibition which showcased some of the best work that used Fedrigoni paper. We produced Ham’s Tales in collaboration with the supremely talented design due, Continue…

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    Trip to Mons, Brindisa, Cannon & Cannon, Ham & Cheese Co…

    Team Ham trotting around markets and arches in… The Big Smoke. Words by George Brabin, Kitchen Manager.  The phrase we hear on the Ham Bar more often than not is how lucky we are to work with such amazing charcuterie and cheese. We couldn’t agree more, and what’s more it’s an absolute joy to work as Continue…

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    The Return of Leeds Indie Food

    We know we’ve not really got spring going yet, but the sun’s out this afternoon (trust us, it was), and we’re daring to let our thoughts drift into Summer. Summer in Leeds can mean only one thing; the return of Leeds Indie Food Festival (aka #LIF17), the city-wide celebration of independent food and drink culture. Continue…

  13. Ham & Friends – Opening Spring 2017

    Following the success of All the Trimmings (our pop-up wine & raclette bar and gift shop) this past December, our new venture, Ham & Friends, is on track for a Spring opening. Ham & Friends will bring a restaurant, wine bar, wine shop, food hall and deli to Leeds’ vibrant Northern Quarter. Spread across two floors Continue…

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    The Kernel x Magic Rock Beer Dinner & Tap Takeover

    January is almost over. For some of us it has been a dry January, or a try-anuary, or a gym-pass-that-might-not-see-the-light-of-day-after-a-month-or-two-at-the-most-anuary. However you spent the month, we think January should go out with a bang, so here at Friends of Ham we’re putting together the perfect event to ensure that happens. It’s time to celebrate a pre-valentines day love Continue…

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    To Øl Christmas…

    To add to the utterly mental year that is 2016, there has been a change to this year’s calendar; Christmas day has been moved to December 1st. Eat all 25 chocolates in your advent calendar, chuck the turkey in the freezer next to the tuna and tell Uncle Steve that he’ll have to talk to Continue…

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    Capra Nouveau Bows out in Style

    Working in a place like Friends of Ham makes you appreciate the incredible hard work that people put into creating delicious products. We hear stories of Italian bus drivers making the best Nduja known to man and French farmers trekking up mountains to bring the cows in for the winter to produce incredible Vacherin. It’s Continue…

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    Winter time…

    Winter is coming. The nights are drawing in. Warlocks will play and winds will shout. But it’s all grand because we have Beavertown taking over Friends of Ham for Hallowe’en weekend and bringing some extra special brews with them. Alongside classics like Gamma Ray, Neck Oil and soon-to-be classic Lupuloid, we will be showcasing some Continue…

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    NYE in Leeds

    Can’t believe we’re nearing that time of year already. Join us for our annual NYE extravaganza to bring in 2017! We welcome back the brilliant Backyard Burners to provide the evening’s entertainment, you’ll also get a fine selection of ham and cheese served up for you, and of course a glass of fizz for when Continue…

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    Raclette returns.. next week!

    As if Autumn couldn’t get any better, we are now bringing back Raclette sooner than planned due to the very high demand! (crazy,we know!) Our first batch lands THIS Monday, so make sure you don’t miss out. To book a table, go here: http://www.friendsofham.co.uk/book-a-table-at-leeds/ and quote ‘Rosita’ to receive the extra special Raclette gift of love 🙂

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    Raclette is making its comeback!

    Feels like an eternity since we had the lovely aromas of Ogleshield fill our bar, and we’ve never been more excited about bringing it back to keep us warm in the winter months. Keep your eyes peeled as it should be making its comeback in the next few weeks…  

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    Svensk Öl

    Volvos. ABBA. Pickled herring. Sweden has produced some of the finer things in the world. And now they can add smashing brews to the list. Omnipollo, Brekeriet and Dugges will be appearing on our draught lines and in our fridges over the next week or so, so get excited. My picks…   Brekeriet Funkstarter Secondary Continue…

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    #SilverTonguedDave’s Beer Picks for the Week

    Leeds Beer Week and Leeds International Beer Festival have come and gone, leaving us – and the rest of Leeds – more excited about beer than ever. To celebrate another year of beer we’ve decided to do what we do best; provide you with amazing beer. Here are my picks for this coming week… Thornbridge Continue…

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    Brand New Beer

    On Monday morning we spent a few hours combing through long, delicious lists of beer from our various suppliers to bring you the very best beer we can. That means 20 new bottled (and canned) beers, and an amazing range of US and European beers to look forward to on our keg line-up over the Continue…

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    A Walk on the Wilde Side

    As we all know, Leeds is one of the best – if not the number one – city for great beer in the country. And now we can add Wilde Child to to the reasons as for why. With a range of seven very different and very exciting beers, Wilde Child have hit the ground Continue…

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    #tempusproject Brux & Clausseni

    Tonight we’re unleashing Beavertown’s Tempus Project all over your business. Brux and Claussenii are born from the Beavertown/Founders collaboration Molecular Mayhem, a monster IPA in its own right that we were all about just a couple of months ago. Beavertown have taken that beer and split it in two to create a pair of unique Continue…

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    We are now taking bookings!

    Great news to everyone who plans ahead (at least 24 hours ahead to be precise)- we are now taking bookings! Book a Table at Leeds

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    Fruit and Beer – a healthy combination

      Fruit is good for you. Beer is just good. Together, unbeatable. Check out these 5-a-day favourites we have for you at the moment.   Fierce Beer – Cranachan Killer   Fierce, of Aberdeen, have recently moved into a new brewery and have a lot more production space these days, hence their recent arrival in Continue…

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    George’s outdoor deli – Saturday 16th of July

    George returns for his annual summer deli this year with enough meats and cheese to last you a lifetime! We’ve chosen our favourite suppliers and will be providing you with a selection that can cater to anything from a picnic, house party or a relaxed night with the loved ones. If you pop in to Continue…

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    BIRTHDAY BEER LIST

    Keg 1. Pacer 2. Delirium Red 3. Weird Beard – Saison 28 (10.2% imperial saison) 4. The Kernel – Table Beer (3.2% session IPA) 5. Hawkshead – IPA (7% IPA) 6. The Kernel – Bramling Cross Dry Stout (4.7%) 7. Veltins – Pilsner 8. Founders – Devil Dancer (12% triple IPA) 9. Mad Hatter – Continue…