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Ham's Tales

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. #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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Sharing is Caring

    Beer is best as a team sport. Whether it’s a disparate selection of souls or a clutch of like-minded allies, beer has the power to unite. And we have the perfect beers for you. So, find some friends or round up some strangers and get your chops around some of this.   Redchurch Sauvage Blanc Continue…

  8. Trip to Black Hand Food

    For info on Blackhand, visit here  Blackhand It was definitely the wrong side of 6 am, and I was as punctual as ever. But where were my friends? Late, obviously. Marc (our driver for the day) arrived, but turns out the others were still in bed. We proceeded to wake them up, picked them up Continue…

  9. Our 4th Birthday Brewing …

    We are turning FOUR on Sunday, July 10th … and to celebrate we will be plying you with a very special beer brewed for the occasion.   Less than a month ahead of the big day (June 21st), 5 of our Framsters rocked up to Kirkstall Brewery at the ungodly hour of 7.30am to brew Continue…

  10. From the kitchen guys…

    Have yourself the most amazing BBQ with the help of Ham Well it’s that time off the year again. The sun is, fingers crossed, shining and it’s officially BBQ season. Get hold of some good sausages and burgers and get your friends and family around for some unrivalled fun in the sun. The way to really Continue…

  11. Summer Cans

    The sun is out in full force, which always leads to the great British tradition – drinking in the park. We’re a classy bunch though. Frosty Jacks won’t cut it anymore. These are our picks of awesome canned beer for you to take on your picnics, hikes and beach days. Brooklyn Lager Maybe not the Continue…

  12. Magic Rock takeover

    Mark your diaries for Wednesday June 1st, when our taps will be spilling over with Magic Rock goodness. We will be showcasing 7 awesome brews from the Huddersfield beer geniuses, so pop in and work your way through the Magic. There will be a beer to suit every palate. Why not start with Rapture? A Continue…

  13. The Swiss deliver

    The craft beer Gods, and I’m including our own Billy in that, have delivered again with two (count ‘em) kegs from Switzerland’s finest; Brasserie BFM. The Swiss might not be famous for great beer like their Belgian and French neighbours, but Jérôme Rebetez does not mess around when it comes to putting flavour in your Continue…

  14. The Ale’s Tales – Belgian Beer & Cheese

    Belgium is really good at beer. Like, really good. Here are some of our favourites from the fridge… Westmalle – Dubbel Westmalle is one of a handful of breweries operated by monks at Trappist monasteries. They produce two beers for public consumption; Dubbel and Tripel. This is a velvet monster. Dark amber with a rocky, Continue…

  15. The Ale’s Tales – Spring/Summer Beers

    Summer is here, for now anyway, so this week I’m looking at the perfect sunshine brews (from our fridge, of course). Context counts for a lot when you’re enjoying a beer, and enjoying the sun’s rays alongside a cracking beer is about as good as it gets. These are my picks for what to enjoy Continue…

  16. Friends of Hams Cheese List Blossoming into Spring

    The transformation of cheeses at Ham from winter to spring is a sad yet exciting time. Winter is a time for some incredible cheeses that really evoke feelings of being wrapped in a cosy blanket in front of a fire in a French Alpine log cabin. Throughout winter, the bar has been filled with the Continue…

  17. All aboard the Big DIPA!

    Five days ago, Buxton Brewery were bottling their first ever batch of King Maker, a new 10.5% double IPA. Today, it arrived at FoH. Now, I’m drinking it. It’s bright and full of life. I can’t stop drinking it long enough to write down my thoughts. It’s savoury, herbal, bitter. But you can’t deny the sweet, Continue…

  18. Le Grappin Meets Ham

    Pairing delicious dishes with some of the best wines from Burgundy from one of the finest producers. Now that is a very exciting prospect for a group of enthusiastic chefs. When we heard that Le Grappin were coming to town the creative discussions began. The first wine we were given was the 2014 Savigny-les-Beaune Blanc Continue…

  19. The Ale’s Tales – Silver Tongued Dave

    This week – let Dave, our resident wordsmith, take you on a journey that will leave you panting for beer! It’s often a challenge to choose which beer to drink, but I never thought it would be this tough to choose which beers to write about. Last week we were all about our foreign offerings, Continue…

  20. The Ale’s Tales – Highlights on the Bar this week!

    Highlights OTB This week I’m going to talk foreign beer. At Ham we are proud of how much we champion the amazing brewers and beer that we make in the UK. But with the selection of beers from further afield we have coming up I’d be mad not to highlight these exciting big beers from Continue…

  21. The Ale’s Tales – This Week’s Highlights…

    Highlights OTB Our small collection of cask beers are about to be overrun with delicious hoppy IPA’s. The divided opinion of people in the keg vs cask argument is both fascinating and relentless, there is and always will be a place for both at Ham. Some things I prefer kegged, some things cask, dark beers Continue…

  22. Enkelhed Meets Friends Of Ham!

    ENKELHED was established in 2015 and created from our passion for interior design and our background in retail. ENKELHED translates from Danish as “Simplicity” and it is our love of high quality, yet simple design that shapes our store and our products and shows that simplicity creates inspiring style. ENKELHED MEETS FRIENDS OF HAM So Continue…

  23. The Ale’s Tales – All Hail the Mighty Brooklyn!

    Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know that on Feb 23rd, we are hosting a dinner with Brooklyn Brewery, opening & tasting some of their big sharing bottles & eating our delicious meats & cheeses. (Tickets are still available, just click on the link to our shop above this page. Go Continue…

  24. The Ale’s Tales – Burns’ Night with Friends Of Ham

    ‘Fair fa’ your honest sonsie face’ On Monday 25th January, most of Scotland will be raising a glass for Burn’s Night in celebration of the nation’s favourite son, poet Rabbie Burns. Safe to say, whether you’re attending a Burns’ supper, a Ceilidh, or a performance of the man’s poetry, there will be a fair bit Continue…

  25. The Ale’s Tales – Sours, Stouts, and Spreadsheets…

    Going into the unknown can be dangerous, especially when it comes to a beer menu – the most bizarre beers are often the most appealing, but also difficult to convince yourselves it’s worth a punt! Fear not – we’ve had a cheeky taste of three of our most exciting beers on the list, hopefully the verdicts Continue…

  26. The Ale’s Tales – Supporting #Tryanuary!

    This year, we’re celebrating the support of independent pubs, bars, and breweries by encouraging people to take part in the #Tryanuary Campaign. Make it your mission to seek out new independent breweries, beers, bars and bottle shops and share your discoveries with people throughout January. Tag your posts, pics and tweets with #tryanuary for everyone Continue…

  27. The Ale’s Tales – Have a Magic (Rock) New Year!

    Have a Magic (Rock) New Year! I have mentioned before, I’m fairly certain, that I am a big Magic Rock fan. They really have done wonderful things for the craft beer world and continue to do so. They are quite hard to get hold of though due to the very high demand for their beer, Continue…

  28. The Ale’s Tales – Chris’ Golden Pints 2015

    Golden Pints Awards!! So I don’t call myself a beer blogger but I do spout nonsense in relation to beer on a weekly basis so I decided I’m going to take part in the Golden Pints awards. At the end of the year people choose their favourites from a few categories. I will always choose Continue…