Hydes

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Hydes
Location Salford, England
Opened 1863
Owner(s) Hydes Family
Active beers
Name Type
Hydes Original Session Bitter
Jekyll's Gold Premium Bitter
Hydes Mild Mild ale
XXXX Winter ale
1893 Light Mild
Owd Oak Dark Mild
Seasonal beers
Name Type
Jumpin' Jack Winter ale
Vertigo Amber ale
Golden Brown Summer ale
Summertime Blue Summer ale
Thriller Bitter
Atomic Winter ale

Hydes is a family-owned and managed brewery in Salford, England. The company has been brewing real ale since 1863. It owns more than 80 managed and tenanted pubs, mainly in North West England, but also in North Wales.

History[edit]

Alfred and Ralph Hyde inherited a small brewery from their grandfather in 1863. In 1899, William Hyde acquired the Queens Brewery in Moss Side, Manchester and began building up an estate of tied public houses. In 1944, the company was renamed Hydes Anvil Brewery after its trademark.[1] Hydes moved from Moss Side to a new site in Salford in 2012.[2]

Regular beers[edit]

Seasonal beers[edit]

Hydes brews six seasonal beers, each available for two months every year. For 2007, the theme was musical ("Inn Tune With Hydes"), consisting of:[3]

Past themes have taken inspiration from different areas, with the theme for 2006 coming from the world of cinema:[4]

Hydes brewery, Moss Side, Manchester before the move to Salford in 2012
  • Free Spirit, 4.8% abv (Jan-Feb),
  • Heavenly Draft, 4.2% abv (Mar-Apr),
  • Dr's Orders, 4.4% abv (May-Jun),
  • Cutty Shark, 4.1% abv (Jul-Aug),
  • Hidden Treasure, 4.5% abv (Sept-Oct),
  • Stormtrooper, 5.0% abv (Nov-Dec).

In 2000, the theme was less clear, with the seasonal beers consisting of:[5]

  • Harry Vederchi, 4.8% abv (Jan-Feb),
  • Clever Endeavour, 4.5% abv (Mar-Apr),
  • Hair Raid, 4.2% abv (May-Jun),
  • Your Bard, 4.0% abv (Jul-Aug),
  • Henry's Hampton, 4.4% abv (Sept-Oct),
  • Rocket Fuel, 5.0% abv (Nov-Dec).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hydes, About Us, retrieved 15 July 2013 
  2. ^ Hydes in £2m move to Salford - 18 jobs to go, Manchester Evening News, 20 March 2012, retrieved 15 July 2013 
  3. ^ Good Beer Guide 2008
  4. ^ Good Beer Guide 2007
  5. ^ Good Beer Guide 2001

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