Timothy Taylor Brewery

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Timothy Taylor's Brewery
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 1858
Founder Timothy Taylor
Headquarters Keighley, Yorkshire, England
Products Beer
Number of employees
50
Website http://www.timothytaylor.co.uk/

Timothy Taylor's is a family-owned regional brewery founded in 1858 by Timothy Taylor. Originally based in Cook Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire, England Timothy Taylor's moved to larger premises in 1863 at Knowle Spring in Keighley, where they remain to this day.

The brewery has been family owned since it began and was family run until 2014, when the Chief Executive Charles Dent retired and became Chairman.[1] The new Chief Executive Tim Dewey has a background in marketing some of the world's best known alcoholic drinks and is passionate about the quality of the beers that Timothy Taylor's brews.[2][3] [4]

Beers[edit]

Landlord[edit]

Timothy Taylor's best known ale is Landlord, a pale bitter, 4.3% abv when cask conditioned, and 4.1% when sold filtered in the bottle. It was created for miners, to compete against local rival Barnsley Bitter.[5] Landlord was four times Champion Beer of Britain at the 'Great British Beer Festival'.[6][7] The brand attracted media attention in 2003 when Madonna said in an interview with Jonathan Ross that it was her favourite beer. Since then the draught beer has become more widely available throughout the country and Landlord is also being exported in bottles.[8][9]

Landlord is available in the brewery's own tied pubs, and is often available as a guest ale in other pubs, especially those in Yorkshire. Bottled Landlord is available in Tesco, Waitrose, Morrisons and several other supermarkets, as well as from the brewery's webshop.

Boltmaker[edit]

Timothy Taylor's Best Bitter was renamed Boltmaker in 2012 to better distinguish it from their ale Golden Best. Boltmaker won Gold in the Bitter category at the Great British Beer Festival in 2014 and was also crowned their Champion Beer of Britain 2014.[10]

Boltmaker is a Yorkshire Bitter which is 4% when cask conditioned or 4.2% when sold filtered in the bottle. It was originally bottled exclusively for Tesco shortly before winning Champion Beer of Britain 2014. In late 2015 bottled Boltmaker became available in other supermarkets such as Waitrose.

Others[edit]

A variety of other ales, such as Golden Best, Dark Mild and Ram Tam may be found in Timothy Taylor's houses. A new French style blonde ale Le Champion was brewed specially to celebrate the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart in Leeds. With the advent of the Tour de Yorkshire cycling event in 2015, Le Champion was brewed again in April 2015 and is being brewed again in March 2016.[11]

Timothy Taylor's also produce an occasional special bottled ale called Havercake Ale.

In the past Timothy Taylor's produced another bottled ale called Northerner, bearing the advertising slogan, For Men of the North. This slogan has been reinvented as "Originally brewed for men of the north, now loved by everyone" and is borne on the back of the wagons.

Brewery[edit]

The brewery is supplied with water from an artesian well.

Pubs[edit]

Timothy Taylor's currently have 19 of their own tied pubs in Bingley, Cononley, Fence near Colne, Haworth, Grassington, Halifax, Keighley, Leeds, Malsis near Cross Hills, Oakworth, Oxenhope, Ripon, Skipton, Thornton and Wadsworth near Hebden Bridge.[12]

These are the Albert Hotel in Keighley, the Boltmakers Arms in Keighley, the Brown Cow in Bingley, the Burlington Arms in Keighley, the Crossroads Inn in Halifax, the Devonshire Hotel in Grassington, the Dog & Gun in Malsis, the Dog & Gun in Oxenhope, the Fleece Inn in Haworth, the Grouse Inn in Oldfield, the Hare & Hounds in Wadsworth, the Lord Rodney in Keighley, the New Inn in Cononley, the Royal Oak in Keighley, the Royal Oak in Ripon, the Town Hall Tavern in central Leeds, the White Horse in Thornton, the White Swan in Fence and the Woolly Sheep in Skipton. All of these pubs are run by tenants, except for the Lord Rodney in Keighley and the Woolly Sheep in Skipton, which are run by Timothy Taylor's itself.

In 2015, Timothy Taylor's bought The Devonshire Hotel in Grassington and it underwent a complete refurbishment, reopening in December 2015.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boss of Keighley brewer Timothy Taylor bows out after another champion success". Thetelegraphandargus.co.uk. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "New Timothy Taylor chief executive Tim Dewey looks to capitalise on brewery's reputation". Thetelegraphandargus.co.uk. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Life, Valley. "A Yorkshire brewery being run by an American? | Northern Life". Cravenandvalleylifemagazine.co.uk. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tim Dewey : CEO at Timothy Taylor" (PDF). Nigelwright.com. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Michael Jackson's Beer Hunter - Tested by pigeons, drunk by the landlord". Beerhunter.com. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Timothy Taylor Landlord (Cask) from Timothy Taylor, a Bitter style beer: An unofficial page for Timothy Taylor Landlord (Cask) from Timothy Taylor in Keighley, West Yorkshire, , England". www.ratebeer.com. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Champion Beer of Britain (By Class) - CAMRA". www.camra.org.uk. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  8. ^ "Tales Of The City: There's nowt as strange as celebrities - John Walsh, Columnists - The Independent". London: www.independent.co.uk. 8 May 2003. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "The Ten Best Bottled British ales - Features, Food & Drink - The Independent". London: www.independent.co.uk. 13 September 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "SIBA brewers dominate winners list at Great British Beer Festival". Siba.co.uk. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "The Chancellor pops in for a pint of Le Champion.". Siba.co.uk. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Timothy Taylor's - Pubs in Yorkshire free wi-fi and live entertainment". Timothytaylor.co.uk. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Grassington's Devonshire hotel is reopened after full renovation (From Craven Herald)". Cravenherald.co.uk. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 

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