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Ex-Caledonian Man To Open Brewery

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Former Caledonian Brewing director Martin Kellaway and former Tetley head brewer Ian Smith have teamed up to open their own brewery.

Named the WharfeBank Brewery, it is a converted paper mill located in picturesque Wharfedale, north of Leeds.

Smith will brew three core beers – Slingers Gold (3.9% abv), Tether Blond (4.1%) and CamFell Flame (4.4%).

The beers are currently brewed at Kellaway’s cask brew pub, the Fox and Newt in Leeds, alongside the Fox Beer Company range of ales.

The 20-barrel brew plant will have a capacity of 100 barrels a week. Production is expected to start in April.

“This project has always been a vision of mine and to see the brewery almost complete is just great,” said Kellaway.

“With Ian on board, we believe that we’ve created some really special beers and he is itching to be hands-on and get back in the brew house.”

A range of monthly guest and seasonal ales will be available in May a traditional premium dark mild called Black Tom.

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