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Thicket by Ridgeside Brewing Co

Sour, 4.5%

Jammy, tart and full of depth, the bramble is a little wild and gives a sharp twist. Sweet and sour in perfect harmony


The live tasting of this beer was on 28th April 2022 #BeerBods

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The Story

Founded in January 2010 by Simon Bolderson, Ridgeside built a sterling reputation for producing excellent cask ales, with a particular focus on hop-forward pales. If you live in Yorkshire and love real ale (most people in Yorkshire do), chances are you’ve had the pleasure of trying a number of Ridgeside’s beers. But tragically, in May 2014, as the brewery was gaining momentum, Simon passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer, aged just 47.

Thankfully his legacy lives on, and in July 2015, the brewery was acquired by a team of local beer lovers looking to build on the brewery’s already stellar reputation, whilst embracing the attitude and stylistic possibilities of the modern craft beer movement.

Taking its name from Meanwood Ridge, a long hill that divides two suburbs in northern Leeds, Ridgeside is now a 5-strong team pumping out some seriously impressive beers.

Ridgeside Lifestyle

“Our philosophy is simple; brew a beer to be remembered”, explains Stephen Clements.

“Every time we make a new beer, we try and make it stand out from the crowd. We constantly look to innovate through research and development, so that we are not ‘just another brewery’. Out of respect for our history, the legacy of the original owner, and our own curiosity, we try to walk the line in terms of experimenting not just with current trends or foreign styles, but with historical English styles and ingredients too. We also remain faithful to cask beer – more than half of our beer sales are cask, even now, although we have become more vigilant in making sure that our casks are only available in bars where we feel that they are looked after properly.”

For tonight’s beer we have Thicket. A bramble sour perfect for the warmer weather. Jammy, tart and full of depth, the bramble is a little wild and gives a sharp twist. This beer finds a harmony between sweet and sour and we absolutely love it!


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