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15th April 2020

Leeds-based Nomadic Beers and Bagel Nash Team up to Brew Surplus Bagel Beer

Brew day. L-R: Ross Nicholson, Claire Hewison and Emma Thompson.

Leeds-based brewery Nomadic Beers have teamed up with neighbours Bagel Nash to produce a beer using surplus bagels.

“We’ve previously brewed a surplus bread beer in collaboration with Toast Ale and Leeds Bread Co-operative” said ‘Gaffa’ Katie Marriott, owner of Nomadic Beers.

“It was a really popular beer and we started looking at what other surplus food items we could use in beer. So, we got in touch with Bagel Nash whose production facility is just a few minutes’ walk away from our brewery, to see if they were interested in a collaboration” continued Katie.

“We were really excited when Nomadic approached us.” said Emma Thompson, Sales & Operations Planning Manager at Bagel Nash.

“They’re a great local business! We’re always looking for ways to reduce the number of surplus bagels we send for animal feed and this was one of our more favoured options”

“We’re thrilled to be working together on this exciting venture and this is just the start of a series of collaboration beers we have planned.”

Katie continues. “We’re calling this first one ‘Bagel Juice’ and it’s a pale ale brewed with the bagels in the mash and lots of hop variety in the boil – Centennial, Columbus, Ekuanot and Styrian Wolf.”

“Because of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown and the closure of pubs, we’ve had to re-think how we could still do an interactive launch for this beer”

“As we’re doing home deliveries of our beer, we decided to package this beer the same way and host a special online launch party on Saturday 25th April”

“Prior to lockdown, we also did a special International Women’s Day brew with female beer industry workers, called ‘Shield Maiden’, which we will be launching at the same time” continued Katie.

Beer fans based in parts of West and North Yorkshire can pre-order Bagel Juice, Shield Maiden or both, for delivery on Thursday 23rd April of Friday 24th April. Each beer will be available to order in either 3 or 5 litre bags in boxes. Further details on the launch party will be made available shortly.

To learn more about the beers and to pre-order, please visit

You can follow Nomadic Beers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Nomadic Beers can also be found on Android and Apple beer apps The Brewer’s Eye and Untappd.


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Related Links

Nomadic Beers Website

Bagel Nash Website


If you have any queries, please use the contact details below.

Dr Katie Marriott

The Gaffa


Tel. +447868345228

Mr Mike Hampshire

Beer Evangelist


Tel. +447902333535



About Nomadic Beers

Established in 2016, Nomadic Beers is a three-person operation based just outside of Leeds City Centre. It’s Gaffa Katie, Head Brewer Ross and volunteer Claire who do everything between them! From brewing, packaging & delivering the beer, to all the office work needed to keep the business running smoothly.

The brewery has a 13 hectolitre (8BBL) brew plant & they are passionate about making hand-crafted, quality beers, with a focus on cask ale. Whilst other breweries can make beer simply at the push of a button, Katie, Ross and Claire are involved hands-on throughout the entire process. It means their beers are made with a lot of love & hard work. As a result, they receive great feedback from consumers & trade alike.

Why are they called Nomadic? Katie and Ross have both lived in various different places across the UK and, although both have settled in Leeds now, the name reflects the brewery’s wandering beer styles!


About Bagel Nash

Bagel Nash was founded in 1987, their first bagel shop was opened in Leeds.  For over thirty years their expert, artisan bakers have been crafting deli-style bagels and baking them to perfection.

Their bagels are deliciously different.  They care about every bite and want to make sure your Bagel Nash moment is a truly satisfying experience.

Their North Street BRC Grade A accredited bakery produces almost a million bagels a week and ships to over 20 countries.