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27th February 2023

North x The Orielles

Halifax based indie rock band, The Orielles, has teamed up with North Brewing Co to create a brand new beer to celebrate the band’s Tableau album tour this Spring.

North Brewing Co and The Orielles have worked together to brew a light, zesty 4.6% Session Pale Ale with a bright fresh flavour. The beer has a light body, with Citra hops providing a strong fruit backbone, and Idaho 7 and Eclipse hops bringing a range of citrus zest flavours.

The brewery have been long time fans of the Halifax based band, and jumped at the chance to work with them on a beer. Alongside collaborating on the beer itself, band member Henry Carlyle worked closely with North’s designer, James Ockleford of Refold Studio, to create the can and lens artwork.

The beer will be available at independent venues and bottle shops alongside the upcoming UK tour (22nd March – 14th April). Fans can also get their hands on the beer via the North Brewing Co webshop from midday on Wednesday 15th March.

Henry Carlyle, guitarist and songwriter for The Orielles said “Tableau is a celebration of the release of 2022 album of the same name, we wanted to partner up with North Brewing Co to create something special to be enjoyed alongside a play through of the record or even live in the venue!  We are big fans of the brewery and we are delighted to be able to work with them to create this very special one- off beer.”

“When it came to the design I collaborated with North’s artist James Ockleford to come up with a reinterpretation of the albums cover, shot by Neelam Kahn Vela.  We are delighted by the outcome of this and we cannot wait to see this out and available” Henry added.

Steven Ballard, Co-founder, North Brewing Co said “Collaborations are a huge part of our business at North.  Whether this is with fellow brewers, local businesses and charities. We love music and we love beer. So when we got the chance to brew a beer for one of our favourite bands to come from Yorkshire, we couldn’t say no. It is great to see Henry and James involved in the artwork which looks amazing!”

Both North and The Orielles will be promoting the beer’s availability during the tour via their social media feeds. If you have a bar or pub and would like to get involved in the beer launches please contact

Beer name: North X The Orielles Tableau Pale Ale

ABV: 4.6%

Hops: Idaho 7, Eclipse, Citra

Suitable for vegans

Beer launch 12:00 Wednesday 15th March

Beer available at selected venues in cities along The Orielles’ Tableau Tour.

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For further information, images and interview requests, please contact Sarah Hardy on or 07378131883

About North

North was founded by John Gyngell and Christian Townsley in Leeds in 1997. They opened their original venue, North Bar, with the shared vision of blending global craft beer and local breweries, interesting wines and spirits, great quality food, and eclectic music and art. North Bar quickly became renowned for its alternative approach, quirky style and excellent, friendly service.

They have since grown to eight venues in Leeds and the surrounding area: from Preston Bar nestled in leafy Oakwood, to the cycling hub at North Bar Social in Otley, to their slick city centre taproom on Sovereign Square. With growth has come a string of awards and accolades from the likes of Imbibe, The Observer, The Publican Awards and the Society of Independent Brewers. In 2015 they founded North Brewing Co, a global brewery with an independent heart, born out of a love of food, drink and hospitality.

In 2022 North took their first steps outside their home county, opening their ninth venue in Birmingham, followed closely by a tenth in Manchester. Beyond a passion for great beer, North is built on creating communities of like-minded people, offering exciting and innovative spaces that are inclusive, friendly and fun.

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About The Orielles

Since forming in the West Yorkshire town of Halifax, over a decade ago whilst still in their early teens, the Orielles have journeyed from lo-fi DIY indie origins (Silver Dollar Moment, Heavenly Recordings 2018) to Stereolab and A Certain Ratio inspired avant-pop (Disco Volador, Heavenly Recordings 2020), even directing and scoring their own experimental film (La Vita Olistica, 2021).

Now, with new album Tableau (Heavenly Recordings, 2022), the Orielles have created their first genuinely contemporary record – an experimental double album self-produced in collaboration with producer Joel Anthony Patchett (King Krule, Tim Burgess). In doing so, the Orielles have utilised holistic jazz practices, oblique 21st century electronica, experimental 1960s tape loop methods, otherworldly AutoTuned vocal sounds, the downer dub of Burial, Sonic Youth’s focus on improvisation and feedback, and Brian Eno’s legendary Oblique Strategy cards.

Press release from North Brewing Co.

For further information, images and interview requests, please contact Sarah Hardy on or 07378131883.