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30th April 2020


West Yorkshire’s independent Ossett Brewery of Ossett, near Wakefield, has extended its new home beer delivery service across the UK as demand rapidly increases during the coronavirus lockdown.

Also, for the first time, Ossett is canning its core beer range – Silver King, Yorkshire Blonde, Brunette and Excelsius – and have now launched an inaugural canned version of the highly popular White Rat brand, the flagship beer from the sister Rat Brewery in Huddersfield.

Ossett closed its Brewery Taproom and the 26 pubs across Yorkshire and launched a home delivery service locally in the face of the government’s tough measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

All Ossett beers are now available by ordering online through  Hop forward beers from Ossett’s award winning SALT micro-brewery at Saltaire can also be ordered via

Combined orders for both Ossett and SALT beers are being taken through telesales on 01924 261333 for West Yorkshire deliveries only. Bottles, cans, beer-in-box and mini casks are all available depending on the brand. The minimum order spend is £25 with free delivery under the WF5 postcodes. See social media for regular updates @ossettbrewery across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

In addition to direct home delivery in West Yorkshire a click & collect service is also in operation with limited slots during the day for pick up at Ossett of all brands, including SALT beers. This service is carried out in accordance with strict coronavirus safety measures.

Jamie Lawson, Ossett Owner, said: “Recognising that we were facing extreme and challenging times during the crisis, we immediately wished to ensure we gave our loyal customers the opportunity to enjoy their favourite Ossett and SALT beers. The brewery teams have worked very hard to make this happen. We have had a terrific response and can’t thank our customers enough.

“Fortunately, due to the substantial investment made in our packaging resources in recent years, we have been able to quickly expand our canned range while at the same time extending the delivery service to meet a national demand through courier partners.”

To keep pace with the demand Ossett is maintaining production by brewing with a limited staff, who are strictly abiding by the social distancing rules.

Ossett has also now been hailed as Brewery of the Year 2020 in the Leeds and West Yorkshire Prestige Awards. The awards celebrate small and medium-sized enterprises that have thrived in their highly competitive community during the past 12 months and provide a personal approach with high-quality service.

Winners are chosen on marketing and branding, business growth methods, customer experience, and approach to new ideas. Last November Ossett unveiled new branding across its range as it launched a Tap and Visitor Centre in the heart of the brewery (currently closed).

Welcoming the award Jamie Lawson added: “This is extremely well-deserved and a morale boosting recognition for the brewery team as they are working harder than ever to ensure our business survives and thrives in the face of the extraordinary challenges we currently face.”

Ends/ ref: Ossett Delivery statement 27 April


Notes to editors

Ossett Brewing Company background: Ossett has invested more than £3m over the past two years in brewing capacity, warehouse facilities and equipment and new packaging resources, together with the new SALT Beer Factory at Saltaire, Bradford. SALT is a hop forward micro-brewery and entertainment venue in a Grade II Edwardian tram-shed at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage village.

Leading Ossett brands Yorkshire Blonde, Silver King, Brunette and Excelsius are sold across the brewery’s own estate of 26 pubs alongside hundreds of free trade accounts and through selected wholesalers. Ossett has won many national and regional awards since the brewery’s inception in 1998.


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