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17th February 2015

SaltaireXS – new brand of specialist beers launched

SaltaireThis week Saltaire Brewery launches a limited range of 330ml bottled beers under a new brand, SaltaireXS, to meet the demand for a more intense flavour experience from increasingly discerning drinkers that enhances its core range of much-loved bottled beers, which are widely available across the north of England.

Managing Director, Ewen Gordon said, “As beer drinkers become savvier and more adventurous in their search for exciting beers, we want to offer a more challenging range of beers, high in strength, intensely flavoured, drawn from the classic styles of the beer world.

We’ve challenged our brewers to concentrate the flavours, experiment with new techniques and produce beers at the leading edge of world beers. At all times we seek to balance the flavours so the beers remain intense, but pleasurable on the palate.”

The first two beers in the new range are SaltaireXS Imperial Stout (8.9 % ABV), where five English and German roasted malts combine to deliver a beer with an intense roast character and bags of chocolate, smoke, coffee and dried fruit flavours. The other is a classic new world IPA – SaltaireXS Imperial IPA (9.5% ABV). Its solid smooth malt base is layered with intense bitterness delivered by Simcoe and Galaxy hops. The dominant citrus and fruit hop flavours are developed through multiple hop charges during the brewing process and dry hopping during fermentation and conditioning.

Ewen added, “We’ve started with two classic styles, but have plans to extend the SaltaireXS range later this year with more classic beers, traditionally brewed true to style but with a contemporary twist.”

Both new beers will be showcased for the first time at Craft Beer Rising at the Old Truman Brewery in London between 19 and 22 February, while visitors to the Bradford Beer Festival 26-28 February can experience the SaltaireXS Imperial Stout served from a traditional wooden cask.

The SaltaireXS branded beers will be available to order from the Brewery from 19 February 2015.



Wendy Carthew
Tel: 01274 594959

Notes to Editors:

Saltaire Brewery is in Shipley, West Yorkshire and has brewed hand crafted ales since 2006. With over 60 trade awards, including two national championship brews and three international gold medals, our beers are recognised across Yorkshire and beyond.

Photo – image of the SaltaireXS range