Richard uses dried brewing yeast for consistency. It's known as Nottingham Yeast but is produced in Denmark by a Canadian company

Richard's stepfather pulls the pints

presentation of plaque by Wakefield CAMRA Events Secretary, John Groves

Over brewing Richard is a perfectionist, often working from 4 in the morning......

but when it comes to equipment, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is the brewery's motto.

locking up

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Leadmill Beer Range as given to us, July 2004. Beers in bold type were on sale at the time. Descriptions are supplied by members, derived from beer festival publicity or given by Leadmill Brewery. Beers in bold type were available at the time of our visit.

Agent Orange 4.9% dry-hopped pale full flavoured ale
Apocalypse Now 5.2% robust copper-red bitter using Fuggles hops
Arc-Light 4.2% bitter pale ale with a fruity finish, dry-hopped
B52 5.2% powerful fruity classic beer
Call It A Day 4.8% aromatic and warming IPA, malty with a vanilla finish from New Zealand hops
Curly Blonde 4.7% dry crisp continental style lager using Saaz hops
Derby Festival Stout 4.7% deliciously rounded extra stout
Firebird 5.0% creamy red ale with fruity undertones redolent of blackcurrant
India Pale Ale 4.5% classic style brewed to a 19thC recipe, spiced up with a new hop variety
Ingot 3.6% golden slightly bitter with full hop finish, single varietal (First Gold)
Linebacker 4.6% complex pale ale with a crisp fruity finish
Maple Porter 4.7% dark Canadian maple syrup brings a new interpretation to a classic British beer style
Marehay Mild 3.6% chocolate, nutty taste: Fuggles & Goldings providing the satisfying finish
Niagara 5.0% richly malty without being cloying, dry-hopped with Progress
Old Oak Bitter 5.0% new beer for local Royal Oak pub?
Park Hall Porter 6.0% classic 19th C beer with a tart chocolatey finish, hopped with Goldings & Challenger
Rampage 5.1% crisp hoppy pale ale using Styrian Goldings hops
Red River 4.8% full flavoured ruby ale, initially fruity with a hoppy finish from the blend of Goldings, Fuggles and US-grown First Gold
Rolling Thunder 4.5% traditional English premium ale with a hint of liquorice in the slightly sweet aftertaste
Saigon 4.5% distinctive pale ale brewed with Bramling Cross hops
Sidewinder 5.0% straw-pale ale with a full-bodied fruity aroma, the maltiness balanced with Goldings hops
Skywatcher 5.5% deceptively powerful but smooth & creamy pale ale
Snake Eyes 4.8% powerful premium bitter
Spit or Swallow 5.5% the use of "Susan" hops finishes off this powerful brew, a sledgehammer of a beer!
Wild Rover 4.2% US-grown Cascade hops bring a grassy tingle to this copper-orange brew
UXB 4.2% unknown experimental bitter, a light coloured beer
Wild Weasel 3.9% straw-pale beer with malty crisp finish
    Seasonal Specials
Charisma Bypass 4.3% copper coloured best bitter with a zing from Santiam hops
Ginger Spice 5.0% pale golden ale combining Hallertauer hops with ginger, malty in the finish
Old Mottled Cock 4.2% mellow amber ale, distinctively spicy
Strawberry Blonde 4.4% lusciously fruity with a fair complexion
Swallows Return 3.7% crisp fruity springtime session beer combining Maris Otter malt with Styrian Goldings hops

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