Our independent brewery was founded in October 2011 by former landlord Mark Oates and master brewer Richard Munro.

Joining the team in 2014 is brewer and brewery manager Anthony Barrett.

Having spent three years with Mo Zeiher and Martin Hunt at the famous Hogs Back brewery in Farnham he was lured by the beauty of his native Pennines and just had to return to add some new brews to the mix here and help with our expansion plans in the coming years.

We are situated In Halifax West Yorkshire where we produce a small range of premium craft beers for you to enjoy.
Our core range of beers are brewed to be flavour forward with balance and drinkability, and with responsible ABV’s.
We use the best quality malts and wheat from the UK and craft it all together with interesting hops from home and abroad.
With the focus on quality and consistency, you can be sure to enjoy the beers time after time.
We brew four core beers ,which are available all year round in both cask and 500ml bottle .In addition we brew four interesting seasonal specials and contract brew beers for social clubs , pubs and businesses as required. Click the specials tab on the home page for details of our current crop of seasonal brews.

2014 saw us make some minor changes to our logo and pump clips which we hope you enjoy. We think they jump off the bar now and the feedback from our customers and pubs has been very good.

Our new visitor centre and craft bottle beer shop opens in late June 2014 and will be open to the public every Friday afternoon from 3pm to 9pm where we will be serving our core range of beers and a selection of beers from our favourite breweries for you to enjoy. Our range of bottled beers from our favourite breweries from all over the UK will be available for you to see, taste, and purchase directly from the brewery or purchase via the web site on line. See our shop page for details and we look forward to seeing you here !

Wild Oates

A full bodied amber coloured beer with bags of character. A truly distinctive premium beer made with a blend of three English malts and crafted with generous helpings of English, European and American hops to create a mouthful of smiles. Well balanced with a rich floral fragrance and lingering bitterness to the finish.


A light, straw coloured beer with a unique fresh bitterness derived from the balance of English and Slovenian hops with which it is made. Floral and hoppy in aroma with delicate hints of Lemon and Pineapple in taste. O.M.T. is an easy drinking refreshing session beer with a lovely dry and smooth finish.


Summit is a Cacophony of hops and malts harmoniously orchestrated in the style of a traditional I.P.A.

Huge hits of tropical fruit explode on the palate, balanced by a sweet malty backbone, which develops into a smooth, subtle bitterness to finish. A hop mountain of taste.


A golden, honey coloured beer made with Pale and Caragold malts. A zesty beer crafted with a blend of three types of hop from English and European growers. This well balanced and mouth filling beer oozes caramels and honey on the nose with a lovely long bitter finish.

Equinox Lager

A crisp dark refreshing cask lager brewed with lager malts European hops and bottom fermented for maximum flavour

Liquid Equinox

Oates_Liquid_equinox_pump-clip_001Light, quaffable ale with a rounded maltness but a sweet, uplifting hop finish.

Penny Farthing

Oates_Penny_Farthing_pumpclip_001a lovely yellow beer with a bright yellow label raising funds for bright yellow helicopters whilst celebrating cyclists with the bright yellow jerseys as they peddle through our region, What could be a better combination

Thirsty Marmot

Oates_Thirsty_Marmot_pumpclip_001A robust flavour with a full bodied and smooth mouth-feel. A rich, complex aroma with light liquorice notes blend with hints of mild chocolate, leading to a crisp dry finish.

One of the best beers
I've ever tried.
Very very very different.
An absolute must try beer.

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