Casks for Special Occasions

You can order a cask of Mallinson's real ale for your party or special occasion.

The Star at Folly Hall, Huddersfield can provide our beers on hand pull, served with a sparkler.

For further information please contact Sam  at The Star on 01484 545443 or email: beercellar@thestarinn.info

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Welcome to

Mallinsons Brewing Company!

We are a micro brewery based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

We brew high quality cask conditioned real ales and bottle conditioned beers.

Over the years, we have gained a reputation for producing crisp, clean flavoured hoppy ales. Our speciality is single hopped variety ales. We are redularly trying new hop varieties and blending different hops to create new flavours. We always stock a variety of single hopped beers, as well as semi-regulars and new one-off brews which enable us the explore different hop and malt combinations.

Please check the "Our Beers" section of this website to see what beers are currently available.

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Little Shop of Bottles - Currently in Stock


Experimental Citranell 

Spruce Goose

Palisade Columbus 




Oatmalt Pale

Bramling Cross - NEW



Mount Hood

Nelson Sauvin





Danger: Hops! 

We are also stocking beers from:

  • Briggs Signature Ales
  • 4T's
  • Here Be Monsters

Our Latest Beers - Cask

(Please contact Tara on 01484 654301 or email at info@drinkmallinsons.co.uk for details on pricing and delivery)


A single hopped beer, brewed on using Columbus hops from the USA. Described as "Pale blond with a good hop aroma and a slightly spicey nose, the finish is strong and bitter."

ABV 3.8


Aurora Blanc -  NEW

One of our dual hopped beers, containing Aurora and Hallertau Blanc hops. This is coloden in colour with an aroma that hints of resin and white grape. The taste is fresh citrus grapefruit bitterness. The finish is fresh and bitter.

ABV 4.3


Session Pale Ale 8 -  NEW

The eigth in our Session Pale Ale series, this time containing Topaz, Calypso and Simcoe hops. This pale gold ale has a hop aroma containing hints of red berries, a bitter lemon zest taste and a fresh clean bitter finish.

ABV 3.7


Nelson Sauvin

One of our single hopped range of beers, brewed using Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. Described as "a golden coloured ale, with a lovely citrusy grapefruit nose, a hoppy citrus taste followed by a similar finish."
ABV 3.8


Waimea -  NEW

One of our range of single hopped beers, brewed only using Waimea hops. 
Described as "Straw coloured with a fresh noble hop aroma, a floral lemon zest bitterness and a fresh bitter finish. Very quaffable!"

ABV 3.8


Wholesalers Selling Our Beers

Ales R Russ, West Midlands

TEACO, West Midlands

Bedminster Beer Co, Bristol

Good Beer Company, Gloucestershire

Jolly Good Beer, East Anglia

Pig’s Ear Beer Ltd, Surrey

Real Ale Direct, Shropshire

Utobeer, London

Premium Drinks, Blingley

Pubs Selling Our Beers

The Sportsman in Huddersfield has a permanent, rotating Mallinsons pump. Also check out the fine home cooked foods from this CAMRA award winning pub.

The Star in Hudderfield always has a different Mallinsons beer on it's rotating Mallinsons pump, as well as many other guest beers.

The Shoulder of Mutton in Hudderfield always has a different Mallinsons beer on it's rotating Mallinsons pump, as well as other guest beers.

The Vulcan in Huddersfield always has a different Mallinsons beer on it's rotating Mallinsons pump, as well as many other guest beers

The White Horse in Hedgerley Village, Buckinghamshire now has a permantent rotaing Mallinsons pump

The New Inn in Robertown is now regularly stocking a  Mallinsons House beer.

Bobtown Blonde is described as "golden colour. A citrus hop aroma, with a bitter hoppy taste and finish."
ABV 3.8


The following establishments are also regularly stocking our latest beers:

Huddersfield / Local:

The Star, Folly Hall
The Rat and Ratchet, Chapel Hill
The Vulcan
The King's Head
The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms, Sowerby Bridge


The Sheaf View
The Alehouse
The Wellington
The Shakespeare

Manchester / Chorlton / Cheshire:

The Bar
The Sand Bar
The Hilary Step
The New Oxford


The Cask Pub and Kitchen, London
The Craft Beer Company, London
The Lord Harrowby, Granthan





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 always has a different Mallinsons beer on it's rotating Mallinsons pump, as well as many other guest beers

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Wednesday 18th March - Sunday 22nd March - Star Beer Festival

We love the Star Beer Festival! Over 40 different ales, all hand pumped from the cellar. This time we will be doing two dry hopped specials just for the festival!

Come along and enjoy - it's all happening down at Folly Hall, Lockwood!

26th January - New in the Shop

We have managed to obtain beers from Here Be Monsters, Huddersfield's latest craft brewery. The beers are called "Dark Fury" and "Black Annis" and are available in a Little Shop of Bottles.

22nd December - Brewery Shop Now Open

We've finally openend our brewery shop! Initially we are just selling our beers, those of Briggs Signature Ales and T-shirts and glasses. We are hoping to expand our range to include other breweries in the near future.

20th December - The Star Inn Tap Takeover

The Star Inn at Folly Hall is having a Mallinson's / Briggs Signature Ales Tap Takeover this weekend. We will be featuring 3 takeover specials, as well as our usual Mallinsons pump!

8th December - Brewery Shop to Open

Mallinson's will soon have a shop! Our little shop of bottles will be open on the brewery site, initially just to sell our own bottles and souveniers. We hope to eventually expand our range to include bottles from other breweries that really love! Watch this space or Twitter / Facebook for more news regarding launch date /opening times. Cheers!

Wed 3rd December - Sun 7th December Star Winter Beer Festival

Blimey! Is it that time of year again? We will have two festival specials on the bar at the always excellent Star Beer Festival, as well as the usual selection of bottles and gift packs. Come along for some top notch cellar cooled ale!!

Friday 14th November - Brewsters Tap Takeover

On Friday, we will be heading up to Brigantes in York for a Brewsters Tap Takeover with Michelle from Offbeat Brewery. They'll be lots of ales to try and lots of chat about beer!

Sunday 2nd November - Halloween Train 

This coming Sunday we're very excited to be experiening the Peniston Line Partnership's Ghost Train, travelling with beer along the Settle Carlisle line. Mallinsons beer and beer from other local breweries will be served on the train!

Thursday 2nd October - Sat 4th 2014 - Huddersfield Oktoberfest

It's Oktoberfest in Huddersfield again! We'll be showcasing three of our ales this year and will probably be found loitering aound the festival quite a lot (especially Thursday night)

Wednesday 17th - Sat 20th September 2014 - York Beer Festival

This week sees the start of the always excellent York Beer festival held at the Knavesmire in York. This year we'll be showcasing four different beers!

1st September 2014 - New CLT

We've finally installed our new Cold Liquor Tank which has freed up lots of floorspace for further developments in the brewery. In the next few months we are hoping to install another 15 barrel fermentor!

7th August 2014 - Food and Drink Festival

The Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival with be starting on Thursday 7-10th August. Lots of food and drink will be on sale and our beers will be available from the Star Pub's own beer stall..

14 July 2014 - Star Beer Festival

Next Wednesday (23rd July) see the start of he Star Inn Beer Festival at the pub in Folly Hall, Huddersfield. Over 40 different beers are usually available, including two festival specials off us.

12 May 2014 - New Beers

We've just brewed our World Cup beer called "Still Gleaming" - this will be available on the week commencing the 2nd June. Get your orders in early, to avoid disappointment!

24th-27th April 2014 - Happy Birthday to The Sportsman

The Sportsman in Huddersfield celebrates it's fifth Birthday this weekend! We invited landlady Sam Smith to come and brew a beer to celebrate this, and the result "The fifth" will be on the bar over the weekend. Enjoy!

19th-23rd March 2014 - Star Beer Fest!

It's here again and you know we love it! This time we'll be having two dry hopped festival specials out in the Marquee Bar, as well as our constantly rotating Mallinsons pump on the inside bar. Don't miss it - it's awesome (and we'll probably be there most days, so come along and say "Hi")

24th Feb 2014 - Beer and Music News

Last month we were delighted to hear that local Folk duo O'Hooley and Tiddow had recorded a song about beer and the local brewery scene. Check out their latest album which features the track.

20th Jan 2014 - Manchester Beer Festival

There will be three Mallinsons beers on at this week's Manchester Beer Festival at the Velodrome - starting the 22 Jan...

6th Jan 2014 - Happy New Year

We would like to wish all our customer a very Happy New Year..

2nd December 2013 - Christmas Special and Delivery Times

This week we will be releasing our Christmas beer: "The 12 Hops of Christmas" - it 4.7%, Pale and super hoppy.

Over the Christmas and New Year period, there will be limited deliveries in the local area. These are:

Christmas Eve - Afternoon Local Deliveries

Christmas Day - Closed

Boxing Day - Closed

27th Dec - Afternoon Local Deliveries

28/29 December - Closed

30th December - Afternoon Local Deliveries

31st Dec - 1st Jan - Closed

18th November 2013 - Festival Specials and Brewery News

This week sees the start of the excellent Star Winter Beer Festival in Huddersfield - we'll be featuring two festival specials - "Pulp Citron" and "Intense" 

In other brewery news, one of our Brewers, Nick will be launching his own range of ales, initially using our plant to cuckoo. Nick will still continue to brew beers for Mallinsons. His venture is called Briggs Signature Ales. Check out his website HERE

28th October 2013 - Local Halloween Specials!

We have produced two different dry hopped festival specials which will be appearing locally! One will be on at the Rat and Ratchett Halloween Beer Festival between 31st Oct and 3rd November. The other will be at The Sportsman Harvest Festival Halloween Celebration on November 1st.

14th October 2013 - Awards!

We are delighted to announce that our single hopped Nelson Sauvin won Bitter of the Festival and the Charlie Award for Overall Beer of the Festival At Huddersfield Oktoberfest 2013. Thanks to all those people that voted for us!

6th Septmber - New Brewer!

We are very pleased to announce that we have taken on a new addition to our brewing team. Nick Briggs (formerly from Elland Brewery) has already been sharing the brewing duties with Tara and Elaine for the past couple of weeks. Welcome aboard Nick!"

19th August - Coming soon - Peterborough Beer Fest

This Week sees the start of the annual Peterborough Beer Festival. We've sent down lots of beers this year, including Mount Pleasant Mild, Amarillo, Castle Hill Premium and a dry hopped special called "Prior's Gate" 

1th July - Coming soon - Monkeyfest

This Weekend (Sat 6th-Sun 7th July) sees the annual excellent Monkeyfest at Armitage Bridge Club. We will be providing a dry hopped special called "Staying Up" to celebrate Huddersfield Town's continued presence in the Champioship.

28th May 2013 - Book Launch

This Thursday (May 30th) we'll be heading over to the York Tap alongside lots of other brewers to celebrate the release of a book called "Great Yorkshire Beer" by Leigh Linley. It's a great read and chocked full of information about brewers, breweries and recipees. And we're in it. Hope to see you there!

13th May 2013 - Coming Soon

At the end of the month (Bank Holiday weekend 24th-27th May), the Star pub in Huddersfield is holding a Mini-Mild and Mallinsons Festival. As well a good selection of milds from other breweries, we'll be providing several festival specials, all focusing on the hops!

8th April 2013 - Meet the Brewsters

We are really looking forward to heading over to Liverpool this Wednesday 10th April for  a Meet the Brewsters event at the Lion Tavern at 7.30pm

11th March 2013 - Beer Festivals

This week sees the start of the most excellent Star Beer Festival. Over 40 different cask ales, all cellar cooled and two of our dry hopped festival specials will be available.

Also, this weekend sees the Leeds Beer Festival which will see "Indulgence" and "Chinook" on the bar!

25th February 2013 - Award time!

It was a delight to hear from the organisers of this year's Pendle Beer Festival that we had won overall Beer of the Festival with our single hopped Columbus. Thanks to all the people who voted for us!

4th February 2013 - Deliveries for this week

Due to family illness, we can only deliver to the local area this week. For cask orders please phone the brewery number or Elaine's mobile. Cheers.

21st January 2013 - In the National News

Nice to get a mention in this months Obsserver Food Magazine about brewing (the focus is on homebrewing but quite a few commercial breweries get a mention). Check out the article HERE.

7th January 2013 - Happy New Year

We would like to thank all of our customers for a great year last year. We were able to successfully move into our new premises, which will eventually result in slightly higher production levels over the course of the next 12 months. 

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