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Tetley is back -- and brewed in Leeds

Added: Sunday, May 13th 2018


Joshua Tetley, owned by Carlsberg UK, has launched Tetley’s No.3 Pale Ale. Available in cask only from May, the recipe for the brew has been inspired by the original recipe for Pale Ale which was initially brewed 150 years ago in 1868, and selected from Tetley’s extensive beer archive spanning more 200 years. 

Tetley’s No.3 Pale Ale is being brewed in its original heartland by the team at Leeds Brewery, in partnership with Tetley’s brew masters. Giving drinkers a unique taste of the 19th century, Tetley’s No. 3 Pale Ale (4.2% ABV) features a logo inspired by its original logo created in the 1800s and is unusual for a pale ale by modern standards as it uses entirely English hops to create a full flavoured, crisp and refreshing beer. English Pale Ale malt is used to provide body and colour and a mixture of Pilgrim, Brewers Gold and Goldings hops provide bitterness and aroma.  Pulling this combination together is Tetley’s unique double yeast strain which creates the brand’s distinctive taste and balances well with the hop character. 

Emily Hudson, brand manager for Tetley’s, comments: “We recognise the affection and support for Tetley’s that still lives on across the country, particularly in Yorkshire and the brand’s home city of Leeds. With this in mind, we felt it was a fantastic opportunity to team up with Leeds Brewery -- one of the region’s leading brewers -- to recreate the recipe within a mile of where it would have originally been brewed 150 years ago. 

“Tetley’s is on an exciting journey and we are thrilled to be re-invigorating such an amazing brand – with its almost 200-year-old brewing heritage. It was one of the most innovative beer brands of its day from brewing with a distinctive double yeast strain, to the invention of stainless steel Yorkshire squares (versus stone or slate). No.3 Pale Ale and Tetley’s new visual identity marks the start of an exciting new chapter for the brand.” 

The founder of Leeds Brewery, Sam Moss, comments: "As passionate brewers, when we were approached with the opportunity of attempting to create a beer inspired by a 150-year-old recipe from the Tetley archives in Leeds, it was a challenge that our brew team was delighted to accept. It’s been an exciting process and we’re thrilled not only with the quality and flavour of the beer, but also with how faithful we’ve managed to remain to the original recipe.”