Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Andrew Liddle
Features Writer
2:19 PM 9th August 2020

Nomadic Beers On The Move In Big Launch

Friday 14th August! Make a note of the date. You could be present at a double celebration.

It’s when Nomadic Beers, a small brewery in Sheepscar, a ten-minute walk from Leeds City Centre, is launching Food Fridays, ‘a new beer and a new taproom concept’, at their brewery taproom.

The brewery, founded in 2016, is an 8-barrel plant with a staff of four. Katie Marriott is the owner, Mike Hampshire runs the Bars, Events and Press and the Head Brewer is Ross assisted by Claire. They are all passionate about making hand-crafted, high quality cask ales and particularly excited by what's coming up this week.

The Taproom
The Taproom
Simultaneously, they are announcing the launch of Always Bitter, a traditional British bitter (3.8% ABV). ‘Both our fans and trade have asked for something more traditional,’ Katie explains, ‘so we came up with Always Bitter, brewed from classic British hops, Fuggles and Goldings’.

She describes it as ‘a tasty session beer that will appeal to everyone, traditional ale drinkers as well as those on the look out for different trends and beer styles. It’s a reminder of the great brewing heritage in this country.’

The traditional bitter drinker cannot help but give a hearty cheer to welcome a new addition to this category. As Katie says: ‘You’d be forgiven for thinking the trade had forgotten how to make a true classic – British session bitter!’ She is, however, full of praise for the focus in recent years on new and innovative beers, using fashionable global hops.

The beer will be available at the taproom from Friday, 14th August, in both cask and keg. There will also be bottles, 3-litre and 5-litre containers available for take away or to order online for home delivery. All Nomadic beers are be suitable for vegetarian and vegan beer lovers.

‘Our taproom has been open a few weeks now and we’ve had some great five-star feedback on how well we are handling health and safety in a corona-virus world, customer service and the quality of our drinks,’ Mike reports. ‘But the one thing missing has been food.'

So,every Friday they will have an independent street food trader on the premises. The first, this Friday, is Heffe Mojo, a Cuban Street food vendor, offering pizzas, Cubanos and ropa vieja, with vegan options also available.

Why are they called Nomadic? Brewery founders, Katie and Ross, have both lived in various different places across the country and, although both have settled in Leeds now, they tell me ‘the name reflects the brewery's wandering beer styles’!

The taproom is open every Friday from 4pm to 9pm and on Saturdays from 12 noon to 8pm. Food Fridays will run every Friday, with different street food traders each week. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

So prepare for a double celebration on Friday 14th August: the launch of a new beer and a new place to eat a range of exciting foods.

For details of forthcoming food traders and other information visit: