Tuesday, 23 June 2020

4th July - Update

In response to the announcement made by the prime minster today, we can confirm that no changes will be made to how we operate at the moment.

We will remain a shop only with the 2 metre social distancing in place and only one household at a time on entry.

Card only payments will be accepted using our socially distanced card machine.

All other rules as stated before will remain in place.

In terms of bar service this will remain available only for take away sales in sealable containers. Due to social distancing there is not the space to operate tables. Our front area is not wide enough for us to be able to operate if the go ahead is given to allow European pavement style cafe bars. Although the rear area would be, it is currently unworkable to offer table service.

Our tasting nights will still be suspended until further notice.

We thank you for your continued support.

Team Bier Huis

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Corona update

Just a reminder that as shops begin to open that lockdown is still in place and that shopping should be done by one household member.

Our restrictions are still in place where one household at a time is allowed in.

When queuing please queue along the window and not in the entrance.

To comply with social distancing we are card payments only until further notice. We have no cash on site for change.

Do not wear gloves for shopping please use the hand gel by the door.

The microbar side of the business is unavailable and will be so until social distancing has gone. Do not ask for glasses to drink outside.

Don't feel pressured to be quick with your shopping. Although we can't fully help you, you can browse and make your choices.

For now we will still be opening with reduced hours but open everyday.

Different shops will have different rules to us but these are our rules and we will stick to them. We have refused to serve people who have refused to comply. Together with social distancing and working together we can get back to normal life.

Friday, 3 April 2020

Phew! #backthebier

Just a quick message!

In these uncertain times it's hard to put a plan of action into place.

I'd just like to say thanks to all our customers for supporting us in the last few weeks and to all our new customers I hope you continue to #backthebier

You've put our van to work in the last couple of weeks as the orders have been flooding in for home delivery.

At certain points we are able to do same day but most will be next day and we have the odd day in between.

Delivery days
Friday (might be pre opening and post 6.30pm)

I'm working to keeping the shelves stocked and webstore updated. A few of our suppliers are currently closed or working with a skeleton output, German beers and local beers are fine but some Belgium beers and non local UK are available as and when.

Our restrictions on the amount of customers in and our moat are working well to keep us and you safe.

Hopefully in a few weeks we can get back to normal and have everything back in the shop to how it was.

Thanks once again for your support and backing in the local economy.

Also a big thanks to Anne Marie for keeping me topped up with coffee, getting the shelves filled as some as the deliveries come in. Hopefully we can go and have a couple of pints of Sam Smiths Mild soon!

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Latest News

Bit of an update -
Thanks for all your orders and popping by.
Anne-Marie has worked her socks off and got the stock back on the shelves. While i've been dropping off orders.

Due to the restrictions certain things have moved around and stock in some parts is low but we have lots of stuff, as we were due to be closed for a month and as most suppliers have been closed this week due to the pubs being closed. But we have stock coming next week.

We are open normal hours but these will change from Sunday so we can be out doing deliveries. Keep an eye on here for more info.

Don't forget we are contact less only due to the social distancing in place.

Thanks again for the support over these testing times.

Monday, 16 March 2020

Update re coronavirus

Coronavirus update

As you know we are a shop that you can drink in, the latest information from the government is to avoid pubs etc etc.

At the moment we are carrying on with drinking in although this is a small area of the shop it provides a large section of our business. Until told we can't. Like many business until we are told not to open, insurance will not cover for closure.

As always everything is anti bac wiped down and is being done even more. If your unwell please take the advice to stay at home.

Where possible we request the use of contactless payment.

In terms of take home bottle and cans we are offering free home delivery in most areas as per our last post.
Some stock lines might be out of stock due to us having to suspend our next importing trip to Belgium as well as being able to access products from other UK importers along with the down turn in trade.

In the next few weeks we have a few shop events some of them private and we will be talking to the groups regarding them, our beer tasting on Easter Saturday is expected to take place but our camra award night might be postponed. We will update this as soon as possible.

Remember to support independent businesses at this time. 

Friday, 13 March 2020

Important info regarding corona virus

It's business as normal here at Bier Huis but we know that some of you are worried as regarding catching corona virus.

As always we have plenty of anti bac wipes and soap. Our door handles, tables, card machine and other items are being wiped throughout the day.

If you are not out and about as much as normal. We are offering a free delivery service to the following areas using our webstore www.bierhuis.info. At delivery click the collect at store option and leave a note saving delivery. We will then email you with the best time to drop off.

Wakefield and 5 towns district
Spen valley towns
South Leeds
Leeds city centre and along A61 area North bound
Wetherby and areas around A1
Harrogate and area.

Our events are carrying on as normal but should you wish to change please give us as much notice as possible and we will move you to another date.

As we are a team of 3 should issues of school closures, government notices or illness occur then our opening times may change, if they do they will be posted on social media. But for now it's opening times as normal we are here 7 days a week.

So please support small independent business. Follow the government advise regarding cleaning

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Winter Pork stew with Yorkshire cider

Winter Pork stew with Yorkshire cider

2 Tbsp of Yorkshire rapeseed oil
600g of diced pork 
1 chopped onion
2 chopped carrots 
2 chopped celery sticks
4 slices of bacon diced 
250ml of dry Yorkshire cider 
2 chopped apples
1 chicken stock
1 bay left
3 thyme sprigs
140g of creme fraiche
1 tbsp of dijon mustard

Heat half the oil in a large pan and brown the meat in batches. When one batch is cooked, tip it into the slow cooker and continue with the next batch, adding more oil as you need it.

When all the meat has been transferred to the slow cooker, add the onion, carrots and celery to the pan and cook for 5-10 mins to just soften. Tip the veg into the slow cooker. Add the bacon to the pan and fry until crispy. Pour in the cider, bubble for 1 min, tip the cider and bacon into the slow cooker too. Add the apples, stock cube and herbs to the slow cooker, pour in 400ml water, season well and turn the heat to Low. Cover with the lid and cook for 6-8 hrs until the meat is very tender. Or cook in the over on a low to med heat for 3/4 hours.

Turn your slow cooker up to High. Add the crème fraîche and mustard to the stew and check the seasoning. If the sauce is thin, you can thicken it with the cornflour – ladle 2 spoonfuls of the sauce into a pan and bring to a simmer, mix the cornflour with 1-2 tsp cold water to make a paste, then stir it into the sauce. Once thickened, return the sauce to the slow cooker and cook for 10 mins more on High, stirring occasionally (or for 5 mins on the hob). 

Serve with mashed potato

Friday, 7 February 2020

Bier Huis Festival of Drink

Here is the plan for our 3 weeks of events in June showcasing the drinks we have.

Some events will be paid events and pricing will follow.

Some events are subject to change.

Sat 6th - Ossett Beercart at Bier Huis

Sun 7th - Bier Huis at Illingworth gala

Mon 8th - Belgium beer day

Tue 9th - Beer Bread Day - We will have bread created with beer showcasing how good food and drink work

Wed 10th - Gluten Free Beer - Can you tell the difference?

Thurs 11th - Meet The Brewer - Night Time

Fri 12th - German Beer Day

Sat 13th - Beer & Bangers Night (Paid) - Night Time

Sun 14th - England at the Euro's

Mon 15th - Beer Day Britian

Tue 16th - Fruit Spirits Showcase

Wed 17th - Summer of Gin

Thurs 18th - Meet the Distiller - Night Time

Fri 19th - England at the Euro's

Sat 20th - Gin Night & Bier Huis at Horbury Street Fayre

Sun 21st - Bier Huis at Horbury Street Fayre

Mon 22nd - Yorkshire Cider Day

Tue 23rd - England at the Euro's - Cider specials

Wed 24th - Perry day

Thurs 25th Fruit Cider - Should it be cider and compare with commercial brands

Fri 26th - Cider & Cheese Fest (Paid) - Night Time

Sat 27th Cider Fest

Sun 28th Cider Fest

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Drinks Retailing Awards 2020

Bier Huis the award winning specialist drinks retailer based in Ossett town centre. Were proud to attend The Drinks Retailing Awards 2020 on Tuesday 4th Feb 2020 held at The Dorchester Hotel in London's Mayfair.

Bier Huis was nominated for the Independent Cider Retailer of the Year award.

Owner David Jones stated that being based in Yorkshire we are up against it as we are not in the cider heartlands of the South West. But we work hard to promote cider providing a showcase for small batch cider producers of Yorkshire as well as the best from around the UK and the world.

Although Bier Huis won the prize in 2017 they missed out this time with Pilango Cider from London who also make their own cider, winning the prize for the second year running.

To be a finalist is an honour in it's self at the trades biggest night of the year the judging process is one that is most rigorous where we are questioned about everything of the business

Awards statement
David Jones may have originally named his shop with beer in mind, but it’s carved a substantial reputation for cider too during the time it’s been trading in the centre of Ossett in West Yorkshire. This is not cider’s natural territory but Bier Huis has championed it continuously, in particular providing a showcase for producers from Yorkshire. It’s also amassed a range from all corners of the UK, with county flags on shelf edges to highlight their origins. Country flags big-up international ciders, which form a substantial part of the Bier Huis cider range. Sales benefit from a busy events programme, including cider and cheese tastings that have become the stuff of local legend.