Stod Fold is uniquely located on the edge of the moors and has been inhabited for over 500 years. There is a wonderful sense of quiet permanence to the place. The beautifully rugged surrounding Bronte Country, provides a real sense of peace and seclusion.
Today The Stod Fold Brewing Company gives a nod to this history whilst looking to the future. The founding partners; Paul and Angus have come together to create a selection of ales that provides a genuine balance of old and new. If you are looking for traditional, timeless Yorkshire ale with refreshing flavours, then we would suggest Stod Fold Gold or Amber. If you are feeling more adventurous, perhaps the Stod Fold Blonde or Pils are for you. All our beers are all crafted using cutting edge techniques and equipment to ensure flawless quality, consistency and great depth of taste.
Stod Fold Brewing Company’s founding partners (and also childhood friends); Paul and Angus decided to join forces after careers in Brewing/Microbiology and Finance/Marketing respectively to create a small team dedicated to producing exceptional beers.
There were really only three things on the agenda: Quality, quality, quality.
Stod Fold itself is located in a unique spot on the edge of the moors and has been inhabited for over 500 years. There is a wonderful feel of quiet permanence to the place. The surrounding ruggedly beautiful Bronte Country provides a real sense of peace and seclusion.
The brewery may be anciently housed, but enter, and you will find them combining the finest ingredients and traditional techniques with state of the art equipment and modern expertise to craft ales and lagers of exceptional quality.
The Stod Fold Brewing Company gives a nod to history while looking to the future. Their selection of ales provides a genuine balance of old and new. If you are looking for links with the past then why not try Gold or Amber, timeless Yorkshire ales with traditional refreshing flavours. If you are feeling more adventurous, perhaps the Blonde or Pils are for you. Beers crafted using the cutting edge techniques to push the boundaries of taste.
We combine the finest ingredients and traditional techniques with state of the art equipment and modern expertise to craft ales and lagers of exceptional quality. Welcome to our Pennine lair!
Stod Fold Brewing Company’s founding partners (and childhood friends); Paul Harris and Angus Wood decided to join forces after careers in Brewing/Microbiology and Finance/Marketing respectively to create a small team dedicated to producing exceptional beers.
They designed and built the brewery themselves and decided very early that they would never compromise on anything that could possibly affect the quality of their beer or the flexibility of their processes and equipment.
A fully integrated, bespoke, computer controlled, state of the art, oversized, 10 brewers barrel plant was born. All this shiny stuff affords resident expert, brewer and microbiologist, Dr. Paul Harris the luxury of far greater control than your average brewery! Allowing them to achieve their goal of setting new standards in consistency and pushing the boundaries of just what can be achieved with 21st century kit and know how.
Stod Fold Brewery nestles in the Pennines, Ogden, just north of Halifax. Here we combine the finest ingredients, traditional techniques, cutting-edge equipment and modern expertise to craft exceptional ales and lagers.
We haven’t really explored in any depth the heritage of the site: Below nicked from nicked from Mums site for Stod Fold bunk house barn (now Paul House!)
There have been people living at Stod Fold for over 500 years and the barn has a wonderful feel of quiet permanence.
The barn is in a unique spot on the edge of the moors with a real sense of peace and seclusion
This is bronte country and they/it are/is bloody famous. The sisters grew up and wrote the novels about 2 miles from the brewery! May be we should milk it a bit:
Rugged natural beauty
the geology in Bronte Country is predominantly of Millstone Grit, a dark sandstone which lends the crags and scenery here an air of bleakness and desolation. Small wonder then, that this landscape fuelled the imagination of the Bronte sisters in writing their classic novels – including “Wuthering Heights” (which was reputedly inspired by the isolated moorland farmstead of Top Withens) and “Jane Eyre”, etc…
Perhaps best described by Emily herself!:
‘Wuthering’ being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather. Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun.
Or what Charlotte wrote about her after she died
For my part I am free to walk on the moors – but when I go out there alone – everything reminds me of the times when others were with me and then the moors seem a wilderness, featureless, solitary, saddening – My sister Emily had a particular love for them , and there is not a knoll of heather, not a branch of fern, not a young bilberry leaf not a fluttering lark or linnet but reminds me of her.