Go north for good beer in Leeds

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A Leeds bar has been praised for being a ‘bounteous trailblazer’ for good beer.

North Bar, on North Street, was namechecked in a book by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), which said: “You could argue that North was the northern axis of the craft bar pioneers...when it opened in the 1990s, and since then it’s become a gleaming, sturdy, bounteous trailblazer for good beer.”

The book also praises Yorkshire brewers as leading Britain’s ‘beer revolution’ by taking inspiration from American beers and selling them across Europe.

On the ‘new generation’ of young brewers, it says: “Cast your eye over a bar in Leeds and York and you’re just as likely to see something by Magic Rock from Huddersfield, whose big colourful beers - influenced by the American brewing revolution - are crafted by Stuart Ross, who some say is one of the most accomplished brewers in the country, never mind Yorkshire.”

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