Memories of the Leeds suburb which brewed black beer

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It was a corner of Leeds which brewed black beer for generations of drinkers with a taste for the tipple.

Dantzic Brewery on Regent Street in Sheepscar was best known for their black or spruce beer, a drink which is similar to stout in that it is made from roasted malt. The name Dantzic was taken from the town in Germany – now Gdansk in Poland – which was famed for brewing Spruce beer and also the high quality of oak casks which were used. The brewery was owned by Joseph Hobson and also made 'vintegg', a ‘delicious’ egg wine. This photo is one of 10 showcasing life around Sheepscar in the 1930s with other landmarks featured including The Skinners Arms, a Tetley's public house, and Roundhay Road. The images are published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. They also run heritage blog The Secret Library Leeds, which provides a behind the scenes look at the Central Library and highlights from its special collections, including rare books hidden away in the stacks. READ MORE: 33 closed Leeds pubs which will stir fond memories for drinkers LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook