Timothy Taylor’s is an independent, family owned brewery based on the Knowle Spring in Keighley. We have over 150 years of brewing experience and are renowned for the quality of our award-winning beer. Our cask conditioned beers consist of Landlord, Boltmaker, Golden Best, Dark Mild, Ram Tam and we have recently launched Knowle Spring Blonde .
We can’t put the unique taste of Timothy Taylor’s beer down to any single thing. It’s the result of years of hard work, skill and doing things the hard way because we think it makes the difference.
Taking extra time, care and pride in traditional, hands-on brewing, and making no compromises when it comes to ingredients. Our 5 highly trained brewers still brew all our beer by hand and taste test every batch at least three times. Our Knowle Spring brewery sits on a natural artesian well, which provides a constant water, unique to Taylor’s, that has been filtered through layers of limestone and black rock. Knowle Spring water is naturally soft and very pure.
Its consistency is one of the reasons we are able to produce beers of such reliable quality and flavour. We only use Golden Promise barley. It’s the highest-grade barley you can use for brewing beer.
We’re one of the last brewers in Britain to still use whole leaf hops. They cost more and take more looking after but we think they’re vital to the flavour of our beer. Our unique strain of yeast is over 1800 generations old and combines perfectly with our water and barley. It’s appropriately called Taylor’s Taste.
It’s quite rare these days, but we still use a hop-back stage. This allows us to extract the most subtle flavours and aromas from the oils of the hops.
All for that taste of Taylor’s.