Tetley's Bitter is a brand of beers brewed at the Tetley's Brewery in Leeds. The brewery is often known as the Leeds Brewery, although this is actually incorrect as the Leeds Brewery is a completely separate entity. Tetley's has a large brewery on Hunslet Road in Central Leeds. Tetley's is also known for its portfolio of pubs as well as interest in pubs across the UK, particularly in the Leeds area. Tetley's parent company is Carlsberg UK.
In 1911, Tetley's challenged escape artist, Harry Houdini to escape from a padlocked metal cask of ale. Houdini accepted this challenge, however it proved to much for him and he had to be rescued from the cask.
In 1998 it was taken over by Carlsberg, who had previously had a 50% stake.
In 2000 Tetley's dropped its traditional huntsman logo, due to growing anti-hunt feelings in the UK.
In 2006 Tetley's sold 185 million pints of beer in pubs. This would fill 42 olympic sized swimming pools.
The company is now called Carlsberg UK Limited and is a part of Carlsberg AS group.
The brewery is situated on the south banks of the River Aire near Crown Point, Hunslet and Clarence Dock. The adjacent Yorkshire Chemical works has recently been demolished and much of the former land is used by the brewery for storage. The Brewery opened a museum on the 19 March 1994. The attraction proved popular however redevlopment of the land surrounding the brewery lead to the attractions closure on the 7 April 2000. The building is now bars and restaurants.
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