SALT began with a simple dream – to brew great craft lager, but evolved into something much greater. Our mission is to produce showstopping hop-forward beers and couple them with an interactive brewery experience.
The name SALT comes from our home, the UNESCO World Heritage village of Saltaire. Our homeland was built by a super-progressive pioneer of worker’s rights in the 1800s. We adopt the same progressive spirit through our modern brewing styles. The inspiration of our forefathers can be seen in our name, throughout our brewery, and the textiles used to name our beers.
RENOVATION WORK BEGINS - Jul 2018
Work begins on transforming the grade 2 listed Edwardian Tramshed into a state-of-the-art brewery and taproom.
Gyle 001 - Sep 2018
Brewing begins on our first ever beer.
GRAND OPENING - Nov 2018
Salt Beer Factory is open for business. The opening is celebrated with a huge party in the taproom.
Craft Asylum open for business - Nov 2018
Our two sister bars open their doors to the good people of Leeds.
Open to free trade - nov 2018
Salt begins to spread! We start to take our first orders to the free trade.
colin stronge joins salt - jan 2019
Head Brewer, Colin Stronge, joins the team, bringing over a decade of experience from his time at Northern Monk, Buxton Brewery, Marble Beers & Black Isle Brewery.
Chris "wiggles" Wigg joins salt - March 2019
Chris joined the SALT Family in March 2019. Having worked with Colin at Buxton Brewery, reuniting Colin & Chris was emotional, to say the least! These guys have a serious bromance.
Our first Beer award - May 2019
Alpaca DDH IPA wins Gold in the Bottle/Can Imperial IPA category & overall champion of the bottle/can category at the SIBA north east independent awards.
Gyle 100 - June 2019
To celebrate reaching the milestone of Gyle 100, the team brew Kala Namak, an extra-special 11% imperial stout.
WORLD BEER AWARDS SUCCESS - August 2019
More amazing news as “Answer is None” Black IPA wins gold and Alpaca wins bronze at the World Beer Awards.
Oktoberfest - September 2019
Our first ever beer festival saw over 20 of the UK/USA's leading craft breweries descend upon the taproom for an epic party, The first of many!
SALT Scribblers - Nov 2019
Our first field sales representatives, Jonny & James join the SALT team.