Category Archives: Craft Beer

Starling Independent Beer and Coffee House

Photo for the Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in Harrogate blog about the opening of Starling Independent Coffee and Beer House

Wednesday saw the opening of ‘Starling Independent Beer and Coffee House’ in the space formerly occupied by ‘Walrus and Carpenter’ and ‘Jakes’. Some of the team went along to the industry opening night on Tuesday to find out about our … Continue reading

North Bar Harrogate Opening

Photo of the bar at North Bar in Harrogate on their first day open to the public

On Thursday last week we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening night of North Bar Harrogate, so Paul, Niall and I went to take a look. The long awaited arrival of this bar didn’t disappoint. Niall and … Continue reading

Baltzersens on Tour: ‘Cooks’ at Carlton Towers

On Monday, Paul and I ventured out into the Yorkshire moors to visit ‘Cooks’, situated in the magnificent Carlton Towers. The drive was long, but as we turned into an extended, twisting driveway we knew that we were in for … Continue reading

Daddy Day Care: Episode One

Paul and Seth on Daddy Day Care

My son Seth turned one on Monday and his Mum Katie returned to work a couple of weeks ago so we are now splitting childcare.  Wednesdays are now daddy day care, an opportunity for me to spend some one on … Continue reading

Leeds Feast Special: Norse “pops up” in Leeds

Our evening service Norse made a bold appearance at Leeds Feast last weekend, May 22nd – 23rd at The Tetley. Pictures courtesy of Tom Joy for Leeds Feast. Last weekend Leeds hosted an event brimming with beards and top quality … Continue reading

Baltzersen’s Guide To LIF

Leeds is hosting a month-long food and drink extravaganza that is sure to inspire and satisfy the hungriest of brains and bellies. We have sifted through the wealth of events for you to have a closer look at. Hope to see you there! Continue reading

Independent Food Leeds: Bundobust…..and other musings

Seth at Independent food outlet Bundobust

With the Christmas rush now well and truly behind us time has suddenly allowed for Paul to get back into Leeds with the family and try out another great example of independent food that opened in 2014. Continue reading

Indie Food Leeds: Northern Monk Brew Co.

Owner Paul has a day off and decided to take a trip over to the newly opened refectory at Northern Monk Brew Co.  He hasn’t written a blog for a little while so here is what he thought……… I don’t … Continue reading