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About Ainsty Ales Brewery

After 12 months of research Ainsty Ales was launched in 2014 in the fantastic & vibrant City of York. The brewery gains its inspiration from the old “York & Ainsty District Wapentake”, a medieval once self-governing area, dating back to the 1200’s which is located to the West of York and bounded by the rivers Nidd, Wharfe & Ouse.

Founder & general dogs-body Andy Herrington was born, lived and had studied in the immediate Ainsty area and currently lives in Copmanthorpe with his wife and daughter, a typical “Ainsty” village”.

Our beers are currently available in cask, bottle and keg. They are crafted by a dedicated brewing team, in small batches using only the finest ingredients, we believe this is the only way to produce great traditional craft-beer! Whether it’s a fruity “blonde” a refreshing “golden” or a “smooth dark mild” we’re sure you’ll approve!

The ethos of the brewery is and always will be; to provide a great range of craft-ales, to support local businesses, local charities & the local economy. Our brand-new brewery will be churning out our ales this summer!

2014 saw the first annual “Coptoberfest”, a Charity Beer Festival in Copmanthorpe organized jointly by Ainsty Ales & St. Giles Church in Copmanthorpe.  This is a not-for-profit Beer Fest for the community of Copmanthorpe and its surrounding area set in the fantastic St. Giles Church in the centre of the village.  A range of 25-30 mainly Yorkshire ales and ciders are available with the main beneficiaries being St. Leonards Hospice in York and St. Giles Church”. We are now preparing for our third year, 13th – 14th October. Please get in touch if you’d like more information.

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We have some impromptu Live Music today in the brewery tap-room!! 😀🍻
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4 days ago

** HOT OFF THE PRESS **

We have some impromptu Live Music today in the brewery tap-room!! 😀🍻

 

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I seem to have Miss placed the cork thing for the top of the 4.5 gallon leg I bought last night! What else can I use instead please?!!!!

It was hard upside down! But still works 😂😂👏🏻

Fab. See you soon x

#congratulations to 'Ed & Kat!' ... we don't know who you are! ... but our sterilised casks are now resting on your pallet! 😉 ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

#congratulations to Ed & Kat! ... we dont know who you are! ... but our sterilised casks are now resting on your pallet!  😉

 

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Haha it was us from Lakeside!! 😂 We had a great day and your pale ale went down beautifully! 😊 Thank you! Kat and Ed

Ed and Kat from around the corner 🤣

Ah thanks Kat ... it made us smile! :-)

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2 weeks ago

 

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COMING V. SOON! to a picturesque River (Ouse) side near you! (York)So happy to finally get to reveal our super exciting plans!!!

We are bringing you a very special event....

PARTY IN THE PARK...is almost here!

We are teaming up the the awesome guys behind Sloemotion & Ainsty Ales to bring you one massive party all weekend long!

Fri 13th, Sat 14th, Sun 15th July

- Live Music all weekend with a schedule to be revealed soon!
- Pop up Gin Bar from Sloemotion
- Pop up Beer Bar from Andy at Ainsty Ales
- Food stall from Dyls
- Deckchairs by the river

This event will be supporting local charity SASH ,
50p for every drink sold will be going to SASH.

WHOS EXCITED? I KNOW WE ARE!🎉☀️ 🎤🍹🎉☀️

Get tagging & sharing with all you friends & family... All welcome & the best bit - Its free entry with seating at Dyls or on the grass verge area in Tower Gardens! Bring your suncream & dancing shoes 😉
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2 weeks ago

COMING V. SOON!  to a picturesque River (Ouse) side near you! (York)

BEER & A CURRY ANYONE?! .....

It's Curry night this coming Friday at the Tap-room ... we'll be ordering at 6pm prompt so please have your £5's at the ready!

The Brewery-Tap is open every Friday from 3pm to 8pm.

#supportlocal #yorkbeer #craftbeer #york
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2 weeks ago

BEER & A CURRY ANYONE?! ..... 

Its Curry night this coming Friday at the Tap-room ... well be ordering at 6pm prompt so please have your £5s at the ready!

The Brewery-Tap is open every Friday from 3pm to 8pm.

#supportlocal #yorkbeer #craftbeer #york

If you're near Kirkham Abbey in this lovely weather, call in to the Stone Trough Inn (sister pub to The Whippet Inn). They've got our 3.6% Ainsty Angel on the bar - a perfect refreshing pint in this gorgeous weather. #yorkshire #yorkbeerGorgeous weather again in #Yorkshire today...so we are celebrating with one of our faves on tap this week... Ainsty Ales Brewery -an Easy Drinking Session Pale-Ale with a refreshing, clean and smooth finish.
#RealAle #BeerGarden
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2 weeks ago

If youre near Kirkham Abbey in this lovely weather, call in to the Stone Trough Inn (sister pub to The Whippet Inn). Theyve got our 3.6% Ainsty Angel on the bar - a perfect refreshing pint in this gorgeous weather. #yorkshire #yorkbeer

 

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Still my favourite 🍻

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3 weeks ago

Birthday Treats in the tap-room today ... #happybirthday to two of our regulars! :-)

 

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Who ate all the bread n dripping .... tst tst

Before the Bread n Dripping arrived.

Got to love the mucky fat