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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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What??? No gillett!

Looking good !

ON THE BAR NOW! ... get yourself down there quick!

Our 3.7% Pale and 4.2% Premium Best Bitter ... both on the The Cosy Club

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ON THE BAR NOW!   ... get yourself down there quick!

Our 3.7% Pale and 4.2% Premium Best Bitter ... both on the The Cosy Club 

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If you get to patley bridge you must try pork pies at Kendal’s butcher on the hill as your dropping down towards river.

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Did someone mention we love Millionaire Shortbread!

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Did someone mention we love Millionaire Shortbread! 

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Oooo my favourite!!!

Its getting close to mucky fat season. See you all in February xx

Was VERY nice...managed to restrict myself to 2 pieces.

#happynewyear to all our Bishopthorpe #friends!

We're delivering our #bestselling Pale & Blonde Ales to the Marcia Bishopthorpe this week! .... but which will they decide to pop on the bar first? ....

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#happynewyear to all our Bishopthorpe #friends!

Were delivering our #bestselling Pale & Blonde Ales to the Marcia Bishopthorpe this week! .... but which will they decide to pop on the bar first? ....

#supportlocal #york #craftbeer #beer #yorkbeer #yorkpubsImage attachment

 

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Both really nice but the Angel just does it for me!

Up early to skim some yeast off 'Ainsty Assassin' this morning ... thought we'd enjoy the brewery surroundings on a gorgeous morning!

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Up early to skim some yeast off Ainsty Assassin this morning ... thought wed enjoy the brewery surroundings on a gorgeous morning!  

#loveourbrewery #local #SmallBusiness #york