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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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PIE & PEAS week again in the Tap-Room this Friday! .... orders will be taken at 5.30 :-)

#communityspirit #supportlocal #yorkbeer
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PIE & PEAS week again in the Tap-Room this Friday! .... orders will be taken at 5.30 :-) 

#communityspirit #supportlocal #yorkbeer

We're at Fenwick in York today offering samples of our very recent award-winning beer! ... Fenwick have just opened their new local food & drink department :-)

#supportlocal #yorkbeer
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4 days ago

Were at Fenwick in York today offering samples of our very recent award-winning beer! ... Fenwick have just opened their new local food & drink department :-)

#supportlocal #yorkbeer

 

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Looks great Andy

So pleased you are doing so well Andy, well deserved xx 😊👍

These two old-favourites will be keeping us company today in the tap-room! ..... are you coming? :-)

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5 days ago

These two old-favourites will be keeping us company today in the tap-room! ..... are you coming? :-) 

#yorkbeer #communityspirit #fridaynightsocial

Nearly but not quite ....

SECOND best in Britain for its catagory! .... we're still dead chuffed 😆

#yorkbeer #craftbeer #secondbestbeer
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6 days ago

Nearly but not quite ....

SECOND best in Britain for its catagory!  .... were still dead chuffed 😆 

#yorkbeer #craftbeer #secondbestbeer

 

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Many thanks for all your kind words guys .... having one of our beers come so close to being crowned 'Best in Britain' is amazing, especially considering we were up against some of the big-guys! ... much love 😘😘😘

Congratulations!!

Time to Celebrate xxx

Great result for all the team at Ainsty Ales. Well done

Well done guys, enjoy the rest of the night! 👍🍺

Fantastic news !

Well done

Andy Herrington 👏👏👏👏❤️

Congratulations, that is such a massive achievement!!!x

Well done Brov. You want to be proud. A great achievement. That gold will be yours one day.🍺

Fantastic...well done, the trophy cabinet is growing!🍻🥈🏆sx

Supercool guys 🍻x

Great job mate well done. 🍺🍺🍺

Well done Andy and team

Well done! x

Well done 🎉🍺

Well done all.

Awesome Andy Herrington. Well done pal!

Fantastic result Andy it's about to go on our bar this weekend!!!

What wa gold?

Wow that’s amazing 😊

Well done! Great achievement

Well done Ainsty Ales. Keeping up the Yorkshire tradition.

Congratulations Andy I am delighted for you, a great accolade.

Congratulations xx

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We've landed! .... we're in Liverpool today at the National SIBA Beerfest, keeping our fingers-crossed that our 4.4% American Pale Ale 'Cool Citra' wins National Gold to sit along side the Regional one last year! #yorkbeer #craftbeer #awards ... See MoreSee Less

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Weve landed! .... were in Liverpool today at the National SIBA Beerfest,  keeping our fingers-crossed that our 4.4% American Pale Ale Cool Citra wins National Gold to sit along side the Regional one last year! #yorkbeer #craftbeer #awards

 

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You look like a retired boy band 😉😁😂 xx

Good luck!!

Good luck guys xx

I'm sure everyone who's tried it feels its got a great chance. Onwards and upwards. Mum and Dad.

Good Luck Guys !

Have a gooden lads

All the very best! How well you have done.!

Good Luck, it’s a great 🍺!

Best of luck to you all. Fingers crossed!

Good luck chaps 👍

Good luck!

The best of luck to you. 🤞

Good luck fellas

Good luck to you all xx

🍻

Good luck 🤞

Best of luck 😉

Good luck! It's a great beer x

Good luck mate

Good luck.

Good luck Ainsty Ales! x

Good luck , have fun

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Dreaming of a NATIONAL GOLD!

In 2018 our 4.4% American Pale Ale 'Cool Citra' won Gold in its category at the Society of Independent Brewers - SIBA North East Beerfest in #York …. today it's up against all the other gold winners at the National SIBA BEERX Beerfest in #Liverpool … FINGERS-CROSSED!
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7 days ago

Dreaming of a NATIONAL GOLD! 

In 2018 our 4.4% American Pale Ale Cool Citra won Gold in its category at the Society of Independent Brewers - SIBA North East Beerfest in  #York …. today its up against all the other gold winners at the National SIBA BEERX Beerfest in #Liverpool … FINGERS-CROSSED!

 

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🤞🏻🤞🏻

Best of luck!!

Good luck!

It's Fish & Chips at the brewery again this Friday from the very local 'Bish & Chips' in Bishopthorpe!

Orders taken at 5.30 please :-)

#fishandchips + #yorkbeer = #happypeople
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2 weeks ago

Its Fish & Chips at the brewery again this Friday from the very local Bish & Chips in Bishopthorpe!  

Orders taken at 5.30 please :-)

#fishandchips + #yorkbeer = #happypeople

 

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What time do you open?