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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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Fab. to see Flummoxed Farmer going down so well at The White Horse Public House Upper Poppleton ... you might want to take a peak at their food menu! #justsaying ... See MoreSee Less

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WELCOME TO HAMPSHIRE! ... fab. to see our best seller on the bars down South! 😍

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Goffs Brewery featured there as well, grand beer from them, had a few at Wath Tap and they’ve been superb 🙌🏻😍🔥

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Good numbers in the taproom tonight despite the rain! 👌👏👏👏👏

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Sorry to have missed you today!

Were you there Sharon McMenamin ? xx

Matt & ‘The Bobster’ 😀👍🏻x

Ah how romantic! 😍😍😍

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Ah how romantic! 😍😍😍 

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I hope they were on a break......

Aw look at the two of them! That’s hilarious 😆

IT'S great to see our new canned range on the bar at The Grand Hotel in York! ... thanks for the support!

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Big thanks to St Leonard's Hospice today for their Business Lunch .... SLH is a great local organisation which can only survive with the generous help of others ... we're only too pleased to play our small part!

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Big thanks to St Leonards Hospice today for their Business Lunch .... SLH is a great local organisation which can only survive with the generous help of others ... were only too pleased to play our small part! 

#supportlocal #volunteers #independant #onlyinyork #ainstyales #york

 

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Keep up the good work guys !

Great to see you today and look forward to 2020 and all it brings

Aw Andy HerringtonAndy always great to see you and have your support

You've had a sneaky sample of it down the Shambles in York and in our very own Brewery-Tap .... now you can grab a bottle of it The Potions Cauldron!Real Butterscotch Beer now on sale for £2.99.

Come and try our Ainsty Ales Brewery Spellbound with a real buttery taste...

OVER 18 Wizards only 🧙🏻‍♂️
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Youve had a sneaky sample of it down the Shambles in York and in our very own Brewery-Tap .... now you can grab a bottle of it The Potions Cauldron!

 

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Yes, looking forward to tasting that one mmmm

Recommended by Witch Magazine. 😉

Not had a sneaky sample but on my way to York this week may pop into The Shambles !

Save some for me Folks 🤪

And very nice it is too.

It’s Bewitching 😋

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Nice touch from Antibioticresearchuk today ... thanks again to all who came and supported!

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Nice touch from Antibioticresearchuk today ... thanks again to all who came and supported! 

#communityspirit #charity #fundraiser #york #ainstyales #yorkbeer #onlyinyork #beer

IT'S FISH & CHIP FRIDAY at the Taproom this week .... please be here by 5.30 to PLAICE your order!! ... 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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ITS FISH & CHIP FRIDAY at the Taproom this week .... please be here by 5.30 to PLAICE your order!! ... 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

#fridaynightsocial #communityspirit  #fishandchips #ainstyales