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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 towards the end of 2016 keg and 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 flavour-some “Chocolate-Porter”, 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”.

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Well done 21 High Street, Tadcaster. We've heard great reviews about you! Thanks for your support to local breweries too.....
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Today's real ales 🍻🍻🍻.....

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Alan HardieThe one on the left is made by a Tadcaster trained brewer.

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We'll be enjoying the #craftbeer at tonight's Visit York Tourism Awards 2017 .... #VYTA17 @visityorkbiz ... See MoreSee Less

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Russell BurnLoved the taste of the angel Andy, shame I didn't get to see you. Was a good night though.

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Sue EdwardsFingers crossed you win an award x

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Tanya MaximHave a good evening Andy.

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Another new customer and we love this place. Ainsty Angel on tap in Everybodys Guiseley!
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4 casks of Ainsty Ales safely delivered to the Coach and Horses Harrogate - a belter of a Yorkshire pub .... please spread the Ainsty love and share this post if you live in that area. Cheers folks!
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It's Beer Day Britain. We'd love to see you enjoying a pint of Ainsty Ales. Raise a glass at 7pm and say cheers! Post your pics or messages here using #CheersToBeer ... See MoreSee Less

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