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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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Love this great way to store our beers. Cheers Purepallets
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#pallet #beercaddy by #purepallets fill with his/hers favourite #craftbeers to create a wonderful #handmade #gifts available this weekend at the #yorkmakers #springfair also available @thoraprince @lionsdenyarm to make it a truly #localgift why not fill with some @ainstyales

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WE'VE received some great #support from York Races this year! after a small trial in 2016 they've decided to stock three of our #beers in the vast majority of their bars this year :-) .... if you're going to #yorkraces this week please keep a look out for us!

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WHAT'S NEW THIS SEASON? An extended range of craft beers brewed by Ainsty Ales just beyond the six furlong start, the introduction of premium mixers from Fever-Tree to join the premium spirits served on the smart Moët Ice Roof Terrace, or the easy availability of Heineken 0.0 as a new, refreshing, zero alcohol option. bit.ly/2qiIyM9

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Dave OsborneWell in Andy. 👍

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To all our #tadcaster friends ... the very quaffable 4.0% abv. Blonde ale 'Flummoxed Farmer' will be #otb in the fab. 'Coach & Horses' from next week! #cheers 🍺 ... See MoreSee Less

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We delivered to the www.anchorinnwhixley.com this week and got stuck talking to chief James .... we may have spent a bit longer thete than usual due to the smell wafting from the kitchen! ... See MoreSee Less

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Another three styles of ale left the brewery today, off to be bottled ready for #yorkraces ! #supportlocalbusiness
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2 weeks ago

We've been out and about around Harrogate today - came across this great place; Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House. Brilliant beer selection and a good cup of coffee too! One to definitely try if you're in the area. ... See MoreSee Less

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We were thrilled to deliver our first order of Ainsty Angel and Flummoxed Farmer to the Tickle Toby Inn,Northallerton on Thursday - it's a real gem of a pub. Spread the word......
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