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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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** NOW HIRING**

We're on the lookout for a talented individual with a long-term and dedicated passion for 'Ainsty Ales' to join us ... the role involves; assisting our Head Brewer in the brewing process from start to finish, maintaining a very high standard of cleanliness within the brewery, delivering and various events where you'll be the face of the Ainsty Ales ... they'll also be the potential in the short to medium term future to move up to Second Brewer and then Head Brewer!

Please email; andy@ainstyales.co.uk
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Gavin HockAndy/Alan - are you looking for brewing qualifications/experience? I think you'll be inundated by applications! 🍺

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Mary ThorpeThe first notes of the Ainsty Ales Orchestra and Choir perhaps? x

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Something new #otb for our pal Robert Pilgrim and his mates at 'York Golf Club in #Strensall, #York ... with added #honey from Acomb ... #cheers! ... See MoreSee Less

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Andy 'Fletch' FletcherWho supplies the honey mate?

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WE love delivery days like today! especially when it's to a gorgeous part of #Yorkshire like #Richmond ... just East to be precise, at the 'George & Dragon' 🌞
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PLEASE spread the word if you work in a #york #pub ... or pop into one of these cracking venues if you don't! ... with 15p from every pint going directly to St. Leonards Hospice ... what better reason do you need to buy a pint this coming week?! ;-) ... #cheers ... See MoreSee Less

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Peter MusgroveComming soon to the Ackhorne. ☺

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THANK YOU to the fabulous Nicola Burrows for being our guest bar-maid this afternoon! ... and your superstar daughter Chloe for glass washing! :-) ... (apologies for the poor photo!) ... See MoreSee Less

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Nicola Burrows😂😂😂it is an awful photo of me!!! We both enjoyed it, and yes I will be back xx

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