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

Orders taken at 5.30 please :-)
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Its Fish & Chips at the brewery again this Friday from the very local Bish & Chips in Bishopthorpe!  

Orders taken at 5.30 please :-)

Fab. meeting again today at the ever supportive York Races .... it was also a nice surprise to find this hung up in the reception area ....
'Best Drinks Supplier' at the National Racecourse Catering Awards 2018 😆

#supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #york #yorkbeer
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Fab. meeting again today at the ever supportive York Races  .... it was also a nice surprise to find this hung up in the reception area ....
Best Drinks Supplier at the National Racecourse Catering Awards 2018 😆

#supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #york #yorkbeer

 

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Maybe you can use your influence to get them selling Cask Ales...?

That's super! Well done

Hard work paying off...well done👍🍺. Fish and chips this Friday? Sx

Well done Andy!

Andy Herrington. Great stuff. Well done.

Well done Andy!

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1 week ago

You cant beat a good sparge!! 😎😎😎

GOLD AWARD WINNING 'COOL CITRA' BREW DAY TODAY!

You lucky folk will be able able to get your chops around another glass of our 4.4% American Pale Ale in a couple of weeks! 😘

#goldawardwinner #yorkbeer #supportlocal
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GOLD AWARD WINNING COOL CITRA BREW DAY TODAY! 

You lucky folk will be able able to get your chops around another glass of our 4.4% American Pale Ale in a couple of weeks! 😘

#goldawardwinner #yorkbeer #supportlocal

 

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They'll be at least one cask being saved for the tap room Sheila .... ready two weeks on Friday 🍻

Ooh...yummy! Save me one (or two, three, four etc).😋

BACK THIS FRIDAY! .... we know you've missed these beauties (Andy has!) .... please be at the brewery tap by 5.30 this Friday to order :-)

#awardwinning #local #pies
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2 weeks ago

BACK THIS FRIDAY! .... we know youve missed these beauties  (Andy has!) .... please be at the brewery tap by 5.30 this Friday to order :-) 

#awardwinning #local #pies

 

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Bit of a sweeping comment that Hugh ;-) ..... they're from Ged Bell (award winning) Pie Maker in York ... Spot-on!

Where do the pies come from?

If they’re not Percy Turner's Pork Pie Appreciation. Then they’re no good, South Yorkshire butchers are just better

I was going to ask that Hugh Kelly lol 😂

Me and you have our priorities right Gary Van Jackson 😂❤️😍

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