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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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Great to see a Kiwi in there.

COMING VERY SOON!

It's been just fab. working on the design with our friends Tom Sledmore & United by Design!

#yorkbeer #craftbeer #cannedbeer #york #newproduct #keepitlocal
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Cheers for the kind words guys .... they'll be available only very locally until the New Year ... excl. the Xmas Market.

Cheers Tom & Owen 👊

These look superb 👍

A great development for a great company and I can’t wait

They look fantastic!

They Look good Andy.

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BIG thanks to The Whippet Inn on North Street in #York for choosing our #awardwinning 4.2% Best Bitter for their permanent House-Ale!

'Whippet Wet Nose' will be making an appearance from next week! … thanks guys :-)

#supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #yorkbeer
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BIG thanks to The Whippet Inn on North Street in #York for choosing our #awardwinning 4.2% Best Bitter for their permanent House-Ale!

Whippet Wet Nose will be making an appearance from next week! … thanks guys :-)

#supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #yorkbeer

 

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‘Whippet wet nose’has to be the best ever name for a beer - in the entire world !

'COOL CITRA' AVAILABLE IN CANS V.SOON!

Under the guidance of head brewer Andy, our first venture into canning with Gold Award-Winning 4.4% American Pale Ale 'Cool Citra' ! .... off to our friends at Bad Co. Brewery to be put into 330ml cans!

#excitingtimes #christmas #takehome #yorkbeer
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Certainly will Sheila x

Will you be selling the cans at the Tap? Sx

I CAN not wait

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** CAROLS AT THE BREWERY **

Friday 28th December, 3pm to 8pm ... with plenty of Festive Food & Drink on offer.

More details to follow ......
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** CAROLS AT THE BREWERY **

Friday 28th December, 3pm to 8pm ... with plenty of Festive Food & Drink on offer.

More details to follow ......

 

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Flor Chavez let's go

Ben Overton 🍻🎄👍 x

It all depends if Amy Herrington will be singing?! x

Look forward to it...

Hope you aren’t singing Andy! 😂😂😂

Sue Edwards Sarah Atkinson

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WE'RE very excited to be launching a brand new canned beer range which will be available around York!

Here's the first batch of our Gold Award-Winning 'Cool Citra' conditioning nicely 😆

#newproduct #yorkbeer #craftbeer
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WERE very excited to be launching a brand new canned beer range which will be available around York!

Heres the first batch of our Gold Award-Winning Cool Citra conditioning nicely 😆

#newproduct #yorkbeer #craftbeer

 

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Looking forward to seeing the can designs Andy 😉

Yes oh yes

Can't wait Andy!

Vicki Capes

*CHOCOLATE PORTER ALERT *

First day of delivering our new 4.5% Chocolate Porter today! ... it's a local collaboration with York Cocoa Works and tastes yummy!

Available in can ready for Christmas!
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Where do we get hold of this then?

Any chance of dropping a can at Otley beer festival

Chris Mason!

It's the turn of Pie & Peas again this Friday, from the award-winning 'Ged Bell Butchers' in Dringhouses! .... orders at 5.30 please 😆 ... See MoreSee Less

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Its the turn of Pie & Peas again this Friday, from the award-winning Ged Bell Butchers in Dringhouses! .... orders at 5.30 please 😆

 

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Oops! … wishful thinking on Andy's part! 😍

You mean Friday

Tonight?! Or Friday?!

John, are you sure you're busy?

mmmmmm I miss pies...

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