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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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BRING A POUND (£1) TO WORK DAY!

The brewery is helping to raise money for St Leonard's Hospice with Minster FM tomorrow ... all our staff will be donating £1 each! (I know we don't have many, but every £ helps!) .... AND ... a guest appearance from no other than ... MINSTER-MONSTER 🤩🤩🤩

They'll be arriving when the taproom opens at 3pm so please pop down to say hi! ... with some spare change ;-)

#charity #goodcauses #community #york
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BRING A POUND (£1) TO WORK DAY! 

The brewery is helping to raise money for St Leonards Hospice with Minster FM tomorrow  ... all our staff will be donating £1 each!  (I know we dont have many, but every £ helps!) .... AND ... a guest appearance from no other than ... MINSTER-MONSTER 🤩🤩🤩

Theyll be arriving when the taproom opens at 3pm so please pop down to say hi! ... with some spare change ;-)

#charity #goodcauses #community #york

 

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Good luck getting Aidan Burton to part with a £1....👀👀

It's the long-awaited return of this beauty today! for a limited period only folks!

Refreshing & Fruity with a Crisp Finish! 😍'Sorachi Samurai' is our 3.9% Session IPA 😍

#limitededition #yorkbeer #ainstyales #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness
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2 days ago

Its the long-awaited return of this beauty today! for a limited period only folks! 

Refreshing & Fruity with a Crisp Finish!  😍Sorachi Samurai is our 3.9% Session IPA 😍

#limitededition #yorkbeer #ainstyales #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness

 

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Friday please

Next Friday too please!

'Wingardium Leviosa!' .... we're brewing something a little different this morning!

#collaboration #supportlocal #onlyinyork
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It's the turn of 'Bish & Chips' at the brewery tap tomorrow .... please be there by 5.30 or send us a message on here.

#fridaynightsocial #supportlocal #yorkbeer
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1 week ago

Here's the official Society of Independent Brewers - SIBA listings for all the winners at the recent SIBA North East annual awards …. it's great to have some recognition for our best-selling & original ale! … well-done again team!

www.siba.co.uk/2019/05/04/cullercoats-brewery-ossett-brewery-awarded-best-independent-craft-beers...

#awardwinning #bestselling #yorkbeer #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #ainstyales
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2 weeks ago

Heres the official Society of Independent Brewers - SIBA listings for all the winners at the recent SIBA North East annual awards …. its great to have some recognition for our best-selling & original ale! … well-done again team! 

https://www.siba.co.uk/2019/05/04/cullercoats-brewery-ossett-brewery-awarded-best-independent-craft-beers-north-east/

#awardwinning #bestselling #yorkbeer #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #ainstyales

🥳 GOOD FOLK COPMANTHORPE! 🥳

'Sink or Swim' has finally arrived and is now a permanent fixture at the Rec. .... so you can now enjoy your fav. pint AND help to bring the Community Swimming Pool to life that little bit sooner!

Copmanthorpe Sink Or Swim Copmanthorpe Sports & Recreation Centre #ainstyales
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2 weeks ago

🥳 GOOD FOLK COPMANTHORPE! 🥳

Sink or Swim has finally arrived and is now a permanent fixture at the Rec.  .... so you can now enjoy your fav. pint AND help to bring the Community Swimming Pool to life that little bit sooner! 

Copmanthorpe Sink Or Swim Copmanthorpe Sports & Recreation Centre #ainstyales

ITS SMOOTH, IT'S SWEET & HAS HINTS OF COFFEE!

Back by popular demand, 'Moloko Mild', our current Limited Edition Dark Mild at 3.9% abv.

#yorkbeer #craftbeer #york #ainstyales
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2 weeks ago

ITS SMOOTH, ITS SWEET & HAS HINTS OF COFFEE! 

Back by popular demand, Moloko Mild, our current Limited Edition Dark Mild at 3.9% abv.

#yorkbeer #craftbeer #york #ainstyales 
#supportlocal

 

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Will this be on at the brewery on Friday. 🙏

Here's Head-Brewer Andy looking very chuffed in #Gateshead last night!

For the second year running we came away with a handful of awards at the Society of Independent Brewers - SIBA annual North East Awards! We came away with Silver for our best seller 'Flummoxed Farmer' in cask AND can … and also Bronze for last months limited-edition special 'Wild Wheat'.

WELL-DONE 'TEAM A'! :-)

#awardwinning #yorkbeer #craftbeer #ainstyales #moreroomonthetaproomwallneeded
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Heres Head-Brewer Andy looking very chuffed in #Gateshead last night!  

For the second year running we came away with a handful of awards at the Society of Independent Brewers - SIBA annual North East Awards!  We came away with Silver for our best seller Flummoxed Farmer in cask AND can … and also Bronze for last months limited-edition special Wild Wheat.  

WELL-DONE TEAM A! :-) 

#awardwinning #yorkbeer #craftbeer #ainstyales #moreroomonthetaproomwallneeded

 

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Thanks for all the kind words guys! 😍😍😍

Well done xx

Congratulations Guys

Well done all, great result!

Well done and well deserved 😊

Awards cabinet is going to need an extension...fantastic result👍🏻

Awards cabinet is going to need an extension...fantastic result👍🏻

Fab news! I loved my pint of wild wheat!

Well done andy

Well done to all of you👍.

Well done Andrew and all the team at Ainsty Ales

Well done guys.

Well deserved 🎉

Well done. Yorkshire is especially good at brewing ales.

Congratulations team Ainsty!

Nice one, keep the awards coming.

Congratulations....!!

Amazing! x

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Please do some more gluten free! (5% or higher!)

Well done!

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It's scrumptious 'Ged Bell' Pie & Peas again tomorrow from Dringhouses! ... orders taken at 5.30 as usual please.

#yorkbeer #supportlocal #yorkPIE & PEAS week again in the Tap-Room this Friday! .... orders will be taken at 5.30 :-)

#communityspirit #supportlocal #yorkbeer
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3 weeks ago

Its scrumptious Ged Bell  Pie & Peas again tomorrow from Dringhouses! ... orders taken at 5.30 as usual please. 

#yorkbeer #supportlocal #york

 

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Thanks to all you lovely folk who came tonight! 😋

How much are they please?

Sharon are we going. Can you ring and order?

I'm in lol