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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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Cracking night with the locals in the tap room tonight 🤗🤗🤗 thanks for the continued support guys 😘

#supportlocal #yorkbeer #craftbeer #york
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Cracking night with the locals in the tap room tonight 🤗🤗🤗  thanks for the continued support guys 😘 

#supportlocal #yorkbeer #craftbeer #york

 

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Sorry to have missed it Andy.

Enjoyed our short visit as ever.

What a dilemma we're facing at the Brewery-Tap this week! ....

Bench Outside .... or Woodburner Inside??

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What a dilemma were facing at the Brewery-Tap this week! .... 

Bench Outside .... or Woodburner Inside??

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Both! X

Heat wave at the minute! Get the shorts and a bbq on!

I think you need both Andy.....it’s still cold in the evening. See you tomorrow 🍻

Wood burner inside...it’ll be cold when the sun goes down❄️❄️

Agree

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Over two years ago now Ainsty Ales Brewery landed in the small village of Acaster Malbis, on the South edge of York and it's fair to say we raised a few Eye Brows, especially when we opened our tap-room! ... I can honestly say I've been touched by all the local support every single Friday since we opened (even on a Snowy night last week!)

After our recent anual Christmas Carols evening we made a donation to the village Memorial Hall, a small thank you to our neighbours for the kind support throughout the year ... cheers!

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Over two years ago now Ainsty Ales Brewery landed in the small village of Acaster Malbis, on the South edge of York and its fair to say we raised a few Eye Brows,  especially when we opened our tap-room!  ... I can honestly say Ive been touched by all the local support every single Friday since we opened (even on a Snowy night last week!) 

After our recent anual Christmas Carols evening we made a donation to the village Memorial Hall, a small thank you to our neighbours for the kind support throughout the year ... cheers! 

#communinityspirit #fridaynightsocial #yorkbeer #craftbeer #supportlocal

 

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Nice done Andy!

Good on you Andy!

Perfect ! Congratulations, Andy on 2 fab years 🍻🍺🍻🍺🍻🍺

Well deserved!

What a lovely gesture Andy.... thank you

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Apparently, 'Droving' (walking Cattle to Market) occurred quite frequently in Skipwith!

You can now purchase a cracking pint of 'On the Hoof' at The Drovers Arms - Restaurant & Country Pub ... permanently, cheers!

#supportlocal #yorkbeer #craftbeer #yorkGreat to visit Andy at Ainsty Ales Brewery today to take some press pics for our new beer ‘On the Hoof’. Amazing quality produce and delighted to be able to work in partnership with great producers.

#beer #DrinkLocal #onthehoof #Ainsty #York #OnlyinYork Visit York Welcome to Yorkshire She loves york
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Apparently,  Droving (walking Cattle to Market) occurred quite frequently in Skipwith! 

You can now purchase a cracking pint of On the Hoof at The Drovers Arms - Restaurant & Country Pub  ... permanently, cheers!

#supportlocal #yorkbeer #craftbeer #york

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It seems that Award-Winning Pie Shop owners have far too many holidays! …. so it's Fish & Chips this coming Friday :-)

#Fridaynightsocial #fishandchips #awardwinningbeer #supportloclWhat's that you say? ... award-winning Pie & Peas AND an award-winning beer on at the ta-room .... during the same week!! 😲😲😲

See you this Friday, 3pm - 8pm?

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** SLIGHT CHANGE OF MENU **

It seems that Award-Winning Pie Shop owners have far too many holidays! …. so its Fish & Chips this coming Friday :-)

#Fridaynightsocial #fishandchips #awardwinningbeer #supportlocl

What's that you say? ... award-winning Pie & Peas AND an award-winning beer on at the ta-room .... during the same week!! 😲😲😲

See you this Friday, 3pm - 8pm?

#supportlocal #yorkbeer #fridaynightsocial
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2 weeks ago

Whats that you say? ... award-winning Pie & Peas AND an award-winning beer on at the ta-room .... during the same week!!  😲😲😲

See you this Friday, 3pm - 8pm? 

#supportlocal #yorkbeer #fridaynightsocialImage attachment

 

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So much Sheila you posted that twice! ;-)

Yeahhhh...my week made😋

Yeahhhh...my week made😋

So, our SIBA Gold Award-Winning beer is now from tonight, a York CAMRA Gold Award Winning beer also! .... well done Andy & Aidan!

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So, our SIBA Gold Award-Winning beer is now from tonight, a York CAMRA Gold Award Winning beer also!  .... well done Andy & Aidan! 

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Brewery excellent! Sorry that's all I could think of! Seriously, well done. Everything happens for a reason right?!

Great news.... congratulations

Congratulations guys well deserved

Fabulous...well done everyone👏🏻👏🏻🎉party time. Your going to need a bigger award cabinet!

Well done guys x

Well done Andy and team Ainsty!

Well Done to you all

Fabulous ! Well done🌟 🍺🍻🍺🍻🍺🍻🌟

Well done!

Well Done ! 😎🍻🍺

Beer-tastic!!!! 🍻

Hooray!!

Well deserved x

Well done👍

Well done Andy and your team

Nice one guys!! Xx

Well done- congratulations

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