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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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GOODBYE plain un-branded Transit! .... looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!! 😲😲😲

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GOODBYE plain un-branded Transit! .... looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!! 😲😲😲

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Ohhhhh who did you use? We are looking at getting it down with our new vans 🙂

They did my drum kit.

That's where we get all ours done 👍

Looking forward to seeing the newly decorated van making its way through the village...

Van and two bikes done with them. Very good!

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WHAT'S THIS?!

A brand new, limited-edition, super-tastey, super-refreshing & super-yummy beer brewed today! ... but what exactly could it be?!

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WHATS THIS?! 

A brand new,  limited-edition, super-tastey, super-refreshing & super-yummy beer brewed today! ... but what exactly could it be?!

#craftbeer #yorkbeer #yorkpubs #york #supportlocal

We're chuffed to be #otb at the fab. Reindeer PH Overton nr. #Wakefield ... cheers guys 😆
(P.S, it has a fab. view round the back!)

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Were chuffed to be #otb at the fab. Reindeer PH Overton nr. #Wakefield ... cheers guys 😆
(P.S,  it has a fab. view round the back!)

#craftbeer #realale #yorkbeer #supportsmallbusiness

 

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Well done .we live five minutes away .

We're chuffed to be in this place again! ... what a cracking pub, with an even better view! ... The Royalty PH 👍

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Were chuffed to be in this place again!   ... what a cracking pub, with an even better view! ... The Royalty PH 👍

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GREAT to meet some of the #York CAMRA guys earlier today on their brewery tour!

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It’s a real shame you don’t open on a Saturday or Sunday!

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Is that Sheffield Wednesday blue?