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The Beers

Our award-winning beers are craft-brewed by a small dedicated team, master-brewer Andy Capel, apprentice Aidan & head-honcho Andy all roll up their sleeves!  Our beers are distributed through bars, pubs and restaurants, as well as selected off-trade partners and wholesalers. Ainsty Ales Brewery has a 10 barrel Brewhouse with a 12 barrel mash tun, a hot & cold liquor tank and kettle.  It also houses three fermenters and conditioning tanks.

We’re lucky enough to grow our own hops next to the brewery! these produce enough to green-hop a few batches of beer each year and provide a great talking point for tours!

In 2018 we scooped 4 awards at SIBA’s NE Beer Festival – which we were over the moon about!

AINSTY ANGEL
AINSTY ANGEL
Pale Ale
3.6 abv.

Beer Description

Ainsty Angel is now revamped!
We’ve slightly dropped the abv to 3.6% and at the same time increased the hop content and additionally dry hopped it, to maximise it’s heavenly flavour and aroma.

An Easy Drinking Session Pale-Ale with a refreshing, clean and smooth finish. 

Flummoxed Farmer
Flummoxed Farmer
Blonde Ale
4% abv.

Beer Description

A light Blonde Ale with a Grapefruit and Tropical nose, giving a refreshing and slightly Hoppy, dry finish.

Bantam Best
Bantam Best
Best Bitter
4.2

Beer Description

Our award winning best bitter. Amber I colour with a well balanced malt and hop character, leaving a crisp finish on the palate.

Silver Winner 

Ainsty Assassin
Ainsty Assassin
Oatmeal Stout
4.9%

Beer Description

A smooth killer of a stout. This oatmeal stout has hints of chocolate and coffee with a sweet finish.

Silver Winner 

 

 

Cool Citra
Cool Citra
IPA
4.4%

Beer Description

GOLD WINNER – Premium Pale Ale

BRONZE WINNER  – Overall Champion

This refreshing summer ale is a straw coloured, single hopped IPA. It has intense tropical nose with a crisp and bitter finish. Will be brewed again in 2019

Rattlesnake Ruby
Rattlesnake Ruby
A Ruby Red Ale
3.9%

Beer Description

A warming autumn Ruby Ale, packed with 5 different malts giving a good malt backbone with a biscuit/sweet malty taste, complemented by a delicate hop aroma from a single classic English Hop – East Kent Goldings.

 

Crafty Chocolatier
Crafty Chocolatier
Chocolate Porter
4.5%

Beer Description

 

A collaboration with York Cocoa House. This smooth easy drinking porter uses English Challenger & Minstrel hops and locally sourced chocolate, giving a deep chocolate aroma, complemented by a smooth finish.

 

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Christmas Market, Parliament St. York.

With just over one week left we have a fully stocked Chalet packed full of Gift Ideas! ... please come and say hi!

#christmasmarket #giftideas #yorkbeer #supportlocal #christmas
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Ben Watson 😁

Wish you could send one to Sweden...

Hi where else are the can packs available from?

SORRY .... there's no card machine at the tap room today as it's being used on the Christmas Market in York, cheers.

#christmas #giftideas #supportlocal
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2 days ago

SORRY .... theres no card machine at the tap room today as its being used on the Christmas Market in York, cheers.

#christmas #giftideas #supportlocal

Thanks to Phil and his team at The White Bear Inn - another order sent last week. What a great little spot and the food looks delicious too..... give it a try if you're in the area. He serves a cracking pint! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Thanks to Phil and his team at The White Bear Inn - another order sent last week. What a great little spot and the food looks delicious too..... give it a try if youre in the area. He serves a cracking pint!Image attachmentImage attachment

Casks of our HEAVENLY pale ale have flown out this week, must be her new set of WINGS. 😇😇😇 ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Casks of our HEAVENLY pale ale have flown out this week, must be her new set of WINGS. 😇😇😇

NOW SHOWING - 'Crafty Chocolatier', a 4.5% Chocolate Porter .... at City Screen York!

#yorkbeer #christmasbeer #chocolateporter #york #supportlocal
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1 week ago

 

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It's the turn of these beauties again this week!

PLEASE try and be at the brewery by 5pm to place your order .... www.facebook.com/gedbellbutchers/

#secondtonon #pies #craftale #yorkbeer
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2 weeks ago

Its the turn of these beauties again this week! 

PLEASE try and be at the brewery by 5pm to place your order .... www.facebook.com/gedbellbutchers/ 

#secondtonon #pies #craftale #yorkbeer