Brew York was born out of two friends passion (some would say obsession) for beer and brewing. Creating Brew York was the realisation of a long lived dream to build a brewery in the centre of York where the experience and location is as enjoyable as the beer itself. The brewery consists of a 20 hl Brewhouse and over 260 HL in Fermenting and Conditioning capacity. This gives us the ability to produce a core range of 6 beers and the flexibility to produce the more ‘out there’ seasonal and one-off beers that really excites us. Our beer is produced in Cask, Keg & Can and sold throughout the UK.
It all began over a beer….. or maybe a few beers!
Having met on a friend’s stag do, Wayne & Lee had a lot in common and a healthy taste for beer was top of the list. Several years later at the same friend’s BBQ, the quality of Wayne’s home-brew, produced using the ‘all grain method,’ sparked Lee’s 20 year old hobby back into life, and a budding partnership was formed. Before you knew it they were brewing together at every opportunity. A few homebrew competitions and a debut at a friend’s wedding, gave the guys the right amount of confidence. Eventually the regularly occurring pub conversation of ‘what if we were to build our own brewery?!?!?’ became more than just a drunken pipe dream, with the creation of Brew York.
In July 2015 we began the long journey to acquiring planning permission to convert a large warehouse just off Walmgate into a brewery. Believe it or not, only the second brewery within York City walls. Several months later, in March 2016, the first beer was brewed on the premises, a beer that has gone on to win several awards, Viking DNA. This beer was a nod to the heritage of the brewery, which was the location where the Jorvik Viking centre was originally built. The first twelve months since brewing the first beer have been a whirlwind. Fermentation capacity has quadrupled from 60hl to 260hl and production has moved from Cask & Bottle, to Cask, Keg & Can. Several successful events have been hosted at the Brewery and a handful of beer awards have been won.
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