After over 18 months of planning and hard work, we're welcome Abbie and Chris of Cooper King distillery to talk to us about their dream. A whisky and gin distillery in North Yorkshire. Their first gin launches to the public through our website on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.
Pickering's newest brewery, GB Breworks, arrived at the Black Swan Inn two years ago. The 18th Century Coaching Inn has added Whistlers Gin Bar, redeveloped it's bedrooms and front bar, recently became a finalist in the AA’s friendliest b&b awards! Best of all Tristan is making some cracking beers which will be show cased at the Swanning Around festival this Father's Day.
On the Brewtown blog today we’re catching up with The Hop Studio Brewery's owner and manager Dave Shaw, who was kind enough to answer a few of our questions about the brewery’s past, present and future…what is all this talk of Treason & Chocolat?
Whisky – isn’t that best left to the Scots? Fledgling Yorkshire whisky distillery Spirit of Yorkshire don’t think so – and as they’ve started making the county’s first single malt whisky, they’re certainly getting us into the spirit of things...
We joined a group of six on a tour of three breweries near York lead by Mark Stredwick, setting off from the York Tap at lunch time. Our group included Steve who is a freelance beer writer, Matthew and Nadine from the University of York St. Johns complete with a questionnaire for the research they are doing and Melissa and Allan for Ouse Boozer.
At Brewtown, we’re all about people – talking to the guests on our tours, finding out more about the breweries we work with, and bringing our own love of beer into the mix, too. So today we’re here to tell you a bit more about who we are, what matters to us, and some of the things we find most fascinating about brewing and drinking beer...
By now, you probably know what we do at Brewtown – hop aboard our minibus and we’ll take you on a tour of some of the finest microbreweries in Yorkshire. But now we think it’s time to tell you a bit more about who we are, what matters to us, and some of the things we find most fascinating about brewing and drinking beer. So, without further ado, let us take you through part one of the A – Z of Brewtown.
It’s safe to say that interest in beer has surged over the last decade. Supply and demand have successfully fuelled each other: the increasing breadth of styles, flavours and strengths produced by British breweries has tickled the tastebuds of the beer-drinking public, renewing interest in the world’s oldest drink and converting curious drinkers to its many delights.