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Welcome to Cooper King Distillery

    After over 18 months of planning and hard work, we welcome Abbie and Chris of Cooper King Distillery to talk to us about their dream: a self-built whisky and gin distillery in North Yorkshire. Their first gin launched to the public through their website on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.     Your website…

Beer & Gin Festivals in September 2018

  Is Autumn the best season of the year? Well, summer may be over but is the start of the beer festival season. Put on your drinking hats and enjoy a beer or gin festival in Yorkshire and the North of England during the month of September.       1st-3rd June Ulveston Beer Festival…

Swanning Around in Pickering

    Pickering’s newest brewery, GB Breworks, arrived at the Black Swan Inn two years ago. The 17th Century Coaching Inn has added Whistlers Gin Bar, redeveloped its bedrooms and front bar, plus recently became a finalist in the AA’s friendliest B&B awards! Best of all Tristan is making some cracking beers which will be…

Welcome to Rudgate Brewery

      Named after the old road of `Rudgate’, this road and its history are what instigated the main theme of Vikings for the brewery. Today we talk to Rudgate owner Craig Lee to find out about the story of Rudgate Brewery and their first festival, Rudfest 2018       You left university…

Beertown 2018: Malton’s premier beer festival

Today, we’re welcoming Bad Seed Brewery’s Chris Waplington to the Brewtown blog to talk to us about the Beertown festival, running from May 17th – 19th in the Yorkshire food capital of Malton. Beertown is Malton’s Craft Beer Celebration, turning the town into a ‘Theatre of Beer’ – with over 60 of the most exciting beers…

Welcome to Yorkshire Heart. An award winning family run Vineyard & Brewery based in Nun Monkton

Meet the Team of Yorkshire Heart Vineyard & Brewery The history of the Yorkshire heart The Yorkshire Heart Vineyard was born from a love of making wine from the fruits found in hedgerows and gardens and a passion for growing plants. It all began in the early part of the year 2000 when we planted…

Beer & Gin Festivals in March 2018

The Beast from the East has arrived but never fear. There are a few drink festivals in Yorkshire and the North of England in March to warm you up and put a smile on your face. 1st-3rd March Rotheram Magna Real Ale Festival Wigan CAMRA Beer Festival   7th-10th March Leicester CAMRA Beer Festival Darlington CAMRA…

Quirky Ales, Garforth’s best kept secret

Quirky Ales in Garforth usually stop number one every Saturday. Today we meet owner, founder, and brewer Mike Quirk to find out about them, the coziest taproom in Yorkshire, the brewery and plans for the future. Photographs kindly donated by Robin Dearden Photography. Work-wise you have had quite an interesting life, what led you to…

That Unique Christmas Present – Gift Vouchers

Looking for a gift to give the friend who has everything? Perhaps you need an alternative to the standard Christmas socks for Dad, or belong to a family who likes to get out together instead of spending money on unwanted stuff? Stop searching, Brewtown Tours has the answer. Driven by the ethos and quality of…

Yorkshire Breweries News: November 2017 Roundup

Want to know what our Yorkshire brewers are up to this month? Read on for our November round-up of York and Leeds breweries news… RUDGATE BREWERY November specials: Aurora 4% – Deep golden in colour with lime and citrus on the palette and nose. Greedy Duck 3.9% – Light copper ale with pineapple and…

Vegan & Gluten Free Beer, meet Phil from Brass Castle brewery

This month we are talking to Phil Saltonstall from Brass Castle Brewery. He tells us what makes beer gluten-free and vegan-friendly and how his time in America has influenced his views of the craft beer scene. 1) Brass Castle Brewery is renowned for gluten-free and vegan-friendly beers. Please would you explain how your beers are…

Beer & Gin Festivals in October 2017

Autumn is here so why not spend a lazy afternoon tasting beer and gin with your friends? Here is just a small selection of the beer and gin festivals you can find in Yorkshire and the North of England this October. 6th-8th October Bolton Beer Festival 4th-7th Leeds Oktoberfest Teesside Brewfest Wakefield CAMRA Beer…

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