What is a 'Wapentake'? ask Ainsty Ales

Today on the Brewtown blog, we’re sitting down for a chat with Andy Herrington from Ainsty Ales and talking inspiration, desert island beers, growing hops and what’s next on the cards…

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Yorkshire Breweries News: July 2017 Roundup

What are our friendly Yorkshire brewers up to this month? How can you get involved in the joy too? Read on for our July round-up of York and Leeds brewery news...

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Beer and Gin Festivals in July 2017

Fancy a beer or gin experience this month? Here's our round-up of beer and gin festivals in Yorkshire and the North of England this July.

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Brewery News: The June Roundup

Keen to find out what our friendly local brewers are up to this month and how you can get involved in the joy too? Read on for our June round-up of Yorkshire brewery news...

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Treason, Chocolat... it's The Hop Studio

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?

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Beer & Gin Festivals in June 2017

Fancy a beer or a gin tasting this month? Here's our round-up of beer, gin, and rum (!) festivals in Yorkshire and the North of England this June.

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Beertown 2017: An insider's view

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 18th - 20th in the Yorkshire food capital, Malton.

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Brewery News: the May round-up

Keen to find out what our friendly local brewers are up to this month and how you can get involved in the joy too? Read on for our May round-up of Yorkshire brewery news...

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Yorkshire distillery gets into the spirit of things with production of the county’s first single malt whisky

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...

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Beer and Gin Festivals in May 2017

Fancy a beer or a gin tasting this month? Here's our round-up of beer and gin festivals in Yorkshire and the North of England this May.

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At the bar with... Lee Grabham, Brew York

Today on the Brewtown blog, we’re sitting down for a chat with Lee Grabham of Brew York and talking decision-making, desert island beers, and what’s next on the cards for York’s newest kids on the (brewery) block…

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Yorkshire Hearty Festival

The stage is set, the bouncy castle is booked, and the casks are ready - it's nearly time to pack your tent for Yorkshire Heart Brewery's annual shindig: the Yorkshire Hearty Festival.

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Leeds becomes HopCity this Easter weekend

From 13th to 15th April, join us in Leeds for Brewtown tour partner Northern Monk Brew Co.'s celebration of all things hoppy - HopFest!

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The Ouse Boozer, Melissa Reed

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.

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Beer Festivals in April 2017

Fancy a beer tasting adventure this month? Here's our round-up of beer and gin festivals in Yorkshire and the North of England this April.

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At the bar with... Jackie Rogers, Half Moon Brewery

On the Brewtown blog today we’re catching up with Half Moon Brewery's owner and manager Jackie Rogers, who was kind enough to answer a few of our questions about the brewery’s past, present and future…

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Brewery News: the March round-up

What our friendly local brewers are up to this month and how you can get involved in the joy too? Read on for our March round-up of Yorkshire brewery news...

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Beer festivals in March 2017

Fancy a beery adventure this month? Here's our round-up of beer and gin festivals in Yorkshire and the North of England this March.

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The A - Z of Brewtown: Part Two

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...

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Hoppy Christmas! – a seasonal specials roundup

The tree’s decorated, the fire’s lit, and the tin of Quality Streets is already open (we couldn’t help it) – Christmas is definitely on its way, and some of our favourite breweries have been celebrating by brewing some seasonal specials for us to enjoy in the last month of 2016. So to help you find them (you’re probably three Christmas parties down already by this point) we’ve brought them all together for you in one place…

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The A - Z of Brewtown: Part One

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.

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"Craft beer? I thought it was called real ale!"

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.

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