Yorkshire Brewery News: the July round-up

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North Yorkshire beer stalwarts Rudgate Brewery will be showcasing their award-winning brews to the drinkers of West Yorkshire at Horsforth Food & Drink Festival, taking place at Hall Park from the 14th-16th July. If you won’t be able to attend, make sure you don’t miss out on their stand at Wetherby Food Festival the weekend before.

The brewery team have been hard at work on Rudgate’s monthly specials. This month’s limited-edition beers include Grease Monkey, a 5.0% light copper-coloured beer dry-hopped with Galaxy; Fat Otter, a 4.3% extra light pale ale with a lemon zesty aroma and taste; and Brew 34 – Dinga Dinga: a 4.0% Australian-inspired pale ale full of Pacific fruits. 

We are exicted to annouce a new addition to our Bottle Range.
Valkyrie APA  has been launched to celebrate the new craft ale market . It's a 5% ale - which is inspired by American West Coast APA, Golden in colour - with a slightly tropical and hoppy finish.


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We hope that our favourite teeny-tiny brewhouse has a massive diary to write all their events down in, as July looks seriously busy for Half Moon Brewery! The month begins with an appearance at Thorganby Beer Festival on the 1st of July, swiftly followed by a showcase of their range at Howden Show the next day. Then, from July 6th – 8th, Half Moon’s beers will be on the bar at Brew York’s York tap room as part of the City of Ale Festival – you won’t be short on opportunities to try their brews!

In addition to this month’s events, Half Moon will also be launching their South Bank special, a collaboration brew with The Swan pub in Clementhorpe in commemoration of John Farrow, Landlord of the Slip Inn who died unexpectedly earlier this month. A fitting tribute to a much-loved stalwart of the local beer scene.



It’s fair to say that Leeds brewing titans North Brewing Co. are almost as serious about their food as they are about their beer. For a taste (pun intended) of what’s on offer, come to one of their July Eat North events. Held weekly at the North Brewing Co. tap, (July dates are the 1st, 7th, 15th and 22nd), every Eat North market showcases the very best of the Yorkshire street food scene – from freshly-made patisserie to the perfect vegan taco, there’s something for everyone.


Brass_Castle_BreweryBRASS CASTLE

This month, as well as being yet another of our brewery friends in residence at Brew York’s City of Ales festival, Brass Castle will be taking their brews on the road to Northallerton for a 'Meet the Brewer' evening at the Tithe Bar & Brasserie, Northallerton. If you’re heading in the opposite direction this month, be sure to stop off and enjoy one of Brass Castle’s cruelty-free beers at London’s Vegan Beer Festival, taking place in Hackney on July 15th.


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Malton brew team Bad Seed are another of our brewery friends taking part in Brew York’s York City of Ale festival from 6-8 July. Chris and James will be showcasing a number of tasty treats, including Chucklehead, a New England Coffee Pale; and the first pour of our latest special: Clover Club, a raspberry, rose petal & hibiscus wheat beer.

If you don’t make it to the City of Ale Festival, don’t panic: the Whippet Inn (just off Micklegate) will be holding a Bad Seed Brewery tap takeover for the month of July. This is the ideal opportunity to try some of Bad Seed’s core range, including the incredibly popular Heads You Win, a Citra and Mosaic-hopped pale ale.

At the end of the month, the brewery duo has a collaboration brew planned with the guys at Heavy Industry, a fantastic microbrewery based in Henllan, North Wales. As Chris puts it: “We're planning an off-the-wall bonkers beer - watch out for it from the middle of August!”


Here they are: the hosts of the York City of Ale Beer Festival. For the weekend of 6th-8th July, Brew York will be hosting several local breweries with as many beers as they can fit in the building, as well as some special collaboration brews. Featuring bars and brews from Bad Seed, Brass Castle, Half Moon, Bone Machine Brew Co, Turning Point Brew Co., Twisted Angel Brewery, Five Towns Brewery and a cider bar from Orchards of Husthwaite, it’s sure to be a fantastic weekend – we can’t wait!

In addition to the City of Ale Festival, Brew York will also be hosting a cheese, wine and ale fundraiser for the Ambulance Wish Foundation' on the 12th of July. Tickets are available in the Tap Room.




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Remember Northern Monk’s sold-out Hop City beer festival that took place in April? If you’re feeling the lack of hops in your life, don’t despair: July sees the beginning of Northern Monk’s Hop City Sessions, a series of events showcasing the freshest hoppy beers from the best in the business. Join the brewery on July 15th as they welcome fellow Juicemongers Cloudwater Brew Co, Verdant Brewing Co & DEYA Brewery to the Refectory, and on the 29th the brewery will play host to the USA based brewer Bissell Brothers. These is a free event and tickets are not needed; just turn up and enjoy. 



Let’s face it: when it’s the height of summer, the sun’s beaming through your window and all you can think about is a nice cold pint, Fridays aren’t exactly the most productive day at the office. Celebrate the arrival of a sunny weekend with the Hop Studio: the brewery’s tap room in Elvington is open every Friday from 3.30pm. Beers, pies, and a full weekend ahead of you – what more could a person want?


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This month, catch up with Andy and co. and work your way around Ainsty’s core beer range at the Aldwark Arms Beer & Music Festival, taking place in Alne on the 14th and 15th of July.


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Intrigued by the notion of wine grown and made in Yorkshire? Take a trip to the picturesque village of Nun Monkton, just outside York, and find out just how Yorkshire Heart do it. Tours of the vineyard and brewery run every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer – Tim and Gillian can accommodate up to 120 people (yes, really) on one tour, and the brand-new visitor centre ‘The Winehouse’ will be open for visitors to enjoy a coffee and cake or a light lunch beforehand.



This month sees the Breworks at Pickering’s Black Swan Inn reviving Moorside Brewery’s finest pale ale, Kirkby Gold. Moorside founder Keith Sheard and Black Swan landlord Phil enjoyed a number of brew days together before Keith sadly passed away in 2015; after coming across the Kirkby Gold recipe a few weeks ago, Breworks owner Tristan decided to brew a batch in memory of Keith. It will be on tap in the Black Swan at the beginning of July.