There's nowt quite like a pint of Yorkshire ale and in this section we highlight some of the breweries that are putting Yorkshire beer well and truly on the map:
Set in Masham, North Yorkshire, Black Sheep Brewery produces much loved cask, keg and bottled beers. For a day out with a difference, besure to book on one of their “shepherded” tours of the brewery.
The Great Yorkshire Brewery: All their beers are born & brewed in Yorkshire, it’s real honest beer made with proper Yorkshire Watter, British Barley, Malt & Yeast with whole hops and nowt else.
Little Valley Brewery: Founded in 2005, this brewery is based just outside of Hebden Bridge. Its full range of beers includes the Ginger Pale Ale, made with hand peeled fresh ginger, the Vanilla Porter, which uses fresh vanilla pods, and a refreshing Withens Pale Ale.
Timothy Taylor: In 1858 Timothy Taylor began brewing beer, he clearly struck upon a successful formula for in 1863 he set up and built a larger brewery at Knowle Spring, where the company has remained ever since.
Ainsty Ales: Ainsty Ales Limited was founded by Andy Herrington on the 6th September 2013. Andy was raised and still lives in the original Ainsty area of York. He is in every sense of the word, an extremely proud Yorkshire man!
Atom Beers: Atom aims to blend scientific principle, brewing knowledge and raw enthusiasm to create beers that are full of big flavours, use world class ingrediants and display their own unique style.
Northern Monk Brew Co: Like the monks before us, Northern Monk is commited to creating the highest quality beers combining the best of traditional monastic brewing values with a progressive approach to ingredients and techniques.
Scarborough Brewery: This is a micro brewery located in the beautiful seaside town of Scarborough on the North Yorkshire Coast. Formed in August 2010 with a small 1 barrel plant, Scarborough Brewery has since grown to a 10 barrel plant and has expanded the range of beers being brewed.
Hamelsworde Brewery: Brewer Dan Jones was a keen home brewer for 15 years and has spent his time perfecting recipes prior to the launch of Hamelsworde Brewery in April 2013. The time spent perfecting recipes was rewarded when the first beer, Colin Brown Ale, won the award for Best Strong Beer at Doncaster Ale festival in it’s very first outing.
Brewed in the shadow of the Abbey, perched on Whitby’s iconic cliff top, Whitby Brewery use only the finest floor-malted barley and whole hops to make some of the best beers about. Alongside traditional ales they sell limited runs of beers from their Experimental Brewery - for those who are looking for something a little different.
Magic Rock Brewing: The tap-room is an integral part of the brewery and we really want to make it into a permanent fixture for beer lovers in the community and further a field. Regular events include The Tap Social (every second Sunday) annual festivals, launches, parties and exhibitions all take place under our tin roof.
Rudgate Brewery: The brewery, established in 1992, is situated at the heart of Yorkshire in the Vale of York. The name comes from the old Roman road of `Rudgate’ which runs through the airfield. This road led the Vikings along our vale defeating the Romans in their steps. This road and its history is what instigated the main theme of Vikings for the brewery.
Bier Huis: Love the taste of Yorkshire? This is one of Britian's best independent beer shops. Home to possibly Yorkshire's biggest range of Yorkshire beer with over 400 beers from around the world, ciders and speciality spirits.
Kirkstall Brewery: The new Kirkstall Brewery situated on the side of the Leeds Liverpool canal and in the shadow of the original brewery revives the long tradition of brewing in Kirkstall and provides the inspiration to once again make the name famous for great beer.
BAD Co.: BAD Co. is a progressive brewery, based in North Yorkshire. The beers are inspired by the American approach to brewing and utilise premium ingredients from around the globe. They are meticulously brewed, delivering outstanding flavours and impact and we have the medals to prove it, having won awards consistently since the brand’s launch in 2014.
York Brewery: Established in 1996 within the historic city walls, York Brewery is both a working brewery and a major tourist attraction providing customers locally and around the country with the first traditionally brewed ales from within the walls of York for over 40 years.
Head over to Brass Castle Brewery, in the centre of Malton. Within two months of opening, Brass Castle won Champion Beer at the York CAMRA Beer Festival. The town centre location means that the brewery is always open to visitors and a tap room opens every second Saturday of the month from 12-8pm, serving freshly-brewed beers.
Brew York: Located in York’s bustling city centre, just off Walmgate, Brew York is a showpiece ten barrel craft brewery and tap room, celebrating the best local ales and redefining the city’s position in the UK brewing scene.
Yorkshire Heart Brewery: They are passionate about producing honest, quality easy drinking craft beers to the highest possible standards which is why all of the beers are brewed on site using only top quality malts and hops from reputable suppliers, and water from their own natural spring which helps give the beers their unique Yorkshire taste.
Baytown Robin Hoods Bay: Hidden next to the North Sea, on the edge of the North York Moors, Robin Hood’s Bay has almost 1000 years of rich heritage. Celebrate Baytown’s tradition of smuggling with our range of locally produced ales, cider and lager.
Wold Top Brewery: Wold Top Brewery is an award-winning micro brewery that uses traditional methods to produce high quality beers that combine the characters of the Yorkshire Wolds and the East Coast.
Horsetown Beers Limited: Bringing together locally brewed fine ales celebrating the history of horse racing in Malton and Middleham in North Yorkshire. The Horsetown Beer Company is located in Malton in the beautiful countryside of North Yorkshire. All beers are brewed in Pickering, North Yorkshire.