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, be sure to book on one of their “shepherded” tours of the brewery.
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.
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 ingredients and display their own unique style.
Northern Monk Brew Co: Like the monks before us, Northern Monk is committed to creating the highest quality beers combining the best of traditional monastic brewing values with a progressive approach to ingredients and techniques.
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.
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 Britain’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.
Brew York: Located in York’s bustling city centre, just off Walmgate, Brew York is a showpiece ten barrel craft brewery and taproom, celebrating the best local ales and redefining the city’s position in the UK brewing scene.
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.
Cold Bath Brewery, Harrogate: Cold Bath brew fresh, sessionable beers right in the heart of Harrogate. Alongside their core range, they offer unique new brews, developed in house and brewed upstairs in the bar itself. These exclusive beers are only available in the Brewhouse, allowing them to serve them at peak freshness, just metres from where they were made.