About Brew York
Brew York was founded in 2016 by friends Wayne Smith and Lee Grabham. The two met at a mutual friend’s stag do and began home-brewing together after sharing their love and passion for craft beer, and Brew York was born not long after. Starting in 2016, as many other craft breweries were beginning their journey, creating Brew York was the realisation of a long-lived dream to build a brewery in York’s bustling centre with a popular on-site Tap Room, creating a destination where it felt welcoming and inviting to enjoy the beer (and other drinks) right next to the tanks they were brewed in.
We brew all our beer in York, some in our original city centre brewhouse, and now a lot of the beer is brewed 10 minutes up the road in our state of the art production facility in Osbaldwick. Our approach to brewing has always been to produce the types of beers which we would love to drink in can, keg and cask. We love to experiment with ingredients and styles and usually have at least 20 different fresh beers available.
Our beers are inspired by many different things: our rich and diverse surroundings of Yorkshire (Rhubarbra Streisand, Viking DNA and Dame Judi Quench to name a few!), a new hop or ingredient we want to experiment with, a cocktail or dessert we enjoyed over the weekend we want to translate into a beer, as well as finding inspiration in pop culture, films and music which we combine with a desire to create full-flavour and impactful brews. We may well be well-known for our quirky and playful approach to brewing, but everything we do is done with passion and attention to detail.