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.

Beers made by Brew York

Rodney, You Tonka!

Limited Release American Wild / Sour Ale

Big Toucan

English Stout

Blood Eagle

American IPA

Brew York-E

Milk / Sweet Stout

Calmer Chameleon

American Pale Ale (APA)

Duo Lipa

American Double / Imperial IPA

Empress Tonkoko

Milk / Sweet Stout

Golden Eagle

Czech Pilsner

Goose Willis

American Wild / Sour Ale

Haze of Thunder

English Pale Ale

Juice Forsyth

American IPA


American IPA


American Pale Ale (APA)

Kirsch Russell

American Wild / Sour Ale

Lemon Sherbetz

American Wild / Sour Ale

Little Eagle

American IPA

Lupu Lion

American Pale Ale (APA)

Nefarious Ninja No. 9

Foreign / Export Stout


American IPA

Origami Black Belt

American Double / Imperial Stout

Raspbeery Pi(e)

American Pale Ale (APA)

Rhubarb & Custardz

American Wild / Sour Ale

Salted Caramel Tonkoko

Milk / Sweet Stout

Thorny Eagle

American IPA

Brewery Contact

Phone Number

+44 1904 848448

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