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27th February 2024

Brew York Gear Up For Eighth Birthday Beer Festival

To mark their eighth birthday this April, Brew York has invited eight leading breweries to pour alongside them at their 2024 big Brewery Bash on 19th and 20th April.

The celebration will take place at the main Brew York state-of-the art brewery and tap room space at Handley Park, Osbaldwick, and will be split in to three sessions – Friday, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening.

Pouring at the event alongside Brew York will be Amundsen (Oslo), Elusive Brewing (Wokingham), Fierce Beer (Aberdeen), Fyne Ales Brewery (Cairndow), Lakes Brew Co (Kendal), Siren Craft Brew (Wokingham), UnBarred Brewery (Brighton), and Thornbridge Brewery (Bakewell). Pop-up bars will sit across the impressive 65,000sq ft site and the main taproom bar will also serve Brew York beers with plenty of options for non-beer drinkers as well as alcohol-free.

Over a hundred beers will be pouring across the weekend, from Brew York’s best-sellers to new and rare specials and some brand-new eighth birthday beers – a stout brewed as a collaboration recipe with all eight guest breweries; a public choice sour; and a team choice pale.

Talks and tastings involving the guest breweries and the Brew York Team will be hosted by sponsor Barthhaas, with half available tickets released in advance to ticket holders.

Also featuring at the event will be a range of hand-picked street food venders, entertainment, family-friendly games and activities for children. Local coffee roasters, Divine, will also have a stand at the event.

Tickets are still available for the evening sessions but Saturday afternoon is now sold out.

Cofounder and Managing Director of Brew York, Wayne Smith said: “It’s been another rough year for the brewing industry, and we’ve seen even more breweries close their doors. It’s been a hugely challenging year for us at Brew York and we have to just keep looking ahead and doing our best. The support we’ve had over the last year has been incredible – from the local community, our industry partners, and customers across the UK and beyond. We want the Brewery Bash to not just be about marking another year of Brew York, but also a celebration of an industry we are passionate about.”

Tickets for the Brewery Bash are £14 for adults and include entry to the festival, a branded, limited edition eighth Birthday Brewery Bash glass, an eighth birthday branded can of beer, an event brochure, free access to brewery tours (first come first served), and the option to book on to special talks and tastings (limited spaces; some may carry a small extra charge). Under 18s are welcome until 8pm and the event is dog friendly.

For full details and tickets please see


  • Brew York’s eighth Birthday Brewery Bash
  • Dates: 19th and 20th April 2024
  • Location: Brew York Production Brewery, Handley Park, Osbaldwick, YO19 5UP
  • Sessions are FRI 21ST 5pm – 10pm // SAT 22ND 12 – 4.30pm (SOLD OUT) // SAT 22ND 5.30 – 10pm
  • Three special birthday beers will be launched at the event, a collaboration stout brew with all eight guest breweries; a public choice sour; and a team choice pale.


Brew York is an independent, award-winning brewery founded in 2016 by Wayne Smith and Lee Grabham – friends who share a love of beer. Today we remain rooted in our home city, brewing at our original site in York City Centre and at a £2m state-of-the-art production facility in Osbaldwick, with four venues across York and in Leeds.

Inspired by popular culture, food and drink, we’re known for innovative recipes, quirky names, and bold designs. Behind our playful approach, everything is done with passion and a desire to create seriously good brews.

As well as a best-selling Signature range we make new limited-edition beers every month.

Image credit: Matthew Curtis.

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