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6th October 2017


Beer Yorkshire is an exciting collaborative project from independent beer publication, Hop &
Barley, and talented beer photographer, Mark Newton. A celebration of Yorkshire’s diverse brewing
landscape, it’s about photographically documenting this wonderful corner of Britain’s brewing
culture and curating it into a carefully designed, coffee table book.
Built on tradition and driven by innovation, Yorkshire hosts some of the beer industry’s foremost
purveyors and producers. For the past eighteen months, photographer Mark Newton has worked
to tirelessly document every facet of Yorkshire’s beer industry. From breweries to bottle shops,
festivals to farmers, it’s a story characterised by the strong and the fiercely independent people
who make the beer scene what it is. The Beer Yorkshire book is a celebration of an industry which,
in the face of adversity, has not only survived, but thrived – buoyed by our insatiable thirst for
good beer.
Printed and bound in Yorkshire, the Beer Yorkshire book will be a fine art object and the
culmination of everything we’ve learnt over the past eight volumes of Hop & Barley. The book
includes forewords from established beer writers Leigh Linley, Great Yorkshire Beer: Good Beer.
Good Food. Good People; and Daniel Tapper, Food Unwrapped: Lifting the Lid on How Our Food Is
Really Produced; and features over 85 subjects from across Yorkshire’s brewing scene.
We want the production of the book to complement the beauty of Mark’s photography and reflect
the passion and craft of those featured. As well as investing significant time in the design, we’ve
worked closely with our printers Pressision and paper suppliers G F Smith to ensure that the
specification best showcases Mark’s photography. This doesn’t come cheap, however, which is
why we’re turning to Kickstarter to raise the funds needed to print and publish the book.
We’re excited to announce that the Beer Yorkshire Kickstarter campaign is now live. We ask that
you get involved, help spread the word, and pledge what you can.
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Mark Newton, Photographer:
“With an interest in the Yorkshire beer scene, I started the project as a way of pushing my
photography, to think differently about how I approach my work. As the project evolved, the scope
of the project grew, and developed into a wider exploration of the county’s brewing culture. From
innovative startups to established family brewers, Yorkshire exemplifies the unique state of
brewing in Britain today. It’s been great to meet such a variety of people, hear their stories and
document their work.
“With Hop & Barley’s focus on storytelling, and experience of working in print, they were the
perfect partner for the project and have enabled it to reach a much wider audience. I’m excited to
share these photos with everyone, and celebrate the county’s brewing culture.”
Nicholas Dawes, Editor of Hop & Barley:
“As a long time contributor to the magazine, we were delighted when Mark approached us to work
with him to publish a book. We’re proud to be part of a movement that is reviving a passion for
print, and Beer Yorkshire is an exciting opportunity for Hop & Barley to publish the first of what we
hope is a series of image-led books documenting the world’s pre-eminent beer scenes.”

For further information please contact:
Nicholas Dawes
07593 081449

Mark Newton 07886 714086

About Hop & Barley
About Mark Newton
Hop & Barley is an independent magazine which explores the people and stories behind the
contemporary brewing movement. Since launching in 2014, we’ve gone on to produce eight
volumes, distributing thousands of magazines to beer lovers across the globe.
With an emphasis on slow journalism and evergreen content, Hop & Barley deliberately distances
itself from news and reviews to uncover stories of passionate people and fervent creativity.
Mark is a Yorkshire based photographer with over ten years of professional experience. His career
started in Leeds shooting bands for local websites and magazines, but since then has gone on to
become a sought after wedding photographer. His relaxed photojournalistic style lends itself to
storytelling and specialises in capturing those special moments that occur naturally.
As a self-confessed ‘beer geek’ it was only a matter of time before Mark sought to combine these
two pursuits and approached working with Hop & Barley. Since then, Mark has contributed to four
volumes of the magazine and is fast making a name for himself as a leading beer photographer.
Beer Yorkshire is Mark’s most ambitious project to date, and we’re proud to be a part of it.