Skip to main content
14th November 2023

Independent Yorkshire brewery relaunches core range 

Brew York has revealed new-look core range beers, with three new beers introduced to serve consumer demand – including a ‘northern nitro stout’ and a 0.5% hazy pale.

The business has been working with long-standing creative partner, United By Design, across 2023 to refresh designs across a number of beer ranges. This has included the core beers – now named the Signature range – as well as new releases and collaborations, rebrews, special editions, and the cask-only portfolio. These ranges will sit alongside the existing State of Mind collection.

Brew York is planning to release 87 beers next year, in addition to the Signature range. By classifying them in ranges it enables cohesion across the releases to help drive targeted marketing, sales volumes, and brand awareness.

The Signature range includes four cask beers, five keg beers (four also in can), and two lagers (keg and can) and has been revamped with the modern drinker in mind. A light and clean cream background presents key information clearly, including the brewery name, beer style, and key flavour descriptors to inform the consumer. The range also retains the familiar Brew York characters we’ve come to know and love, including Calmer Chameleon, Lupu Lion, and the Tonkoko cows.

The more astute may notice some new additions. They are:

  • Coney (keg and can) – ‘A modern hazy session IPA that doesn’t cut corners on quality and flavour.’
  • Black Bess (keg) – ‘A creamy nitro stout, rooted in the north of England and in independent brewing.’
  • Loris (keg and can) – ‘A juicy, hazy 0.5% pale for people who love craft beer and want less booze.’

Coney replaces Haze of Thunder in the Signature range, and Head Brewer Tom Mahoney explains the reasons behind this:

“Since we moved to our new production facility in 2020, we’ve been working hard on our pale beer portfolio. Coney is the result of three years of hard work to develop a new session pale, fit for modern times and for people who love the hoppiness and juiciness of an IPA and want something sessionable.”

Black Bess is described as having ‘all the vibes of the Dublin good stuff’ but is proudly a beer that is rooted in the north of England and in independent brewing. This silky smooth, creamy beer is vegan-friendly and is derived from Brew York’s former seasonal brew, ‘Big Toucan’.

Loris is a modern style low alcohol beer for craft beer lovers and the brewing team at Brew York proudly proclaim that it may sound obvious but it ‘looks like beer and tastes like beer’. As demand for no and low grows, the team wanted to make a beer that sits in the Signature range and stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the other beers in that range.

Head of Marketing, Rachel Auty adds “We’ve been working on this brand refresh throughout 2023, with a couple of small reveals along the way. We’re excited to now be able to share more of what we’ve been working on. As the market shifts and evolves, we observe the trends carefully and we strive to respond to them. We do that in a way that is properly considered and doesn’t cut any corners on quality. Black Bess isn’t strictly new, but it’s tasting better than ever, and adding Loris to the range demonstrates our commitment to being part of the growing low and no category. Coney reflects where we are now as a brewery – we will be eight in April, and we are maturing as a business. We’re known for brewing some of the finest big stouts in the UK, and as we mature and continue to invest in our craft, we’re raising our game across all categories. Watch this space.”



Brew York is a proudly independent, multi award-winning brewery founded in 2016 on Walmgate in York by Wayne Smith and Lee Grabham – two friends who share a love of beer and brewing.

Today the company remains rooted in its home city, brewing beers both at the original site in York city centre alongside a tap room and Bavarian-style Beer Hall. Since 2019 the main brewery site has been at a £2m state-of-the-art production facility in Osbaldwick.

In addition to the flagship venue on Walmgate, Brew York also runs The Market Tap in Pocklington, Brew York New Briggate in Leeds, and Handley Tap at the main production site and headquarters in YO19.

Brew York beers are inspired by the world around us, particularly popular culture and food and drink, and the brewery is known for innovative recipes, quirky names, and bold, fun designs alongside passion, attention to detail, and a commitment to consistently creating seriously good brews.

As well as a best-selling Signature range Brew York makes 80+ brand-new limited-edition beers every year, with new releases monthly.



Calmer Chameleon // 3.4% Pale

Maris the Otter // 3.9% Bitter

Tonkoko // 4.3% Milk Stout

Fennec // 3.4% Blonde


Juice Forsyth // 5.0% Fruited IPA

Coney // 4.5% Hazy Session Pale

Black Bess // 4.8% Nitro Stout

Lupu Lion // 4.3% Gluten-free Pale

Loris // 0.5% Low Alcohol Pale


Golden Eagle // 4.5% Pilsner

Osprey // 4.1% Lager


Juice Forsyth // 5.0% Fruited IPA

Coney // 4.5% Hazy Session Pale

Lupu Lion // 5.0% Gluten-free Pale

Loris // 0.5% Low Alcohol Pale

Golden Eagle // 4.5% Pilsner

Osprey // 4.1% Lager

For trade enquiries contact

Contact: Rachel Auty,

Third-party news items that are posted on the Guild website’s news section come from press releases received by the Guild. These press releases are posted as they have been received and their publication on the Guild website is intended as an informational service provided to our members and website visitors. As such, the publication of a story from a third-party source is neither an endorsement of the content, nor its sender, by the Guild. For enquiries on any news item, please use the contact details that can be found at the bottom of each post.