Brew York

Founded in 2016 by friends Wayne Smith and Lee Grabham, 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.

Since their first brew, the business has gone from strength to strength and proudly expanded brewing operations to a second site with brand-new state of the art production facilities. Brewing is now conducted over both sites and the beer is recognised nationally and can be found in pubs, clubs, supermarkets, and their very own bar in Leeds.

Brew York’s signature range includes Juice Forsyth, Coney, Black Bess, Lupu Lion, Loris, Golden Eagle and Osprey. Coney was awarded gold in the Pale Ale category of the 2023 SIBA Independent Beer Award Bottle & Can competition.

Brew York use our analysis services to make sure their beer is of the highest quality and consistency, satisfying legal requirements and assurance plans. They have an annual due diligence plan with us that covers everything from ABV to shelf life.

Lee explains “At Brew York we appreciate the importance of a robust quality approach. We are no longer the small market entrant that can expect a little forgiveness for our mistakes. With the highly competitive beer marketplace of today, it’s more important than ever than quality remains at the centre of all we do. To help us keep a vigilant eye on this we partner with the ever-professional and capable Brewlab who ensure we remain compliant and on top of our quality.”

On the due diligence plan, Lee added “We opted to take out an annual due diligence plan with Brewlab to ensure we had a robust testing plan in place for all of our regularly produced beers and to meet our regulatory requirements. Once the plan is in place Brewlab act as our ‘memory’ sending out pre-labelled sample pots etc to ensure that we are testing the right things at the right time and keeping our quality where it needs to be.”

Brew York also utilise Brewlab training for upskilling staff, whether it be sending individuals on workshops or for the full team onsite at their brewery.

They also put on an amazing tour and tasting experience for students on our Diploma courses!

Lee states “We cannot more highly recommend Brewlab. They are a pleasure to work with and gives us peace of mind to know our quality monitoring is in a very safe pair of hands.”

You can visit Brew York’s city centre taproom and restaurant at: Unit 6, Enterprise Complex, Walmgate, York YO1 9TT

Updated: April 2024

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