Brew York: City of Ale

It’s that time of year again, the sun is out, the birds are singing and the Brits are happily complaining that it’s too hot so it must be summer. Well we at The Drunken Goat don’t see it as summer but rather as a sign that it must be close to the now annual pilgrimage to ale that is known as the City of Ale Festival. Brew York, in Walmgate, will be once again opening up their doors and putting on a three day festival with everything you would ever need in abundance.


Starting on Thursday  July 6th going all the way through to the Saturday 8th July Brew York will host four other brewers to ply their wares to you lucky people. Bad Seed, Brass Castle, Half Moon and North Riding will set up shop showing off many new ales including a collaboration with a nominated additional brewer especially for the festival.  North Riding has Five Towns, Half Moon had Twisted Angel, Brass Castle has Wilde Child, Bad Seed has Turning Point and last but not least Brew York themselves have Bone Machine. All in all there will be well over 40 beers on show many of which will be exclusive, including a special North Road collaboration beer,  to this festival and if that wasn’t enough then the newly acquired space next door to the brewery, the aptly named ‘The Maltings’ will host a cider bar with many different types on show.

Food and Entertainment

There will not only be incredible beer and cider available but there will be three street-food stands plying their goods to keep you well nourished during this amazing day. First up will be  Pompierre Pizza providing the ultimate in pizzas served from their wood fired ovens. Following hot on their tails are the Shambles Kitchen with a vast array of wraps, burritos and sandwiches plus many more things that one simply could not shake a stick at. The third vendor will be Hog Roast Yorkshire supplying a full hog roast and all the fantastic things that go with it, perfect accompaniment to a beer or cider. There will be live music throughout the Friday and Saturday sessions with bands paying in and amongst the fermentors themselves!

Entry is £3 on the door and this gives you full entry plus a souvenir glass, and a proper glass too – no plastic here. If you return on a different day you will receive a discount on the door for entry upon showing your well-loved glass from the day before. All beers and ciders will be on a token system so bring plenty of cash and exchange at the bar for your beer tokens.

The beer menu for the festival. Click to download.
Opening Times

Thursday 6th July: 5-11pm

Friday 7th July: 12-11pm

Saturday 8th July: 12-11pm

For more details contact Brew York via their website or 01904 848448. This venue is totally dog friendly so bring Spot or Fido along for a great day out!