Tryanuary Events

Now entering its fourth year, Tryanuary is a nationwide campaign to encourage support for the beer industry throughout January. The brainchild of Mancunian beer blogger, Andy Heggs and brewery owners, Stuart Swann and Shane Swindells, Tryanuary was created to encourage beer fans to support independent breweries, pubs, bars and other retailers during what can be a challenging month for the industry. Since its inception in 2015, the campaign has garnered huge support. Spearheading this year’s campaign is Tom Stapley, who is best known for Craft Beer Hour; a weekly gathering on Twitter that embraces all aspects of the industry and showcases many independent brewers. Tom’s vision to enable the continued growth of the campaign involves coordinating a nationwide team, each championing the beer on offer in their local area.

Please see below the events that will be taking place in the upcoming few weeks in the York area. Get out there and show your support!

All month

The Maltings, York.

Landlord Shaun will delve into his cellar and bring out a few gems to enliven proceedings, though his bar is always a well-stocked proposition.  For example, one of his recent specials was a wood BA ‘Old Peculiar’.  Shaun has supported Tryanuary since the first year and will continue to do so with daily postings of ‘What’s on draught today.’

Eagle & Child, York.

50p off Leeds Best Bitter, down to £3/pint. 20% off all bottles and cans.


Once a week from now on

The Falcon Tap, York.

Recommended Beer of the Week: Joe and team will spotlight a noteworthy beer.  (May be discounted, more details to follow.)

For the rest of the month

The House of Trembling Madness, York.

A ‘What’s new in stock’ Tryanuary badged front window.

Various dates in Jan

Brass Castle Tap, Malton.

New batch releases of Brass Castle Brewery old friends along with something new:

  • Week commencing 8 Jan – ‘Disruptor’ New England style IPA 7.4%.
  • Week commencing 15 Jan – ‘Quench’ New England session style pale 3.2 and ‘Black Russian’ 7% Baltic Porter.
  • Week commencing 22 Jan – ‘Ready, Grisette, Go!’ is a 4% Grisette brewed especially for Tryanuary and will be given its first airing at the brewery tap.

Special Dated Events

January 25, 2018
  • Brew York Open Day

    January 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Brew York Craft Brewery & Tap Room, Unit 6, Enterprise Complex Walmgate, York YO1 9TT, UK

    Follow the lads around from 10:00-16:00 as they brew a special batch of Imperial Tonkoko that will be bourbon barrel aged for 12 months. Event will be ticketed (free) to ensure manageable numbers. Ticket holders will be invited back 12 months later when the barrel is tapped. (email lee@brewyork.co.uk to show interest.)

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January 26, 2018
  • Rat Infestation

    January 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Waggon & Horses, 19 Lawrence St, York YO10 3BP, UK

    The Rat Brewery will host a Tap Take Over and Meet the Brewer at the Waggon & Horses.

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January 27, 2018
  • Free Pies!

    January 27, 2018 - January 28, 2018 @ 
    The Blue Bell, 53 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF, UK

    During the York Residents Weekend John will give away a pork pie to anyone buying a pint whilst producing a YorCard. While stocks last.

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  • Bone Machine Brewery new cask beers launch x3

    January 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    The Mended Drum Tollerton Road, York, YO61 1HT, England

    Bar open to the public to try the beers but you can also buy a ticket for a £30 three course evening meal cooked by Bone Machine head brewer Marko – pig cheek starter, lamb neck main and bread pudding to finish. Gravy will be made from wort! (Meal start time and ticket link to follow.)

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January 28, 2018
  • Free Pies!

    January 27, 2018 - January 28, 2018 @ 
    The Blue Bell, 53 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF, UK

    During the York Residents Weekend John will give away a pork pie to anyone buying a pint whilst producing a YorCard. While stocks last.

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  • ‘Historical Beer Tour’ led by Views From The Bar and The Drunken Goat.

    January 28, 2018 @ 10:50 am - 11:50 am
    Shambles Tavern 44 Shambles, York, YO1 7LX, England

    Beer history through the ages based on the build date of each pub/bar we’ll visit.Meet in front of The Shambles Tavern at 10:50.
    The 4 hour tour will pass some of the city’s best sights and we’ll encourage our visitors to sample a beer associated with each period of history. The narrative will be presented in chronological order after visiting venue one because …
    #1 – The Bluebell landlord John Pybus will give us exclusive access for the first hour! He and the guides will relate when stout and the influence of London was at its height.
    #2 – On to magical House of Trembling Madness to discover the story of the earliest beers and the wizardry of spontaneous fermentation.
    #3 – The timbered recesses of Pivni will host us as we learn about farmhouse beers, medieval and monastic brewing, ale wives and the start of pubs.
    4# – City ultra-dependable The Maltings will be our final stopover where we dive into the backstory of IPAs.
    (Will distribute an Eventbrite ticket link soon. No cost for the ticket, just there to reserve a place as it will be limited to 15 people. Only costs will be whatever beers each person buys for themselves.)

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