Five years ago, we brewed our first ever beer. Since that day, we have brewed over 5 million pints! Head Brewer Chris has brewed the majority of these, but he's handed over the mantle for our 1000th brew to our American brewer Christa. Inspired by brewing in her homeland, and by the amazing local produce here in Yorkshire, Christa has devised a recipe for a Tea-infused Blackberry Brown Ale.
Notes Coffee House Sampling
Trinity Kitchen, from 11th April until the 25th May... we will be hosting a series of sampling events at Notes Coffee in Trinity Kitchen. We will be on hand on Sat 19th April (12-3pm) to talk you through the delights of our beer, and our developing relationship with the crew from Notes. This will include a coffee beer, and further events throughout the coming months...
2014 Brew Calendar
You can now see what we're brewing for the whole year! We're creating 6 new Origins beers, as well as welcoming back some favourites from last year. We will continue to use our pilot kit to experiment and develop, resulting in many more small-batch brews. This beautifully designed calendar is available printed in A3 size - contact us if you would like a copy posting out!
Craft Beer Conference, Denver USA
Our Head Brewer Chris is over in Denver for the Craft Brewers Conference and Beer World Cup, and lo and behold, legendary taphouse Falling Rock are doing a tasting event! Sampling Yorkshire delights The Mayan, Mary Jane IPA and Siberia. We'll also have some extra special casks on the bar at Hogsback Brewery and Taproom later on in the week!!
Thea’s Trust Fundraiser
The launch of Thea's Trust was held at The Crescent Inn, on 26th March. Ilkley Brewery is proud to be supporting the charity, which has been set up to raise funds and awareness for 8month old local girl Thea Patterson, who suffers from MPS. We have donated a special beer for Thea, and auctioned special "Brewer for a Day" packages. Please help us support this worthy cause.