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15 Years in Beer

  • 17.4 million pints. That is 4x Olympic swimming pools!

  • 365 different beers. That’s an average of 2 new beers every month!

  • 100+ local, regional, national and international awards.

  • 15 countries exported to.

  • 7 Supermarkets listings in UK + listings in France, Italy, Finland and Sweden.


We won our first national award in 2009 (for Mary Jane, naturally), and welcomed HRH Princess Anne in 2012. She unveiled a new expansion and brewed a special beer for the Jubilee that year, which was listed in Harvey Nichols and exported to the US. Bespoke brews have since been commissioned for Harewood House, The Savoy, M&S and Booths. There have also been collaborations with breweries in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Ukraine and around the world, as well as with many UK breweries. 2024 will see more new beers than ever, with exciting collaborations, new specials and projects well underway. In fact, there have already been EIGHT brand new beers designed and released this year already!


Luke Raven, the brewery’s co-owner, said this of reaching the milestone;

“It’s been an incredible journey to get to this point. From a homebrew kit in a garage and winning a National award in our 1st year, to the expansions that have followed. I am so proud of everyone involved, and in particular our current team who work tirelessly to ensure the best pint is brewed, shipped and enjoyed. 15 Years is just the beginning!”


Set against an increasingly challenging industry backdrop, Ilkley Brewery’s continued and resolute success stands out. Brexit, COVID, the invasion of Ukraine and now the cost-of-living crisis – each challenge managed and overcome, putting the business in a strong position to be looking ahead to the next 15 years - we even expanded at the start of the year, welcoming 2 new fermenters to the brewhouse!


Luke continued;

“We have a full programme of celebrations planned for the whole year, for both the local and wider communities. Keep an eye out on our socials for announcements and details of our festivals, live music and comedy events, as well as exciting collaborations and new beer releases.”

So please join us this year, in person or from home, or at the pub - raise a glass of Ilkley's finest, Yorkshire's most wanted! Don't forget to tag us in your socials - we'll be arranging a gallery space for you all to post your favourte Ilkley beer memories from the past 15 years.

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