Archive for February, 2018

One Trick Pony – An Apology

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

It has come to our attention that the cans of One Trick Pony, our recently released Rose Lemonade sour, carry some information on the labels regarding the beer’s suitability for vegans, which is incorrect.


Since the beginning of August 2017, all of the beers we have produced in both can and keg, as well as our range of 300ml bottles, have been suitable for vegans, as a result of Isinglass no longer being used as a processing aid for these package types.


One Trick Pony has been processed in the same way, with the label proudly stating that the beer is ‘suitable for vegans’. Unfortunately, due to the beer having been soured using a technique that involves the use of natural yoghurt and this having been overlooked when the details of the label were put together, this statement is incorrect.


We apologise wholeheartedly for this oversight and any inconvenience or upset this may cause.


We pride ourselves on the quality of what we produce and always strive to provide as much information as possible on our packaged beers.  As such, we are incredibly frustrated that this error wasn’t picked up on at the proofing stage, prior to the labels being printed.


Please be assured that every other beer we produce that is listed as being suitable for vegans is exactly that.


If you would like any further information, please email

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Friday, February 9th, 2018


Fancy a few light ales direct from the source, served by the brewers? We’re opening our doors for the first time as a tap room on Saturday February 24th between 12pm and 6pm.


The brewery will be transformed into a bar, including bench seating and tables lining the main floor and a combination of home-made vegetarian pies and IPA-infused pork pies from Elite Meat in Starbeck. In addition to this, the tap room event has been scheduled to act as a launch party for a limited edition beer we’ve brewed with Beavertown (keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds for more info), as part of our 25th Anniversary Collaboration Project, which will see a host of some of the best breweries in the UK, USA and Norway head to Knaresborough at various stages of the year to create some truly special beers.


Our annual open day has proved to be a big hit over the past few summers, so opening the brewery as a tap room has been something we’ve wanted to do for a while. The day will have a different feel to the open day and will be a little more low key. Essentially we’re inviting you to come and soak up the atmosphere of the brewery in its natural state and enjoy a selection of beers in cask and keg, with bottles and cans also available. A campaign has been organised and promoted by various small and independent breweries to encourage people to support their local brewery and ‘tap into independent beer’, carrying the hashtag #Febrewery on social media, with this event having been arranged to form part of this campaign. Depending on the success of the event, it may become a more regular fixture during the spring and summer months.


The day will be very much geared towards those aged 18 and over, but children are welcome as long as they are supervised by an adult at all times whilst on the premises – both inside and out. Dogs are welcome, but are not permitted inside the brewery building for hygiene reasons. A covered outside seating area will be provided.


Due to a lack of space, tours won’t be on offer on the day, but our annual open day on July 21st will provide an opportunity to anyone interested in having a guided look around the brewery.


Parking spaces are limited, although a bus stop at the end of the road leading to the brewery is serviced by buses from Harrogate, Knaresborough town centre and Wetherby and trains from both Leeds and York stop at Knaresborough.


Photo by Mark Newton Photography

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