Febrewery


   

 

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

Febrewery

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