fbpx

REVIEW | A Scenic Ale Trail of Yorkshire’s Finest Micro-breweries with Brewtown Tours

12th June 2018

Now THIS is a great gift for the man in your life.

If you want to be flavour of the month this Sunday (it’s Father’s Day!) or any other day for that matter, can I suggest that you jump online and book the man in your life onto a Brewtown Tour of Yorkshire?

Women too – this great little tour ticks lots of boxes, especially if you love your liquor.

Brewtown Tours Yorkshire

Brewtown Tours Yorkshire

Personally, I can’t tell the difference between a Yorkshire Blonde and a Thirsty Ferret but I know a man who can.

Mr T jumped at the chance of joining me on a Brewtown Tour so we hopped onboard the Brewtown bus at York Station.

Yorkshire is awash with microbreweries – they are springing up everywhere as talented Yorkshire folk with a passion for a pale ale, a sophisticated stout and a bracing bitter take home-brewing to a whole new level by setting up shop to invent beautiful brews with an array of undertones to supply to food festivals, free houses and independent shops.

Brewtown Tours Yorkshire
Brewtown Tours Yorkshire

These ale aficionados are brewing their beers with hints of chocolate, vanilla, rhubarb, elderflower and all sorts of other fantastic favours and a Brewtown Tour is as much about the process as the final product.

Aside from a shed load of interesting ales, beers, lagers and stouts you’ll get to sample – and I’m not talking a mouthful in the bottom of a plastic cup, the measures are very generous – a Brewtown Tour gives a captivating insight into the world of beer brewing.

Brewtown Tours Yorkshire

Brewtown Tours Yorkshire

Now let’s not forget that I am currently on a sanctimonious journey to sobriety – I did not indulge in one single sip of the stuff on our tour – but still, I was fascinated by the stories behind each and every brewery.

The process and probably more so – the politics of the industry and what these creative beer-brewing geniuses have to overcome to stay in the game and fight off the big boys. Talking of which… the ‘C’ word is absolutely forbidden on this Yorkshire-based adventure – Carling that is.

Brewtown Tours Yorkshire

A Brewtown Tour really opens one’s eyes, and indeed one’s taste buds, to the world of Yorkshire craft beer production.  An ale aficionado himself, Mark Stradwick, owner of Brewtown Tours gets right under the skin of the Yorkshire beer scene.

Mark picked Mr T and I up from York train station in his Brewtown van and chauffeured both of us and the rest of the group, which is never any bigger than eight (on this occasion was just the four of us) between each of the three micro-breweries that we were visiting on the 6-hour long liquid-filled adventure.

Brewtown Tours Yorkshire

Copious amounts of ale, a witty host and chauffeur for the day, some bloody brilliant beer-brewing, bubbly brewers, breath-taking Yorkshire scenery and the satisfaction and contentment that comes with supporting some of Yorkshire’s small businesses – it’s one for the Yorkshire bucket list.


Mark’s York Brewery Tours runs from Tuesday to Friday and he runs a Leeds tour every Saturday. Tours are £60 per person. For more information hop onto the Brewtown website CLICK HERE

A big thank you to Mark for inviting the hubby and myself on his Tuesday tour. 

#GirlAbout

Follow Us

Thanks for reading this post, we hope that you enjoyed it. You can follow Girl About Blog Squad by clicking in the links below – keep up to date with Girl About news and Reviews.

Share this Article

Share it on your own social media channels or with friends

Related

Children’s Wellbeing | Kids these days – they’ve got it made – or have they?

Children’s Wellbeing | Kids these days – they’ve got it made – or have they?

I’m a primary school teacher and I’m a mum to a beautiful, bright and bubbly six-year-old. I witness the ups and downs of wellbeing in children every day. Every parent faces the same dilemma – how to ensure the wellbeing of our children – particularly from a mental health perspective in a world that is more pressured than ever in more ways than one.

RECOMMENDATION | Exquisite Fine Dining in York – The Bow Room at Grays Court

RECOMMENDATION | Exquisite Fine Dining in York – The Bow Room at Grays Court

Before I move onto the impeccable five-course tasting menu, it’s only fair to mention that Grays Court is the only hotel in York with private access to the city’s mediaeval city walls and the view of the Minster from some of the hotel’s well-appointed rooms is incredible. There’re only 12 rooms making this little piece of 12th century Jacobean real-estate more like a rather large and rather plush family home than a hotel.

RECOMMENDATION | Food Truck Heaven at Platform At The Arches – Glasgow

RECOMMENDATION | Food Truck Heaven at Platform At The Arches – Glasgow

Food trucks offering an epic selection of food flavours from across the world hosted under the iconic railway arches of Glasgow Central station. This place ticks all my boxes – kid-friendly, dogs welcome, great food selection, beer to keep the hubby happy (including a microbrewery within), play area to burn off some toddler energy – but not compromising on style, decent wine if required or cool location.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Catgill Competition banner ad

Enter Our Competition!

Simply answer the question: How many beautifully appointed wooden pods are there at Catgill Farm?

You'll find the answer in Lyndsey's review HERE

Your entry is in!