A Yorkshire micro-brewery is officially lifting the lid on its range of new canned craft ales, not in a pub or at a beer festival – but at a nearby chippie!
Ainsty Ales Brewery, based in Acaster Malbis, York, will be partnering Scotts Fish and Chips for the launch of their brand new canned beer range – Ainsty Assassin, Cool Citra, Flummoxed Farmer and Killa Kiwi.
The beer tasting event with fish and chips is being held at 6.30pm on Wednesday, December 12, at Scotts, located just off the A64 at Bilbrough Top.
The cost, which includes tasting the four canned ales followed by a beer-battered fish and chip supper with mushy peas, bread and butter, and a pot of tea or coffee, is £10 per person.
Scotts Fish and Chips owner Tony Webster said: “We are delighted that Andy has chosen Scotts for his latest product launch.
“And, in addition to drinking the new beers, the customers will be able to eat it too as we are frying the fish in Ainsty Ales batter.
“What could be better than tucking into a plate of traditional Yorkshire fish and chips washed down by a glass of Yorkshire beer from Ainsty Ales? For me this is the perfect combination.”
Andy Herrington, founder of Ainsty Ales, said: “I’m very keen to forge partnerships with local companies and, as Scotts has a similar ethos to ours, I thought it would make the perfect venue to officially launch our new range of canned ales.
“We are very much looking forward to introducing the diners to our four new beers in a can, then sitting down and enjoying a plate of fish, chips and mushy peas.”
Andy added: “Whilst we mainly brew traditional cask ale, we wanted something more edgy and left field to our range, so we called on the services of local graffiti artist and friend, Tom Sledmore, to create the initial art work.
“These were then taken by our York-based design company, United by Design, who transposed them on to each can. Both Tom and the United by Design team have done a fantastic job and I love the finished article.
“I’m also pretty confident they will go down a treat with real ale drinkers too!”