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Turning brewing
on its head.
All our beers
are vegetarian
and vegan friendly.

-- about us

-- about us --

Brass Castle Brewery mashes grains, boils hop charges, pitches yeast, racks into casks and does an awful lot of cleaning, right in the centre of Malton. The result is a range of award-winning beers that find their way all around the UK.

When it began life in a garage on Brass Castle Hill in Pocklington in 2011, the brewery produced four casks at a time. Within two months Brass Castle had won Champion Beer at the York CAMRA Beer Festival. Within six months, brewing moved to Lord Halifax’s historic Garrowby Estate brewhouse and now, two years later, Brass Castle is based in Malton town centre.

At full tilt the microbrewery can produce 130 casks of beer a week. In addition to a wide range of cask ales, four beers are bottled and some beer styles are being put into kegs.

The town centre location means that the brewery is always open to visitors and will shortly open its own tap room, to serve freshly-brewed beers on site. Brass Castle has also teamed with two other companies - Yorkshire Ales and Yorkshire Homebrew - to bring a bottled beer and homebrew shop to the brewhouse.

The brewery is open Monday-Saturday and visitors are always welcome.
You will find Brass Castle behind The Gate pub at 10A Yorkersgate, Malton, YO17 7AB.

Beer comes in all shapes and sizes!  To buy our bottled beers online, visit Yorkshire Ales Bottles and 20L bag-in-box ales are available to buy and order at the Malton brewhouse.  For trade sales, please contact us directly.

-- our beers --

-- now brewing

-- now brewing --


Snow Eater 4.8%

A pale ale that exploits the punchy citrus and pine flavours of Chinook hops – from the Rockies, where the warm Chinook wind is known locally as the ‘Snow Eater’.


Nothing just now – and no delicious malty smells over Malton!


Vampyre 4.3% – A bloody hop fest.

Burnout 5.8% – A dark porter with beech-smoked malt.


Sovereign 4.0% - Our second wet-hopped beer this year, using Yorkshire-grown Sovereign hops.

Cliffhanger 3.8% - A cascade-hopped pale.


-- news from facebook

Yesterday's brew was a collaboration with the fantastic Tynebank Brewery - in support of Heart of Midlothian FC. Let me explain...

We have, in short, brewed a TYNE-CASTLE ale - the stadium home of the Jam Tarts. Hopped with Admiral and First Gold for some fruitiness, this is truly a 'hearty' beer. We hope to see it on bars in Edinburgh soon and we'll be making it available in bottles. Here's Gav - York exile and Hearts fan - digging out the mash tun.
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New into the brewhouse shop this week - hoodies! Stand out from the crowd & fly the flag for our multi-award winning Bad Kitty beer! 10p from every pint drunk & bottle sold goes to support the marvellous Farplace Animal Rescue. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great to see everyone at York Tap last night! Cheers for supporting and thank you for the lovely feedback. With 9 of our beers on hand-pull, perhaps one day all bars could look as good as this! ... See MoreSee Less

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Doing anything on Thursday evening? Join us for a bar takeover at York Tap from 1900 - 9 beers in total, including the new Oatmeal Pale that we brewed with the Tap staff. We might even be giving away some T-shirts... ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

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New beer! Oatmeal's great for breakfast & not just for dark beers - it's also pretty fabulous with a hit of fruity Australian Topaz & zesty UK Boadicea hops. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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-- phil's rants

-- phil's rants --

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I really dislike beer snobs – and they’re a hazard that goes with this job.  But every time I hear the tell-tale sneers, I’m reminded with horror that I may, on occasion, be just as guilty.  And just as wrong.

To be clear, I’m using the following definition of ‘beer snob’: A person who believes that their taste in beer is superior to other people’s.  How to tell if you’re a beer snob?  Have you ever done any of the following? Continue Reading

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“I don’t fancy yours much mate.  That beer’s flat.  It’s got no head.”

“It’s not flat”, I reply.  And so begins a now ritualised and tedious piece of (I like to think) performance art;  wherein I try to explain to the muppet at the bar that the carbonation level of beer is rarely connected to whether it has a frothy head or not.  If I’ve a pocket full of spare cash then I start by buying the poor unfortunate a half of whatever he or she is drinking – only poured without the sparkler fitted to the beer pump.  Sometimes – and I love it when this happens – we discover at this stage that he or she (despite the frothy head on their beer) is actually drinking a genuinely flat beer.  We then move on to a half of a coke, to prove that it’s possible for a drink to be very fizzy without a head.  Hopefully this demonstration will suffice, otherwise I have to turn into an ultra beer bore. Continue Reading

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Watch this space for the rantings of Head Brewer Phil Saltonstall. If you’re really unlucky he might even let Ian near the keyboard!


-- contact

-- contact --

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    Contact Info

  • phone:
    01653 698683
  • address:
    10a Yorkersgate, Malton, YO17 7AB