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 --


Tail Gunner 4.0%

A rye-based bitter, gently hopped (and dry-hopped!) with Columbus.  Brewed in honour of a Jamaican air ace tail gunner who served with a Commonwealth squadron at RAF Pocklington in WWII.


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


Ginger Marmalade 4.5% – That’s all you need to know…

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


Brass Lager 5.3% - A malt-forward Vienna lager with a characteristic brass hue.

Sunshine 5.7% - A hop-heavy IPA, waiting to be kegged.


-- news from facebook

Nice piece on the SIBA website about our awards haul this week: siba.co.uk/2014/09/malton’s-brass-castle-brewery-scoops-the-northeast’s-top-awards-at-york-beer-festival/

And we've got a vegan chocolate cake to help us celebrate - from the lovely peeps at Malton Relish deli.
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Oh my word... We won! Lots!

We're fully in celebration mode at York Beer Fest, but while we remember - we'd better get it all down...

In the Locale competition, Wallop won the dark beer category and came runner-up beer of the festival, while Snow Eater scooped gold in its category.

And in the wider SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers Association) northeast competition:

Sunshine (5.7%) - SIBA Northeast overall champion bottled beer and Gold medal in the bottled beer over 5% category.
Bad Kitty (5.5) - Silver medal in the speciality beer category.
Burnout (5.8%) - SIBA Northeast overall champion beer and Gold medal in the porters/stouts category.
Snow Eater (4.8%) - Silver, premium beer category.

Reckon we might need to let our hair down a bit after all that!
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We're off to York Beer Fest today! It's a whole brewhouse day out, so if you're fortunate enough to find yourselves in the same marquee with a Brass-Castle-livery-wearing type then please say hello. You'll have bumped into either Aron, Ania, Ian, Matt or Phil.

They'll probably be behind our brewery bar, touting the virtues of kegged real ale - or trying to convince you to try a new beer. We've got 4 brand newies with us today:

First Gold (3.5%) - Fresh First gold hops were harvested from the Yorkshire Hops field last Wednesday and are in the pint today!

Cumulonimbus (5.3%) - York CAMRA asked us to make a combined witbier/black IPA, so we've given them a dark hoppy Belgian cloud!

Annexation (8.3%) - A hefty traditional Russian Imperial Stout for an era of renewed Russian imperialism.

Wallop (8.4%) - This year's sherry cask-aged stingo is stronger than last and even more complex.

See you there!
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In a time of renewed Russian imperialism, we bring you something darkly appropriate... an aged Russian Imperial Stout. Smooth like the Volga and as bonkers as Putin. On the bar at York branch of Campaign for Real Ale Beer Fest this week.
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The combo Brass Castle & Bad Seed breweries' bar is just about ready to go at York Beer Fest! Beer racked and pumps in place. Drinkers required... ... See MoreSee Less

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-- phil's rants

-- phil's rants --

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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