Established in 1996 within the historic city walls, York Brewery is both a working brewery and a major tourist attraction providing customers locally and around the country with the first traditionally brewed ales from within the walls of York for over 40 years.
Brewery Founder Tony Thompson's Book Launch
20th March 2017
YORK BREWERY FOUNDER TONY THOMPSON ONCE AGAIN INVITES YOU TO A P*** UP AT THE BREWERY
On Saturday 1st April brewery founder Tony Tompson is launching his brand new book 'P*** Up in a Brewery'. The book features Tony's (and others) stories about the early days of the brewery, from the initial idea through to selling up in 2007.
He'll selling signed copies in the Brewery Tap Room from 3pm, then likely be drinking there long into the evening with visits from employees past and present from 6pm onwards. Why not come and join him?
P*** UP IN A BREWERY
When Tony Thomson decided it was time for York to have its own beer again, he had more than a brewery in mind. As well as creating a superior beer, the pioneering independent brewer wanted to offer the Minster city's visitors an alternative attraction - a showpiece brewery with a visitor centre, bar and club.
P**s Up in a Brewery records every step along the way to building a successful business - from the birth of an idea to the search for funding; from hauling a second hand kit across the Pennines to the improbable task of finding premises within the city walls; from tackling the stern resistance of York landlords to the moment when the new kid on the block captures the industry's most coveted awards.
Alongside the drama is the humour associated with building a business on the simple premise that you like its product. The book's cast of colourful characters include Tony's partner in crime, one-time burger-flipper Smithy, and the softly spoken barman who lets his wooden club do the talking for him. With secretive brewers, a couple of ghosts and a lass on a hen party determined to down a yard of ale also in the mix, you have something between a soap opera, a business plan and a sitcom.
COVER PRICE: £13.99; ISBN 978-0993510137; PAPERBACK, 256pp
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