Co-Founder and Managing Director
Brew York started life in Wayne’s shed back in 2013, but now Wayne steers the brewery ship in the right direction (whilst still doing a little bit of everything!). He loves getting out and representing Brew you at festivals and events, enjoying great beer and good company.
Co-Founder and Production Director
Co-Founder Lee leads our production team in their never ending journey to create something new and exciting. Hugely passionate and creative innovator with a love of beer, brewing, cooking, cinema and playing poker. Lee’s most at home brewing at the crack of dawn to Slipknot, Korn and System of a Down!
Bar Manager Leeds
Harriet - leading woman of Leeds's Brew York, New Briggate. She can talk beers all day and might even kill for a good pint of stout. Raised in Ireland and with Guinness running through her veins, she spent some years living in Asia where she developed a taste for the local cuisine. No wonder then she jumped on the Brew York wagon which combines her love for a good beer and Asian street food. Her current favorite is Salted Carmel Tonkoko , but she is as likely to offer you Time Traveling Taxi.
Regional Sales Manager
This is Luke, you can usually find him carrying cold ones and getting all our beery goodness across the country into your favourite bars, bottle shops and online retailers.
Our pint sized Mary Poppins who keeps everything ship shape. She loves nothing more than a cheeky rosé and gherkins and being in nature. Absolute horror nut, the gorier the better!
Head of Sales
Tony's spent a life in hospitality, a decade in FMCG Sales with some awesome brands and joined the Brew York family mid 2019. He was falsely nicknamed (Nuggs Thief) within a week of employment and knew he’d found a happy new home. Tony, his wife, and his young family love the great outdoors, Yorkshire coast beach days, bikes, beers, and biscuits when not with the little ones.
Master of pint pulling with a background in cocktails and co-creator of hoptails. Liam is the tap room and beer hall manager running the floor and making sure you all get through the door, as long as you haven’t had too many already.
Director Of Bar Operations
The creator of our amazing hoptails and the one that makes all our bars look great. Can be a bit miserable with a colourful vocabulary but will always put everything in to getting a job done.
Lee absolutely loves going to the gym and cycling when he isn't lugging beer about to all our customers. Along with watching movies he is a massive lover of cider, the proper scrumpy style stuff too.
A Southerner from from London Tom has escaped the hustle and bustle for York, previously heading the team at Partizan Brewery on the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile. Away from the brewery you’ll find him cruising the Yorkshire countryside on his mountain bike.
Sales and Logistics Manager
As our resident Export guru, Sam is the one that gets our beer over international borders. She's worn many hats during her time at Brew York, so if there's ever a question, the answer is usually "ask Sam"! She can often be found rocking in a corner swearing about Brexit... Or shooting Thom with a Nerf gun.
Russell is a master with the tools, fixer of all things bar related. He enjoys nothing more than encouraging Watters to sort his Lindrs out and supping on a pint of Maris.
Digital Content and Design Manager
Ant may sound Southern but he’s born of Yorkshire stock and he now runs the Digital Content and Design side here at Brew York. He has put his hand to many things on his route here like chef, printer, web-nerd, and bassist in numerous touring bands along with running backstage at various rock festivals.
Thom's the perfect person to do the York sales as he frequents most of the bars. A man about town, he can’t walk through the city without stopping several times to say hi to people. Local lad done good.
Came from hospitality, wanted to go from serving beer to making it. Favourite beer sours and west coast IPAs. Love animals, beer, books and camping
His mum says he’s a “handsome young lad”. Our resident brewery DJ with an eclectic taste, however finds that big beats are the best for a day in the brewery. Shout out to Rory’s dad for the early day shandies and getting him into beer. Big love.
Andy, otherwise known as Watters, is our original bar manager who now manages all our events and beer festivals. His favourite pastime is falling asleep as you will see from the photo as he wouldn’t let us take one when he was awake.
It may sound strange for a worker in a brewery but Glenn is a massive fan of craft beer and a lover of beer festivals. When he isn't at beer fest he loves to listen to heavy metal whilst supping mead. Fave beer is Juice Forsyth.
Marketing and Social Media Manager
After 3 years in London Nadia’s happy to be back up North where the soft water doesn’t ruin her cups of tea. When not photographing new beers or finalising beer launch plans, you’ll find her elbow-deep in clay as an amateur but super keen potter.
Hailing from Doncaster but spending a decade and a bit in the big smoke (God bless you, London!) I’ve worked for London Beer Factory, Beavertown, Belleville, and have just spent a year at Buxton, reuniting with my good pal Nick Hinton, Head Brewer over there, and former head brewer at LBF, learning some more beer wizardry with him and co. Buzzing to be back in Yorkshire! Bring on the Tonka!
The Numbers Guy. He’s combined his interest in craft beer with an accountancy career by joining us as Finance Manager. His fave Brew York beers are Imperial Tonkoko, with Lupu Lion coming in close second. An avid mountain biker and keen home cook, with a Brazilian Xin-Xim curry being his favourite dish to cook.
Supported Brew York from the beginning and now dealing with all things people, so there’s never a dull day working here with lots of variety and challenges. Alison’s never been a huge beer fan but with a bit of help and perseverance is starting to learn what she does and doesn’t like.
With a career in logistics Jayson is a stickler for order and a lover of an EAN-14 code. Lover of football being a Man Utd season ticket holder however he isn’t a beer fan which is strange at a brewery. Fear not, the Jack Daniels doesn’t last long around him.
My history is several years in craft beer hospitality. I'm a serious homebrewer my favourite creation being a grapefruit & single hop citra APA. Outside of beer I'm big into my board sports, longboarding, mountain boarding, surfing you name it. Haven't tried snowboarding (yet). Favourite brew york beers, Moo Tang Clan/ Flat Pack Fika Fuel. Fun facts, I went bald at 23, and I grew up in Tadcaster. Connected? Who could say?
Ewan is our resident pro-gamer and lover of beer. He loves nothing more than pwning noobs on DOTA and World of Warcraft whilst supping a brew and jamming out on his guitar.
Numbers 1. Background in accountancy moving from a similar role to Brew York. Grew up neighbouring York and re-located in the North East for uni. Desire for beer strengthened here with a number of brewing spots. Key favourites being Wylam and Brinkburn brewery. Enjoys watching football, cooking mostly fake-aways, films, traveling and festivals in the summer.
Jon is probably just a little bit too into pirates for an ostensibly grown adult. Still, that passion brings a real enthusiasm for booze of all kinds. A background making gin, rum and whisky, they have joined Brew York to get to grips with the world of beer.
Bar Manager Pocklington
Ginger-beardy Pocklington native, Dom has been frequenting the original Tap Room since Brew York’s early days, and more recently the Beer Hall and Market Tap. As he was hanging around so much anyway, we figured we may as well give him some work to do and he jumped at the opportunity to escape the boring world of Facilities Management! When not in pubs and bars for either professional or social reasons, Dom can often be found listening to music with his cat, both of whom share Lee’s taste in music that should come with a health warning!
Jarno has returned to the Brew York team after taking a break over at our friends at Vocation Brewing. It goes without saying he absolutely loves his beer but when he's not sinking a few tasty ones he loves the great outdoors and mountain biking, if he's not out getting all muddy then you'll find him smashing hell out of his drum kit.
Sam came from Lincoln after studying Audio Production at university, he then cut his teeth in the beer industry as The House of Trembling Madness running their bars and warehouse. Whilst he's not drinking his favourite IPA or DIPAs he loved BBing and smoking on his own smoker, he is also an avid fan of board games and D&D.
Dominic has been a local York resident for well over 11 years now and whilst he's not trying out new and exciting beers he loves to practice his golf, maybe a few in the 19th hole too! A lover of all things rock he also loves to jam out some tunes on his guitar.
Tom has come to us as a Production Brewer from a line of great breweries, Salt and Northern Monk to name a few. Whilst not working here has a love of making fine ciders (more like a wine than your standard scrumpy). He also loves indoor bouldering and listening to hardcore punk and metal.
Tony, or 'useful Tony' as we call him, is our in-house handyman but when he's not building all sorts of stuff for us he loves to chill by watching stacks of sport. F1, football and rugby union are his favourites.
Arthur is an avid musician, and he spends most of his time laying down some great tunes in his home studio. If it sounds good you can find him doing it!
Jake is an ardent Leeds FC supporter but whilst he's not cheering them on he can be found in the gym or listening to anything good.