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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Meet our QC Manager Alan! When he’s not working hard in the brewery lab, Alan is a volunteer fireman for the North York Moors Railway, and a part-owner of Finn Harps F.C.
Meet our Apprentice Brewer Jack! When he’s not helping us to make our craft beer, Jack is an avid gamer and enjoys attending gigs.
Head of Business Development
Head of On Trade
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.
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.
York Sales Executive
Meet Jess! Jess is from Teesside but has been a York native for years. You may see her bobbin around York as the Brew York Sales Executive so say hi if you see her! Her favourite beers are modern pale ales and anything that is outside the box! When she isn't chatting over a pint Jess is an aerial dance teacher and an avid metalhead.
London Regional Account Manager
Joe is our very own token Londoner. Joe loves talking about brewing and drinking all types of craft beer. Joe was already a huge Brew York fan when he joined in 2022, so when the opportunity to sell his favourite beer ‘Haze of Thunder’ he was ‘well appy!’ Away from craft beer, Joe loves eating out with his wife, walking his dog Winnie, and supporting Aston Villa!
Joanna joined us in the sales team after working as our Pocklington bar manager and after helping out at various beer festivals - she loves the brand so much that she just didn't want to leave and can often be found popping up at many events! When she's not sampling new beers; visiting new breweries or organising beer-tasting getaways she loves watching Marvel; D.C. films and Star Wars ... oh and the odd bit of camping!
The Numbers Guy. Chris has combined his love of craft beer with an accountancy career by joining us as Finance Manager. Away from the brewery, you’ll find him cruising the Yorkshire countryside on his mountain bike.
Meet our Accounts Assistant Ali! A self-confessed Jack of all trades, and master of none, Ali likes exploring lots of different hobbies outside of work.
Head of Marketing
Hailing from Harrogate, Rachel is a self-proclaimed “beer-drinking Yorkshire lass!” and an expert in branding and communications! Rachel has vast experience working within the arts, culture, beer, and festival community and was awarded Winner of the British Guild of Beer Writers Best Beer Writer, Regional Media silver award in 2021. Outside of Brew York, Rachel is also the Founder of Women On Tap CIC and Harrogate Beer Week.
Marketing & Social Media Manager
Hailing from Hull, Pete is a self-proclaimed ‘craft beer geek’ who works as our Marketing & Social Media Manager. When he’s not wasting hours away on Instagram, Pete is a weekend wanderer and spends most of his free time hiking across the UK.
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.
Andy, otherwise known as Watters, is our original bar manager who now manages our webstore. 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.
Senior Packaging Lead
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.
Henry is a local lad from York, and joins us as our Packaging Lead! Outside the workplace, Henry likes to play ultimate frisbee with his local sports club, and take care of the chickens and sheep on his family’s farm.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Bar Operations Manager
Master of pint pulling with a background in cocktails and co-creator of hoptails. Liam is Bar Operations Manager running the floor and making sure you all get through the door, as long as you haven’t had too many already.
Bar Manager: Taproom & Beerhall
Meet Kev! A master of all things cask, Kev takes pride in making sure our customers get the best pints served!
Assistant Manager: Taproom & Beerhall
Originally from Cumbria, Jessie has over 14 years experience working within the hospitality industry and works as our Assistant Manager at our York Taproom. Jessie is a huge fan of sour beers, and loves spending time outside the workplace with her 4 adorable doggos, Bonnie, Clyde, Layla, & Opie!
Bars Events Co-ordinator
James, or ‘Digby’ as we call him, is our Bars Events Co-ordinator at our York Taproom & Beerhall. When he’s not giving first-class tours around our brewery, Digby likes to participate in Viking reenactment events!
Shop Manager - York
Julia is originally from Finland and has been working in tourism all over Europe before moving to York to work in the craft beer industry. She loves music, art, reading, photography and adventures of all kind
Bar Manager: Leeds
Meet our Bar Manager Emma! When she’s not looking after our New Briggate venue in Leeds, Emma is a keen photographer and fitness fanatic!
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!
Bar Manager: Handley Tap
Meet our Bar Manager Daisy! When she’s not looking after our Handley Tap venue in Osbaldwick, Daisy is a keen runner and enjoys taking part in running events across the UK.