Our Team | Brew York Craft Beer
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Lee - Brew York Co-Founder and Production Director

Lee

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!

Harriet - Bar Manager Leeds

Harriet

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.

Luke - Brew York Regional Sales Manager

Luke

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.

Sal - Brew York Upkeep Engineer

Sal

Upkeep Engineer

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!

Tony - Brew York Sales Director

Tony

Sales Director

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.

Liam - Bar Manager

Liam

Bar Manager

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.

John - Brew York Director Of Bar Operations

John

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 - Brew York Drayperson

Lee

Drayperson

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.

Tom - Brew York Head Brewer

Tom

Head Brewer

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.

Wayne - Brew York Co-Founder and Managing Director

Wayne

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.

Sam - Brew York Sales and Logistics Manager

Sam

Sales and Logistics Manager

Quotes The Office far too much and loves learning about astronomy. Her enthusiasm for beer has been passed on to her two year old of which she is very proud!

Alistair - Brew York Production Brewer

Alistair

Production Brewer

Our resident Sour Guy™, Alistair started in the brewery whilst studying for his brewing degree and has since brought his love and passion for mixed fermentation beers to the brewery by heading up the new barrel ageing and sour project that will be starting at our Walmgate site.

Russ - Brew York Maintenance Manager

Russell

Maintenance Manager

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.

Ant - Brew York Digital Content and Design Manager

Ant

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.

Lilith - Brew York Brewery Assistant

Lilith

Brewery Assistant

Drinks quite a lot. Brings a not so feminine touch to the brewery. Dreams that one day she'll be tall enough to reach the vessel sample taps herself. "If you can believe it you can achieve it"

Thom - Brew York Sales Executive

Thom

Sales Executive

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.

Nadia - Brew York Apprentice Brewer

Nadia

Apprentice Brewer

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

Rory - Brew York Brewery Assistant

Rory

Brewery Assistant

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 - Brew York Events Manager

Andy

Events Manager

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.

Glenn - Brew York General Assistant

Glenn

General Assistant

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.

Nadia - Brew York Marketing and Social Media Manager

Nadia

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.

Josh - Brew York Production Brewer

Josh

Production Brewer

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!

Jacob - Brew York Finance Manager

Jacob

Finance Manager

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.

Alison - Brew York HR Director

Alison

HR Director

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.

Jayson - Brew York Warehouse Manager

Jayson

Warehouse Manager

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.

David - Brew York General Assistant

David

General Assistant

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 - Brew York Apprentice Brewer

Ewan

Apprentice Brewer

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.

Nick - Brew York Drayperson

Nick

Drayperson

With a degree in Zoology and a history of Wildlife Conservation from Bristol Nick moved up to Rippon back near his folk. Really into alternative music, playing the bass and pomebrewing mead with his father.

Artem - Brew York Brewery Engineer

Artem

Brewery Engineer

Artem comes to us with over seven years of many engineering backgrounds. Deeply thoughtful in all aspects of brewing and engineering he is looking forward to new challenges here with us.

Monty - Brew York Accounts Assistant

Monty

Accounts Assistant

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 - Brew York Brewery Assistant

Jon

Brewery Assistant

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.

Dom - Bar Manager Pocklington

Dom

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!

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