With sustainability and ‘loving local’ being two key priorities for businesses everywhere, the team behind York’s new pop-up bar and restaurant, The Winter Hütte, wanted to keep both front-of-mind when developing the brand-new concept that is heading to York this Christmas.
Johnny Cooper, co-founding partner of The Winter Hütte explains, “Being a local firm we always try to use local contractors, suppliers, and staff to fulfil our jobs and this build is no different. We have sourced everything from within the Yorkshire region, reducing mileage for goods to get to us and supporting local businesses along the way.”
“The products being offered behind the bar continue this advocacy and we are delighted to announce that we have collaborated with Brew York to bring us all draught beers, ciders and stout for this event. With such an amazing success story right on our doorstep, it seemed like the perfect choice for our customers – either residents who already know and enjoy Brew York’s products or visitors who want a taste of what York has to offer….literally.”
Founded in 2016, Brew York is an independently owned, multi award-winning brewery which started life on Walmgate in the city centre. Brew York is known for its quirky beers, comical names and bold, often playful can art. The Yorkshire brewery has made a big impact on the national scene over recent years with standout beers such as Tonkoko – a vanilla, tonka bean and chocolate milk stout; Rhubarbra Streisand – a rhubarb milkshake pale; and Juice Forsyth – a tropical fruit IPA. ‘Alpine Star’ – a refreshing and easy-drinking light lager – has been brewed and packaged by Brew York especially for The Winter Hütte.
Wayne Smith, Brew York Co-founder and Managing Director said: “We are incredibly proud of our home city, and it’s an honour to be a part of this impressive Christmas signature project in the city centre. We brew our beers in the heart of York at our original site on Walmgate and at our state-of-the-art production facility just outside of the centre at Osbaldwick. This means the beers that will be available at The Winter Hütte will be about as fresh and as local as it gets!”
In addition to the collaboration with Brew York, The Winter Hütte is also partnering with another local favourite, York Gin, to supply the ingredients for some specially curated cocktails. This includes the original London Dry Gin and their Roman Fruit flavour which is featured in the Forest Negroni.
Yet another exciting addition to the menu offering is the debut of The “Edwards Espresso Martini”. A unique recipe beautifully curated by the team at The Elsham Wold Distillery.
From their beginnings in the early part of 2020 The Elsham Wold Distillery have been turning their beloved King Edward potatoes that are grown locally across South Yorkshire into internationally acclaimed spirits.
Emma Hamilton, Co-founder of Edwards 1902 said. “We have been serving the Edwards Espresso Martini across our summer events calendar with huge success. It’s wonderful to now see it being served here in the heart of Yorkshire across the upcoming Christmas period. We have worked alongside Andrew (Pern) and his team for some time now so to be able to come together as part of The Winter Hütte project is hugely special for us.”
The Winter Hütte opens on 17th November 2022 until 1st January 2023 and will be open every day from 9:30am until 11pm (closed on Christmas Day). For more information please visit the website at www.winterhutte.co.uk or email the team at CanIAlpYou@winterhutte.co.uk.
The Winter Hütte is part of St Nicholas Fair, York’s Christmas Market, in collaboration with Make It York. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of St Nicholas Fair, which has been a staple in York’s streets during the festive period since 1992. Seventy alpine chalets will line Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square from 17th November to 23rd December, creating a festive wonderland with an array of local produce and artisan gifts on offer from local traders.
The Winter Hütte is a joint venture between Coopers Marquees, CMJ Events and Andrew Pern of The Star Inn the City (York) Limited. Combined, the team brings over 60 years of live entertainment and food knowledge to deliver this spectacular new event for York, home to all three companies.