New Farsley brewery Amity Brew Co celebrates after major subscription service Beer52 buys 100,000 cans before they pour a pint inside

A new brewery based in Farsley is celebrating after major subscription service Beer52 bought 100,000 cans from them - before they even poured a pint inside their building.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 3:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 3:21 pm

Amity Brew Co were approached by the service to become part of their 'Yorkshire' box - alongside other favourites including North Brewing Co and Northern Monk.

However, the brewery was only founded 10 months ago and 100,000 cans was more than the amount they expected to sell in a whole year.

So Russ Clarke, 37, Co-Founder of the brewery, told the Yorkshire Evening Post that they had teamed up with established brewery Vocation in Hebden Bridge in order to make the required amount in time for the subscription box.

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Russ Clarke, 37, Co-Founder of the brewery, told the Yorkshire Evening Post that they had teamed up with established brewery Vocation in Hebden Bridge in order to make the required amount in time for the subscription box.

Russ said he was absolutely "thrilled" to be approached so early after starting the business - without having poured a pint indoors to a single customer.

Speaking to the YEP, Russ said: "As a new start-up which hasn’t yet poured a pint indoors to a paying customer, we were thrilled to be approached by WTY and Beer52 but the volumes they needed just for this one monthly box exceed our annual output.

"Thankfully the beer community is incredibly supportive and we were able to team up established brewery Vocation in Hebden Bridge to brew our beer, according to our own recipe.

"We’re so proud that our beers are being profiled alongside heritage breweries such as Black Sheep and modern icons North Brewing Co and Northern Monk.”

Russ Clarke, 37, Co-Founder of the brewery, told the Yorkshire Evening Post that they had teamed up with established brewery Vocation in Hebden Bridge in order to make the required amount in time for the subscription box.

Russ said being included in the Yorkshire box alongside established popular breweries in the county was "a huge step" so early in their venture.

He said early reviews from customers had been very positive which felt "amazing".

Russ added: "We have largely been selling online and through our taproom, we’ve built a strong community through social media because they followed our pandemic journey.

"To be listed in Beer52 opens our brand up to a national audience who haven’t heard our journey and will judge us purely on the quality of the beer.

Russ Clarke, 37, Co-Founder of the brewery, told the Yorkshire Evening Post that they had teamed up with established brewery Vocation in Hebden Bridge in order to make the required amount in time for the subscription box.

"So far, the reviews have been very positive which is amazing.”

Amity Brew Co is situated in Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley.

They have been packed with customers since opening their outdoor seating area, supported by food trucks including Farsley Fire and Smoke.