Adrian Pettitt, and his wife, Vicky are fond lovers and great supporters of local food and drink and have started Yorkshire Ales to showcase what the Yorkshire region has to offer. When asked what his dream job would be? Adrian replied "Yorkshire Ales - selling beer from Gods own County!
Adrian has always been a real ale enthusiast and has been a member of CAMRA for many years. After frequenting breweries, beer festivals and beer retailers across the county he realised that there was a growing number of local breweries and nowhere that had a focus purely on those breweries. A lot of beer retailers offer UK-wide and International beers, Adrian saw an opportunity to help the small and emerging Yorkshire microbreweries and showcase their products. In addition to the retail outlets in Snaith, Malton, and York there is also a growing wholesale arm to the business and there are a number of pubs, cafes, restaurants and hotels in Yorkshire that are now benefitting from a diverse and interesting range of local ales supplied by 'Yorkshire Ales'.
Adrian set about getting his personal license and then not long after acquiring his premises license. In the meantime he set about contacting the numerous Yorkshire breweries - of which there are over 150. On his mission to gather as many bottled beers that Yorkshire has to offer, Adrian set about driving round the Yorkshire countryside visting all the breweries to collect the beer! A few samples were had on the way and this adds to his knowledge and experience. The flagship shop in Snaith opened on the 29th September 2012 and has a range of 200+ real ales from the majority of Yorkshire microbreweries. Adrian is constantly contacting breweries to extend this range.
Alongside the real ale available in the Snaith shop there is regularly local produce (all from Yorkshire) from a number of the following suppliers:
The Chilli Jam Man
Bracken Hill Preserves
Luddenden Valley Wines
Manor Farm Biltong
Three Little Pigs
Taylors of Harrogate
Pure North Cider
Wine from Yorkshire Vintners - Ripon
The Manor House
17 Selby Road
01405 860 603