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 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.
On the 29th September 2012 the bottled beer shop opened with a very extensive range of bottled beers brewed in Yorkshire.
In April 2013 Adrian won the Twitter #SBS (Small Business Sunday) award from Theo Paphitis.
In October 2013 the shop was awarded 'Highly Commended' in the category of 'Best Retailer of Local Produce' by the East Yorkshire Local Food Network.
In August 2014 the shop was extended to include a small bar delivering quality cask ale from small and independent Yorkshire microbreweries.
In April 2016 a new function room was opened that means the overall internal seating increased to 70 people.
In April 2017 the beer garden was extended dramtically and now provides an ideal place to enjoy Yorkshire ales, spirits and cocktails alfresco-style.