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.
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. In August 2014 the shop expanded next door and now incorporates a micro-pub/beer cafe with 3 handpumps, food served on slate platters and a good selection of wine.
A new function room has opened on 21st April 2016 which means we can now seat 70 people throughout the whole building ! Plus we have a small but perfectly formed Beer Garden to enjoy !
The story so far.....Update Coming Soon !
The shop in Snaith was awarded 'Highly Commended' in the category of 'Best Retailer of Local Produce' by the East Yorkshire Local Food Network in October 2013.
Adrian has also won the Twitter #SBS (Small Business Sunday) Award from Theo Paphitis - here's his SBS badge to prove it !
The winning tweet on 22nd April 2013 was: #SBS Theo Paphitis # Bottled Beer & #Local Produce Shop set up as my wife & I are passionate about supporting #local- plus i love #Beer !