TWO beer enthusiasts have set up a new brewery in Ryedale
Turning Point Brew Co has been set up by Cameron Brown and Aron McMahon to produce “modern beer for modern drinkers”.
The pair have set up their brewery on the Kirkby Mills Industrial Estate, in Kirkbymoorside, in a unit previously occupied by Moorside Brewery.
The site has its own freshwater well, guaranteeing consistency in the water, which makes it ideal for brewing.
Moorside was set up in 2014 by respected brewer Keith Sheard, but he died a year later before he could fully realise his dream.
Mr McMahon said: “We had heard about Moorside and got in touch with Keith’s widow, Helen, who owns the site and we told her about our plans. We want to be a really well-run, professional brewery.”
The pair are taking as inspiration breweries such as Northern Monk in Leeds, Magic Rock in Huddersfield and Almasty in Newcastle.
Mr McMahon, 39, who lives in Duggleby, had worked for Brass Castle Brewery in Malton, then Half Moon Brewery at Ellerton, east of York.
He said: “It’s a turning point for our careers, and we hope when customers discover our beers at the bar it will be a nice turning point in their evening.”
Mr Brown, 23, lives in York, and had worked at the Maltings in Tanner’s Moat for two years then spent another two years as licensee at the Falcon Tap, while also home-brewing.
He said: “We want to be in the real beer drinkers’ bars that specialise in beer.
“We’re very proud of what we’ve made so far.”
Turning Point’s initial range is six cask beers and four keg beers, including Avalon (a pale ale), Disco King (an American-style pale ale), Lucid Dream (a cookie-cream stout), Electric Eye (a red ale) and Cosmic Flux (a New England IPA).