Brass Castle begins brewing in Malton following move

Phil Saltonstall who founded Brass Castle Brewery in 2011
Phil Saltonstall who founded Brass Castle Brewery in 2011

Pocklington’s award-winning Brass Castle Brewery has moved to Malton as it seeks to increase production at a larger premises.

Although the bulk of production will move to Malton, the brewery will continue to brew a smaller quantity of ales at it’s brewhouse at Lord Halifax’s Estate.

The new brewery, which began producing beers this week, is right in the middle of Malton and will allow Brass Castle to increase production nine fold, using newer equipment.

Phil Saltonstall, founder of Brass Castle and resident of Pocklinton, said: “We were struggling to meet demand in Pocklington, but this move to Malton will turn us from a nano-brewery into a micro-brewery.

“We wanted to brew somewhere where people can drop by and take a look at the process and we are now in an ideal location for that and are going to open a visitor centre next year.

“Malton is also working to become a ‘foodie’ town and it’s great that we can be part of that.

“I still live in Pocklington and hopefully we will continue to be a part of events such as Pocktoberfest.”