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Dark Horse Brewery's Hetton Pale Ale

I arranged to go over to Dark Horse Brewery the other week to buy some local beer for a family member, a 12-pack of Hetton Pale bottles and the brewer, Richard, was kind enough to let me have some quality looking branded glassware.
Again it is nice to get another brewer’s perspective on brewing and beer and find out about how they do things and the process they follow to get a glorious Yorkshire pint of beer into the drinkers hand.
Richard runs a 15bbl plant at 10bbl brew-length which used to belong to Sharp’s in Cornwall, he treats his hard Dales Limestone water from his own bore-hole to soften it, ferments with his house yeast (I think he said it was originally Holts Brewery yeast) in square fermenters before transferring to conditioning tanks before racking to cask, all brewery effluent is treated on-site with a reed bed system… very ethical and must save a fortune long term.
The Brewery building:
Dark Horse Brewery's Hetton Pale Ale
A section of the Reed bed:
Dark Horse Brewery's Hetton Pale Ale

I won’t write about the beer as others with more eloquence have already done it for me, just click the links below, and do try a pint from the Dark Horse Brewery when you see it.

Hetton Pale Ale – paganum.wordpress.com
Yorkshire’s Perfect Pint – Craven Herald
Hetton Pale Ale – Good People Eats
Hetton Best Bitter – paganum.wordpress.com
Dark Horse Brewery – YourRound
Dark Horse Brewery – Quaffale

York Brewery
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An informative tour for people who know nothing or very little about the brewing process, a fair amount of talk with malt munching and hop sniffing followed by a fairly short tour around the viewing gallery above the mash tun & copper.
The bar / Brewery Tap is a quaint rustic affair, it was nice to talk to one of their brewers (front left in their photo above) while we were having our beers, Nice to meet you.
Had an enjoyable pint of Guzzler at the ‘Last Drop Inn’, one of their pubs, here are the brewery’s beers.

Top left is the Grist case (Malt Hopper) with chute leading into the Mash Tun at the Back right, 20 Barrel copper boiler in the front right:
York Brewery
Looking down thru the viewing windo into the fermenters:
York Brewery
The opposite view of the Brewhouse:
York Brewery

Here is what Tripadvisor has to say about them. Find them on Twitter @Yorkbrewery

My first ‘Urban Exploration or Urbex’ photo sale 🙂 I’m glad a couple of stock sites had the the forethought to accept ‘Dark photos’ without branding them as ‘Poor lighting’, so far the excellent Dreamstime and Stockxpert have accepted my dark railway tunnel shots. I’m hoping that istock will accept once they get re-reviewed by scout! *fingers crossed*
Shadow figure - Darkness
© Photographer: Pdtnc | Agency: Dreamstime.com
Description:
Shadow figure – The Darkness of a Disused Railway Tunnel in North Yorkshire, shots taken with long exposures and a mixture of available light and torch light, light painted to reveal the textures and brickwork of a forgotten age.
Keywords:
arch, architecture, brickwork, dark, darkness, disused, exploration, figure, inside, light, painting, railway, shadow, stonework, tunnel, urban, urbex, light painting, ravenscar, north yorkshire


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