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This page gives you information on Breweries located within the Craven Area

Three Peaks Brewery

Three Peaks Brewery
Formed in November 2006 the Three Peaks Brewery is run by husband and wife team Colin and Susan Ashwell. The brewery is located in the cellar of their home. Only a single beer, Pen-y-Ghent, was brewed originally on the 1 ¼ barrel plant, then in June 2011 the second beer was launched. Ingleborough Gold has an ABV of 4% and uses a combination of First Gold, Brewers Gold and Golding hops. Regular outlets for Three Peaks include Thirteen Cafe Bar in Settle, the Helwith Bridge Inn in Ribblesdale and the Greyhound in Barnsoldswick.
Address: Three Peaks Brewery, 7 Craven Terrace, Settle, BD24 9DB, Telephone: 01729 822939.
Beers: Pen-y-ghent bitter (3.8%); Ingleborough Gold (4%).  

Naylor's Brewery
Naylor's Brewery started brewing next to the Old White Bear, Cross Hills, in February 2005. In November 2006 the expanding brewery moved to larger premises at Midland Mills, still in Crosshills village. Beers: PINNACLE MILD (3.6% ABV), PINNACLE BITTER (3.9% ABV), PINNACLE PALE ALE (3.6% ABV), PINNACLE BLONDE (4.3% ABV) and PINNACLE PORTER (4.8% ABV) are brewed regularly along with monthly specials and other occasional brews. Naylors beers are no longer available in bottle-conditioned form with the exception of Pinnacle Porter. In 2009 a beer-shop opened on the premises under the name of Naylors Beer Emporium. The shop sells a wide range of bottle beers, not just from Naylors, and is open during normal brewery hours. Cask beer is sometimes also available in the shop, which additionally opens most Friday evenings (phone the brewery to check before travelling).

Litton Brewery Litton Brewery
The brewery is situated behind The Queens Arms in Litton. After several changes over recent years, the current brewer is Thomas Crapper, who in March and April 2011 spent 6 weeks at Brew Dog on a internship. Since Tom arrived, he has brewed once a month. So far Litton Ale, Goldcrest and Leading Light have been produced. Eventually all five of the regular ales previously available should be produced, some with slightly different recipes. Initially the beer will only be available on draught at the Queens Arms where it is dispensed alongside a guest beer and tetley Bitter. The beer should become more widely available locally as the number of brews per month increases. Beers: Litton Ale: Pale brown in colour with a classic malt flavour. 3.8% abv. Potts Beck: Darker brown in colour with a rich, toasted malt taste. 4.2% abv.Leading Light: A pale amber colour with a drier finish. Great for summer! 3.8% abv.Gold Crest: A pale beer with a smooth, creamy head. Hoppy & fruity. 3.9% abv.Dark Star: A deep ruby colour with a smooth, rich, clean flavour. 4.0% abv.
The Queen's Arms Inn, Litton, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5QJ, UK,
Tel: 01756 770208 (+44 1756 770208)    Mob 07931120932  E-mail:, Litton Brewery Website

Dark Horse Brewery Dark Horse Brewery
Formerly the Wharfedale brewery near Hetton, the business was bought in 2008 by Richard Eyton-Jones. Richard has extensive brewing pedigree which began at the original Goose Eye brewery based at Goose Eye, Keighley. The brewery has a 15-barrel plant, although normal brew-length is 10 barrels. Up to 3 brews are done each week.The first beer, a mid-brown bitter at 3.8%, called simply 'Hetton Best Bitter', appeared in Summer 2008. This was followed by 'Hetton Pale Ale' (4.2%), and the stronger 'Whipcracker' (5%), which is no longer brewed. Hetton Pale Ale is currently the main beer produced. It can be found in a number of pubs locally including the the Craven, Appleteewick, the Angel, Hetton and the Grassington House Hotel, Grassington and is also sold in bottled form. Best Bitter is also still produced regularly. Beers are brewed on an occasional basis under a surrogate brand known as Dales Ales for distribution by Waverley TBS on a guest basis under their monthly Total Cask scheme. Golden Daffodil (4.2%) and Old Chestnut (4.5%) have appeared to date.
Address: Coonlands Laithe, Hetton, Skipton , BD23 6LY
Tel: 01756 730555

Copper Dragon Brewery
Copper Dragon
Regular Beers: Black Gold (ABV 3.7%); Best Bitter (ABV 3.8%); Golden Pippin (ABV 3.9%); Challenger(ABV 4%); Scotts 1816 (ABV 4.1%);
A new 4% beer was brewed in February 2010 called Freddie Trueman ale. This was brewed throughout 2010 until December, when a one-off Christmas beer appeared. Freddie Truman was resurrected as a seasonal beer in March 2011 and was sold in some parts of the country as 'Owzat'. Freddie was replaced in May by Conqueror (3.6%). Summer Creek (3.8%) appeared as a 'one-off' in August 2011 and proved popular at Keighley Beer Festival 2011. Firedancer is expected to appear in the Autumn.Since starting Copper Dragon have acquired a small number of pubs across Yorkshire and Lancashire and following their move to a larger site next door to the original one, a new visitor centre with bar and bistro opened in Autumn 2008.
Copper Dragon Skipton Brewery Ltd., Snaygill Industrial Estate, Keighley Rd., Skipton, N. Yorks., BD23 2QR, Tel: (01756) 702130 Fax: (01756) 702136
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