About us

The beginning:

Another Beer Ltd is a micro-brewery based in York that was started in 2019 by James Fawcett. James started brewing in a home-made shed in the garden of his shared house in London which gave him the passion and the realisation that he wanted to pursue brewing as a career. At the end of 2018, James relocated to ‘The North’ and Another Beer was born.

Another Beer had one year of great success, selling its flagship 5% American Pale Ale across Yorkshire, Manchester and the Midlands, and was due to release its subsequent two beers just as the pandemic hit in March.

The pandemic gave rise to a ‘support local’ movement across York that was fantastic to see, with many independents collaborating and sharing each other’s success’, which gave Another Beer not only a chance to survive, but an opportunity to thrive.

After joining forces with Mike Lakin, owner of the ‘The Ice Cream Factory Brewery’, Another Beer moved to the historic ‘Capaldi’s Ice Cream’ factory on Fetter lane within York’s famous medieval walls. Capaldi history in York can be traced back to before the Second World War and both brands are committed to preserving the history of the building.

After a great year the partnership allowed both brands to break into an emerging, ever growing market of loyal independent UK shoppers and Another Beer was able to move to it's current site in Elvington.

The now:

Another Beer has three components. The first is our Brewery in Elvington where we are able to keep producing and developing our beers, the second is our Taproom in which we currently host bi-monthly openings with different local food vendors and musicians, offering not only our craft beers but guest beers and a full bar range. 

Finally, we have our mobile bar. A converted horse box in which we can often be seen as local events, festivals, weddings and corporate parties.  

Another beer has worked with many notable brands in York and would like to shout out Spark: York, The Crooked Tap Acomb, Micklegate & Fossgate Socials and The Crescent Music Venue as some of our favourite places in York to enjoy another pint (apart from our Taproom of course!)

Our beers:

Another now has five delicious beers is its range. After our flagship American Pale came our single hop Session IPA, then our Passionfruit Sour and our citrussy Pale Ale at the same time, then most recently, our West Coast IPA which is exclusively available in our Taproom. We have more in the pipeline which we are just perfecting, as well as offering a white label service and doing notable collaborations with charities, sports clubs and bands alike.