A BREWERY launched just four years ago has outgrown its old building and has set up a new brewhouse.

Settle Brewery’s new location is “just down the road” in the Sidings Industrial Estate, Settle, where brewer – once teacher – Ian Simkins hopes to turn out even more pints.

“This place is twice the size of the old one and gives us more potential to expand, “ said Ian, who set up the brewery with colleagues Richard and Trish Lord.

The shift has taken several weeks to accomplish, the job starting in November and to celebrate they threw open the brewery on December 8, between 11.30am and 6.30pm, so people could sample their ale.

Ian, head brewer, said: “This is the busiest time of the year and visiting in December is a fantastic opportunity for people to see us running flat out.

“We brew every day using our yeast, local water, the finest English Malts and leaf hops from around the world to produce nine standards craft ale ranges.

They include the most popular ale Main Line, various pale ales and a monthly special – this month a pale ale, North Pole, brewed especially for Christmas.

The ales are sold as far away as Liverpool and York and locally can be found at the Talbot in Settle, The Craven Arms in Giggleswick, Black Hose in Hellifield and at the Beer Engine in Skipton as well as other pubs.

Further information about the brewery can be found at www.settlebrewery.co.uk