A YORK microbrewery is celebrating after Asda agreed to stock a variety of its beers in 83 stores across the country.

The supermarket giant is selling three lines of beers made by Walmgate-based Brew York in 330ml cans.

A spokesman said the beers which have gone on sale were:

lBrew York Brew York – an American Pale Ale; “so good they named it twice, Brew York’s signature beer with an enticing aroma to tantalise and tempt the taste buds.”

lLittle Eagle – a session IPA; “made with five varieties of new world hops and a six malt combination.”

lViking DNA – Smoked Porter: “a smooth, well-balanced porter with subtly smoke undertones, formed through a rich blend of six different malts.”

Lee Grabham said he and fellow Brew York co-founder Wayne Smith were delighted to have secured their first national listing with Asda.

He said: “Although we’re a young microbrewery - we are not even a year old yet - this new deal is a great example of the supermarket’s commitment to supporting Yorkshire suppliers, no matter how big or small the brand.

“Yorkshire provenance and taste is important, but what makes our brews stand out from the rest is our generous blend of the finest ingredients and our ethical stance in our approach to brewing.”

Brew York, a ten barrel craft brewery and tap room, officially opened last April, just months after its premises were flooded by the nearby River Foss, although fortunately no stock or brewing equipment was in the building at the time.

The spokesman said all its beers were both naturally pure and vegetarian friendly.

Local ASDA buying manager Alan Jackson said the craft beer culture continued to grow, and it was clear customers were trading up to more premium beers, particularly ones which came from local breweries.

“The new Brew York lines we have launched are all premium quality and will give customers in urban craft hotspots across England and Wales access to a local craft brewer that they wouldn’t usually have access to,” he added.