TWO brothers from Finland are brewing craft beer in an East Yorkshire town that is being drunk throughout Britain and Europe - including back in their home city of Helsinki.

The Bone Machine Brewing Company on Pocklington Industrial Estate is one of Yorkshire’s newest micro breweries, set up in December 2017 by Marko and Kimi Karjalainen.

The first Bone Machine brew from their own site was only drunk on New Year’s Eve, previously having contract brewed at Turning Point Brew Co in Kirbymoorside, but it became an immediate hit.

The brothers are now at full capacity sending their brews out from Pocklington to pubs across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, plus a shipment from Immingham every two months that takes their beers to Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands, with plans for further outlets in Spain and Italy.

Kimi came to Britain as an English Literature student in 2005 before going on to a business studies degree.

Marko had been keen on food and drink since childhood and initially planned to become a chef, before opting for brewing and following Kimi across the North Sea to take a brewing and distilling degree course in Edinburgh.

The two first worked together in an Edinburgh whisky shop while still at university.

Marko then went on to be head brewer at Brass Castle in Malton and then Turning Point Brew Co, in addition to helping out at Brew York as a brewing consultant. From there the brothers teamed up to establish Bone Machine in Pocklington.

Since then they haven’t looked back and currently brew some 4,000 pints of beer a week. Kimi said: “We’re already at absolute capacity and are having to bring in new equipment to keep up with demand”.

Explaining how they came up with the name Bone Machine Brewing Company, Marko added: “We thought it was a good to combine the essential elements if brewing, bone for the human and machine for the technical. Plus we are both big music fans and our favourite artist is Tom Waits who recorded the classic album, Bone Machine.”