The fourth York beer census will be on Saturday 6th October 2018. You can register your interest to volunteer here
25 volunteers took part in the 3rd beer census in 2016 to count a total of 328 different real areas in 212 pubs across York city limits.
A lot has happened since then. We’ve lost some old favourites like the Falcon Tap but we’ve seen new pubs open including BrewDog, Pavement Vaults and this year the second Trembling Madness and bars in Spark. We know York is still great place to discover great variety of beers in some lovely pubs but what do the numbers say? And how do we stack up against other beer hotspots like Sheffield and Leeds? Let’s be honest, we all enjoy a bit of bragging about our city and our beer census lets us do that with hard numbers.
In 2012 we found 257 beers, 2014 276 beers, and 2016 328 beers. Compare that to Leeds who found 372 in their last survey in 2016 and Sheffield who found 360 different beers in 2017. Both of those are fine Yorkshire cities but the advantage of York is that we have so much variety within (and without) our city walls so you never have to walk far to find something different.
Taking part in the York beer census helps us put a marker in the map of York as a City of Ale. Maybe, just maybe, The City of Ale.
Volunteers on the day are asked to visit 3-5 pubs and to note down the available beers and then bring the list back to a city centre HQ where we count the results. Enjoying a beer in each of the pubs you survey is encouraged but not mandatory. We’ll organise some food and some free beer at HQ for volunteers and keep you abreast of the results as they come in.
Sign up below to register your interest and keep up to date with the planning. We’ll keep your details until we announce the results of the beer census and only use them to tell you details about volunteering and the results of the census.