Nano brewery in the heart of York

Welcome to the ice cream factory

our story

Established in 2017, by the family that bought you the fossgate and micklegate socials,  we are a tiny 2.5 barrel brewery based in an old ice cream factory. You can still see the name Capaldi on the outside of the building and we chose their old ice cream van as our logo.

This year, partly due to lockdown, we teamed up with James Fawcett from another beer ltd. He was a brewer with no brewery and we were a brewery with no brewer. He helped us brew our two lovely beers, social pale and spacecraft IPA.


Two great bars in York

Our beers are available in both our bars, the fossgate SOCIAL and the micklegate SOCIAL. come and give them a try, we would love your feedback. 

The beers are also available in our online shop.

our beers...


This is our first ever beer and the most popular. It's easy and drinkable but still with flavour. 

Its an East Coast Pale Ale with subtle bitterness provided by spicy Chinook hops and balanced with the aroma of Mosaic, Simcoe and Equinox. A refreshing and light session beer. Don't accept the norm, go beyond the pale.


A West Coast Hop bomb packed with Columbus and Summit hops then exploding with Cascade and Citra aroma. Citrus, grapefruit and stone fruit trigger the flavour.

This is our no.9 tank!
Our favourite!

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