Beer Yorkshire is an exciting photography project from Mark Newton and Hop & Barley. A celebration of Yorkshire’s diverse brewing landscape, it’s about photographically documenting this wonderful corner of Britain’s brewing culture, and curating it into a carefully designed, coffee table style book.
What began as a personal project documenting his local beer scene, developed into a larger exploration of the county’s brewing culture, and thus Beer Yorkshire was born. Following a series of successful exhibitions for Leeds Beer Week, Mark sought to further develop this concept and approached us to work with him on the production of a book.
Built on tradition and driven by innovation, Yorkshire hosts some of the beer industry’s foremost purveyors and producers. From breweries to bottle shops, it’s a story characterised by the strong and fiercely independent people who make the beer scene what it is. Beer Yorkshire is a celebration of an industry which, in the face of adversity, has not only survived, but thrived - buoyed by our insatiable thirst for good beer.
10 Devonshire Place, Arcade Beers, Arcadia, Atom Beers, Bad Brew Co., Bad Seed Brewery, Beak Brewery, Beer Central, Beer Engine, Beer Paradise, Beer Ritz, Brass Castle, Brew York, Bundobust, Calls Landing, Cap & Collar, Crowd of Favours, Drew Millward, Drink?, Duck & Drake, Friends of Ham, The Fat Cat, Fuggle & Golding, Gareth - Barrel Aged Leeds, Gavin Appleby, Head of Steam, Headrow House, Hop Hideout, The Hungry Bear, Ilkley Brewery, James Okleford, The Junction, Karkli, Kelham Island, Kirkstall Brewery, Kirkstall Bridge, Lamb & Flag, Leeds Beer Week, Leeds Beer Wolf, Leeds CAMRA, Leeds International Beer Festival, Legitimate Industries, Leigh Lindley, Little Leeds Beer House, Magic Rock, Mean Eyed Cat, Mr Foley’s, Muntons, North Bar, North Brewing Co., North Riding Brew Pub, Northern Monk Brew Co., The Old House, Pivni York, Raynville Superstore, Revolutions Brewing Co., Ridgeside Brewing, Roosters Brewery, Rutland Arms, Saltaire Brewery, Sentinel Brewery, Sunbeam Ales, Swithens Farm, Tall Boys Beer Market, Tapped Brew Co., The Blue Bell, The Brunswick, The Grove, The Shakespeare, The Tetley, The Triangle, Thomas Fawcett Maltsters, Trembling Madness, True North Brew Co., Turks Head, Turners Bottle Shop, Twatty Beer Doodles, Vocation Brewery, Wakefield Beer Exchange, Wapentake, White Rose Cooperage, Whitelock's Ale House, Wilde Child Brewing Brewing Co., Wishbone Brewery, The Woolpack Inn, Zapato Brewery
Though we’d like to fund the project ourselves, we’re intent on making a truly beautiful object, and that doesn’t come cheap! We need your help to publish the book, and raise the funds necessary to cover the production costs. In the coming weeks we’ll be launching a crowdfunding campaign and asking you to get involved.
Everyone who pledges will get their name printed in the book, with additional rewards offered depending on you pledge level. These range from a signed copies of the book, to limited edition prints and book covers.
Mark is a Yorkshire based photographer with over ten years professional experience. His career started in Leeds shooting bands for local websites and magazines, since then he’s gone on to establish himself as a leading wedding photographer, working both here in the UK and abroad. His relaxed, photojournalistic style lends itself to storytelling, and specialises in capturing those special moments that occur naturally.
As a self-confessed beer geek, it was only a matter of time before he sought to combine these two pursuits and approached us to work on the magazine. Since then, Mark has contributed to four volumes of Hop & Barley, on features including our tenth anniversary special on Thornbridge Brewery and an extended exploration of the Leeds beer scene.
Beer Yorkshire is Mark’s most ambitious project to date, and we’re proud to be a part of it.
About Hop & Barley
Hop & Barley is an independent publication which explores the people and stories behind the contemporary brewing movement. Since launching in July 2014, we’ve produced eight volumes and distributed over 5500 copies worldwide. With an emphasis on slow journalism and evergreen content, Hop & Barley deliberately distances itself from news and reviews, to uncover stories of passionate people and fervent creativity.
We’re proud to be part of a movement reviving craft and passion in publishing. The market for photography and art books has grown steadily in recent years, and stems from a reaction against the growing presence of digital content. The book is now a desirable object, with brands such as Hoxton Mini Press, Kinfolk and Monocle leading the way in curious, carefully curated bookshelf staples. Beer Yorkshire is an exciting opportunity for Hop & Barley to publish the first, in what we hope is a series of image-led books documenting the world’s most pre-eminent beer scenes.