Meet The Brewer



Ryan brings his experience from Heineken UK Ltd, previously of Elland Brewery working under two time CAMRA winter ales champion and one time CAMRA national Supreme champion head brewer Michael Wynnyczuk and is enthusiastic with ideas for bigger and better things at Old Mill including a new scope to market in the pipeline and lots of events scheduled for the year ahead.

 He is excited to get back to hands on traditional brewing for a fantastic company that is well established in the cask ale market. Ryan is looking forward to working with well a fantastic range of core beers such as the Traditional Bitter and Blonde Bombshell. While, also bringing his own tweak to the seasonal range. Look out for some new exciting beer over the coming years.

 Ryan brewery tour2018

Ryan is a keen cricketer is his spare time playing in the York League. In his spare time he likes to visit and taste different breweries, looking for further inspiration to create new and exciting beers for the old Mill.  “It’s an honour to join the Old Mill team; I’m looking forward to getting my feet under the table and working for a great company. I’m looking to keep the brewery evolving in the ever changing cask market. Whether that be with new recipes to fit what is in vogue or keeping the traditional range at the high standard people have come to love of many years”. 

Ryan has created a new charity beer to celebrate his called “12th Man” in partnership with Opening up Cricket and the Campaign Against Living Miserably. He is hoping to be able to promote mental health awareness and the great work the charities do through the beer.

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Completely refurbished Angram 1/2 pint Clamp-on chrome handpull with oak plinth. Whole package includes drip tray and 0.6mm black sparkler/ Simple



Completely refurbished Angram 1/2 pint Clamp-on brass handpull with oak plinth. Whole package includes drip tray and 0.6mm black sparkler/ Simple t


Dark Sky case of 12, 500ml Bottles

Our best selling seasonal ale is available now in BOTTLES!! Black Jack at 5.0% ABV Well balanced and full of malt with just a hint of caramel, which


Dark Sky 20Ltr Bag in Box

Our brand new Dark Sky porter is now available for you to enjoy at home. ABV 4.7% Dark Sky is a complex dark beer with notes of coffee and chocolate.


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