Pints of View on the Cleveland Way

27th March 2015

We are delighted to announce that the first official brew for the Cleveland Way - "Striding the Riding"  is now fermenting in readiness for it's launch at the Guisborough Beer Festival in April.

Walkers who enjoy soaking up the wonderful views of the Cleveland Way National Trail can now enjoy a beer inspired by the popular route. ‘Striding the Riding’ is being brewed by Helmsley Brewing Company and will be officially launched at the Guisborough Beer Festival on Saturday 11 April 2015. The brewery will donate money  from each cask sold to contribute to the upkeep and promotion of the Cleveland Way.

Striding the Riding, a 4.0% pale ale, will initially be available on tap from Helmsley Brewing Company’s bar in Helmsley, but it is hoped that some of the 40 plus pubs along the route of the Cleveland Way will also serve it to their customers. Plans for a bottled version of the beer are also in the pipeline.

It will be promoted as the official beer of the Cleveland Way and its branding will carry the distinctive National Trail acorn symbol. The design for the labels and pump clips  incorporate the varied scenery found along the Cleveland Way including moorland, coast and dales.

Kyle Boote who set up Helmsley Brewing Company is planning to walk along the Cleveland Way from Helmsley to the beer festival in Guisborough where Striding the Riding will be launched. He said:

“I want to create a range of distinctive beers that reflect their local roots.  Walking on the Cleveland Way is a great stress buster after a busy week brewing and it will be even more satisfying knowing I am helping in some way to care for this special place.”

Malcolm Hodgson, National Trails Officer for the Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way, said:

“I’m really excited about this venture. I’ve been known to sample a pint or two of real ale in my spare time so when a conversation with Kyle revealed that his hobby was walking, it seemed a perfect match! It’s always nice to reward yourself after a good walk and what better way than with a glass of beer inspired by the very route you’ve been rambling? Not only does Striding the Riding taste great, but you’ll be helping to give something back to the local landscape too.”

Kyle launched Helmsley Brewing Company in 2014 setting up a brew-house and bar in the centre of the market town. He produces a range of craft ales from natural ingredients including Helmsley Honey and Howardian Gold.




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Malcolm Hodgson and Kyle Boote - North York Moors National Park Authority
Striding the Riding pump clip - Helmsley Brewing Company