Manager Alistair Boyd (53) has set up his own brewery at Losehill Hall Youth Hostel (which is situated between Hope and Castleton and opened in February 2012 to replaced the now closed Castleton Youth Hostel) using the kit from the old Edale Brewery in Hope. All the profit from beer sales goes to support YHA’s ‘Breaks for Kids’ fund which provides holidays based in hostels for children. It claims to be Britain’s only “charity run brewery”.
Hope Springs is the standard 3.9% pale ale brewed with Peak District water, Maris Otter malt, Fuggles and Styrian Goldings hops.
A vegan beer (no finings) has been produced for the yearly Friends of the Earth convention held in the grounds.