Meet the Founders
York Chester Brewing Company was founded by Jarvis and Julia Roberts on December 31, 2013. They are residents of the York Chester Historic District and when the time came to name their brewery, decided what better name than that of the neighborhood in which their dream became a reality and where their roots are grounded.
Jarvis is the man behind the magic at York Chester Brewing Company. Jarvis developed a love for brewing beer at home when his wife Julia told him he needed to get a hobby. Because he had a life long love of chemistry, cooking, and a passion for beer, he decided to combine those loves into one- brewing beer!
Jarvis maintains a full time job as a trauma nurse in addition to owning, operating, and making the beer for York Chester Brewing Company.
Jarvis is a Gaston County native and loves bringing positive attention to Gaston County by providing a product the residents can be proud of!
Every king needs a queen and Julia happily steps into that crown for Jarvis. Julia manages the taproom and assists with managing the business as a whole. Come visit YCBC on any open night and there's a high probability you'll catch Julia there, pouring beer and chatting it up with the customers.
Like Jarvis, Julia was born and raised in Gaston County, and relishes the opportunity to help bring new people to the county and introduce them to all Gaston County has to offer.
Julia has a degree in social work and spent nearly 8 years in child protective services before resigning to become a stay at home mom in 2015.
we believe in working hard, celebrating life, being honest, and kind. we believe in supporting other local businesses. we take pride in what we do. we believe in the joy that the craft beer community inspires.
Turning a dream, into reality...
Our dream started with a meager beginning. Hopes of impressing friends and neighbors with a tasty, hand crafted brew, mashed in a home made tun. With every succesful tasting and satisfactory response, grew the dream of owning a brewery.
With that being said, the journey has begun. On this site I will blog our progress so that our fans can experience the up's and down's of opening and sustaining a successful brewery.
Our goal, is to bring craft brewed beer to the city of Belmont, NC and Gaston County using locally grown ingredients. Our craft beers are made with love, and with the intention of enhancing the special moments in life.
THE BREWERY & TAPROOM
YORK CHESTER BREWING COMPANY IS LOCATED IN A 600 sq ft facility THAT INCLUDES BOTH THE TAPROOM AND OUR PRODUCTION AREA. WE ARE LOCATED IN THE RIVERSIDE COMPLEX JUST UP THE HILL FROM RIVERSIDE MARINA. THE COMPLEX WAS ONCE THE HOME OF THE SPECTRUM DYE MILL.
OUR LOCATION HAS BEEN CALLED “A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH”, “OFF THE BEATEN PATH”, “A HIDDEN GEM”, AND OUR PERSONAL FAVORITE, “SKETCH”. WE ARE LOCATED IN A PORTION OF THE COMPLEX DEDICATED TO INDUSTRIAL BUSINESSES SUCH AS CABINETRY, TEXTILE APRON FABRICATION, ETC, AND SO ON ANY GIVEN DAY THERE WILL BE WORKERS BUSTLING ABOUT, BUT OUR BEER IS AMAZING AND OUR STAFF IS WELCOMING. OUR TAPROOM HAS SEATING INSIDE FOR APPROXIMATELY 8-10 CUSTOMERS AS WELL AS WE HAVE ADDITIONAL PICNIC TABLE SEATING IN A SHARED LOADING BAY AND AN OUTDOOR PATIO. CUSTOMERS IN THE TAPROOM ARE AFFORDED AN INTIMATE VIEW OF OUR PRODUCTION AREA AND THE FEEL OF DRINKING RIGHT FROM THE SOURCE.
CONSISTING OF A two barrel electric brewhouse, four two barrel fermenters, ONE FIVE BARREL UNI-TANK and TWO two barrel brite tank. our nano size allows us to be flexible and create an array of craft beer to please as many palates as possible.
1500 River Drive
Belmont, North Carolina 28012
Th 4:30 pm-9 pm
F 4:30 pm-9 pm
Sat 1 pm-10 pm
Su 3 pm-7 pm
Where To find us on Tap
Check with one of these local watering holes to see if they have your favorite beer on tap!
Grape & barley, GASTONIA, NC
A unique, fun and educational wine shop and tasting bar located at the Hoffman Village Shopping Center in Gastonia, NC. They carry over 150 hand crafted beers with a strong focus on those from North Carolina. Weekly wine and beer tastings, as well as food and customer loyalty programs, are all part of the Grape and Barley experience..
PITA WHEEL, DALLAS, NC
Located in an old Cloninger's Superette in Dallas, NC, the Pita Wheel is the perfect hometown grill and craft bottle shop. The eclectic atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy a craft beer with one of the famous pitas or sandwiches.
Beers On Tap
Our taproom has five rotating taps. We will do our best to keep this menu updated but sometimes the beer is coming out fresh and we get behind with posting! Pricing may vary per pint or half pint.
As of 12/01/2018:
Berry Me at Sea Strawberry Gose- a kettle sour gose, loaded with local srawberries from @bushnvine and a small addition of lactose to top it all of. Smells like a strawberry cream saver. This light and refreshing beer clocks in at 4.0% ABV.
Hoppy Birthday West Coast IPA- over 8% ABV. Hop forward yet well balanced.
Dance with the Dead Vanilla Porter- Brewed with Madagascar vanilla beans, this beer has the roasted chocolate porter flavored with a hint of vanilla sweetness. 5.8% ABV
533 Hooligan NE-IPA 7.3% ABV- This New England style IPA emphasizes the citrus and hop aroma and flavors, without being overly bitter. Late additions of Citra and Galaxy give this beer a big juicy flavor
La Oscuridad Mexican Stout (The Darkness) 8.5% ABV- Served in a 10 oz pour, our take on the Mexican Stout was brewed with over two pounds of chocolate, cinnamon, and a mix of ancho, habanero, and guajillo peppers. Aged on habaneros and cinnamon, this stout is a mix of sweet and spicy
get your beer to go
64 oz Growler Refills- Bring your own 64 oz growler and we will refill it for $12.00 (some exceptions may apply)
32 oz Growler Refills- Bring your own 32 oz growler and will refill it for $7.50 (some exceptions may apply)
4 Pack Can on Demand- Pick one type of York Chester Brewing Company beer and we will fill four 16 oz cans for $16.00 (some exceptions may apply)
Mixed 4 Pack Can on Demand- Pick any four York Chester Brewing Company beers and we will fill four 16 oz cans for $18.00 (some exceptions may apply)
Individual Keg Purchase- $75 keg deposit plus cost of keg (varies depending on beer selected). Available only on a limited basis and only on Thursday or Friday based upon inventory/availability. We do not supply taps.