WHERE Brewing is our Passion

Locally Sourced × Crafted with Love

 Shown in picture 10 gallon direct fire brewhouse. Second system used as home brewer.

Shown in picture 10 gallon direct fire brewhouse. Second system used as home brewer.

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 ingridients. Our craft beers are made with love, and with the intention of enhancing the special moments in life. 


Nestled Along The Banks Of The Catawba River

York Chester BRewing company, moved into the riverside complex location may of 2016. replacing the previous occupant and belmont's first craft brewery, rivermen Brewing company.

York Chester BRewing company is a 600 sq ft facility, CONSISTING OF A two barrel electric brewhouse, four two barrel fermenters and one 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

 Suite 250  

 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!

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The Station at South Main Cycles 

This awesome place in Belmont, NC combines bicycles and craft beer in one location. It has a welcoming environment, decked out in bike gear. It is a must see for both bicycle and craft beer enthusiast.



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..






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 8/16/2018:

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 Double IPA- West Coast Style India Pale ale.  This IPA is hop forward with a subtle malt profile.  Hopped with simcoe and galaxy, the citrus and tropical notes mask the punch this beer carries!         8.2% ABV (8 oz pour only)

English Strong Bitter- Beautiful amber color.  This beer has a balanced malt and hop profile with a bitter bite on the tail end of the swallow. Fruity esters and caramel notes make this a flavorful beer.  ESB is a style of beer that is lightly carbonated and historically cask carbonated.    6.8% ABV

Paddy O'Murphy's Drirish Stout- This dashingly dark dry Irish stout has a creamy tan head and is chock full of roasted flavors.  Brewed in the style of the dry Irish stout, this beer has a lightish mouth feel and is highly drinkable.  Balanced bitterness comes from the hops and malt.      5.9% ABV

Interstellar Session IPA- This delicious and easy drinking beer is brewed with late additions of galaxy and el dorado hops, giving the flavor profile tropical fruity notes that are out of this world!  Only 4.8% ABV





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.