A BREWERY boss facing ruin has been saved — by shoving Yorkshire puddings in his beer.
Howard Kinder, 59, was considering walking away after Covid nearly destroyed his business.
But he saw a Yorkshire pudding recipe painted on the side of a building — and used it to create a speciality ale.
Each pint has half a “yorkie” in it — and the “soft, creamy beer” has proved so popular Morrisons now stock it.
Howard said: “I started off making a couple of batches and each time added more Yorkshire puddings.”
They disintegrate during the brewing process, adding bags of flavour, before the liquid is filtered of any fat. The remains then go to a local farmer to feed cattle.
Howard added: “I couldn’t believe nobody had tried to do it before me. It proved so popular I teamed up with another brewery to produce it in bigger quantities.
“The first-ever brew produced 200 litres but we’re now making 8,000 litres each time, using 3,500 Yorkshire puddings. Each pint has half a Yorkshire pudding in it.”
Howard, who owns the Malton Brewery in North Yorks, sells the 3.6 per cent “Yorkshire Pudding Beer” in bottles, cans and cask up and down the country.
He said: “People initially see it as a novelty or a gimmick but once they’ve tried it they come back for more. It’s a very nice drink, creamy, soft and smooth with a haze.
“People love it — it’s really caught their imagination. The Yorkshire pudding essentially saved my business from going under. We were so close to walking away when this came along.”