Monday, March 9, 2015

Buy our beer!

YORK HEARTS are raising a glass and raising funds at the same time, to help secure HMFC's future.

The Supporters Club teamed up with Tyne Bank Brewery from Newcastle and Brass Castle Brewery in Malton to produce a beer called "TyneCastle Hearty Ale".

Casks of the beer have since gone on sale in York, Newcastle and Edinburgh, and Brass Castle say the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

Ian Warner, York Hearts chairman, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to work with two fantastic breweries to produce this new beer and are very grateful to them for bringing the idea to fruition.”

The recipe was devised by Tyne Bank and brewed at Brass Castle's new brewery in Yorkersgate, Malton.

York Hearts has around 35 members living in or around York. Ten pence from each bottle or pint sold will go the Foundation of Hearts. To buy bottles of the beer, visit - the code "@thefoh" will provide a discount.

Ian Goodall from Brass Castle said: “It was an interesting concept when we were introduced to the idea, and we are always happy to help with this type of effort. If we get a great response to the bottled product we will happily look to brew it again and continue to donate to the Foundation of Hearts”.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Beer we go, beer we go, beer we go.....

York Hearts have teamed up with two great breweries to produce a new Hearts beer.

Tyne Bank in Newcastle and Brass Castle in Malton have made a collaboration brew at our request, called Tynecastle Hearty Ale, incorporating an amalgamation of their names and paying tribute to the famous Hearts home.

The idea was born when we spotted beers from the two breweries in quick succession.

The beer is a traditional bitter with an ABV of 4.4 per cent and 10p from every bottle or pint sold will go to the Foundation of Hearts. The recipe was devised by Tyne Bank and the beer was brewed at Brass Castle in Malton.

We would love to see the beer widely available in Yorkshire, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Any pubs wanting a cask or anyone wanting to buy bottles should email

Pictured above is the pump-clip to look out for on the bar, and below is the fantastic brewing team at Brass Castle.

Here's what our chairman Ian Warner says: "We're delighted to have been able to work with two fantastic breweries to produce this new beer, and are very grateful to them for bringing the idea to fruition.

"Heart of Midlothian are rebuilding after a tumultuous few years, and a share of the proceeds from this beer will go to the Foundation of Hearts to help fund long-term fan ownership, which is hugely exciting for all supporters here in York and back in Edinburgh."

This is the second York Hearts beer, following the success in 2013 of Marooned, which commemorated the 2012 Scottish Cup win.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Hearts on TV

The Championship match between Hearts and the new Rangers will be shown live in the White Horse at 12.45pm next Saturday (Nov 22). The following Sunday (Nov 30), Hearts are live on TV again, against Celtic in the Scottish Cup.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Winning start

Hearts and York Hearts began the season with a great win over the New Rangers on Sunday. 20 Hearts fans were in the White Horse in Bootham as Hearts won 2-1 at Ibrox, winning the match in injury time, despite having conceded an equaliser moments earlier. Club regulars were joined by a visiting group from Middlesbrough, and the sale of a football scratch card raised £20 for club funds. We'll be back in The White Horse on Sunday for the Edinburgh derby at Tynecastle. Kick-off is 12.30pm.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

AGM date set

The York Hearts 2013 AGM will be held in the White Horse at 2pm on Sunday 1 December. Immediately afterwards, we will be watching the Hearts v Celtic Scottish Cup tie. All members welcome.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Derby delight

AROUND a dozen members of York Hearts gathered in the White Horse in Bootham, to see the Jam tarts win the Edinburgh Derby 1-0 on Sunday.

The victory means Hearts have clawed back 3 of the 15 points they were deducted for entering administration over the summer.

Thanks to all who attended and contributed to a great atmosphere in the pub.

Remember, we are back on TV again THIS FRIDAY, against Partick Thistle. Kick-off is 7.45pm.

A lot of us would ordinarily have made the effort to travel to these early-season matches, particularly the derby. We are encouraging anyone who considered travelling to Edinburgh but who instead stayed in York to give HMFC all or some of the money they'd have otherwise spent travelling, as the club continues to fight for its future.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Save Our Hearts Social

Don't forget, we are holding a club social at The Lighthorseman pub in Fulford Road on Saturday 20 July, starting at 7pm.

This is a vital fundraiser to help York Hearts pay for the season tickets we are buying this year and to raise money to help keep HMFC afloat.

We need a big turnout so bring yourselves, friends, neighbours, colleagues, family etc.

There'll be beer, music, pig-racing, raffle, Hearts Darts and prizes to be won - including the use of the season-tickets for the Edinburgh derby on Aug 11 at Tynecastle.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

New facebook page

We've launched a new Facebook page, which we'll use as an additional way of keeping members up to date on what we're doing, and also of raising awareness of the club. Please take a look, 'like' the page and spread the word. We're at