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Beer Type :
Yorkshire Pale Ale
Strength :
5.5% ABV
Brewing Notes :
This brew was made with Yorkshire Green hops, Yorkshire Malt, Yorkshire Water, in Yorkshire by a Yorkshire man.

Mild hoppy flavour due to the green hops with a sweet finish. This beer has a chocolate/caramel aroma.


KOYLI stands for Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry was a regiment of the British Army.  It officially existed from 1881 to 1968, but its predecessors go back to 1755. The regiment’s traditions and history are now maintained by The Rifles.

The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum is housed in Doncaster Museum.   Exhibits include uniforms, weapons, badges, medals, photos and a model of the Pontefract Barracks.

The badge of the KOYLI is unique amongst English light infantry regiments as the horn is of the ‘French’ type (with a twist). The origins of this are obscure. It appears to have been adopted after Waterloo, however before this the 105th had an ‘English’ style Bugle horn with a loop. In its centre is the White Rose of York, linking to the regiment’s home in Yorkshire. Unusual amongst British Army regiments, the badge lacks a crown. It was also the smallest cap badge used in the British Army.