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It's harvest-time!

Posted by Kate Balchin on

It's harvest-time!

July and August for us here at Wold Top mean harvest and currently, that entails checking the crops daily to see how they are ripening and constantly monitoring the weather forecast!  Our winter barley is already harvested - one of the earliest harvest starts we’ve had - thanks to the mid-July heatwave!  The wheat and spring barley will be next, so watch this space!  For the barley harvest, (both spring and winter), what we are looking for are ears of corn with lots of tightly packed grains. These should be firm to the touch but not so dry and hard...

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It's our 20 year anniversary next year!

Posted by Kate Balchin on

It's our 20 year anniversary next year!

Next year will see us celebrate 20 years of Wold Top, which is a pretty big milestone! Aside from the celebration planning, which is currently ongoing, we thought it might be nice for those who have only recently come on board to the Wold Top family to find out a bit more about us. Wold Top was founded in 2003 as a farm diversification project. Tom and Gill Mellor had been farming at Hunmanby Grange (the farm where the brewery is based) since the early eighties (taking over from Tom’s parents) but unfortunately, farming at that time was not a...

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We're excited to launch the first Wold Top Recipe Book

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We're excited to launch the first Wold Top Recipe Book

The team here at Hunmanby Grange have collaborated with local chefs, colleagues and friends to develop the first Wold Top Recipe Book. The book features 16 beer-inspired recipes including Marmalade Porter and Black Onion Seed Bread, Scarborough Fair IPA Cured Mackerel and Hello Velo Beer and Malt Doughnuts to raise money for Westway Open Arms. Of the launch, our director, Kate Balchin said: “We’ve been talking about printing a Wold Top Recipe Book to promote beer as an ingredient and highlight the amazing chefs we have in this area for years, but we had never got round to it. It took a...

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Scarborough Fair IPA wins a silver medal at the Free From Food Awards

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Scarborough Fair IPA wins a silver medal at the Free From Food Awards

The team here are celebrating after winning a silver medal at the 15th annual Free From Food Awards. Scarborough Fair IPA was one of just two silver medal winners in the Gluten-Free category of the awards that attracted over 500 entries in a range of classes.  Judges described our English style triple hopped IPA as: ‘A lovely, light-coloured IPA that’s well balanced and delivers throughout. It has a gentle, green and piney hop aroma, and a soft, lingering bitterness.”Our Marmalade Porter was also a finalist in the same category. Director, Kate Balchin said: “We have extended our range of free from gluten and...

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New barrel-aged lager

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New barrel-aged lager

We've teamed up with our sister company, Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery to launch a third barrel-aged beer. Together, we have created Crest, a limited-edition lager that has been matured for over a year in casks that had previously contained Filey Bay Flagship whisky from Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky distillery. Of the launch, Brewery Manager, Alex Balchin said: “The lightness of Landmark lager, with its notes of honey and fresh herbs, takes the smooth and creamy vanilla notes from the Filey Bay Flagship casks to create a delicious, fresh tasting beer with aromas of green apples and a gentle, warming...

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