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Wold Top Flora and Fauna

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Wold Top Flora and Fauna

We’re in a fortunate position here at Wold Top to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and nature, and it’s something we strive to maintain and help if we can. From a floral perspective, we’re lucky to benefit from a large variety of wildflowers and plants, from daisies and dandelions to clover and cowslips and lots more besides. We’re also very proud of our wild orchids, which appear in May time, and sit, like little purple towers amongst the buttercups and grasses on our chalk grassland bank. Alongside the smaller insects and animals we also have the more elusive and harder...

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We’ve joined forces with Spirit of Yorkshire to create a unique beer and whisky

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We’ve joined forces with Spirit of Yorkshire to create a unique beer and whisky

We’re excited to announce the dual launch of Filey Bay IPA Finish Batch #2 and Barrel Wave 2023. Matured first in ex-Bourbon casks and then finished in second-generation IPA casks, Filey Bay IPA Finish Batch #2 is fruity and biscuity with notes of green apple, pear drops and lemon cake combined with a slightly hoppy flavour profile that makes for a distinctive single malt.  Barrel Wave 2023 spent over a year in casks that latterly held Filey Bay whisky, extracting the creamy, vanilla notes from the wood whilst leaving hops and apple notes behind. Within hours of the beer being disgorged, the casks...

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Scarborough Fair IPA won a country award at the World Beer Awards

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Scarborough Fair IPA won a country award at the World Beer Awards

We're delighted to share the news that Scarborough Fair IPA took the accolade for the United Kingdom’s best English Style IPA at the 16th annual World Beer Awards following judging in London recently. A panel of renowned international judges blind-tasted and scored the beers over two rounds to decide the best beers in each style. Scarborough Fair IPA, 6.0% ABV, is a strong, triple-hopped beer with a pale, Wold-grown malt base. This gluten-free beer also won a silver medal in the 2022 Free From Food Awards. Brewery manager Alex Balchin said: “It’s wonderful to see our Yorkshire beer achieving success on...

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Harvest 2023

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Harvest 2023

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! It’s been one of the wettest Julys we’ve seen (as we’re sure you’ve experienced too!) so we managed to get our winter barley harvested between showers last weekend but the wheat is still waiting and the spring barley fields are a way off being ready yet. For the barley harvest, (both spring and winter), what we are looking for are ears of corn with lots of tightly packed grains....

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Our beer festival has been shortlisted in the Yorkshire Post Rural Awards

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Our beer festival has been shortlisted in the Yorkshire Post Rural Awards

We're happy to share the news that the Big Sky Beer Festival has been shortlisted in the Rural Event of the Year category in the seventh Yorkshire Post Rural Awards.  “The tours and events side of our business is going from strength to strength so we’re very pleased that our beer festival has been shortlisted for this prestigious award,” said brewery director, Kate Balchin. We face competition from Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show, The Barn That Rocks and Rudolph’s Run. We will learn whether we have been successful at an awards ceremony at The Pavilions in Harrogate on Thursday, 28th September. Wish us luck! 

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