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Top beer writer singles out beer from Yorkshire Wolds brewery as best IPA

Top beer writer singles out beer from Yorkshire Wolds brewery as best IPA


Esteemed beer writer Roger Protz has hand-picked a beer produced at an EastYorkshire brewery to feature in one of his top ten lists as published in the Good Beer Guide 2018.


Wold Newton based Wold Top Brewery's Scarborough Fair IPA took the title for best IPA in the expert's list of the best examples of British beer styles.


With an ABV of 6 per cent, Protz said that Scarborough Fair IPA had the ‘strength of a Victorian original' and applauded the ‘refreshing' beer for its ‘big punch of hops balancing lightly toasted malt from barley grown on the brewer's farm'.


He added that, as a gluten-free beer, it lacks nothing in taste and aroma.


Protz was writing in the Good Beer Guide, described as the ‘beer lovers' bible', which was published on September 14 and is now in its 45th edition.


Released annually, the independent guide is revised and updated to list the best cask ale outlets in the UK.


Kate Balchin, Wold Top Brewery export and accounts manager, said: "We are very proud that our Scarborough Fair IPA has been chosen by one of the most knowledgeable beer writers in the country to feature in the Good Beer Guide.


"We're passionate about producing excellent tasting beers from the best of the farm's resources and we're delighted that Roger has singled Scarborough Fair IPA from the hundreds of beers of a similar style.


The Good Beer Guide 2018 retails at £15.99 and can be purchased online


Founded in 2003, Wold Top Brewery brews award winning real ale from home and Wolds grown malting barley, hops and chalk-filtered water from the farm's own borehole.




Photo:Kate Balchin with the 2018 guide Kate Balchin


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Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Wold Top Brewery, please You can also find Wold Top Brewery onFacebook,TwitterandInstagram, and you can keep up to date with the brewery's latest newshere.

  2. Wold Top Brewery was born in 2003 when the Mellor family diversified from farming into beer brewing using the malting barley they produce and the farm's own supply of water.

  3. Twenty-one varieties of beer make up Wold Top Brewery's award-winning range including Wold Top Beer, Headland Red, Anglers Reward and Wold Top Against the Grain gluten-free beer. More information on the range of bottled beers can be found

  4. Scarbrough Fair IPAwas listed in the Independent's 10 best gluten-free beers in January 2017 and won a Silver Medal in the Drinks Business Global Beer Masters 2016. It also won a Bronze Medal in the small pack (bottle) competition at the SIBA North East Beer competition 2016 as well as a Bronze Medal in the British styles IPA category at the International Beer Challenge (IBC) 2016.

  5. For more information about the Good Beer Guide 2018, please