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Yorkshire Wolds brewery wins Great Taste Awards for two of its beers

Yorkshire Wolds brewery wins Great Taste Awards for two of its beers


The team at aWold Newton based brewery is celebrating after two of its beers won stars at the Guild of Fine Food's Great Taste Awards.


Wold Top Brewery's Marmalade Porter has added a prestigious two star award to the host of commendations that it has received this year, including success in the World Gluten Free Beer Awards and a bronze award in the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) regional Independent Keg Beer Awards.


The judges' feedback on Marmalade Porter was: "This delivers its promised aromas on the nose and they follow through pleasingly on the palate. The malty base is definitely there and overall the flavour is well balanced and rounded. A really good porter."


In addition, Wold Top Bitter, the brewery's first and flagship beer that was first brewed 15 years ago, was awarded one star. The judges remarked: "There is good malt character, almost hinting at caramel, but it is well balanced with the bitterness on the finish. There is a refreshing mouth feel and that freshness stays right through."


Brewery manager Alex Balchin said: "It's fantastic news that Marmalade Porter has won yet another award and good to see that Wold Top Bitter is considered as good now as it was when we first started brewing it


"It's a great result for the hard working team at the brewery."


Marmalade Porter, 5% ABV, is arich, dark porter with a sweet malty base and overtones of bitter orange and hints of coffee and chocolate whilst Wold Top Bitter, 3.7% ABV,is an amber coloured, crisp, clean session bitter. Home grown barley malt and Northdown hops give it a full flavour and a long hoppy finish.


The brewery was founded by in 2003 and is located on the Mellor family farm at Hunmanby Grange. The team at Wold Top brew 26,000 litres of beer a week in a bespoke brew plant and use home grown barley and water from the farm's borehole to create a wide range of beers.




Photo:Alex and Kate Balchin Alex and Kate Balchin from Wold Top Brewery


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Notes to editors

1.For more information about Wold Top Brewery, please 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. For more information about the Great Taste Awards, please visit