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27th August 2021

East Yorkshire brewery’s world class beer

Alex Balchin with the world class beers

The team at a Wold Newton based brewery is celebrating after winning three awards at the World Beer Awards, including a prestigious ‘Country Award’.

Wold Top Brewery’s session IPA, Benchmark was awarded the UK winner, new low alcohol beer, Intuition won a silver award and barrel aged beer, Barrel Wave was awarded bronze at the annual worldwide competition.

Benchmark (4.2% abv) won its award in the IPA category, Intuition (<0.5% abv) in the low/no alcohol category and Barrel Wave ( 9.1% abv) in the flavoured category. Barrel Wave is the second barrel-aged beer brewed in conjunction with sister company, Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery.
Brewery Manager, Alex Balchin said: “It’s always a great achievement to win awards in brewing competitions that are judged by our industry peers, but even more rewarding to see new beers achieving success on a worldwide platform in their first industry wide competition.”

The World Beer Awards are held annually to celebrate the ‘World’s Best Beers’ in both taste and design.


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Press release from Wold Top Brewery

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