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14th May 2013

Wold Top Brewery’s nature inspired beer for Chelsea Flower Show

Yorkshire coast microbrewery Wold Top Brewery is preparing for its sponsorship of a Chelsea Flower Show garden next week (21-25 May) by brewing a nature inspired beer.

‘As Nature Intended’ ale is named after the show garden that is being created by award winning Yorkshire garden designer, Jamie Dunstan for Stockton Drilling.

‘As Nature Intended’ (4.8% ABV.) is a barley coloured beer that takes its cues from nature and is a soft, easy drinking beer with a fruity flavour and a hint of spice. It is brewed on the farm using Yorkshire Wolds grown barley, Goldings and Styrian Goldings hops and pure, chalk filtered water. According to the tasting notes, it is “Best served chilled and enjoyed outdoors.”

The show garden is a holistic appreciation of how nature influences art, medicine and food production through sculpture and hard and soft landscaping that includes the use of barley, thought to be a first at Chelsea.

In addition to the barley, “As Nature Intended” features natural stone provided by Burlington Stone, yew and willow sculptures by highly acclaimed Yorkshire sculptor Emma Stothard and a sympathetic planting scheme.

The centenary RHS Chelsea Flower Show is from 21-25 May and Gill Mellor will be on hand throughout the show to talk to visitors about the barley and the micro-brewery that is based on the family’s farm on the Yorkshire Wolds. The ‘As Nature Intended’ garden will be located on Main Avenue.


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Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Wold Top Brewery, please visit

  2. Wold Top Brewery was founded in 2003 out of a need to diversify from farming. For more information about the brewery, please visit . In 2003 production was 100 gallons per week with no paid staff and in 2013, production is up to 3125 gallons with a paid staff of 14.

  3. The brewery’s unique selling points include home grown barley and the farm’s own source of chalk filtered water.

  4. Wold Top Brewery’s cask and bottled ales can be found in pubs and off licences throughout Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Please call the brewery on 01723 892222 for an up-to-date list.

  5. The range includes Wold Top Beer, Wold Gold blonde beer, Headland Red, Anglers Reward, Scarborough Fair IPA and Wold Top Against the Grain gluten free beer.

  6. Jamie Dunstan has been awarded two gold medals at RHS Tatton Park (2005 and 2006), one gold medal at RHS Chelsea (2011) and two silver medals at RHS Chelsea (2009 and 2010). He has featured as a garden design expert in live Radio sessions, articles in local gardening publications and in a TV series ‘A Garden for all seasons’ broadcast on Living TV. For more information, please visit

  7. Jamie has established an enviable reputation for his dynamic designs, extensive knowledge and refreshing approach to horticulture attracting clients from throughout the UK.

  8. Stockton Drilling ( is a Horizontal directional drilling and pipeline construction company who is working with Jamie for the second time to create another award winning Chelsea garden.

  9. Emma Stothard ( is an award winning Sculptor from North Yorkshire

  10. 2013 marks the centenary of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show ( and many of the show gardens are promoting a greener, brighter future by highlighting sustainable living, ways to preserve Britain’s horticultural heritage and the protection of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.