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16th April 2021

Yorkshire brewery brews bespoke beer for Michelin starred pub

James Mackenzie with InnSpire (Credit: Chris Manson Visuals James Mackenzie)

The team at an East Yorkshire brewery has brewed a bespoke ale for East Yorkshire’s first and only Michelin starred pub.

Wold Top has partnered with James and Kate Mackenzie the Pipe and Glass near Beverley to brew a pale ale called ‘InnSpire’, 4.2%.

Of the collaboration, Wold Top director, Kate Balchin said: “No strangers to fine ingredients, James and Kate worked closely with our brew team to develop an intriguing IPA with notes of citrus and floral aromas that give way to a gentle bitterness.

“We love creating bespoke beer for clients and this project was particularly enjoyable as James and Kate are so passionate about provenance.”

Taking inspiration for its name from the magnificent landmark of the 200ft spire of St Mary’s Church in South Dalton, InnSpire will be available for customers to enjoy at the Pipe and Glass when the pub reopens for al fresco dining on Thursday 22nd April.

“Having served Wold Top at the Pipe and Glass over the past 15 years, we knew the quality of their beers and their team immediately understood what we were hoping to create – a proper Yorkshire beer. And I’m thrilled to be able to say that InnSpire is brewed using malts grown on the Yorkshire Wolds that surround us,” says Mackenzie.

“We’ve created this beer with our customers in mind. It’s the perfect, refreshing pint to enjoy sitting at our picnic benches on a sunny day, but it also works fantastically alongside a Michelin-starred meal in the restaurant.”

Wold Top use home grown barley and water from the farm’s borehole to produce a range of cask, keg and bottled beers that are available throughout nationwide. They also contract brew and bottle for other breweries through sister company, Agricola.

The Mackenzies have been at the helm of the Pipe and Glass in South Dalton for 15 years and have held a Michelin star since 2010.


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