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17th October 2017

Yorkshire Wolds brewery to brew another special beer for the Poppy Appeal

An East Yorkshire brewery is marking a partnership with the North and East Yorkshire Poppy Appeal by producing a limited edition cask beer for the second year running.


Wold Top Brewery’s light beer, Remember, 4.2% ABV, will be available at selected pubs in North and East Yorkshire from late October until the 13th November and includes the two week period known as Remembrancetide.


For each cask of beer sold, the Wold Newton based brewery will donate £10 to the Poppy Appeal. It is hoped that this figure will be supplemented by collecting tins in the pubs serving Remember.


The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign and is held annually in November. During this month, events are organised throughout the UK to remember the fallen servicemen and women killed in conflict.


Money raised from the appeal supports the work that the Royal British Legion does to help the Armed Forces community.


Wold Top Brewery’s accounts and export manager, Kate Balchin hopes the crisp, golden beer with hints of fruit and spice, will be as popular as it was in 2016.


“We would like to encourage as many people to join us in enjoying a great beer that will benefit the Poppy Appeal during Remembrancetide.”


Remembrance Sunday falls on 12 November and during this year’s Poppy Appeal, the Royal British Legion will mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele that took place between July and November 1917 and saw 550,000 Allied and German troops killed, wounded or lost.


Paul Collingridge, Corporate Fundraiser for North and East Yorkshire, said: “We’d like to thank Wold Top Brewery for supporting and raising awareness of the Poppy Appeal once again.


“We hope to build on last year’s fantastic total of £700 and raise a record amount so that we can continue to support all generations of the Armed Forces and their families.”


Third and fourth generation farm based Wold Top Brewery brews traditional real ale from home and Wolds grown malting barley, hops and chalk-filtered water from the farm’s own borehole.



Photo: L – R Brewery Manager Alex Balchin serves Paul Collingridge a pint of Remember Alex Balchin and Paul Collingridge

For more information or to arrange an interview with Kate Balchin, please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


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Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Wold Top Brewery, please
  2. You can also find Wold Top Brewery onFacebookTwitter and Instagram, and you can keep up to date with the brewery’s latest news here.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Please call the brewery on 01723 892222for an up-to-date list of retailers.
  6. For more information aboutThe Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal, please visit
  7. For more information aboutThe Royal British Legion North and East Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Poppy Appeal, please visit and seeFacebook and Twitter.