East Yorkshire business Wold Top Brewery has announced the launch of a new cask ale as it continues its 2018 Constellation Series of limited edition beer.
The Wold Newton brewery’s 4.0% ABV porter, Gemini, will be available in Yorkshire pubs during February.
A ‘rich, smooth and dark’ beer brewed with pale ale, crystal, dark crystal, chocolate, oats and wheat malts and Goldings and Fuggles hops, Gemini is described as a sumptuous beer full of complex malt flavours.
The oats add a depth on the palate, Brewery Manager Alex Balchin said, “We have a passion for creating new and different cask ales for pubs. We created the Constellation Series because we were inspired by the spectacular vistas of the night sky we can see from the brewery.
“Being situated in a rural location the sky on a clear night can mesmerising and awe inspiring. We really wanted to use some of the constellations that we can see at different times of the year and that hopefully people can literally raise a glass to!”
“Our first beer from the series, Orion’s Belt, was created to support the Tryanuary campaign to encourage people to try new beers and has been very well received.”
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 award-winning beers.
Last year, Wold Top’s Marmalade Porter was named the United Kingdom’s Best Porter at the World Beer Awards and their Scarborough Fair IPA was chosen by beer writer Roger Protz as one of his recommended top ten British Beer Styles in the Good Beer Guide 2018.