Brewery’s countdown to Christmas with new gifts

Specially-created Christmas gifts for beer enthusiasts are now on sale from a Yorkshire Coast microbrewery.

Shepherd’s Watch, produced by Wold Newton-based Wold Top Brewery, will be available in a special edition 750ml bottle, along with a branded hat and t-shirt to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.

The award-winning brewery’s winter ale, made from roasted barley, pale chocolate malt and a hop combination of Progress, Styrian Goldings and Cascade, retains a ‘perfectly balanced’ bitterness with a soft spicy, yet fruity edge.

Export Manager Kate Balchin said: “These presents are something a bit different from a standard beer gift. They are designed to be fun and practical, the beanie should come in handy for keeping warm in winter and the larger bottles are great for ale fans.

“Shepherd’s Watch has a nice, underlying malty tone and a fruitiness which makes it a popular Christmas beer, ideal with fruit cake and mince pies!”

Wold Top Brewery ‘Perfectly Balanced’ T-shirts are on sale at £11.50 each, 750ml bottles of Shepherd’s Watch are priced at £5 and the Wold Top Brewery Beanie Hat is on sale at £9. The Beanie and 750 ml Bottle are available together for £13.50 and the T-shirt and 750ml bottle pair are priced at £15.

The gifts are on sale direct from the brewery and at events including the Farmer’s Cart Tasting Event, York on December 12 and the Driffield Farmers’ Market on December 22.

Shepherd’s Watch is available online, in pubs and at retailers from October to February only.