East Yorkshire micro brewery Wold Top Brewery has reported an unprecedented growth in export sales last year.
In 2012, export sales accounted for almost 15% of the Wold Newton brewery’s sales with its award winning ales being shipped to Italy, Ireland, Sweden, Canada and Norway.
As she prepared to travel to Milan for a supplier meeting, Export Manager Kate Mellor said; “We dispatched almost 100,000 bottles of beer overseas last year. Italy is our best customer and takes the complete range of bottled beer plus casks of Wold Top Bitter, Wold Gold and our limited edition beers, whilst the bestsellers in Norway, Sweden and Canada are Wold Top Against the Grain and Scarborough Fair IPA.”
The reason for the sudden boom in exports is attributed to the growing demand for English beers and in particular, beer from small, family owned breweries with local or regional provenance.
Closer to home, the range of Wold Top Brewery beers are available from farm shops, farmers markets, off licences and independent retailers throughout Yorkshire whilst Wold Gold is also available from Sainsburys, Waitrose, Asda and Booths.