Success for Yorkshire Wolds brewery at digital independent beer award

The team at a Wold Newton based brewery are celebrating after winning two awards in the North East division of an industry wide beer competition.

Wold Top Brewery’s blonde beer, Wold Gold, and the brewery’s first lager, Landmark both won awards at the first SIBA Regional Digital Beer Awards 2020.

Wold Gold, 4.8% ABV was awarded a gold award in the Premium Bitters (4.5 to 6.4%) category and gluten free Landmark Lager, 4.2% ABV won silver in the Lagers and Pilsners section in its first competition since it was launched earlier this year.

Established in 1980, SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers was created to represent the interests of the growing number of independent breweries in Britain. The awards look to find the very best beers from throughout the UK and are judged by fellow brewers and industry experts, making these the “Brewers’ Choice” awards in the UK.

Wold Top’s Brewery Manager, Alex Balchin said: “Our team are committed to brewing great beers, so it’s a credit to them to receive awards from brewers and industry experts.

“Awards like these help to enhance our reputation as a leading independent brewery and to encourage people to support local businesses and we’re grateful to SIBA for helping to facilitate this.”

Founded in 2003 by arable farmers Tom and Gill Mellor, Wold Top have been awarded a number of industry accolades and continue to use their own homegrown barley to create their award-winning range, using traditional methods and recipes. 

Both beers are available in cask and kegs in pubs and in bottles from independent retailers throughout the region.  For more information and to buy online visit