Yorkshire coast brewery collaborates with Scarborough seaweed farmers for tasting event 

The team at an East Yorkshire brewery are set to host a unique tasting event in conjunction with a North Sea kelp grower.

Representatives from Wold Newton based Wold Top Brewery will be onboard the Southern Star, home to the SeaGrown Centre, on Wednesday 8th November to talk about the unique beers they produce using kelp harvested by the SeaGrown team.

Wold Top’s Jo Ward and Michelle Savage will talk about the beers they’re brewing from Yorkshire seaweed, whilst members of the SeaGrown will share information about their unique large-scale seaweed farm alongside a selection of snacks to accompany the beer-tasting.

Founded in 2018 by Wave Crookes and Laura Robinson, SeaGrown is Britain’s first large-scale offshore seaweed farm. The pioneering business a sustainable year-round crop, with an ever-expanding range of uses, from foods to agriculture and nutraceuticals to bioplastics.

Jo Ward said: “Since 2018, SeaGrown has been sustainably growing and harvesting seaweed right here on the Yorkshire Coast. This planet-friendly crop can be used for many wonderful things, including beer. In 2022, they invited us to brew a seaweed beer, Hold Fast, for them to serve in their café and restaurant and we’ve recently brewed a second beer, Down the Hatch. We’re looking forward to tasting these and other Wold Top beers alongside some delicious snacks on board the Southern Star as art of the event.”

Tickets for the event, which takes place on the boat that is moored in Scarborough Harbour, cost £20 and include a welcome pint of seaweed beer, snacks and beer tasters. For more information visit www.woldtopbrewery.co.uk