Yorkshire Wolds brewery’s COP26 inspired fundraising beer

An East Yorkshire brewery have created a bespoke beer in collaboration with planet-saving beer brand TOAST in an effort to raise awareness of climate issues.

Wold Newton based Wold Top Brewery’s ‘Barm’ beer is one of 26 ales that has been created using surplus bread for the limited-edition Companion Series that will raise a minimum of £65,000 for conservation and regenerative agriculture projects.

The beers, that have been boxed, along with snacks, treats and a branded glass, cost £89.95 and are available online from www.toasteale.com, with £26 from the sale of each box going to conserving and restoring nature via the charities Rainforest Trust UK and Soil Heroes.

Wold Top Director, Alex Balchin said:  “As one of Toast’s early brewing partners, we were proud to be invited to collaborate on this initiative. As a brewery that prioritises sustainability and the environment, working alongside Toast and other like-minded brewers to raise awareness of climate issues is really important and we hope this project captures the imagination and attention of those attending COP26.” 

Funded in 2003, Wold Top is located on the Mellor family farm at Hunmanby Grange. The team use home grown barley and water from the farm’s borehole to produce a range of award-winning cask, keg and bottled beers that are available throughout Yorkshire and nationwide.

Barm is a 4.4% vol dry hopped lager with notes of apricots, honey and spices. Brewed using 100% British ingredients, it includes barley grown on the Wold Top farm, as well as surplus bread. The 330ml bottles cost £1.80 and are available to buy online at woldtopbrewery.co.uk

Wold Top, along with a number of other breweries involved in the project have also signed an open letter calling on world leaders to work together to combat the climate and nature emergency.

 For more information about Wold Top Brewery an to buy their award winning range online visit www.woldtopbrewery.co.uk  More information about Toast Ale can be found on their website www.toastale.com