Wold Top is on top of the World Beer Awards!

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 30 Aug 2017

AN EAST Yorkshire brewery has landed an international prize, with one of its real ales securing one of top industry awards.

Wold Top Brewery, based in Wold Newton, has seen its Marmalade Porter take the accolade for the UK’s best Porter as the World Beer Awards announced country winners following a day of judging in London. 

A panel of renowned international experts decided the best beers in each of the 72 styles of the beer awards which saw more than 1,900 beers entered from 36 countries. All of the entries were blind-tasted and scored over two rounds.

Marmalade Porter, with an ABV of 5 per cent, is described as a complex and rich dark brew with a sweet malty base.

Brewery manager Alex Balchin said: “It’s wonderful to see our Yorkshire beer achieving success on such a large international platform. Being named the UK’s best porter in the World Beer Awards is really special.”

The final round of judging will determine the world’s best beers and will be held in London on September 21, when 100 international brewers, industry experts and journalists will taste and vote on the World’s Best Beers 2017 across eight categories.

Within a week of the World Beer Awards, the brewery’s blonde beer, Wold Gold also won a gold award in the cask premium bitters and pale ales category of the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) North East Independent Beer Awards.

Mr Balchin said: “These latest accolades help to project our brewing expertise nationwide and is a real credit to our hard working and committed team. To win two such prestigious awards in such close succession is just amazing.”

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