The brewery, based on the Wolds above Hunmanby, are well-known for their glorious beers, but it was their first-ever lager, Landmark, that got the ball rolling with a bronze award. Two other Wold Top products were also awarded bronze medals, their Scarborough Fair IPA and Swell, a barrel aged beer produced in conjunction with their sister company the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery.
It got even better for Wold Top when Swell was also awarded a gold star at the Great Taste Awards, along with the multi-award-winning blonde beer, Wold Gold. Brewery manager, Alex Balchin, said: “It’s always a great achievement to win awards in brewing competitions that are judged by our industry peers, but even more rewarding to see new beers Landmark Lager and Swell achieving success on a worldwide platform in their first industry-wide competition.”
The World Beer Awards are held annually to celebrate the ‘World’s Best Beers’ in both taste and design. The Great Taste Awards that are dubbed the Oscars of the food and drink world. In the Great Taste Awards 2020, 12,777 products were judged by 144 of the most discerning palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, buyers, retailers and producers, as well as food writers and journalists.