The team at a Wold Newton based brewery is celebrating after winning two prestigious awards for its continental style blonde beer.
Wold Gold, 4.8 per cent ABV, was awarded both Best in Show (by Country) and a silver medal at the London Beer Competition recently.
Judged by industry professionals including Ros Shiel, Secretary of the British Guild of Beer Writers; Mitch Adams, Beer & Spirits Buyer, Borough Wines, London and Anna Aitken, Buyer and Beer Sommelier at Flavourly.com, the competition recognises top quality beer, that offer both the trade and the consumer great value for money and stands out on the shelf or on the bar.
According to CEO Sid Patel of event organiser Beverage Trade Network: “At all the other major competitions, beers are judged solely on the quality of what’s in the bottle. We wanted to take a different approach, by asking our judges to look at beers the way beer drinkers do, adding appearance and value for money into the mix.”
Beers were judged on the basis of three primary criteria – quality, value and packaging – and then scored on a 100-point scale. Beers that scored 90+ points were awarded Gold medals, while beers that scored 76 to 89 points were awarded Silver medals.
Wold Top’s Brewery manager Alex Balchin said: “We’re delighted that a beer that was first brewed 14 years ago has withstood the test of time to win two awards at this new global beer competition.”
Wold Gold is brewed using Yorkshire Wolds grown barley, Wheat and Cara malt hopped with Goldings and Styrian hops that impart a fruity flavour with a hint of spice. It is available from independent retailers and selected multiple retailers nationwide.
The London Beer Competition is organised by the Beverage Trade Network, the US drinks events, services, business and publishing group dedicated to helping drinks producers and brand owners get closer to the buyers, distributors and retailers that can bring their products to market.