Wold Top embarking on Italian adventure

Nicola Simion and Nicola Coppe with Wold Top Brewerys Alex Balchin.
Nicola Simion and Nicola Coppe with Wold Top Brewerys Alex Balchin.

Italian beer lovers will soon be sampling a taste of the Yorkshire Wolds thanks to a new beer created from a partnership between craft breweries from the Wolds and northern Italy.

Managers at Hunmanby-based Wold Top Brewery and Birrificio Bionoc Brewery from Mezzano, a commune at the foot of the Dolomites, have worked together on a collaboration brew which is the first of its kind for the East Yorkshire company.

Alex Balchin, Wold Top Brewery’s brewing and bottling manager and his wife Kate, the business export manager, welcomed Nicola Simion and his Birrificio Bionoc brewing partner Nicola Coppe, to the top of the Wolds site.

Alex said: “Italy now accounts for about 76% of Wold Top Brewery’s exports

“That’s Easy makes an excellent first collaboration beer for Wold Top and it all came about because our Italian importer Cuzziol SPA, located in Santa Lucia di Piave in the province of Treviso, recommended we get together to work with their local craft brewery.”

“It was a pleasure to work with Nicola and his colleague as it’s clear they share the same ethos as us.”