Yorkshire Wolds businesses combine to create unique beer - it's gluten free and suitable for vegans

The teams at Wold Top Brewery and sister company, Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery have launched Crest, a limited-edition lager that has been matured for more than a year in casks that had previously contained Filey Bay Flagship whisky from Yorkshire's first single malt whisky distillery.

By Sue Wilkinson
Sunday, 1st May 2022, 10:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, 8:53 am
Alex Balchin with Crest barrel-aged lage

Wold Top's Brewery manager Alex Balchin said: "The lightness of Landmark lager, with its notes of honey and fresh herbs, takes the smooth and creamy vanilla notes from the Filey Bay Flagship casks to create a delicious, fresh-tasting beer with aromas of green apples and a gentle, warming flavour.

"At 7.9% abv, this is a very easy drinking barrel aged beer, ideal for late summer evenings enjoyed with friends round the fire pit."

Crest is gluten free and suitable for vegans. Stocks are limited to 6,000 330ml bottles that are available online at woldtopbrewery.co.uk, from the shop at Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery and independent retailers whilst stocks last.

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Wold Top Brewery was founded by in 2003 and is located on the Mellor family farm at Hunmanby Grange near Filey. The team uses homegrown barley and water from the farm's borehole to produce a range of award-winning cask, keg and bottled beers that are available nationwide.

Home of Filey Bay single malt whisky, Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery is a collaboration between farmer and brewer, Tom Mellor from Wold Top Brewery and business partner, David Thompson. Yorkshire's first single malt whisky distillery is a true field to bottle setup, using barley grown on, and water sourced from, the Wold Top farm at Hunmanby Grange.