Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
4:44 PM 3rd November 2021

Yorkshire Wolds Brewery's COP26 Inspired Fundraising Beer

Alex Balchin
Alex Balchin
The team at a Yorkshire Wolds brewery has brewed a bespoke beer in collaboration with planet-saving beer brand, TOAST to raise awareness of climate issues.

Wold Newton based Wold Top Brewery's ‘Barm' beer is one of 26 ales that has been brewed using surplus bread for the limited-edition Companion Series that will raise a minimum of £65,000 for conservation and regenerative agriculture projects.

The beers, that have been boxed, along with snacks, treats and a branded glass, cost £89.95 and are available online from £26 from the sale of each box will go to conserving and restoring nature via Rainforest Trust UK and Soil Heroes.

"As one of Toast's early brewing partners, we were proud to be invited to collaborate on this initiative. As a brewery that prioritises sustainability and the environment, working alongside Toast and other like-minded brewers to raise awareness of climate issues is really important and we hope this project captures the imagination and attention of those attending COP26," said Wold Top Director, Alex Balchin.

Barm, 4.4% vol, is a dry hopped lager with notes of apricots, honey and spices. It is brewed using 100% British ingredients, including barley grown on the Wold Top farm, as well as surplus bread. The 330ml bottles cost £1.80 and are available to buy online at

The breweries have also signed an open letter calling on world leaders to work together to combat the climate and nature emergency.

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