Yorkshire Wolds brewery produces COP26 inspired fundraising beer

The team at a Yorkshire brewery has created a beer to raise awareness of the threat to humanity caused by climate change.

Wold Newton based Wold Top Brewery’s ‘Barm’ beer is one of 26 ales that have 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 beer has been created in collaboration with the beer brand, Toast.

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

Wold Top director, Alex Balchin, inset, said: “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.”

Wold Top director, Alex Balchin, said: “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.”

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is being held in Glasgow this week.

The brewery has also signed an open letter calling on world leaders to work together to combat the climate emergency.

Wold Top was founded in 2003 and is located on the Mellor family farm at Hunmanby Grange.

The team uses 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.