Humber Bridge Farmers’ Market trader scoops top title at the World Beer Awards

matthew hodgson
matthew hodgson

One of the Humber Bridge Farmers’ Market’s regular traders, Great Newsome Brewery, has received a prestigious award for one of its products at the World Beer Awards.

The Holderness-based brewery has walked away with Gold for its dark amber best bitter, Frothingham Best, beating off strong competition from all over the world to be crowned “World’s Best Bitter (upto 5 per cent ABV)”.

Matthew Hodgson, director of Great Newsome Brewery, is delighted with the win.

He said: “It is the first time we have entered any beer into a competition of this magnitude and to think a small brewery in the depths of East Yorkshire can beat off competition from all over the world is unbelievable.

“The brewery has been very busy and it is again a great pat on the back for the whole team and something that we can all be very proud of. We have begun this year to export beer with an official importer established in Italy, so this recognition can do no harm and hopefully should help give us the edge when speaking to potential customers from elsewhere in the world.”

Great Newsome Brewery - which uses old local dialect and points of interest to name its beers, like Sleck Dust, Pricky Back Otchan and Frothingham Best - is based on a working farm near Patrington and celebrated its sixth birthday back in April. It now supplies its award-winning cask and bottles beers throughout the UK.

The team from the brewery will be at the next Humber Bridge Farmers’ Market this Sunday, which takes place at the bridge viewing area in Hessle, from 9am to 1pm.

The market is the largest event of its kind in the region, with over 5,000 visitors each month. Visitors can expect more than 100 stalls selling a selection of the best seasonal, regional produce, in addition to a dedicated section for arts and crafts.

Hannah Dowson, Manager at the Humber Bridge Farmers’ Market, said: “We are constantly striving to provide the very best local produce at the farmers’ market, so it’s fantastic to hear one of our regular traders has been recognised on the global stage for their products.

“It’s a great achievement for Great Newsome Brewery and we would like to offer our congratulations to the team. We are looking forward to seeing you at our next market this weekend!”

The Humber Bridge Farmers’ Market offers a huge selection of locally-produced food and drink. Additionally, there is a dedicated arts and crafts section of the market, with stalls selling a wide variety of crafts including woollen items, handmade soaps, candles and bags.

The market, which holds accreditation from FARMA, is held on the first Sunday of each month, and ample free parking is available on site.

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