The Scarborough News
An InnSpired collaboration ...
Michelin-starred Yorkshire chef James Mackenzie, who grew up in Filey, has collaborated with award-winning Hunmanby brewery Wold Top to create a new real ale. James and his wife Kate have been at the helm of the Pipe and Glass in South Dalton, near Beverley, for 15 years, and have held East Yorkshire’s first and only Michelin star since 2010.
They have worked closely with the team at Wold Top to create InnSpire, an IPA with notes of citrus and floral aromas, that give way to a gentle bitterness.
James said: “Throughout my menus at the Pipe and Glass, there is a real focus on provenance of our produce and we’ve approached the development of this beer with the same philosophy.
“Having served Wold Top at the Pipe and Glass over the past 15 years, we knew the quality of their beers and their team immediately understood what we were hoping to create – a proper Yorkshire beer. And I’m thrilled to be able to say that InnSpire is brewed using malts grown on the Yorkshire Wolds that surround us.”
Kate Balchin, Director at Wold Top, said “We’re really excited and honoured to have worked with James, Kate and the team at the Pipe and Glass to create their new bespoke house beer. We love working with people who are as passionate about our local area as we are and hope that the beer will be enjoyed by all who come to visit and sample James’ fabulous menu.”
InnSpire is the most recent addition to the range of drinks from the Pipe and Glass, including Pipe and Glass gin, developed with the Hooting Owl distillery, takes inspiration for its name from the magnificent landmark of the 200ft spire of St Mary’s church in South Dalton.