Monday, 28 July 2014

A fantastic team event is brewing!

Wye Valley Community Cup Poster
Calling all pubs, groups, local businesses - it's time to put your mind to it and get those running shoes into action! Get a team of 3 to 6 together and join us in the Wye Valley Brewery Community Cup at Herefordshire Running Festival on Sunday 21st September. 

This is a team event for all abilities as each team member can take their pick of 10k, half marathon or marathon distances.  The handicap systems means points are adjusted for Novice, Intermediate,  or Advanced Racers, male or female.  There are even extra points awarded for Fancy Dress!

The aim of Herefordshire Running Festival is to increase awarenss of mental health and encourage people to lead healiter lifestyles.  All proceeds will go to the local charity Herefordshire Mind.

We've got a shiny new 'Wye Valley Community Cup' to award to the winning community team AND prizes of vouchers to spend in our Brewery shop:
£100 voucher for the winning team
plus £75 voucher for 2nd, and £50 voucher for the 3rd placed team. 

Enter your team online now! 

Monday, 12 May 2014

Award winning beer!

Dorothy Goodbody's Golden Ale has been awarded Silver at the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) Wales and West Region Beer Competition, bottled bitter (up to 4.9% abv).

For the full list of winners visit their website

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Wye Valley Brewery announce their sponsorship of the Ludlow Shakespeare and Arts Festival 2014

This long running festival is set to be bigger and better than ever in 2014 with a fantastic line up of music, comedy, drama and children’s shows. The organisers were thrilled to announce the return of the Shakespeare Festival to the beautiful and historic setting of Ludlow Castle.

This year the festival kicks off with 11 performances of Shakespeare's As You Like It from 14th June followed by performances from a whole range of entertainers including music from Bellowhead, David Essex, Showaddywaddy and Les McKeown's legendary Bay City Rollers, Marty Wilde & the Wildcats,  comedy from Ken Dodd, Jim Davidson, Milton Jones, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin and Fascinating Aida, an evening with Ray Mears, Sooty for the younger fans and some of the country's finest Jazz and Blues musicians, including Ruby Turner, Jacqui Dankworth and Courtney Pine.

Wye Valley Brewery has launched a limited edition pump clip to celebrate its involvement with the festival. Dorothy Goodbody’s Festival Gold will replace Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale pump clip in participating pubs, and will give drinkers the chance to win tickets to the festival.

Chris Davis, Festival Director said "We are delighted to welcome the Wye Valley Brewery as partners of the Ludlow Shakespeare & Arts Festival this year.  What better way to enjoy the wonderful artists and entertainment than with a pint of the official festival beer - Dorothy Goodbody's Festival Gold. It is a very quaffable, crisp and zesty golden ale, perfect refreshment for our festival goers."

For further details of all the performances and to book, visit the Festival's website at

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Golden ales survey

We would love to know what you think about golden ales. Please complete this short survey, it will only take a minute of your time.

Click on the link below. Thank you! 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Local Art Exhibition

Good luck to the local artists who are exhibiting at the Lodon Valley Easter Art Exhibition this weekend.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Pub of the Season

The Green Dragon Inn, Bishops Frome has been voted pub of the season by Herefordshire CAMRA. Zoe and Adam had their award presented to them last night, well done both!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Have an HPA Pancake Day!

What tastes even better than drinking a lovely HPA with your pancakes this Shrove Tuesday?  How about HPA pancakes!  Forgo the milk altogether and replace with ale this year.  The result is very fluffy and moist and smells delicious!

125g Plain Flour
4 tablespoons of Caster Sugar
3/4 teaspoon of Baking Powder (optional)
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1 Egg, beaten
250ml Hereford Pale Ale
30g Butter, melted

Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.  Add the salt and sugar and stir well.  Add the beer, egg and melted butter and whisk lightly until mixed into a smooth batter.  

Pour enough mixture on the frying pan to coat.  Wait for the first side to cook and start lifting away from the pan with bubbles.  Take a deep breath, flip (!) and cook the second side.

Cook on a hot griddle as an American-style pancake/ Scotch drop-scone, or omit the baking powder altogether for more traditional flat pancake.
Great for Dairy-free pancakes - just replace the melted butter with a splash of vegetable oil.
Try with Butty Bach for a deeper flavour which would be great with savoury fillings.  You could omit the sugar for this too.