Wednesday, 27 January 2010

HPA launch party!

To celebrate the launch of HPA in bottle, we threw a launch party on Monday night at The Barrels in Hereford. We were joined by Pete Brown, Beer Writer of the Year at the prestigious British Guild of Beer Writers Annual Awards 2009, who thinks it's a really great beer (he even named HPA his favourite beer of 2009!). We welcomed staff, customers and suppliers along and everyone was able to have a taste of our newest bottled beer.

The photo shows Pete Brown (right) and Peter Amor (Chairman of Wye Valley Brewery).

Monday, 11 January 2010

HPA to kick off 25th anniversary celebrations

2010 will be the 25th year of brewing for Stoke Lacy based Wye Valley Brewery, and they plan to celebrate by brewing even more excellent beer.

Wye Valley Brewery has come a long way since Peter Amor started brewing in 1985 in the old stable block at The Barrels, Hereford. Since then the brewery has moved to Stoke Lacy, increased its tied estate and invested in a state of the art bottling facility.

Wye Valley Brewery will start its 25th year on a high, with the launch of its popular cask beer HPA, in bottled format. Numerous other events are planned including the release of a special Limited Edition bottled beer in March and a race night at Hereford Racecourse in August where customers and staff will celebrate the brewery’s 25th anniversary in style with real music and real ale! Also, the brewery’s Herefordshire barley project will be realised and the first all Herefordshire beer will be produced, using local hops and local barley.

Fundraising throughout the year will benefit the brewery’s selected charity for 2010, Riding for the Disabled.

Said Peter Amor, Chairman and founder of Wye Valley Brewery, ‘It is obviously very gratifying to have come this far. It really is a collective achievement and our success is down to the dedication of the whole team at the brewery.’