Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Dorothy Goodbody's Imperial Stout to celebrate 25 years

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Herefordshire’s Wye Valley Brewery, Head Brewer Jimmy Swan has crafted a unique new beer: Dorothy Goodbody’s Imperial Stout.

This limited edition, bottle-conditioned Imperial Stout is brewed with Herefordshire’s finest hops and Herefordshire malted barley, making it a truly local beer!

Wye Valley Brewery’s ‘Herefordshire barley project’ was launched on 10th October 2008 when the classic barley variety ‘Maris Otter’ was planted at Upper Derndale Farm, in Canon Pyon. The barley was harvested on 25th July 2009, and malting followed at Warminster Maltings. The resulting ‘Dorothy Goodbody’s Imperial Stout’ is the brewery’s first beer to contain all Herefordshire hops and Herefordshire barley.

This 7.0% dark silky beer has sweet vanilla and toffee flavours, which give way to a delicate lingering hoppy character. The result is a warming, rich, full-bodied stout that will improve with age.

Only 6,000 bottles have been produced and every bottle of Dorothy Goodbody’s Imperial Stout should be slowly savoured, to celebrate 25 years of brewing quality beers.

Herefordshire based design company P & R Design Ltd, were responsible for the attractive packaging design.

Wye Valley Brewery started its 25th year on a high, with the launch of its popular cask beer HPA, in bottled format. A number of events are planned, the main event being 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!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The Barrels Three Peaks Challenge

A few hardy, ale-supping Herefordians are banding together to do the 3 highest peaks in the UK in 24 hours. Each peak represents 3 amazing charities: NSPCC, MacMillan Nurses and Riding for the Disabled, Hereford.

These hardy, ale-supping Herefordians are a group from Wye Valley Brewery pub, The Barrels, Hereford. They will start their challenge on Thursday 8th July and will complete on Friday 9th July.

On Sunday 30th May there will be a fundraising night at The Barrels, 69 St Owen St, Hereford, with a band, pig roast, and a prize draw.

For more information and to find out how to sponsor visit The Barrels Three Peaks Challenge on Facebook. Alternatively enquire with Lizzie at the brewery.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Morgan visits Brewery

Morgan enthusiast Chris Towner from the USA dropped in to visit us at the brewery yesterday. On his last trip to the UK, during Morgan's Centenary Year, Chris enjoyed a swift half or two in Wye Valley Brewery's newest pub, The Morgan, in Malvern.

Chris is pictured outside the brewery with his Morgan, we look forward his next visit later in the year.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Easter 7's fun

The annual Wye Valley Brewery Easter 7's at Luctonians Rugby Club was held on Easter Sunday this year. Fortunately the weather stayed dry and the teams enjoyed a bit of healthy competition, the girls team gave everyone a run for their money!

Winners of the £150 prize money were The Immigrants, a Luctonians based team, and runners up were Top Guns from Hartpury College.