Thursday, 27 May 2010

Trio of Golds for Herefordshire Brewer

Peter Amor, Chairman of Wye Valley Brewery was delighted to come away from the SIBA Wales and West 2010 Beer Competition with three gold awards for his brewery’s beers.

The competition was held at the Ludlow Spring Festival in May, which celebrated great beers, bangers and bread.

Wye Valley Bitter, Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale and Dorothy Goodbody’s Country Ale were awarded gold in their classes, and Dorothy Goodbody’s Country Ale, a 6.0% ruby ale, went on to win Overall Gold in the Bottled Beer category.

The Herefordshire brewer made a major investment 18 months ago, when they installed a state of the art bottling facility, giving them total control over the bottling of their beers.

Said Peter Amor, ‘We are always delighted to receive awards for our beers especially when judged by our peers, but these carry extra significance as they are a ‘stamp of quality’ for our new bottling line. We aim to gain more business in the future by offering to bottle beer for other brewers’

Pictured Peter Amor, Chairman of Wye Valley Brewery, in the bottling facility with his award winning Dorothy Goodbody’s Country Ale.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Award winning pub

Wye Valley Brewery would like to congratulate The Saulation at Ham on winning Gloucestershire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2010.

Don and Sue, who have been stocking beers from Wye Valley Brewery for a number of years, are delighted to have been crowned Pub of the Year for Gloucestershire.

Wye Valley's Sales Manager John Gardner was able to attend their presentation night, and is pictured above with Don and Sue.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Record growth stimulates further investment in quality

Product quality lies at the heart of Wye Valley Brewery’s values, so with record sales and growth this year the 25 year old business has created another new job: Quality Assurance Supervisor.

Val Williams comes with plenty of experience in this field, having spent 15 years in the laboratories at Cargill Meats Hereford, and 14 years at Bulmers previous to that. Val’s appointment is an important part of Wye Valley Brewery’s continued growth.

The laboratory at Wye Valley Brewery will be improved, enabling Val to carry out microbiological testing which is currently outsourced.

Said Vernon Amor, managing director of Wye Valley Brewery, ‘Having an experienced microbiologist like Val on board strengthens our commitment to maintaining the highest possible standards of product quality and customer service. We are delighted that she has joined us at this exciting period of expansion.’

Other developments at the brewery include the installation of two extra fermenting vessels which will increase capacity by 34%, and a new automated cask ale filling system for the safe handling of casks.

In addition the brewery is now undertaking contract bottling for other breweries.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Tewkesbury Food Festival

This weekend we enjoyed the 6th Tewkesbury Food Festival. There was plenty to see and taste and the Wye Valley Brewery stand was busy as expected!

Fortunately the rain stayed away and visitors braved the chilly weather. Butty Bach went down very well as usual, along with a lot of interest in our Dorothy Goodbody's Imperial Stout.

Pictured the Wye Valley Brewery stand

Wye Valley Brewery Raceday 2010

A BUMPER crowd attended the annual Wye Valley Brewery horse racing day at Hereford Racecourse.

There were well over 2,000 people in attendance on Thursday 29 April and those present were able to see some of the champions of the modern era, including 15 times champion jockey Tony McCoy who won two races.

Richard Holland, Hereford Racecourse’s General Manager, said: “Wye Valley Brewery raceday is becoming an increasingly popular occasion every spring, and the crowds are getting bigger year after year.”

Picture ahows Red Lion at Bobbington enjoying their day at the races.

We now look forward to the Real Ale and Real Music Racenight supported by Wye Valley Brewery on Wednesday 18th August at Hereford Racecourse, where we will celebrate our 25th anniversary.