Thursday, 19 May 2011

Award winning pubs!

We just wanted to say congratulations to our customers who have recently won the following CAMRA Pub of the Year 2011 awards:

Clytha Arms, Gwent CAMRA Country Pub winner
Hop Pole, Redditch and Bromsgrove CAMRA Pub winner
Gwaelod y Garth Inn, Cardiff CAMRA Pub winner
The Star Inn, Brecknockshire CAMRA Pub winner
Kinver Constitutional Club, CAMRA National Club of the Year

Monday, 16 May 2011

Dorothy Sets Sail!

Dorothy is getting geared up to set sail to Saint Petersburg along with her Imperial Stout on The Great Baltic Adventure…

On Saturday 14th May Dorothy Goodbody’s Imperial Stout is one of 14 beers which will set sail on the 60ft clipper, Thermopylae, from the Thames through the Baltic to arrive in Saint Petersburg in June.

This journey is a celebration of the Imperial Russian Stout heritage. Mini beer festivals will be held along the way, but the casks of Imperial Stout will be unbroached until they reach Saint Petersburg. On her journey Dorothy will visit Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Helsinki.

Wye Valley Brewery brewed Dorothy Goodbody’s Imperial Stout in 2010 to celebrate its 25th year of brewing, said brewery Managing Director Vernon Amor ‘We are really excited to be sending Dorothy on The Great Baltic Adventure, and we’re the only brewery in the West Midlands to be setting sail. A trip like this hasn’t been attempted for centuries so it’s a unique opportunity to export some of our finest Dorothy Goodbody’s Imperial Stout.

On arrival in Saint Petersburg, there will be a beer festival and beer judging to celebrate a trip which has not been attempted for 200 years.

Pictured brewery Chairman Peter Amor, in the mini as he whisks Dorothy off to London for her trip to Saint Petersburg.

Gold, Silver and Bronze for Wye Valley Brewery

At the recent SIBA Wales & West Region Beer Competition 2011, Wye Valley Brewery came away with 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze award for the quality of its beers. Dorothy Goodbody’s Country Ale cruised home with Gold in the Premium Strong Bitters category.

Country Ale has a strong pedigree at this event after scooping Gold in 2009, and in 2010 going on to win the Champion Strong Ale at the SIBA National Beer Competition.

The judging took place at the Ludlow Spring Festival last weekend where over 200 beers were entered. Along with the gold, Wye Valley Brewery was also awarded three silvers for bottled beers HPA, Dorothy Goodbody’s Wholesome Stout and Dorothy Goodbody’s Country Ale. In addition, Wye Valley Bitter was also awarded bronze in the standard strength bitters category.

Said Head Brewer Jimmy Swan, ‘We have just celebrated our busiest ever month in April, and following on from a fantastic 25th year in 2010 when the brewery won BBC Radio 4 Best Drinks Producer, Wye Valley looks set for another record year! ‘

Dorothy Goodbody’s Country ale is a strong, full-bodied rugby ale. It is available as a bottle conditioned beer, and can be enjoyed on its own or with a tasty beef casserole!

Pictured the team of brewers and production staff at Wye Valley Brewery

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Hop Pole celebrates!

The Hop Pole in Droitwich are celebrating after winning Redditch and Bromsgrove CAMRA Pub of the Year 2011. They will now go through to the next stage of the competition to be judged against others in their region. Good luck Tim and all at The Hop Pole!

Friday, 6 May 2011

Wye Valley Brewery Raceday...

...the best yet!

We were so pleased to have the sun on our backs at the 5th Wye Valley Brewery Raceday at Hereford Racecourse on Thursday 28th April. It was a record breaker with over 2,000 racegoers!

Races were sponsored by Wye Valley Brewery and their pubs, The Barrels and The Morgan.

If you were unable to attend this year, keep an eye out for other events in 2011...there is plenty to keep you busy!