Thursday, 30 June 2011

Brewer does the double

Members of staff at Wye Valley Brewery are enjoying a celebratory drink with brewer Ben Adams, who has been crowned Silver medalist at the International Barrel Rolling Championships.

Ben entered the men’s singles competition and after winning the Silver medal he persuaded his girlfriend to enter the mixed doubles with him, where they did the double, winning Silver here too!

This isn’t the first success Wye Valley Brewery has had at Barrel Rolling, Managing Director Vernon Amor and Head Brewer Jimmy Swan won the Bromyard Barrel Rolling race a few years ago!

Wye Valley Brewery will enter a team in to The Inaugural World Championship Hop Pocket Race at the Bromyard Hop Festival. This takes place on Saturday 3rd September.

photo shows silver medalists from Wye Valley Brewery, Emma Wall and Brewer Ben Adams.

The Power of the Flower!

Wye Valley Brewery’s monthly beer offering for July comes in the form of Flower Power!

Flower Power is a flavoursome pale ale featuring Herefordshire elderflowers and is the first of its kind for Wye Valley Brewery. This 4.4% abv beer is described as a pale straw coloured beer, bursting with flavour from Styrian Goldings hops and the addition of fresh elderflowers.

Brewery staff took time out of the office to collect elderflowers for the brew from a local farm, said brewer Ben Adams, ‘We had to be enterprising when picking the elderflowers, a step ladder was an essential item!’

Look out for this floral beer in free houses in the West Midlands, Gloucestershire, Bristol and South Wales during July.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Big Orange Quiz...coming to a pub near you

From 27th June for one week, Wye Valley Brewery are promoting the Big Orange Quizathon in support of local charity, Noah's Ark Trust. We are asking pubs to be part of the campaign by running a Big Orange Quiz during that week. The winning team from each quiz will be entered into a draw to win a fantastic prize of a team canoe trip down the River Wye plus a case of Wye Valley Brewery's special Ark Ale for each team member!

Why not speak to your local pub and see if they would like to get involved. For more information visit
or email

Thursday, 2 June 2011

The perfect match...

According to drinkers at Kilverts in Hay on Wye, Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout is the perfect match for soft cheese Brie!

Wye Valley won the first annual Beer and Cheese matching event at Kilverts in Hay on Wye. There were 2 beers each from Wye Valley, Breconshire and Otley breweries which were being matched with Hereford Hop, Sun Dried Tomato Cheddar, Brie and Stilton. The overall best match was Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout with Brie!

Don't just take our word for it, check it out for yourself!

Pictured, Wye Valley brewer Tucker, talking about his favourite thing, Beer!
Thank you to Camilla Adams for her photos,