Thursday, 25 August 2011

A very busy day...

On Saturday 20th August 2011 we opened our doors for a special Brewery Open Day to celebrate Herefordshire Food Week. Despite less than sunny weather, the crowds were not deterred and the local real ale brewery welcomed visitors from near and far on-site to experience a taste of Wye Valley Brewery hospitality.

Over 400 people experienced a free brewery tour to find out more about how they create their award-winning real ales. In addition, Head Brewer Jimmy Swan ran tutored beer tasting sessions featuring a taste-test of a pale smooth beer ‘Hop Stringer’ which has been brewed as part of a trial of a new local hop variety. Hop Stringer was brewed to a similar recipe as Wye Valley Brewery’s ever popular HPA, but substituted a new trial local hop variety so that the taste of the new hop could be compared to a known benchmark.

Local producers were also there to celebrate the creative use of beer in great local produce. Legges of Bromyard ran a gourmet sausage BBQ featuring special beer recipe sausages and showcased a new range of sauces and condiments featuring Wye Valley beers. Local craft bakery Loafers bought along special hand-made beer breads. The sausages and bread proved extremely popular – both sold out! In addition a competitive BBQ team, The Dean Order of Smokers and Grillers ran a demonstration featuring Legges meats in some of their award winning recipes.

There were 5 delicious Wye Valley Brewery cask-conditioned beers on the bar including Hop Stringer and their August special - Summer Sting - brewed with organic Herefordshire Nettles. Over 700 pints were served and enjoyed.

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