Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Wye Valley Brewery revives a landmark Hereford pub

Wye Valley Brewery has recently acquired The Vaga Tavern, in Hereford, bringing its estate to six pubs in total.

The Vaga Tavern is a pub with a great heritage as the centre of community activity, however in recent years it had lost some former glory. New owners Wye Valley Brewery together with licensees Ben and Becky Andrews at the helm, its fortunes are set to change.

Said Vernon Amor Managing Director of Wye Valley Brewery: ‘At Wye Valley Brewery we are passionate about pubs. At a time when more and more people are drinking cheap supermarket-bought alcohol we still sell 95% of our beer in pubs and continue to invest in them.  We are delighted to be working together with Ben and Becky to give this cracking Hereford community pub a new lease of life.’

Pictured left to right Managing Director of Wye Valley Brewery Vernon Amor with Becky and Ben Andrews


20 years at Wye Valley Brewery for Dave

Our Transport Manager Dave Napper has just celebrated 20 years service at Wye Valley Brewery. He was delighted with his personalised golf putter and a huge cake, which he kindly shared with the staff at the brewery!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

The Muddy Woody 6

Wye Valley Brewery were proud to sponsor Muddy Woody 6 on 17th February. Wye Valley Brewery Managing Director Vernon Amor took part and presented beer prizes to the winners.

For results and more photos visit Muddy Woody

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Wye Valley Brewery teams up with Arts Alive

Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks programme live professional events and big screen films all over Shropshire and Herefordshire. Last year over 42,000 people enjoyed over 700 films and over 100 live performances in 90 local community venues, all hosted by local people. 

Wye Valley Brewery has produced brand new beer mats in partnership with Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks to promote their on-going work in the community. As well as being issued to performance venues throughout Herefordshire and Shropshire, the beer mats will also be distributed by the brewery to pubs within the area, to ensure increased exposure. 

Sian Kerry of Arts Alive said “We are delighted to partner with Wye Valley Brewery to promote both our great quality local products. “ 

It is hoped that this partnership will help to increase the profile of work carried out by Arts Alive, which in partnership with local volunteers brings arts and film to rural communities. For more information visit Arts Alive

Much needed inspiration for Valentines Day gifts!

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Silver for Dorothy's Golden Ale

Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale was awarded Silver at the recent West Midlands CAMRA Beer of the Year Awards 2012, in the golden ales category.

If you would like to learn more about Dorothy and her range of beers, visit our brand new Dorothy Goodbody website!

Monday, 4 February 2013

'The Beer Story: Calling time on Duty'

A new film highlighting the importance of a beer tax freeze in the March Budget has been released by the British Beer & Pub Association. The film ‘The Beer Story – Calling Time on Duty’ highlights the vital role the brewing and pub industry plays in the economic and social life of Britain, and includes interviews with a host of people who make this £19 billion industry such a key part of the economy – in every part of Britain.

In the ten-minute film, presenter and beer expert Marverine Cole goes on a journey round the country, visiting pubs and breweries, talking to those who make the industry work. Stops include Adnams brewery in Suffolk, the Shoulder of Mutton, a venue supported by Pub is the Hub in North Yorkshire, and to Westminster to talk to industry leaders and MPs.

The Beer Story: Calling time on Duty