Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Outstanding Contribution to the UK Brewing Industry

We are very proud to announce that Peter Amor, founder of Wye Valley Brewery has been awarded The SIBA (Society for Independent Brewers) Silver Tankard Award for Outstanding Contribution to the UK Brewing Industry.

Peter has been a part of and contributed to the British brewing industry for over 48 years. 

Peter's working life began in 1964 in the laboratory at Guinness’s Park Royal Brewery. In 1979 Peter moved to Hereford to work for H P Bulmer, the world's largest cider maker. Always a brewer at heart Peter left Bulmers in 1985, founded Wye Valley Brewery and became landlord of The Barrels in Hereford.

Peter has hosted several SIBA Wales & West Beer Competitions at The Barrels pub in Hereford, including  the first SIBA National Keg Beer Competition in 2011. Every year The Barrels holds a charity beer festival which has to date raised over £250,000 for local good causes, in 2012 The Barrels held its 25th beer festival.

Peter has also been instrumental in supporting Herefordshire CAMRA with their beer festival, Beer on the Wye.

Today Wye Valley Brewery is a regional enterprise with a staff over 40 and 6 of its own pubs. Peter is still licensee at Barrels where you will find him serving up bar snacks to the regulars on Sunday lunchtimes, or reading the questions at the Thursday night quiz.  

In his own words ‘you should be in business to have fun and if you’re lucky you’ll make some money, but it is more important to have fun’.


Monday, 11 March 2013

Get #Courtlaughing as headliners are revealed

The Courtyard held a launch party for their 2013 #Courtlaughing Comedy festival (sponsored by Wye Valley Brewery) on Thursday 7 March at Wye Valley Brewery in Stoke Lacy. 

The launch saw staff at The Courtyard reveal this year’s festival headliners to press and invited guests local to Hereford. The festival is taking place from Friday 7 June until Sunday 9 and each night will see a big name comedian take to the stage.
On the Friday night, comedy veteran and Never Mind the Buzzcocks star Phill Jupitus will bring his new show, You’re Probably Wondering Why I Asked You Here to The Courtyard.  American ironist and no stranger to The Courtyard, Rich Hall takes the main spot on Saturday evening and emerging young comedian Josh Widdicombe will bring the festival to a close on Sunday evening.

Tickets for the headliners are available to book next week on the following dates: Phill Jupitus will be on sale on Tuesday 12th March, Rich Hall tickets will be on sale on Wednesday 13th March and Josh Widdicombe will be on sale on Thursday 14th March; all from 11am.

For more information on the comedy festival, to book tickets, or if you have any queries regarding  contact the Box Office on 01432 340555 or visit www.courtyard.org.uk

Pictured: New Chief Executive of The Courtyard, Ian Archer enjoys the comedy performers at the #Courtlaughing launch.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Mother's Day

Sunday 10th March is Mother's Day, for gift ideas pop along to our brewery shop, weekdays 9.30am to 5pm.