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’.


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