Tuesday, 23 April 2013

New beer is a Barrel of Laughs

Wye Valley Brewery will soon release a brand new beer to celebrate their sponsorship of the upcoming #Courtlaughing comedy festival.

Dorothy Goodbody’s Barrel of Laughs will be available in pubs throughout the region during May, and will feature on the festival bar at the #Courtlaughing comedy festival at The Courtyard, Hereford in June.

#Courtlaughing is set to run for its second year, over the first weekend in June (7-9) and promises to bring even more laughs to Herefordshire! Headline acts include comedy veteran and Never Mind the Buzzcocks star Phill Jupitus, American ironist Rich Hall, and emerging young comedian Josh Widdicombe.
Dorothy Goodbody’s Barrel of Laughs (4.2% abv) is a crisp, full-bodied golden ale, bursting with smooth hop bitterness. 

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Dorothy Goodbody's Bosbury Best

Here is a sneak preview of our brand new bottle-conditioned beer, Dorothy Goodbody's Bosbury Best. It has been brewed using the very best Herefordshire Cascade hops from Mark and Lesley Andrews at Townend Hop Farm, Bosbury.

Due to be bottled at the start of May, this beer will be available very soon!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Racing at Ludlow

On Thursday 11th April we held Wye Valley Brewery Raceday at Ludlow Race Club. We welcomed over 1,200 people in to the Wye Valley Brewery marquee and served up HPA and Butty Bach!

The day flew by, and we are already looking forward to racing there in 2014!

CAMRA's Bottled Beer Guide

Wye Valley Brewery is pleased to announce that popular bottle-conditioned beer, Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout appears on the front cover of the brand new CAMRA Good Bottled Beer Guide.

The brand-new edition of the Good Bottled Beer Guide is comprehensively updated and revised to cover the expansion of British brewing since 2009

The British brewing industry has seen explosive growth in the last five years. There are now well over 1000 breweries in operation in the UK and their bottle-conditioned products are widely available in pubs, online and on the high street. Inside this new edition, bottled beer expert Jeff Evans showcases the very best real ales in a bottle currently produced and the best places to buy them around the country.

The book is also packed with tasting notes, ingredients, brewery details and a glossary to help the reader understand more about the beers as they enjoy them.

For more information visit www.camra.org.uk/gbbg

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Quiz Knock Out Cup & Plate Finals

The Knock Out Cup and Plate competition of the Wye Valley Brewery Quiz League culminated at the Barrels pub in Hereford on Sunday 7th April.

The Barrels A team played in the Knock Out Cup competition against the Late Achievers of the Victory pub in Hereford. Scores for each round were extremely close, but in the end the Late Achievers won with a score of 122 to 118.

In the Plate competition the Litchfield Accies played the Bell B team but were beaten by 2 points with the end scores being 112 to 114. The winners were rewarded with well deserved prizes of beer, and a great time was had by all.

Grass roots sport gets a boost from two local companies

Hereford Roller Girls have announced a new sponsorship deal with two local businesses, Wye Valley Brewery and Wye Valley Brewery's flagship pub The Barrels.

Skaters from the club are celebrating after securing the sponsorship, which has helped the team's 2013 season get off to a great start.

Hereford Roller Girls is the first, and only, roller derby team in Herefordshire. They compete regularly against other teams from the UK, and the sponsorship will be used to buy much needed new uniforms.

Vernon Amor, managing director of Wye Valley Brewery could see potential in this local team, he commented: "Roller Derby looks like a lot of hard work but also a lot of fun, just like running a brewery! We pride ourselves in supporting local community based activities. Roller Derby is a feisty, fast-paced and exciting alternative sport, and we love the passion the Hereford Roller Girls have for Roller Derby."

Hereford Roller Girls formed in 2011 with a handful of skaters, and has now grown to a full team. This group of women, many of whom had never skated before, now practice three evenings a week. Skaters and volunteers have spent the last two years raising funds for the club, securing sponsorship from two businesses is a big boost to the team's morale. Hereford Roller Girl's Team Captain Dee Montague commented. "The sponsorship means a lot to the skaters, as it really shows that local businesses believe in what we do and want us to succeed."

The Barrels is Wye Valley Brewery's flagship pub, skater Kim Wild works for the pub and it was her enthusiasm for the sport that first interested the manager Philip Pryce. The team began to use the Barrels after their games and were delighted with the warm welcome shown by Philip and his team. The relationship between the organisations grew, and the pub wanted to join Wye Valley Brewery to become a sponsor. Philip commented: "It just seemed the natural thing to do to help with sponsorship."

For more information about Hereford Roller Girls, including their upcoming season and recruitment opportunities, visit www.herefordrollergirls.co.uk