Monday, 20 January 2014

The Courtyard, Hereford are on the look out for bands, DJ's and solo musicians to entertain the crowds in the Wye Valley Brewery marquee at their ‪#‎Courtlaughing‬ Comedy Festival in June! See the poster for more information.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Barrels voted Hereford’s favourite pub!

The Barrels on St Owen Street was voted Hereford’s favourite pub in the final round of Jesse Norman MP’s 2013 Discover Hereford competition.

The flagship Wye Valley Brewery pub is popular with people of all ages and walks of life, and received many enthusiastic endorsements in particular for its house beers, friendly welcome and outdoor area.

The Barrels can be found at 69 St Owen Street, Hereford, and offers a warm welcome and plenty of tasty beers.

Brewery Staff getting fitter on the job....

Last year over 120 million days were lost to sickness, and the impact of that - especially in the current economic climate - can be huge. Latest reports suggest the most common problems were minor - like coughs, colds and flu, although the greatest percentage of days were lost to musculoskeletal problems, with stress, depression and anxiety taking second place.

No wonder, then, that more firms than ever are looking at ways to intervene to prevent ill health, reduce workplace stress, and promote staff wellbeing at work.

Wye Valley Brewery is the latest company to sign up to Halo Leisure's corporate membership deal. "We received a really good response to the Halo membership offer. Some 22 staff members at the brewery have signed up so far. It's great to see our employees enjoying the benefits of getting fitter and healthier", says brewery MD Vernon Amor.

Pictured below: members of staff from Wye Valley Brewery and Halo Leisure

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

New Head Brewer starts his Award Collection

We ended the year in buoyant mode, collecting 4 awards at the West Midlands CAMRA Champion Beer of the Year 2013.   The awards were held on 29th December at The Barton Arms, Birmingham. 

Introducing our new head brewer – Gareth Bateman, collecting the award for Butty Bach, 2nd place in the Real Ale in a bottle, light category. 

Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale, and Dorothy Goodbody’s Wholesome Stout also received a 2nd place awards in the Golden Ale category and Real Ale in a bottle, dark categories respectively.  HPA won 3rd in the Best Bitter Category.

Head Brewer, Gareth joined the brewery in the summer as Jimmy Swan has become Operations Director, a new role at our brewery. Gareth brings with him a wealth of experience with over 10 years in the industry at several regional and multinational breweries.  With exciting plans for the brewery in 2014 and beyond, Gareth has promised us many more awards to follow!