Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Local Art Exhibition

Good luck to the local artists who are exhibiting at the Lodon Valley Easter Art Exhibition this weekend.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Pub of the Season

The Green Dragon Inn, Bishops Frome has been voted pub of the season by Herefordshire CAMRA. Zoe and Adam had their award presented to them last night, well done both!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Have an HPA Pancake Day!

What tastes even better than drinking a lovely HPA with your pancakes this Shrove Tuesday?  How about HPA pancakes!  Forgo the milk altogether and replace with ale this year.  The result is very fluffy and moist and smells delicious!

125g Plain Flour
4 tablespoons of Caster Sugar
3/4 teaspoon of Baking Powder (optional)
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1 Egg, beaten
250ml Hereford Pale Ale
30g Butter, melted

Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.  Add the salt and sugar and stir well.  Add the beer, egg and melted butter and whisk lightly until mixed into a smooth batter.  

Pour enough mixture on the frying pan to coat.  Wait for the first side to cook and start lifting away from the pan with bubbles.  Take a deep breath, flip (!) and cook the second side.

Cook on a hot griddle as an American-style pancake/ Scotch drop-scone, or omit the baking powder altogether for more traditional flat pancake.
Great for Dairy-free pancakes - just replace the melted butter with a splash of vegetable oil.
Try with Butty Bach for a deeper flavour which would be great with savoury fillings.  You could omit the sugar for this too.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Beer for Champions!

In August 2013 Bromyard held its third Hop Festival, this successful event has grown in popularity since its launch in 2011.

This one day event includes a traditional fun fair, art & craft market and plenty of other attractions including the World Championship Hop Pocket Race, which is sponsored by Wye Valley Brewery.

Spectators lined the town’s Broad Street and High Street for the main event of the day, the Hop Pocket Race. A total of 24 teams took up the challenge of carrying a full ‘hop pocket’ (the huge sack used to store dried hops) the length of the town and back!

Winners of the 2013 race were Sack Attack, headed up by team captain Ashley Davis. They completed the course in 2 minutes 47 seconds.
The winners of the ladies race were The Party Pockets who completed the race in 4 minutes 23 seconds. Teams members were Pippa Jones, Sally Bullock, Sophie Clarke, Emma Jones.

The winning junior team were the Bromyard Army Cadets who completed the course in 4 minutes and 14 seconds.
The winning teams met at Wye Valley Brewery in February to collect their trophies and beer prizes.

Pictured Vernon Amor, Managing Director of Wye Valley Brewery with winning Ladies team The Party Pockets team captain Pippa Jones

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Craft brewers urged to use British hops

Hop producers have called on craft brewers to support the UK hop industry…

Read the full article here Brewers urged to use local hops

NB Approximately 80% of hops used by Wye Valley Brewery are sourced locally.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Brewery tours 2014

We have just announced 4 dates for tours of our brewery in 2014.

2pm, Saturday 29th March
2pm, Saturday 26th April
2pm, Saturday 31st May
2pm, Saturday 28th June

One of our brewers will guide you around the brewery (including our brand new brewhouse) and give you the low-down on how we brew our beer. You'll also get chance to sample our beers in the comfort of our very own brewery bar.

Tours cost £6.50 per person, and includes tokens for 4 x half-pints of beer. Places must be booked in advance in our brewery shop or over the phone (please note, cost is non-refundable). Call 01885 490505 to book or for more information. 

NB Children under the age of 12 are not able to join a tour of the brewery.

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.