Monday, 12 May 2014

Award winning beer!

Dorothy Goodbody's Golden Ale has been awarded Silver at the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) Wales and West Region Beer Competition, bottled bitter (up to 4.9% abv).

For the full list of winners visit their website

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Wye Valley Brewery announce their sponsorship of the Ludlow Shakespeare and Arts Festival 2014

This long running festival is set to be bigger and better than ever in 2014 with a fantastic line up of music, comedy, drama and children’s shows. The organisers were thrilled to announce the return of the Shakespeare Festival to the beautiful and historic setting of Ludlow Castle.

This year the festival kicks off with 11 performances of Shakespeare's As You Like It from 14th June followed by performances from a whole range of entertainers including music from Bellowhead, David Essex, Showaddywaddy and Les McKeown's legendary Bay City Rollers, Marty Wilde & the Wildcats,  comedy from Ken Dodd, Jim Davidson, Milton Jones, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin and Fascinating Aida, an evening with Ray Mears, Sooty for the younger fans and some of the country's finest Jazz and Blues musicians, including Ruby Turner, Jacqui Dankworth and Courtney Pine.

Wye Valley Brewery has launched a limited edition pump clip to celebrate its involvement with the festival. Dorothy Goodbody’s Festival Gold will replace Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale pump clip in participating pubs, and will give drinkers the chance to win tickets to the festival.

Chris Davis, Festival Director said "We are delighted to welcome the Wye Valley Brewery as partners of the Ludlow Shakespeare & Arts Festival this year.  What better way to enjoy the wonderful artists and entertainment than with a pint of the official festival beer - Dorothy Goodbody's Festival Gold. It is a very quaffable, crisp and zesty golden ale, perfect refreshment for our festival goers."

For further details of all the performances and to book, visit the Festival's website at

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Golden ales survey

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Click on the link below. Thank you! 

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