Wye Valley Brewery visit with partners and meal
Wed 23rd September 2015 at 18.30 - 21.00
A visit to the Wye Valley Brewery followed by a meal. With partners.
Jan Long's press release
Pouring the fun into fundraising
As part of their putting the ‘fun’ into fundraising, Rotarians and partners from the Ledbury Club visited the Wye Valley Brewery for first hand knowledge of the brewing process. Host and Tour guide, Gareth Bateman gave a detailed account of the beer making process, from drawing water from the old well, the varieties of hops and the period required for brewing in the immaculatey clean vats, kegs and containers. He then gave examples of some of the award winning brands such as the famous Dorothy Goodbody's Country Ale, Butty Bach, and the Wye Valley Bitter, and Rotarians had the opportunity to sample some of the popular beers as well as the best method of pouring.
The Wye Valley Brewery is a family-run business dedicated to brewing the best cask-conditioned beer possible and championing pubs as important parts of local communities. Using only the finest quality raw materials – sourced locally wherever possible, the Brewery is recognised as the leading cask ale brewery in the county. Located on the A465 between Hereford and Bromyard, you can buy bottled beer, polypins and a range of merchandise from the shop that is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.00pm, or order online.
Organiser of the event, Tony Knight commented that it had been “an informative and very enjoyable evening and in the next Rotary Club Quiz there will be questions about the names of the many beers produced”.