New Head Brewer starts his Award Collection
Wye Valley Brewery received recognition across their range of real ales recently, winning 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. Wye Valley Brewery’s new head brewer is pictured 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.
This was the awards debut for Wye Valley Brewery’s new Head Brewer – Gareth Bateman. Gareth joined the brewery in the summer, bringing with him a wealth of experience with over 10 years in the industry at several regional and multinational breweries.
Gareth commented: ‘It’s very exciting to join such a fantastic regional brewery. Wye Valley Brewery’s dedication to product quality through investing in traditional brewing techniques using the latest technology, was one of the things that attracted me to the company and it’s great to receive awards that endorse this. We have exciting plans for 2014 and beyond, so I hope there will be plenty more awards to follow!’