Brewery Open Day proves popular with visitors
On Saturday 19th October Wye Valley Brewery threw open their doors to the public for a special Open Day in association with h.Energy. Visitors came from as far afield as Oxford and Derby to experience a taste of Wye Valley Brewery hospitality.
Over 600 people enjoyed brewery tours, where they were able to see first-hand the brewery’s brand new state of the art brewhouse and find out more about how their favourite beers are crafted.
Darren from local bakery Loafers brought along handmade Butty Bach beer breads, sausage rolls and pasties, all of which had sold out by the end of the day. Local butcher Gladwins also went down a storm with their pig roast, and delicious Fresh Pasta was available from The Cooking Cooks.
Entertainment came in the form of dancing from Leominster Morris Men, music from Vo & Tyler, magic from Kiegan Vallely and face painting from Lucy’s Glitterbugs.
There were two bars, with five delicious beers to choose from, including official h.Energy beer Dorothy Goodbody’s Harvest Hop ale which was brewed with freshly picked, un-kilned ‘green’ hops, this beer has been available throughout the region during October. Over 1,000 pints were enjoyed during the day, with Butty Bach proving to be the most popular choice!
Said Vernon Amor, Managing Director, ‘We are all still on a high after the brewery open day last Saturday, we were delighted to see so many hundreds of visitors from near and far who turned up to look around our new energy efficient brewhouse and to sample our beers. ‘
‘I am proud of all the brewery staff who, together, worked hard to make the event such a success. The feedback we have received has been amazing and we are already thinking about how we can make this event even bigger and better next year!’
St Michael’s Hospice ran a tombola on the day and received donations from tours, in total they raised £732.80.