East meets West: Little Valley Brewery Brand Sale to Great Newsome Brewery

Yorkshire Brewer, Little Valley has announced the sale of its brand to Great Newsome Brewery.

Little Valley owners Wim van der Spek and Sue Cooper said: “we’re delighted to pass on the baton to another family owned, Yorkshire brewery.  What impressed us about Great Newsome was their enthusiasm and commitment to ensuring that the Little Valley brand remains organic.  As one of the very few organic beer producers in the UK, it’s great to know our legacy will continue”.

Little Valley based in Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire was set up in 2005 by a Dutch master brewer and his English partner, the two having met while cycling in South Asia and the Middle East.  Little Valley quickly became known amongst beer lovers for its continental slant on all things beer, from wheat beers to saisons, as well as the stalwarts of the range: Tod’s Blonde, Python IPA, Withens Pale and Stoodley Stout.

L to R – James Hodgson, Wim van der Spek, Donna Hodgson, Matthew Hodgson, Sue Cooper

Matthew Hodgson director at East Yorkshire based Great Newsome Brewery explained what the opportunity means: “we are extremely excited to be carrying on the great work that Wim and Sue have done. Little Valley is known for its bottle beer range available in retailers throughout the north of England. At Great Newsome a greater proportion of our business in sales of our established cask beer range, so we believe that the addition of the Little Valley brand will work very well

Our intention is for it to be business as usual for fans and customers of Little Valley Brewery beers. The whole Great Newsome Brewery team is looking forward to brewing the fantastic Little Valley beers with the same passion that both Wim and Sue have.

Great Newsome is an award-winning microbrewery based on the Hodgson family farm in Winestead near Hull. Winners of multiple World Beer Awards, the brewery showcases the best of British beer styles with names such as Sleck Dust, Pricky Back Otchan and Frothingham Best which can be found in all good pubs or purchased from the Great Newsome Brewery online store.

CONTACT: sue@littlevalleybrewery.co.uk 

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