|05 January 2007 at 11:40|
|A hat-trick of Gold Medals was a perfect ending for Wye Valley Brewery’s 21st anniversary year, giving the seal of approval to years of work perfecting the taste of their traditionally brewed beers.For a trio of brands from one brewery to each win Gold in one season of competitions is believed to be unprecedented in the history of the West Midlands region of the Campaign for Real Ale beer festivals.
The judges named Butty Bach the number one best bitter, with HPA taking the title in the category for bitter whilst Dorothy Goodbody’s Wholesome Stout collected Gold for the best bottled beer
Said Vernon Amor, Managing Director at the Stoke Lacy based brewery, “To be told that not just one, but three of your beers are amongst the very best is a truly awesome feeling, and is a great credit to all the team at Wye Valley brewery, and also to our loyal customers whose support over 21 years has helped us achieve this success.”
To cap it all HPA won the Silver Award in CAMRA’s West Midlands champion of champion’s contest involving all Gold Medal category winners in a grand final round of tastings of all styles.
Managing Director Vernon Amor (left), Head Brewer Jimmy Swan (right)