With the very best of our summer weather behind us, at the Abbey we find ourselves looking towards the autumn and inspired to change some of our seasonal products. The real ale served in the Priory Bar springs to mind. We’ve had a successful summer serving both the Hereford Pale Ale and the Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale in turn as our guest ale. We serve these alongside our Wye Valley Bitter, our year-round ale selection.
The HPA is brewed from locally grown Target and Celeia hops which play an important part in making this a distinctive beer. With Maris Otter pale malt and malted wheat also being used, this is very much a pale ale with all the right ingredients.
The Golden Ale is crafted from the two finest English hop varieties, Goldings and Fuggles. These two hops are selected and used in combination with, Maris Otter pale malt for her Golden Ale as they’re naturally a winning combination.
The Wye Valley Brewery is just a short drive away from the Abbey Hotel, in Stoke Lacy. About 13 miles into Herefordshire, a family owned and run business that started back in 1985, the Wye Valley Brewery has won numerous awards over the years, including Best Drinks Producer 2010 and Medium Business of the Year 2010.
We take pride in our relationship with the Brewery, as the Abbey Hotel prefers to use local suppliers whenever available. We regularly send promising members of our Food and Beverage team to the brewery, so that they can learn the recommended way to store, keep and serve their ales. This ensures that every pint we serve will be up to the standard set by the Brewery.
If you want more information about the The Wye Valley Brewery, visit their homepage[http://www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk].
*Mark Woodyard, F&B Team Member at The Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern