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13th May 2013

Bosbury’s Best New Hop! Wye Valley Brewery launches a brand new beer, using a brand new local hop.

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Dorothy Goodbody’s Bosbury Best is a brand new bottle-conditioned beer, brewed with a brand new hop which has been grown less than 10 miles from the brewery at Townend Farm in Bosbury

Townend Farm is the only grower in Herefordshire to have trialled and produced the variety ‘Cascade’, a hop which is very new to the UK.

In 2007 Mark & Lesley Andrews from Townend Farm identified a trend of brewers using more aromatic hops in their beers and based on this trend they made the decision to invest in trialling ‘Cascade’ hops.  Four years later, in 2011, they went in to full production and were delighted with the results of the 2012 harvest.

Vernon Amor, Managing Director of Wye Valley Brewery said “We are really excited that we can now brew with locally grown Cascade. Sourcing local hops for use in our beers is very important to us, it supports our local economy & the historic UK hop industry.”

Mark Andrews, hop grower from Townend Farm said “This is the first crop of Cascade we have harvested after planting them two years ago, we are looking forward to tasting the beer and to know it is brewed solely with our hops is fantastic!”


The brewery held a launch for the beer on Thursday 9th May at The Bell Inn, Bosbury.

Dorothy Goodbody’s Bosbury Best (5.2% ABV) is a bronze-coloured ale, with subtle biscuit, toffee and marmalade flavours and an intense grassy, citrus aroma. This bottled beer will be available to buy from independent shops and the Wye Valley Brewery shop.

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Issued by:

Lizzie Davidson

Marketing Executive

Wye Valley Brewery

Stoke Lacy



T: 01885 490505


Notes to editors:

About Wye Valley Brewery:

Wye Valley Brewery is a traditional, family owned, regional brewery, based in Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire. Founded by ex Guinness brewer Peter Amor, the brewery began in 1985 and in 2002 it moved from the old stable block of The Barrels, an historic 18th century Hereford coaching inn, to a much larger site in Stoke Lacy, where it is now recognised as the leading cask ale brewery in the county. In 2002 Peter’s son Vernon, took over as Managing Director. The brewery has grown every year since it was established and investment in the brewery continues with the installation of a new brewhouse in 2013. The brewery owns 6 pubs.