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Wye Valley Brewery 1985

Herefordshire’s Wye Valley Brewery has launched its first lager ‘1985’, which has already won an international award. The premium lager is a natural extension to the brewery’s range of real ales.

The lager is preservative free and made using ingredients sourced within a 10 mile radius of the brewery. Locally grown Pilot hops give ‘1985’ an earthy bitterness, whilst traditional European hops provide a delicate fruity aroma. The result is a 4.5% abv premium lager with a crisp, clean taste perfect for summer drinking.

In creating ‘1985’, the family-run brewery is fulfilling long-held ambition of father and son, Peter and Vernon Amor, who are passionate about offering customers a lager of the same high quality as the brewery’s cask ales.

Head Brewer, Gareth Bateman, explains, “This is a big moment for us as it’s our first lager and we have already won a silver medal at the International Brewing Awards 2017. After a great response to the regional launch last summer, we are excited to now see ‘1985’ grow on a national level”.

Available online and at independent stockists in 500ml bottle format - 12 x 500ml £27.60

Samples and high res images available on request.

Notes to Editor

1985 Lager - 1985 is a 4.5% abv premium lager with delicate orange and tangerine notes, a delicious malty base and a pale straw colour.

Award Details - Wye Valley Brewery Ltd is a Silver-medalist, Class 1, International Keg Lager Competition 2.9-4.7% ABV at the INTERNATIONAL BREWING AWARDS 2017 for newly launched, premium lager “1985”.

Wye Valley Brewery - a family business that takes great pride in brewing the best cask-conditioned beer and supporting local pubs as places to enjoy the perfect pint. The brewery, based in Herefordshire, sources over 80% of their hops from local farms and brews around 11 million pints of beer each year.

Brewing History - the brewery was established in 1985 and remains family owned by father and son, Peter and Vernon Amor.

Product Range - Wye Valley Brewery is best known for its cask ales, including “Butty Bach” and “Hereford Pale Ale (HPA)”.