Wye Valley plans major expansion

28 August, 2008

Wye Valley Brewery is targeting the off-trade with a major bottled beer expansion plan that will see the brewery install a new bottling line next month, which is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year.

The Herefordshire brewery is celebrating winning C amra's champion bottle-conditioned beer of Britain award at the Great British Beer Festival with Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout.

Managing director Vernon Amor said: "We are very excited to win a national award like this and

are putting in our own bottling line this year


working towards building up our bottled sales."

The brewery's range is currently listed in some local supermarkets, and its cask range is sold in regional pubs, but it hopes to

gain national listings as it

ups its output.

Fuller's 1845 and Wells & Young's Special London Ale won gold and bronze awards respectively, in C amra's bottle-conditioned category, while Alton's Pride, from the Triple fff Brewery in Hampshire, was named champion beer of Britain overall.

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