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Little Valley Brewery
Turkey Lodge, New Lane, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 5TT Tel: 01422 883888
visited by the Wakefield Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale Ltd, 14 June 2008
Brewery's Own Website www.littlevalleybrewery.co.uk
|Little Valley Brewery is located over 900
feet up on a former turkey farm in the South Pennines above Cragg Vale,
Hebden Bridge. It was founded by Dutch brewer Wim van der Spek.
In the far distance is Stoodley Pike.
Yes those clouds did bring what they appear to be threatening!
|Organic malt is at the heart of Little Valley's organic beers. This principle is followed through in all the ingredients used, and a large proportion of the 50% of production that is bottled goes to the renowned Suma Wholefoods Co-operative.|
|Once beer that is to be bottled has been
primed with organic sugar for the secondary fermentation in bottle,
bottles are at present painstakingly hand-filled, four at a time.
An extensive Picasa Web Album shows the complete brewing process with these and many additional pictures at much nigher definition.
|Little Valley's Alex Travis, who modestly
describes himself as a "dogsbody" receives a commemorative
certificate on behalf of the brewery from Wakefield CAMRA Chairman, Mark
Alex is actually the son of Paul Travis, proprietor of Beer Inn Print, whose stand is to be seen at many major beer festivals across the country. Prior to working at the brewery, Alex was known to many at the Fox & Goose in Hebden Bridge
Please note that this is not the official website of Little Valley Brewery.
For more pictures and information you may also follow this link to
Please note that this is not the official website of the Little Valley Brewery.