Hand crafted in the Vale of Glamorgan for more than 10 years, our beer is simple; made with carefully selected ingredients, from the quality British floor malted barley to our globally sourced hops, the refined character of VOG is the antithesis to mass produced beer.

 THE BEERS

Hand crafted in the Vale of Glamorgan for more than 10 years, our beer is simple; made with carefully selected ingredients, from the quality British floor malted barley to our globally sourced hops, the refined character of VOG is the antithesis to mass produced beer.

VOG gained the prestigious award of ‘Champion Beer of Wales 2015’ for Dark Matter and things are moving from strength to strength. Most recently, born out of the experimental ‘New Tricks’ range, 'South Island Pale Ale’ is the latest addition to our core range and is proving to be one of our most popular beers to date.

View our range of beers and tasting notes here.

Born out of our #oldvognewtricks ethos, the 'New Tricks' range is our space to tinker around with ingredients, recipes and techniques to see what our brew kit can really kick out.

All are one-off experimental brews, so try them while you can. You might not get the chance again; although our most in-demand brews could and have made it into our core range.

THE PEOPLE

Phil Newbould

Yorkshire born, ‘Beardy’ Phil moved to Cardiff at the age of 14, where after finishing school he attended Cardiff University earning a degree in Biomedical Physiology. Phil spent his university years working part time at Knife & Fork Food’s Pontcanna pub The Conway, then following his graduation became General Manager of The Pilot, Penarth, where listings in the CAMRA real ale guide and Michelin Pub guide where achieved. Always having had a passion for great beer the oppretunity to take over VOG, revitalise the brand and bring it up to date in to the contemporary beer scene was not one he could miss out on! Phil runs the day to day goings on at VOG as Managing Director and Brewery Manager.

Joe Roach

Whilst studying the violin at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Joe developed an appetite for the food and drink trade working the cocktail bars in and around his hometown, Cardiff. After developing a taste for all things drink, he became an employee of Knife and Fork Food, working alongside Phil at the Pilot. Further developing a strong affiliation for cask ale, the idea of taking over a brewery was a no-brainer. He balances his time between restoring and dealing violin, and running cask sales and marketing for the brewery. It is Joe’s desire to continue to develop a widespread appreciation for local, quality cask ale!

Serge Luceau

Born in a restaurant in France, Serge has always been about great food and drink! After gaining a degree in Economic Science he opened his first pub at 21 years old and worked in various different styles of eateries from then on. In 2008 he moved to Cardiff to learn English and joined Knife & Fork Food as a waiter, quickly progressing to become a director, looking after the company’s finances and operations. A newly converted beer enthusiast, Serge brings his wealth of skills in finance and accounting to VOG as the brewery’s Financial Director.

Sean Murphy

Sean started cooking professionally at the age of 15 and spent 10 years training in London before relocating to Cardiff where he has had the pleasure of working for Knife & Fork Food for the last 15 years. As managing director he oversees the food and drink offering in their four venues. Running some of the area’s best gastro and real ale pubs meant acquiring a brewery was the next logical step! As a Director of VOG Sean uses his contacts from the drinks trade to arrange our excellent selection of guest beers through beer swaps.

THE HISTORY

 

VOG was the brainchild of real ale lovers and Dave Walbeoff and Ian Teagle, who had long shared a dream to start a local brewery in the Vale of Glamorgan; in 2005 their dream became a reality. Ten years on they handed the over the reins to a new team lead by, Yorkshireman, local pub landlord and beer enthusiast Phil Newbould. Under the motto #oldvognewtricks, we took up the challenge to develop the brewery and ease it in to the contemporary beer scene with a re-brand and some cracking new beers to boot! However the ethos stays the same... Hand crafted in the Vale of Glamorgan for more than 10 years, our beer is simple; made with carefully selected ingredients, from the quality British floor malted barley to our globally sourced hops, the refined character of VOG is the antithesis to mass produced beer.

Four months on from the relaunch, VOG gained the prestigious award of ‘Champion Beer of Wales 2015’  for Dark Matter and things are moving from strength to strength. Most recently, born out of the experimental ‘New Tricks’ range, 'South Island Pale Ale’ is the latest addition to our core range and is proving to be one of our most popular beers to date.

CONTACT

Address

Vale of Glamorgan Brewery, Atlantic Trading Estate, Barry, CF63 3RF


Telephone

+44 (0) 1446 730 757


Email

phil@vogbrewery.co.uk

© VOG Brewery 2016