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.
Champion Beer of Wales 2015. Our champion blackcurrant porter! Easy going, rich and smooth with liquorice and chocolate notes from the complex dark roasted malt recipe, balanced perfectly by the late addition of Bramling Cross hops. ABV 4.4%
Our NZ Maori (very) pale ale. Dry, bitter and refreshing with a big punch from heavy late hopping with Waimea. ABV 4.2%
All american hepta-hopped IPA. Underpinned by a big malt character with a bitter tropical citrus finish. ABV 4.5%
Spicy rye notes well balanced by a dry bitterness and the big rounded tropical aroma of American Mosaic hops. ABV 4.8%
A golden, thirst quenching summer ale. Citrusy and lightly bittered, late hopped with British Fuggles and Goldings. ABV 4.2%
Truly transatlantic, hoppy american wheat beer. 50/50 British pale malt and wheat, gently hopped with American Cascade and Chinook. Fermented with German weissbier yeast for a lively, cloudy and full flavour finish. ABV 4.5%
A full bodied American style red ale, backed up by heavy late hopping from American favourites, Cascade and Chinook. ABV 5.4%
The name says it all. A classic best bitter, easy drinking, malty sweetness with a dry bitter finish. ABV 4.1%
A well balanced tawny bitter with a complex malt recipe delivering a fruity caramel character. ABV 4.0%
VOG was the brainchild of real ale lovers 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.
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.
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!
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 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.
Where you can find a pint of VOG.
Nestled in the Cardiff suburb of Pontcanna, The Conway is a traditional pub for today.
58 Conway Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9NW
High on the hill with spectacular views overlooking Cardiff Bay, you'll find The Pilot in Penarth.
67 Queens Road, Penarth CF64 1DJ
The Old Swan Inn is the oldest public house in Llantwit Major, dating back to the early 12th Century.
Church Street, Llantwit Major CF61 1SB
Situated within walking distance of leafy Roath Park, The Discovery is the newest of the Knife & Fork venues.
Celyn Avenue, Lakeside, Cardiff CF23 6FH
If it’s happening in Cardiff, it’s happening at Y Mochyn Du.
Sophia Close, Cardiff, CF11 9HW
The Golden Lion was one of the original 10 pubs built when this part of Penarth was constructed in the 19th century.
69 Glebe St, Penarth CF64 1EF