Friday, 2 May 2008
Beers from the Spinning Dog Brewery in Hereford will feature at the real ale bar at the Newport Folk Festival at Tredegar House on the weekend of the 9-11th May. The Gwent Branch of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, will once again be running the bar at the 19th Folk Festival. Gwent CAMRA are aiming to put on a range of the best beers and ciders from the local area and as far away as Herefordshire. Spinning Dog beers will include an Organic beer as well as Celtic Gold and the unusually named Mutt's Nuts, alongside other Herefordshire brewery Wye Valley with their HPA, Butty Bach and Bitter.
Local brews are not left out either with beers from Cwmbran Brewery with their fruity award-winning Blackcurrant Stout on the bar along with Pink Panther – a pink beer, and their malty Four Seasons.
Beers from Rhymney Brewery will also be served – this is a relatively new brewery which takes it's name from an old South Wales brewery that once dominated the area. The current Champion Beer of Wales, Rhymney Dark, will be featured alongside Bevan's Bitter.
A former Champion Beer of Wales winner, Breconshire Brewery will also be at the festival with their Ramblers Ruin, County and Cribyn – an unusual beer in that it's a light mild.
To round off the beer range, another award-winning Welsh brewery, Otley from Pontypridd, will be supplying their OBB and O1.
For those who prefer the apple or pear to the grain and the hop then you will not be left out as multi award-winning Gwynt y Ddraig cider will be bringing their ciders and perries along to the festival. Their ciders are available throughout Wales in supermarkets and pubs but at this festival both bottled and draught products will be available together.
According to James Daley, Gwent CAMRA bar manager, “We have sourced the best Welsh beers and ciders for this festival and we hope we've found something to suit everyone's taste. Newport Folk Festival is our first beer festival of the year and hopefully it will be a good start to the real ale year as next month we have the Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival at Cardiff International Arena”.
Newport Folk Festival, Tredegar House,
CAMRA bar open Friday 9th May 7-12,
Saturday 10th May 1200-1200,
Sunday 11th May 12-5
James ‘Arfur’ Daley, Gwent CAMRA , 0794 185 9902