Tuesday, 2 September 2008
The provisional Beer list for the CAMRA bar at the Abergavenny Beer Festival is as follows:
BRECONSHIRE BREWERY (BRECON)
County (ABV 3.7%) A pale amber beer, well hopped, best described as a traditional south-eastern bitter. Three hops provide a refreshing more-ish beer, with a distinct hoppy bitterness.
Golden Valley (ABV 4.2%) A deep, golden coloured beer using only UK grown malt and hops with a gentle but pervasive bitterness, making it a very drinkable and thirst quenching beer.
Ramblers Ruin (ABV 5%) Dark amber, malty and well hopped with a beautifully balanced aftertaste; a traditional Old Ale. Crystal and Black Malt create the malt/biscuit undertones; bitterness and aroma are provided by Goldings and First Gold amongst others.
CWMBRAN BREWERY (UPPER CWMBRAN)
Blackcurrant Stout (ABV 4%) Rich dark stout with a hint of blackberry
Pink Panther (ABV 4.8%) Aromatic refreshing bitter with soft raspberry and hop notes.
CELT EXPERIENCE (CAERPHILLY)
Bronze (ABV 4.5%)An organic ale with a rich bronze colour and a full bodied character. A delicate sweetness develops into a long hop finish through the traditional blend of hops.
Golden (ABV 4.2%) A golden organic ale, with a rich full-bodied texture accompanied by a unique blend of traditional and fruity hops, with a taste of citrus fruits and a slightly spicy aroma.
KINGSTONE BREWERY (TINTERN)
Three Castles (ABV 3.8%) An excellent quenching bitter named after the Three Castles Walk of north Monmouthshire.
Kinson’s Gold (ABV4%) Aptly named ale, very drinkable and bursting with a hoppy fruity flavour.
Classic (ABV 4.5%) A tasty finely crafted best bitter with a good mouth feel.
OTLEY BREWING CO LTD (CILFYNYDD)
O1 (ABV 4%) A pale golden beer with a hoppy aroma that has quickly established an excellent reputation. Champion Beer Britain, Golden Ale Category 2008
O-Garden (ABV 4.8%) A tongue in cheek take on a wheat beer, flavoured with roast orange peel, coriander and cloves. Champion Beer of Britain, Speciality Category 2008
OBB (ABV 4.5%) Tawny red coloured ale. A gentle blend of pale, wheat and crystal malts bittered with Centennial and Mount Hood hops
RHYMNEY BREWERY (DOWLAIS)
Dark (ABV 4%) Delicious full flavoured mild ale developing a good following in the region. Champion Beer of Wales 2007/8. Champion Beer of Britain, Bronze award-winner, Mild Category 2008
Bitter (ABV 4.5%) Brewed using the best quality barley and hops to give a slightly fruity taste Full bodied and well balanced,
Bevans Bitter (ABV4.2%) A complex beer using 4 types of Warminster malt with the bitterness of Target hops and the slightly citrus Northdown variety, to give a bold, refreshing bitter .
SPINNING DOG BREWERY (HEREFORD)
Hereford Organic Bitter (ABV 3.7%) Pale flavoursome, totally organic brew, using German Spalt hops to give a dry smooth aftertaste.
Celtic Gold (ABV 4.5%) Golden yellow beer with a biscuit malt, slightly sweet, tangy orangy flavour followed by a dry aftertaste.
Mutts Nuts (ABV 5%) A dark strong ale named in honour of the brewer’s sadly deceased dog,, full bodied with a hint of chocolate aftertaste.
TUDOR BREWERY (ABERGAVENNY)
Blorenge (ABV 3.8%) Refreshing golden summer ale with slight citrus notes from Fuggles hops
Skirrid (ABV 4.2%) Hoppy darkish ale using Goldings hops to give delicate hoppy aftertaste
WYE VALLEY BREWERY (STOKE LACY)
Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale (ABV4.2%) A light gold coloured ale with good hop character throughout.
HPA (ABV4%) Pale, hoppy, malty brew with a hint of sweetness before a dry finish.
Prince’s Pride (ABV4.0%) Brewed with a combination of cara and pale malts and hopped with Fuggles. A golden ale with a hint of toffee and a late hop finish
All our real ales have been sourced from within a 30 mile radius of Abergavenny.
What is CAMRA LocAle?
CAMRA LocAle is a new initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale. The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of 'green' issues.
Everyone benefits from local pubs stocking locally-brewed real ale…
-Public houses as stocking local real ales can increase pub visits
-Consumers who enjoy greater beer choice and diversity
-Local brewers who gain from increased sales
-The local economy because more money is spent and retained locally
-The environment due to fewer ‘beer miles' resulting in less road congestion and pollution
-Tourism due to an increased sense of local identity and pride - let's celebrate what makes our locality different
If the Campaign for Real Ale can source 24 real ales from within 30 miles of Abergavenny then let's see what the pubs can do.
For more information on Locale visit the CAMRA website
Souvenir festival glass available
Open Saturday and Sunday 20th & 21st September 1000-1700hrs
Admission (to the whole festival) Adult Sat £5.50
More information on the Abergavenny Food Festival website
or from the Gwent CAMRA Facebook site
The Gwent CAMRA bar will be in the rear market car park, the former site of Faceys brewery.
The ciders and perries on the CAMRA bar will be supplied by award-winning local producer Gwynt Y Ddraig