Saturday, 17 October 2009

Beer Festival at The Star


After a day of picking apples, time to go to a beer Festival. A short drive from Abergavenny is the Star Inn at Talybont on Usk and their first beer Festival is this weekend. The marquee is in the canalside beer garden and features Penlon brewery beer on draught as well as ales from Otley, Newmans and even Harviestoun and Cairngorm from Scotland. Brew Wales is on for the light hoppy ales so a pint of Tudor brewery Blorenge is going down very well. Just so happened that Anthony the brewer was also here today. The first Star Inn beer Festival looks to be a success, the last warm rays of the autumn sun will slowly vanish behind the bank of the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal and the band are about to start playing. Time for another pint I think before going to Cowbridge to press the apples.

3 comments:

Dr. Dave said...

Left this over my way in response to your appropriate correction:

"Fer fuck's sake. Give a dumb American a break. I should have titled the post British bloggers, but I probably would have had Scots correct me. But that's what I love about you folks...you don't hold anything back. BTW...buy a pint for Fido on me. I'm good for it."

BTW...how can I establish a pipeline for shipment of every beer you write about? The stuff over here is shit, or should I say shite? I make my own, and when I do, I make Fuller's ESB and London Pride, and also Old Speckled Hen.

But if you know of a way to establish a direct import system, please clue me in. And fuck customs. They're all North Mexican anyway.

Brew Wales said...

Fullers ESB is my favourite beer, though last time I was in the local Fullers pub (okay its in Bristol, 45 minutes away by train) both myself and Fido were on the Porter.
There are some great US brews as well, Dogfishhead, Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn and Rogue to name but a few.
Oh and we also export Felinfoel, pronounced Velinvoal not feeling fowl, to the US but we hope you will forgive us for that one!

Dr. Dave said...

I can find the porter now and then and love it so. Yeah Dogfishead and Sierra Nevada are good. Sweetwater Brewing Co. makes a seasonal every now and then called Donkey Punch that does just that, packs a beautiful punch.

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