As mentioned last week, Gwent CAMRA are returning to Abergavenny Food Festival this weekend to run a bar in the rugby club.
Above: Abergavenny Rugby Club
We will be having the first of Buster's new brews from the brand new Brecon Brewing Co as well as a rare cask of Triple S Milk Stout from Untapped Brewery. Looking forward to trying those as well as the Oxymoron from Otley Brewery, a Black IPA which has become my favourite beer of the year so far.
Beer and cider list below, all subject to availability/delivery/ etc:
Brecon Gold 4.20% Golden Ale Deep golden al brewed with Progress & Sovereign hops
Brecon Genesis 4.30% Best Bitter The first brew – a chestnut-coloured best bitter
Celt Experience Dark 4.00% Mild A new brew for this year
Celt Experience Native Storm 4.40% Best Bitter A robust mid-brown ale full of spicy and biscuit flavours
Celt Experience Red Stag 3.60% Bitter An amber coloured ale with a floral aroma and fruity flavours
Celt Experience Autumn Valley Flower 4.40% Best Bitter A light-brown beer, brewed with Boadicia and First Gold hops
Hereford Light Ale 4.00% Golden Ale A crisp, light refreshing beer
Hereford Celtic Gold 4.50% Golden Ale A crisp golden beer with a well-rounded malt/hop bitterness.
Hereford Mutts Nuts 5.00% Old Ale A dark, strong ale, full bodied with a hint of chocolate in the aftertaste
Hereford Gamekeepers 4.2% Bitter A rich chestnut-coloured ale with fruit notes and a hint of coffee
Kingstone Classic 4.50% A well-balanced hoppy, dry ale.
Kingstone Gold 3.80% Golden Ale A rich, golden-coloured hoppy ale.
Neath Eazy Peazy 3.70% Golden Ale Very pale, easy, quaffable ale with inviting amarillo hop aroma
Neath Witch Hunter 4.20% Best Bitter Ruby ale with fruity hop aroma and flavour and a smooth malt presence.
Neath Platinum 5.50% Lager Extensively lagered before release, this rare cask lager has smooth grassy/earthy hop notes from the single variety NZ hallertauer variety.
Otley O1 4.00% Golden Ale A straw-coloured hoppy ale
Otley Croeso 4.20% Golden Ale A light coloured ale bursting with hop aromas
Otley O-Garden 5.00% Speciality O-Garden contains coriander, cloves and orange peel. This pale amber, cloudy wheat beer has a rich aroma of coriander with a slight aroma of citrus. The coriander flavour continues into the taste and is a matched by a sharp bitterness caused by the hops used to brew this award-winning beer. This results in a pleasant dryness in the mouth and the aftertaste is of hops and coriander.
Otley Oxymoron 5.50% Black IPA Dehusked chocolate malt from Germany is used to brew this beer - the de-husking takes away the sometimes too harsh bitterness normally associated when using chocolate malt. A rich dark chocolate melting in your mouth flavour with a lasting aftertaste: rich chocolate and hop flavours linger pleasantly on the palette for a good few moments afterwards. A truly stunning beer rand a dangerously drinkable dark ale.
Rhymney Hobby Horse 3.80% Bitter Hobby Horse is a mid to light-brown coloured beer and has a slight biscuity aroma due to the Marris Otter malt used. Other malts used are Crystal and Caramalt. Hops are also present in the nose with Styrian and Fuggles varities providing the bitterness as well. Hobby Horse has a bitter-sweet taste followed by the distinctive biscuit flavour of the malt and some lasting bitterness and astringency in the aftertaste. A lot of flavour for a low-strength beer.
Rhymney Dark 4.00% Mild A dark coloured beer with a deep reddish hue and pours with a beige head. A complex aroma of sweet and roast malts and blackberries leads to a bittersweet chocolate flavour and a slightly astringent finish with some vanilla overtones. A good mild beer, not too strong and easy to drink. Champion Beer of Wales 2011
Rhymney Kings 4.70% Best Bitter Mid-Brown beer with a rich flavour
Rhymney Export 5.00% Strong Ale Mid-brown in colour with a fruity, malty nose with subtle hop aromas from the cascade hops used. The beer is made from a blend of six different types of malt, including Pearl Optic Barley, Crystal and Chocolate which contribute to the colour and fruity flavour of this beer.
Tomos Watkin Cwrw Haf 4.20% Golden Ale The taste is of rich fruit with some sultana notes followed by a bittersweet taste, which leads to a smooth, warming aftertaste, with the cascade and target hops adding to final bitterness. At 5%, Rhymney Export is hardly a session beer but it is a good strong, multi-award winning beer packed with plenty of flavour.
Tomos Watkin Premier 4.30% Bitter A new brew to celebrate Swansea City's football success
Tomos Watkin OSB 4.50% Best Bitter A rich red premium cask ale with a fruity aroma and distinctive bitter flavour.
Untapped Triple S 4.90% Milk Stout Triple S or Simply Superb Stout is a beer with an intense black colour and pours with a rich, off-white foamy head. This beer is brewed with lactose, beers containing this were called Milk Stouts until 1946 when the name was banned by the Government. Triple S has rich aroma of roast malt and caramelised sugars together with a subtle hop aroma. The flavour is quite sweet, the lactose does not ferment out and provides some sweetness to this beer. There is some dryness in the finish, together with very slight astringency.
Wye Valley HPA 4.00% Golden Ale One of the greatest beers in the world. A pale ale with a citrus hop aroma, just the right amount of bitterness and a dry finish.
Wye Valley Butty Bach 4.50% Best Bitter A copper-yellow, malty and fruity ale.
Wye Valley Golden 4.20% Golden Ale A golden-yellow ale with citurs aromas and an aromatic flavour
Gwatkin 4.5% Silly Ewe Dry
Gwatkin 4.5% Squeal Pig Medium Perry
Gwatkin 4.5% No Bull Medium
Gwatkin 4.5% Game Cock Sweet
Gwynt Black Dragon
Gwynt Malvern Hills Perry
Gwynt Two Trees Perry
Gwynt Fiery Fox
Gwynt one other, not known at moment
Friday 16th September 1700-2300
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September 1100-2300
Free entry to the Rugby Club and Beer Festival!