Thursday 16 August 2012

Swansea Bay Beer Festival - beerlist

One for the diary next week:
Opening times:

Thursday 23rd - 5pm to 11pm

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th - Noon to 11pm

Admission £5 for non-CAMRA members, £3 for card-carrying CAMRA members

Admission includes glass and programme: tokens for beer to be purchased separately within the Festival.

No advance tickets: pay on the door at the Brangwyn during opening times.

Please note: due to venue restrictions, imposed by on-going renovation work within the Guildhall buildings,

no children can be admitted to the Festival this year

Thursday 9pm - The Brothel Creepers

Friday 6pm - Andy and Goss

Friday 9pm - Swansea Hit Squad

Saturday 6pm - Afternoon in Paris

Saturday 6pm - The Hoggs.

Beer List & Tasting Notes
All subject to availibility etc
ART BREW, North Chideock, Dorset, England. (
Spanked Monkey 6.4% SB
A proper I.P.A., so stuffed with hops it will make your tongue tingle. This spanked version has root ginger and chilli added to the cask
BLACK FALLS, Neath, Wales
Civil Unrest 4.2% B
Brewed at Neath Ales, a bronze ale with a distinctive fruit hop aroma and flavour.

BLACK JACK, Manchester, England.
New Deck 4.2% G
Traditional golden bitter, hopped largely with Goldings
Shuffled Deck 3.8% B
Hoppy Pale ale with a slight grapefruit flavour

BRAINS, Cardiff, Wales. (
Barry Island IPA 6.0% SB
Brains Craft Brewery: an American style IPA brewed using three types of US hops
Dark 3.5% M
Treacle-coloured, brewed with Chocolate malt; hints of liquorice and ground
coffee. Runner up Mild in Great Welsh 2012.
Organ Morgan 4.0% G
Brains Craft Brewery: A thirst-quenching golden ale, crafted with a harmony of hops, to produce a clean, floral aroma and delicate citrus flavours
Reverend James 4.5% B
Full-bodied and warming. Rich spicy aromatic palate with a deeply satisfying finish.
SA Gold 4.3% G
Full-flavoured hoppy golden ale with complex refreshing citrus aromas and flavours.
BRECON BREWING, Brecon, Powys, Wales. (
Beacons to the Sea 4.1% G
Zesty pale golden ale with a superb light, refreshing flavour
Genesis 1.ii 5.6% PS
A dark porter beer.
Wandering Beacons 5.0% B
A dark chestnut hued strong best bitter – full bodied and well balanced.
Runner up in the Old Ale category at the Great Welsh 2012.

BRECONSHIRE, Brecon, Powys, Wales. (
Ramblers Ruin 5.0% SB
Dark amber, malty and well hopped.

BRYN CEYLN, Ystradgynlais, Swansea Valley, Wales.
Buddy Marvellous 4.0% B
Dark brown with an inviting aroma
Holly Hop 3.9% G
A dark golden beer, initially sweet but leading to a dry buttery finish.
Oh Boy 4.5% B
An enticing golden colour with a taste full of hops and fruit. Winning Best
Bitter at the 2012 Great Welsh.

BULLMASTIFF, Cardiff, Wales.
Son of a Bitch 6.0% SB
Amber-coloured, rich and warming. A complex blend of malt, hops and fruit with good bitterness and lasting finish.
Special Reserve 6.5% S
A mead like beer in quality & natural honey taste, reminiscent of a fine port.
Thoroughbred 4.5% G
A tasty premium bitter with hops strong on the aroma and flavour, balanced by fruit and malt with a bitter finish.
BUTCOMBE, Bristol, England. (
Blonde 4.4% G
A refreshing golden bitter brimming with citrus hops and fruit

CERDDIN, Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. (
Cascade 4.8% B
Pale amber, rich body with a citrus hop flavour

COTLEIGH, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England. (
Golden Sea Hawk 4.2% G
A fragrant aroma with a background of honey flavour offering a fruit filled
smooth finish
COTSWOLD SPRING, Chipping Sodbury, Glos., England. (
Codger 4.2% B
A dry, crisp, chestnut, perfectly balanced beer with a subtle hoppy finish
Aviator 5.0% S
The Cotswold Spring take on a Cologne Kölsch-style lager. Cool, crisp and refreshing.
Stunner 4.0% G
A straw coloured ale with mouth-filling malt complemented by a tropical fruitiness on the nose and palate, and a long refreshing finish
CROUCH VALE, Chelmsford, Essex, England. (
Brewers Gold 4.0% G
A pale, refreshing and hoppy beer with gorgeous aromas of tropical fruits

DARK STAR, Partridge Green, Sussex, England. (
American Pale 4.7% G
Maris Otter malt complements the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops.
Hophead 3.8% G
Pale golden ale, strong floral aroma and elderflower notes
EVERARDS, Narborough, Leicestershire, England. (
Tiger 4.2% B
Chestnut brown in colour; spicy hop aromas with toffee undertones.

FULLERS, Chiswick, London, England. (
ESB 5.5% SB
A liquid legend – winner of three CAMRA Beer of the Year awards, amongnumerous other gold medals.
GLOUCESTER, Gloucester, England. (
Gloucester Gold 3.9% G
A distinctively crisp, hoppy an thirst quenching golden ale
Mariner 4.2% B
A smooth, malty and hoppy ale, and regional SIBA 2012 silver winner
GOWER, Oldwalls, Gower, Swansea, Wales. (
Gold 4.5% G
Thirst quenching golden ale, refreshing citrus flavours and the lovely aroma of Cascade hops.
Lighthouse 4.5% S
A light thirst quenching continental style lager packed with flavour.
Sampson’s Jack 4.2% B
A classic traditional British ale, copper colour, brewed with traditional floor
malted barley crystal malts and the stalwarts of British hops Fuggles & Goldings.
HARVEYS, Lewes, East Sussex, England. (
Sussex Best Bitter 4.0% B
A superbly balanced session bitter with a prominent hop character.

HARVIESTOUN, Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. (
Schiehallion 4.8% G
A true pilsner-style beer; dry, crisp, refreshing and flavoursome.
HEART OF WALES, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Wales. (
Corinthian 3.9% G
A revival of an 1850 traditional Welsh Pale Ale recipe. Pale gold in colour, an
initial burst of bitterness rapidly fades to allow the malts to come through with
light and fruity tones and a smooth finish.
High as a Kite 10.5% BW
When Bass (or Coors) stopped making their No1 Barley Wine, Aur Cymru had
a go. This potent brew was Supreme Champion Beer at the Great Welsh in 2012.
Welsh Black 4.4% PS
A fine, complex, particularly smooth stout, full of flavour with notes of liquorice.
Winning Stout and No 2 beer overall after High as a Kite at the Great Welsh 2012.
HOBSONS, Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire, England. (
Best Bitter 3.8% B
A bitter with warm tones of malt that linger on the palette, the complex malty flavours give richness, balanced by the clean hoppy finish
Mild 3.2% M
A smooth character and taste notes of chocolate malt, which gives this beer plenty of flavour and aroma that belies its strength.

HOGS BACK, Tongham, Surrey, England. (
T.E.A. Traditional English Ale 4.2% B
A deep golden colour, TEA is refreshing, hoppy and well balanced.
HOOK NORTON, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, England. (
Gold 4.1% G
A very pale crisp beer, displaying its hop character, a fruity aroma and
a pleasant light taste.
Old Hooky 4.6% B
A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, and well-rounded.
HOPBACK, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. (
Entire Stout 4.5% PS
A rich dark stout with a strong roasted malt flavour and a long, smooth aftertaste.
Summer Lightning 5.0% G
The original Summer ale. Straw coloured beer with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma.
KELHAM ISLAND, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. ( )
Pale Rider 5.2% G
Well balanced strong and fruity ale flavoured with North American Hops.
KITE, Gorslas, Carmarthenshire, Wales. (
CPA (Carmarthenshire Pale Ale) 4.1% G
This is last year’s Cwrw Haf renamed, a blonde ale with fruit and sweet malt,
followed by a refreshing dry finish.
Thunderbird 4.5% B
Mid-brown, with a subtle touch of sweet fruit aromas.
MIGHTY OAK, Malden, Essex, England. (
Oscar Wilde 3.7% M
A wonderfully mellow, moreish dark mild. Champion beer of Britain 2011
MONTY’S, Montgomery, Powys, Wales. (
Midnight Stout 4.0% P/S
Dark creamy stout, full of dark fruit and roasted malt flavours.
MOORHOUSE’S, Burnley, Lancashire, England. (
Pendle Witches Brew 5.1% SB
Full-flavoured with a crisp sweet fruity aftertaste and soft citrus nose.
NEATH, Baglan, Neath-Port Talbot, Wales. (
Black 5.5% SB
A very dark ale – much as the name suggests!
Witch Hunter 4.2% B
Ruby-coloured ale with fruit aroma and flavour..

NETHERGATE, Clare , Suffolk, England. (
 Umbel Magna 5.0% P/S
Coriander added to Old Growler wort to give a spicy, deep ruby porter
OAKHAM, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. (
Attila 7.5% BW
Fruit and elderflower aroma, with citrus and berry taste leading to a bitter fruity finish.

OAKLEAF, Gosport, Hampshire, England. (
I Can’t Believe it’s not Bitter 4.9% S
Clean and crisp with a fruity aftertaste, a lager with a citrus finish that lingers on.

OTLEY, Pontypridd, Wales. (
Croes-O 4.2% GA light golden ale with citrus aromas. Winner Golden Ale at the Great Welsh 2012
O-Garden 4.8% S
A clear wheat beer spiced with roasted orange peels, coriander and cloves. Good hop aromas with a subtle bitterness. Runner up Specialty beer at Great Welsh 2012.
O4 Columb-O 4.0% G
Pale golden ale with high bitterness and aromas of green grass and herbs. Runner up to Croes-O in the Golden Ale category at the Great Welsh 2012.
Oxymoron 4.2% S
Black IPA style bitter. Rich, dark chocolate flavours and a lasting bitter aftertaste
PALMERS, Bridport, Dorset, England. (
200 5.0% SB
A finely balanced blend of malt, hops and quenching citric fruitiness.
PIXIE SPRING, Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. (
Deliverance IPA 5.5% G
A golden, full bodied IPA
PURPLE MOOSE, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales. (
Dark Side Of The Moose 4.6% SB
A delicious dark ale with a deep malt flavour from roasted barley and a fruity bitterness from Bramling Cross hops.
Glaslyn Ale 4.2% G
Golden-coloured fruity best bitter with a well-balanced hoppy finish. Runner up
Best Bitter at the Great Welsh 2012.

RCH, West Hewish, Somerset, England. (
East Street Cream 5.0% SB
Full-bodied chestnut-coloured ale, with a malty, hoppy sweet fruit taste.
Old Slug 4.5% PS
A traditional near-black porter, full-bodied with tastes of chocolate, coffee, blackcurrants & black cherry.
Pitchfork 4.3% G
A golden bitter with a floral hop aroma.

RED WILLOW, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. (
Headless 3.9% B
Refreshingly floral Pale Ale with a restrained orange-led bitterness and a light,
straw-hued colour.
Wreckless 4.8% B
Pale Ale loaded with Citra and Amarillo hops providing massive amounts of tropical fruit with
a clean finish.
RHYMNEY, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. (
Dark 4.0% M
Champion Beer of Wales 2011, hopped like a true stout, although actually a mild
Hobby Horse 4.0% B
This hand crafted ale was champion bitter and 3rd overall at the Great Welsh 2012
SADLERS, Stourbridge, West Midlands, England. (
Golden Gremlin 4.4% G
A cheeky golden ale, deep in richness, soft, fruity and very quaffable

SALTAIRE, Shipley, Yorkshire, England. (
Blackberry Cascade 4.8% G
American style pale ale with the floral aromas and strong bitterness of Cascade and Centennial hops, infused with a hint of blackberries
Raspberry Blonde 4.0% G
Refreshingly blonde ale delicately infused with raspberry flavours.

SIX BELLS, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, England. (
Cloud Nine 4.2% G
Robust, well hopped beer, having citrus notes throughout its aroma, flavour and dry lingering finish.

SKINNERS, Truro, Cornwall, England. (
Betty Stogs 4.0% B
Easy drinking copper ale with a balance of citrus hops, malt and bitterness
ST AUSTELL, St Austell, Cornwall, England. (
HSD 5.0% SB
Full-bodied, strong and Cornish, brimming with a kaleidoscope of flavours.
 Proper Job 3.7% G
A powerfully hopped golden bitter that explodes with citrus grapefruit flavours

STONEHOUSE, Oswestry, Shropshire, England. (
Station Bitter 3.9% B
Traditional amber coloured bitter. Full bodied session beer, with a perfect balance of fruity hops and roasted malt
Wheeltappers 4.5% S
Refreshing, golden wheat beer with hints of coriander and lemon zest.

SWANSEA, Bishopston, Swansea, Wales. (
Bishopswood Bitter 4.3% B
A delicate aroma, balanced taste, with bitterness growing in the finish.
Deep Slade Dark 4.0% M
Dark bitter, with a roasted barley flavour.
Original Wood 5.2% SB
Full-bodied, with complex flavours with and a firm bitter ending.
Three Cliffs Gold 4.7% G
Golden beer, with a hoppy, fruity taste and quenching bitterness.

TATTON, Knutsford, Cheshire, England. (
Blonde 4.0% G
A blonde beer with a hoppy fruity taste and a fine fruity aroma.
Gold 4.8% G
A full-tasting, satisfying deep golden ale.
Lazy Haze 3.7% S
A light, refreshing summer ale with subtle honey undertones, brewed with a unique infusion giving a delicate aroma.
Obscure 5.7% SB
A dark, hoppy strong ale with a complex malt blend giving an intricate aroma.
THORNBRIDGE, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England. (
Jaipur IPA 5.9% SB
A wonderfully hoppy, full flavoured IPA.

THWAITES, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. (
 Nutty Black 3.3% M
A bittersweet dark mild; one of only four beers to win Champion Beer of Britain twice.
TIMOTHY TAYLOR, Keighly, West Yorkshire, England. (
Landlord 4.3% B
A Classic Strong Pale Ale with a complex and hoppy aroma, Landlord has won more awards nationally than any other beer.

TINY REBEL, Newport, Gwent, Wales. (
Cwtch 4.6% B
A blend of 'C' hops - cascade, citra, coloumbo, refreshing zesty, citrus taste and a light summer aroma.
Dirty Stop Out 5.0% P/S
9 malts go into this complex stout. Dark, with hints of smokiness and perfume aromas.
Urban IPA 5.5% G
A golden-brown IPA packed with hops from Germany, US and Slovenia

TOMOS WATKIN, Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales. (
Blodwen 4.5% B
Light crisp refreshing ale with a fruit aroma and easy on the palette.
Cwrw Haf 4.2% G
A blend of golding, fuggle and cascade hops. Refreshing zesty, citrus taste and a light summer aroma.
Summer Storm 4.7% B
Full bodied brown amber ale, sweet with a slight bittering hop and essence of chocolate

WAEN BREWERY, Caersws, Newtown, Wales. (
Blackberry Stout 3.8% PS
Full flavoured stout, distinctive bitter hop at back of the palette and fruity lift in the finish
First of the Summer Waen 3.9% B
Floral and malty dark gold ale

WEST BERKSHIRE, Thatcham, Berkshire, England. (
Dr. Hexter’s Healer 5.0% SB
Three different hops give a balanced beer with a citrus, orange & marmalade finish.
 Dr. Hexter’s Wedding Ale 4.1% G
A light golden-coloured beer with good bitterness and a grapefruit citrus finish.

WYE VALLEY, Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, England. (

Butty Bach 4.5% G
A burnished gold premium ale. Full bodied, smooth and satisfying.
Dorothy Goodbody’s Stout 4.6% PS
A classic stout with intense roasted barley flavours and a dry bitter finish.
HPA 4.0% B
A delightful smooth pale ale, with a citrus hop aroma and balanced bitter finish.

Cider & Perry
Black Dragon 7.5% ABV Medium
Fiery Fox 6.5% ABV Medium
Happy Daze 4.5% ABV Medium
Welsh Warrior 6% ABV Medium
Sweet 5.5% ABV Sweet
Dog Dancer 6.5% ABV Medium
Pyder Cider/Perry blend 6% ABV Medium
Kingston Black C 7.2% ABV Medium
Welsh Gold Perry Perry 6% ABV Medium
Two Trees Perry 4.5% ABV Medium

Blindgranny Farm
Heart breaker 7% ABV Dry
Blindfold 6% ABV Medium
Hallets real 6% ABV Medium/sweet
National treasure 5% ABV Sweet
Whisky cask 6.5% ABV Dry
Rum Cask 7% ABV Medium
Blakney Red Perry 4% ABV Medium

Raglan Cider Mill, Monmouthshire
RCM 6% ABV Dry
Rum-Tiddly-Um 7.8% ABV Medium
Hanky Panky 6.8% ABV Medium
Barn Owl Perry 5.6% ABV Dry
Tawny Owl Perry 5% ABV Medium
Snowy Owl Perry 5% ABV Sweet
Palmers Upland Cider, Newport
Cheeky Jackdaw 7.2% ABV Dry
Felin Fach 5.5% ABV Medium
Ty Du 7.2% ABV Sweet

+some Somerset ciders as well

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