Monday 12 November 2007


A new beer brewed at the Rhymney Brewery took the CAMRA Beer Bar at the Abergavenny Food Festival by storm and was voted as “Beer of the Festival” by some of the thousands who descended on the market town in September. In the opinion of the thirsty customers Rhymney Dark was the tastiest beer at the festival, beating brewers from across Wales and the Welsh Marches to win this accolade. The beer, along with other real ales from competitions in Carmarthen and Swansea, will now go forward to the Champion Beer of Wales Competition, to be held on Friday 23rd November at Cardiff City Hall during the Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival.

According to Abergavenny Beer Festival Bar Manager James “Arfur” Daley, “This is a well-deserved award to all at the brewery. The customers at our bar at the Kings Arms overwhelmingly voted for this beer and it was a clear winner. Well done to Steve & Marc Evans at Rhymney Brewery for producing an award-winning beer”.

Rhymney Dark is a beer with a 4% ABV and is described as “A carefully crafted beer, hopped with a true stout uppermost in the brewer's mind. Mellow, yet with a bite that will only be fully appreciated on your second pint”.

Presentation of “Beer of the Festival” certificate to Rhymney Brewery will be on Saturday 17th November, 1400 hrs, at the Winchester pub, Castle Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8BG

“I'm looking forward to the presentation”, said CAMRA's Mr Daley, “After all the Winchester is named after my namesakes' favourite drinking hole in Minder. Although I do prefer a pint of Rhymney to a large VAT!”

Further Information:
James ‘Arfur’ Daley, CAMRA Publicity, 0794 185 9902
Steve Evans, Rhymney Brewery, Unit A2, Valley Enterprise Centre, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2SR

The Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival
Cardiff City Hall
Open Thursday 22nd November 12-11,
Friday and Saturday 23rd-24th November 11-11
Admission £3 (£5 after 5pm Friday) includes souvenir glass and programme

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