Thursday 29 April 2010

Beer Festival at the Capel this weekend

From Brew Wales

The Capel at Gilfach Bargoed is holding their annual beer festival this weekend.
The pub is well worth visiting at other times of the year as I reviewed it here only a few weeks ago.
Anyway the beer list list is here:
BLACK HOLE (BURTON)              SUPER NOVA                 4.8%   premium ale using lager malts
BRECONSHIRE                           BRECON COUNTY                    3.7%   amber-hued traditional Bitter
                                                  BISHOP GOWERS WELL 4.1%   dark amber in colour .
BRYN CELYN                             CHH                                 4.5%   Pale Brown a clean hoppy beer
BULLMASTIFF                            SUMMER MOULT             4.3%
CAINGORM (AVIEMORE)            HOWLER                          4.2%   russet, rich flavoured ale, very smooth.
CAMERONS (Co Durham)            WHITE RABBIT                 4.0%   pale straw coloured ale, citrus grapefruit aroma.
COTTAGE (SOMERSET)             CONCORDE                      4.7%   ruby ale
                                                  MOUSQUITO                     5.0%  dark ale
CORVDALE (Craven Arms)           MOLLY MORGAN             4.0%  fruity, nutty, toffee.
                                                  ST GEORGE'S STOUT                dark, but light to drink stout                        
COUNTRY LIFE (Bideford)            POT WALLOP                   4.4%   very light straw coloured.
EVAN EVANS                             MAY FLY                          4.3%   Spring ale with hints of apricot

EXMOOR                                    FOX                                  4.2%   a mid brown beer, slight maltiness
GREAT ORME (Colwyn Bay)        CAMBRIA                         3.8%   rich golden, thirst quenching.
MONTY'S  (Montgomery)              MANJANA                        3.9%   nut brown bitter with malt character.
                                                  MIDNIGHT                         4.0%  creamy stout, full of dark fruit & roasted malt flavours.
NEWMANS (CAERPHILLY)          Rat-ified                           4.5%   amber-brown ale (The R.A.T.S. 16th Anniversary Beer)
                                                  Cong-RAT-ulations           4.2%   Golden coloured ale with soft floral aroma & delicate hop finish 
(The R.A.T.S. 16th Anniversary Beer)                                                  BLEDDYN                         6.0%   a delicious traditional amber-brown ale.
NORTH WALES ( ABERGELE)    BODELWYDDAN               3.8%   pale ale ,northern & golden hops
                                                 CHESTER TIME               4.0%   a brown bitter       
OTLEY (CILFYNYDD)                  MOTLEY BREW                5.5%   a tawny red double ipa
PURPLE MOOSE(porthmadog)    MADOGS ALE                   3.7%   a crisp, malty, reddish coloured session bitter
                                                 GLASLYN ALE                   4.2%   golden coloured fruity best bitter, hoppy finish.
QUANTOCK (SOMERSET)          STOUT                              4.5%   highly flavoured dark stout.
RHYMNEY                                 DARK                               4.0%    A true stout.Mellow yet with a Bite. RHYMNEY                                 AMBER                            4.7%    (NEW ALE)
ROOSTERS (N.YORK)                HUNTSMAN                      3.7%   good session beer, long nutty flavour,
RUDGATE  (N.YORK)                 ERIC BLOOD AXE              4.1%   red ale
SADDLERS  (STOURBRIDGE)    RED HOUSE MILD             4.0%   a traditional black country mild, full-bodied.
                                                 STUMBLING BADGER        4.9%  deep amber in colour, full of flavour.
SANDSTONE (WREXHAM)         SLEEPING POLICEMAN     4.2%   copper coloured, traditionally hopped beer.
                                                 POSTMISTRESS                4.4%   golden red ale, medium body and bitterness.
SALTAIRE (W.YORK'S)              COPPER ALE                    4.0%   copper coloured malty ale.
WHITE HORSE (OXON)              SARACEN                         4.5%    ipa, biscuit & caramel flavours,vienna & amber malts.
WILLEY (EX RUGBY BRWY)      CEMENT                           6.8%    a full bodied dark bitter.
WOODLANDS (NANTWICH)         REDWOOD                      4.9%    a deep red coloured bitter with a sharp aftertaste.

Cider and perry list:
Seidr Dai (Cardiff)
Hellen's Early Perry    5.4%      Medium
Tumper's Perry           5.8%      Dry

Blaengawney Cider (Hafodrynys)National Treasure Cider        5.0%      Sweet
Grace Dieu Cider                   6.4%      Medium
Blakeney Red Perry               3.5%      Medium

Gwynt y Ddraig Llantwit FadreTwo Trees Perry                     4.5%      Medium
Fiery Fox Cider                       6.5%      Medium
Black Dragon Cider                7.2%      Med/Dr
The Capel is very easy to get to by public transport as there is a bus stop outside the pub and the railway station is just down the hill (Rhymney Valley line).
Capel Hotel, Park Place, Gilfach Fargoed, CF81 8LW
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