Tuesday 29 March 2011

Meet the Bullmastiff Brewer

Bob Jenkins, owner and head brewer of the award-winning Bullmastiff Brewery of Cardiff, will be holding one of his regular 'meet the brewer' sessions at the Bear's Head pub in Penarth tomorrow night (Wednesday 30th April) from 1900hrs.

Bob will be sampling some of his beers and answering questions from inquisitive customers at the JDW Wetherspoons pub:
Bear's Head
37-39 Windsor Road
CF64 1JD
Picture to the left is an old photo taken in the now defunct Royal Hotel in Penarth, of Bob Jenkins pouring a pint of beer.
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 Whilst looking for a photo of Bob to use for this piece I came across this old photo from 1996! Taken in the days I had hair and designer stubble! The awards are for Beer of the Festival at the one and only Poola Festival, held at Pontypool Rugby Club and for runner-up in Champion Beer of Wales Competition.

Artisan brewery announces 'Bar Open' this Saturday

Pontcanna's favourite brewery, well only, Artisan Brewing Company, will this Saturday (2nd April) be holding their the first 'BAR OPEN' event of the year. Be our guest as the Kings Road Art Studios opens its beer garden doors to you fine beer swilling folk of Cardiff (and beyond).

Beers available will be:.

Happy hour prices all day!

HOT BBQ FOOD (with veg options)

According to brewery Simon Doherty, "It's a casual affair this time round, so bring your mates for entertainment... We'll add some background tunes, a few seats (fit for children), board games and a dart board if I can find it".

Saturday 2nd April - 12noon till 9.30pm
183A Kings Rd Cardiff - CF119DF
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Monday 28 March 2011

British Drinks aim for European Protection

Four styles of British alcohol are hoping to gain European recognition with protected name status.

Applications for protected  geographic status have been made on behalf of Welsh cider, Welsh perry and Yorkshire beer.

Herefordshire Perry is already protected.

There is also a non-regional application for cask-conditioned ale to be recognised by the system, which already accords protection to Stilton cheese and Melton Mowbray pies.

All four products are in the “initial assessment” phase. This is followed by wider UK consultation, during which time objections will be considered before the European Commission makes a decision on whether to award protected name status.

The only problem I can see with this is that as a cidermaker myself I know that some of the Welsh varieties of cider and pear fruit are, shall we say, not that good for making cider with. That's why most of the orchards still standing have been planted with better varieties of fruit that make a better product. There is also the problem of identifying the fruit - often a local name given to a cider apple is known by another name across the border in Herefordshire. So will PGO Welsh Cider or Perry have to be made with Welsh apple or pear varieties or any varieties grown in Wales? Or will the cider just have to be fermented in Wales just to be called Welsh Cider?

Or alternatively the EU can just stop interfering in our wonderful Welsh ciders and perries so that we can enjoy without being policed by the Fourth Reich?

The Star Inn, Dinas Powys

Star Inn, Station Road, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 4DE
Open all day

Located in the heart of the village, the Star is a white-washed building with narrow sash windows. A five-pointed golden star acts as the pub sign and the unmistakable red and gold dragon of brewers SA Brain takes pride of place at the apex of the building.  
From the outside the Star appears to be an early twentieth-century building but this extension hides an original building that dates back five-hundred years to the reign of Henry VIII, making the Star the second oldest building in Dinas Powys, after the castle. The entrance from Station Road leads up a few steps to the oldest part of the building, situated on the right side as the customer enters. A large stone inglenook fireplace with a wooden beam across the top is original and to the right of it is an arched stone doorway that leads to a spiral staircase, a stout wooden door with decorative iron hinges guards it shut nowadays. 
This room was the Tudor hall (pictured), the now blocked-up doorway to the left of the fireplace lead to what was then the kitchen of the original building, the Old Court, next door, is today a separate building but in the 1500s these were one building. The ceiling consists of large cross-beams which are decorated with hops strung across them. The Tudor hall also features exposed stonework and red plaster around the fireplace as well as tables and chairs around the room. The original Tudor hall forms only a small part of the pub today, the early twentieth century extension has vastly increased the size of the original building and almost masked it.  
Opposite the Tudor fireplace is a more modern Edwardian fireplace and the floor is made up of wooden blocks in a herringbone pattern. This leads to the bar servery which stretches out towards the rear of the pub. To the left is the extension which provides more seating and a dining area and views of the village of Dinas Powys can be seen through the narrow sash windows. At the rear of the Star Inn there is a beer garden/patio area and a large car park. There is a wheelchair lift providing disabled entrance from the rear car park.
The handpumps on the bar serve a range of real ales from SA Brain including Dark, Bitter, SA, SA Gold as well as guest beers from other breweries. Food is served all day and chalkboard menus supplement the already extensive standard pub menus.

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Friday 25 March 2011

South Wales Pub Auction - update

I realise the auction happened a few weeks ago but I have been waiting for some post-auction news before updating and, yes, I did forget about it and left the post gathering the equivalent of dust on the pc.
Thirty-one pubs were originally put up for auction, although 18 were sold beforehand, including the Cambrian in Blaenavon and the Engineers, Newport. Others sold before auction were:
Black Prince, Ynysddu
Bowens Arms, Swansea
Copperhouse, Port Talbot
Eagle, Taunton
Full Moon, Trycynon, Aberdare
Maltsters, Cwmbwrla, Swansea
New Beethoven, Maesteg
Puddlers Arms, Rhymney
Railway, Llangynydd
Smith's Arms, Pengam, Blackwood
Star, Llanfihangel Tor-y-Mynydd, Llansoy, Monmouthshire
Star, Mamhilad, Pontypool
Tair Bull, Libanus, Brecon
Ty-yn-y-Pwll Inn, Trethomas
Waterlooo, Oakfield, Cwmbran
Cogan, Penarth

A very crowded auction room at the Celtic Manor Hotel in Ringland, Newport surprisingly saw very few pubs realise their guide price or even meet their reserve, which caused extra work for the auctioneers after the auction. As the auctioneer had pointed out – the pubs on sale today were there to be sold so if the reserve price was not reached they would accept offers afterwards. The auction was largely made up of 'fire sale' properties owned by failing pub companies such as Admiral and Enterprise – many of these pubs had suffered closure in recent years as well as lack of investment in the buildings – Admiral Taverns had even put out a press release a couple of years ago that one of the auction properties had reopened after a period of closure after a £4000 refurbishment! With that amount of money being spent on their pubs it's hardly surprising they are dying on their feet.

Pubs where the reserve was not met:
Admiral, Cadoxton, Barry
Forest Hotel, Treforest
Hornblower, Newport - believed to be sold post-auction
Red Cow, Ystalyfera - back on the market OIRO £70,0000
Rising Sun, Fochriw - back on the market OIRO £70,000
Royal Hotel, Trealaw - back on the market OIRO £70,000
Ruperra, New Tredegar - back on the market OIRO £70,000
Wattstown, Porth - back on the market OIRO £70,000

The Red Cow, Royal Hotel and the Wattstown are all featured in the CAMRA book, Real Heritage Pubs of Wales, for their relatively unspoilt interiors.

Pubs that sold:
Carpenters Arms, Newport. Bought for £160,000 (Guide price £225,000) by the owner of the High Street shitehouse and chav depository, the Greyhound, it is my understanding that current tenants JW Bassett have signed a new 5 year lease with the new owner. Good for Newport as it will be the only outlet for Felinfoel beers in the City.

Colliers, Neath. Sold for £100,000 (GP £130,000)
De Winton, Tonypandy, went for £90,000 (GP £70,000). This could be a good pub once again if the owners want it to be – good main road location, smoking solution, car park etc.

Fox & Hounds, Llanharry, £185,000 (GP£195,000) some fierce bidding for this one especially from a West Wales brewer who seems to have made a phoenix-like return after liquidating his company last year. The auctioneer described him as “a canny lad” though most people refer to him using a lot more expletives.

Well lots of bargains to be had in that auction and even now, a pub for £70,000? You can't even buy a house for that!

Brains invests 5 million to improve pubs

Above: The Heath pub
Wales largest real ale brewer, SA Brain have announced that they will be investing £5 million in improvements to their pubs over the next 12 weeks, across 22 pubs, with projects ranging from small scale redecoration through to major structural and repositioning work.

Major work is already underway at the Boathouse in Bath and the Heath and Ty Mawr in Cardiff, with all expected to re-open before the summer.

Philip Lay, Retail Director at Brains said: "Despite economic pressures our commitment to the hospitality sector within Wales and beyond has not waned. Customers are increasingly looking for higher levels of service and surroundings, which is why we are continuing to invest in our core estate, as well as new business opportunities as they arise.

"Last year we maintained our investment across our estate and we’ve seen some excellent results from the refurbished outlets. For example, at the Three Arches in Cardiff sales have more than doubled since our investment, and the Grape and Olive in Swansea is trading significantly ahead of evaluation. The latter is not only our highest venue in terms of being on the top floor of Wales’ tallest building, but has also become our highest weekly turnover site."

Otley on Twitter Crawl with Obscura

The current Champion Brewers of Wales, Otley Brewery are this very afternoon on a pub crawl of London to launch their new beer. Saison Obscura, brewed in collaboration with beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones.

The Otley Brewing Company is inviting beer lovers to join them on a tour of pubs this Friday, 25 March, to mark the launch of a special beer.

The Saison Obscura, a 5.5% dark Saison style beer. The beer is a continental style beer, flavoured with curacao orange and grains of paradise. It has a tart initial bitterness with smooth medium body and lingering spice notes, with aromas of bitter orange marmalade and soft Belgian wheat yeasts.

Nick Otley, managing director of the Otley Brewing Company, said: “We’re very excited to be launching the Saison Obscura with Adrian on Friday.

“It’s a unique beer that’s packed full of interesting flavours such as warm spices and orange. We had a lot of fun brewing it and we look forward to finding out what others think of it. We’re confident it will go down a storm, particularly because of the blend of unusual flavours and ingredients.”

The beer will be launched at a pub crawl across London where Nick Otley and Adrian Tierney Jones will invite others to join them. It starts at 3pm at the White Horse Parsons Green SW6 and then onto the Cask Pub and Kitchen in Pimlico SW1V for 5pm, the Rake Borough Market SE1 for 7pm and finally the Southampton Arms Kentish Town NW5 for 9pm.

For those who cannot attend, both Nick and Adrian will be using Twitter and “tweeting” comments throughout the day using the hashtag #saisonobscura
Nick continued: “We will be using the power of social media to reach those who cannot be there in person to try the beer. I’m sure the comments will become more interesting as the day wears on! We’re inviting feedback and comments from those who wish to join in as we’d love to know what you think.”

The beer will also be sold at The Bunch of Grapes in Pontypridd, the home of the Otley Brewing Company. The staff from the pub will also be taking questions about the beer and passing onto Nick and Adrian on twitter.

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Beer tax rise is 'a kick in the teeth' say Welsh Brewers

The increase of two per cent above inflation in beer tax,announced in today’s Budget, is ‘ruinous’ to the nation’s thriving local brewing sector, ignores its contribution to the economy and puts thousands of jobs
 in breweries and pubs in jeopardy, says Buster Grant, Head Brewer of the Breconshire Brewery and Chairman of the Association of Welsh Independent Brewers, (AWIB).
Buster Grant said, “This is a real kick in the teeth to the local brewing sector, one of the few British success
 stories of recent years. Local brewers are just the kind of business this government says it wants to see
 prosper: they create jobs for local people and contribute to the local and wider British economy by using
 home-grown ingredients. Yet the current beer taxation regime is killing off our main route to market – the British pub.”
He continued, “The Treasury claimed before the Budget that their beer duty escalator is ‘baked in’. We say it is half baked!
Continuing to increase taxes on draught beer, drunk in the socially responsible environment of the pub, will serve only to increase purchases of cheap spirits for unsupervised home consumption. We fail to see how this policy can help tackle binge drinking. ”
Nick Otley, managing director of the family-run Otley Brewery in Pontypridd, said: “Although the price of petrol per litre has been reduced by 1p, which will help the delivery side of our business, it doesn’t offset the increase in alcohol duty. This is not the best outcome for small, family run breweries like ourselves. With the local brewing sector creating jobs for local people and contributing to the local and wider British economy, it comes as a surprise to us that the previous government’s escalator on alcohol duty remains unchanged.

AWIB, along with SIBA (the Society of Independent Brewers) and CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) have all campaigned vigorously against the Government's ‘duty escalator’, which increases beer duty by 2% above inflation every year.

A budget for pub closures

George Osborne today announced that there will be "no change" in beer duty. A brief cheer went around the beerati on Twitter, but many forgot about the Duty Escalator, introduced by the previous Government, which will put inflation plus 2% on the price of a pint. So thats a 7.5% rise on a pint from Sunday, working out at around an extra 20p on a pint.
There is more to come as beers above 7% ABV will be taxed at a higher rate so some great award-winning beers from brewers such as Otley and Brewdog will cost more whilst 2% ABV cans of supermarket swill will be taxed less, despite their lower quality ingredients used and lower production costs than hand crafted ales.
All in all this is another budget that will do nothing to stem the pub closures now running at 25 a week.


Thursday 17 March 2011

Breconshire Brewery shows pride in British Beer

From Brew Wales

The Breconshire Brewery has lent its weight to a national campaign from the Society of Independent Brewers, by sending a copy of its ‘Proud of British Beer’ film to local Member of Parliament Roger Williams MP, in advance of the imminent Budget.

Breconshire Head Brewer, Buster Grant, was one of the 25 brewers to take a role in the short film, launched earlier this month, which celebrates British beer and the British pub where it is enjoyed by millions of people every week. ‘Proud of British Beer’ is not just a ‘feel good’ movie, it also sends a stern warning about damage caused by the government’s beer taxation policy – pub closures are currently running at 29 per week. “Stop the duty increases – show some pride in British beer”, implores a group of brewers in the film’s end frame.

Buster Grant commented, “We are proud to brew British beer, as are the other brewers from across the whole country who feature in this film. We hope that our message about beer duty is heard by MPs like Roger Williams MP who have it in their power to stop the increases and with it the decimation of our industry.”

Tax on UK beer has increased by some 40% since the millennium, and itis expected that there will be another 7% increase at the Budget - unless MPs act now. UK beer tax equates to 40% of the total beer tax in the EU - an astonishing figure. Taxes now make up over the half of the price of a pint in the pub - yet beer is a low alcoholic strength drink, with known health benefits when consumed in moderation. Pubs are responsible drinking enviroments, yet the ever increasing tax on beer (especially in relation to spirits) is driving pubs out of business, and drinkers out of safe, social, responsible enviroments. Even the Treasury's own figures state that the actual revenue from Beer Duty decreases with every subsequent increase in the tax.
The Breconshire Brewery was founded in 2002 by CH Marlow Ltd, and is at the forefront of the revival of the Welsh Brewing Industry. Buster Grant, the Head Brewer, acts as the Welsh Director of SIBA and is also the Chairman of the Association of Welsh Independent Brewers, a group that wholeheartedly supports this film and its message. The Brewery only uses British ingredients, and is proud to brew some of the best beers in the world.

It's time to take pride in the British Brewing Industry. 

Assembly Member in call to Save the Vulcan

Above: Assembly Member Andrew RT Davies pours a beer brewed in his constituency at the Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival

The Assembly Member for South Wales Central AM, Andrew RT Davies, has urged developers to
look again at plans to demolish the Vulcan Hotel in Cardiff City Centre. He has called on developers to
incorporate the 19th century public house into amended plans, thereby preserving one of Cardiff ’s oldest
pubs. Mr Davies, who sits on the National Assembly for Wales ’ Petitions Committee, said: "I agree
wholeheartedly with petitioners that it must be possible to incorporate the Vulcan into their designs, and to preserve this piece of Cardiff ’s cultural and architectural history. It is very sad to witness the gradual decline of the traditional pub and this is one of the last of its kind in the heart of Cardiff city centre."
The petition, raised by Rachel Thomas, urged the Welsh Assembly Government to use all of their power to protect the Vulcan from closure and received 5000 signatories. Mr Davies said: "It is to be welcomed that the Minister for Heritage has pledged Welsh Assembly Government support for the UK government’s proposed Wales and England Heritage Protection Bill. However, given the legislative timetable at Westminster that bill
may not arrive in time to save The Vulcan."
"The Minister also mentions the fact that discussions are on-going with his officials in Cadw and those within
the Assembly ’s Planning Division about possible measures to protect buildings of local importance. Given
the urgency here, one can only offer direct appeals to the developers themselves, in the hope that they
may acquiesce and work the current site into their plans. I remain hopeful that they will see sense and pay due
respect to the wishes of locals in recognising the cultural and historic significance of the site."

Monday 14 March 2011

Save Our Pubs with the South Wales Echo

Today the South Wales Echo launches a campaign to save our local pubs. Good to see a local newspaper supporting our pubs.
To mark the start of the campaign there is a voucher in the Echo today (Monday 14th March) for a pound off a pint of Brains at this list of participating pubs.

Happy drinking! 

Saturday 12 March 2011

Weekend oddities

A couple of stories caught my eye this week:

The first was the news that archaeologists will be searching for the Tregaron Elephant. Not a mythical being such as the Loch Ness Monster or a sky fairy but a real elephant from a circus that died in 1848 after drinking the local beer. Ha joking aside it supposedly died after drinking water contaminated with lead but since lead is a cumulative poison it would not have killed it immediately. The mystery of who killed the elephant may be discovered, whatever next? Who killed the bear in the Forest of Dean? Anyway according to legend the remains of the beast were chopped and buried in what some sources say 4 different burial pits behind the historic Talbot Hotel. Or they could have ended up on the menu?

The second story was news that Cardiff Council have drawn up plans for a bar in the old Victorian barracks on Flat Holm in the Bristol Channel. The island is the extreme edge of the Mendip Hills and has seen a hotel, bar and even a skittle alley in the last few years of Queen Victoria's reign but that reverted to a farmhouse and is now the bunkhouse. Should be an interesting pub crawl with the only other island bar in the Bristol Channel being the Marisco Tavern on Lundy.

Friday 11 March 2011

Society of Licensees launched

A new trade body has been formed to give licensees a voice, the Society of Licensees has been organised by award-winning publican Ed Davies of Kilverts, Hay-on-Wye, who also runs the annual Hay Ale and Literature Festival.

Speaking to the Publican, Ed said, ""All too often trade bodies speak on behalf of the on-trade, but leaving those they speak for in the dark.

“This society aims to change that, providing a genuine voice for licensees"
“Our primary focus will be to counter the way pubs are portrayed in the media - often lumped in under the 'alcohol' banner.

“We want the media to highlight that well-run pubs are an asset to a community, selling responsibly and encouraging community spirits.

“We'll work with other trade groups where appropriate, but we won't resort to slagging them off when we don't agree.

“The trade needs to unite in order to benefit as a whole. As disparate on-trade proves easy pickings, and bickering within the trade doesn't help either.”

Currently there are a range of groups licensees can join, from single-issue causes to the broad spectrum covered by the BII. The aims of the group are simple:

To promote and support the benefits of a well-run pub

To provide a voice for licensees directly and independently

To correct mis-representation of alcohol in the public domain

To support British beer, promoting the benefits of supporting a domestic industry

For more information go to the Society of Licensees website

Gwynt Cider Open Days 2011

The International Cider Makers of the Year 2010/11, Gwynt Y Ddraig have announced the dates for their open days this year, with good food, music and, of course their award-winning ciders and perries to wash down, these popular weekends are set to return on:

April 23rd/24th (Sat 1001-2100 & Sun 1100-1930)
August 6th/7th 2011 (Sat 1100-2100 & Sun 1100-1930)

Entry to the farm open days will be £5.00 per day. On entry your hand will be stamped (different colour stamp for Saturday & Sunday) to indicate to bar staff and site security that you have entered the event via the main entrance. The cost of the ticket will include one free pint or bottle of cider or perry when presented at the bar.

Visitors are welcome to camp over on the Saturday night but please note that the only facilities available are the portable toilets. Please note that all vehicles and camping equipment are left at the owners risk. If you are camping and plan to stay for the Sunday then please make this known to the staff on the gate so you can purchase the appropriate tickets for both days. (This will be a Saturday ticket and a Sunday ticket.) Please note that all campers will be visited on the Sunday morning just to ensure that they have purchased their Sunday ticket.

Please note that entry to anyone under the age of 18 is free but only with an accompanying adult and under 18s will therefore not be supplied with an entry ticket or have the entry stamp applied to their hand. Anyone attempting to purchase an entry ticket but is lucky enough to appear to be under the age of 18 will be asked to produce photo ID.

Once again we are going to take a step back in time and show you how we used to press the apples by winding up our 19th Century double screw press – pictured below (we will be using a modern mill).

Freshly prepared food will be available throughout the weekend from Cegin Crincae, La Creperie de Sophie and pasties and pastries from in a pickle.

A selection of live music will be played over the weekend, Ross Kirk has been confirmed for the two weekends but a full line up of Artists will follow. 

Llest Farm
CF38 2PW 
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Cardiff CAMRA Pub of the Year 2011

From Brew Wales
A pub on the outskirts of Cardiff has won the Cardiff CAMRA Pub of the Year Award. The Gwaelod y Garth Inn, set in the hills overlooking the lower reaches of the Taff Valley has been judged to be the best real ale pub in the City. Owners Richard and Barbara Angell said: “We are fantastically happy with the result. Richard said the award was down to his wife’s efforts working behind the bar, but said adding draft cider and five cask ales to their stock had also played a role.

The Gwaelod-y-Garth pub is situated overlooking Taff's Well and this attractive two-story stone-built building offers picturesque views across the Taff Valley below. The front area outside the pub has tables and chairs as well as a canopy for those not so dry days and there is a car park towards the rear of the pub.
The inside is welcoming with a wooden bar and flagstone floors with a separate pool room with old stained glass lettering above the doorway saying 'Saloon'. Two cast-iron fire grates sit in the large stone fireplaces at opposite ends of the pub, the roaring fires providing welcome warmth in the March chill. There are plenty of seats in this pub as well as a separate restaurant upstairs. There is even a bookcase from which customers can choose a Pub Guide or other books to read whilst enjoying the views from the windows.
The name of the pub means 'the foot of the headland of the enclosure' but locals just refer to it as 'The Gwaelod'. The village was the inspiration behind the book and the film The Englishman who went up a Hill and came down a Mountain, although the film was shot in Powys as a more rural setting was thought to be needed than the industrial Taff Valley.
The pub has recently undergone a refurbishment but has not lost any of its character, the old stone walls are decorated with paintings and photographs of the local area, porcelain and pewter beer tankards hang from the rafters and above the bar hang hop bines, picked last Autumn.
Real ales are prominent on the bar at the Gwaelod, with six handpumps offering a choice of real ales from across Britain. Breweries such as Wye Valley, Tomos Watkin, RCH, Purple Moose and Titanic have all featured recently with Wye Valley Bitter being a permanent real ale on the bar. Local cider and perry from Gwynt y Ddraig is also available in bottles and Peroni lager from Italy is on draught.
The Gwaelod is open from 1000 am and serves food Monday-Thursday 12-2, 6.30-9, all day Friday and Saturday and 12-3.30 Sunday, with booking advisable on Sundays. The food is locally sourced wherever possible, with the beef coming from cattle from a nearby farm. There are separate lunch and evening menus along with a specials board which features food such as pork sausages cooked in Gwynt Y Ddraig cider gravy. It is not surprising that this pub has won awards over the years, fromlast year a runner-up in the Cardiff CAMRA Pub of the Year Award to Best Local Pub in the South Wales Echo Food & Drink Awards, this is a wonderful pub in a stunning location.
From Brew Wales

Gwaelod-y-Garth Inn, Main Road, Gwaelod-y-Garth, Cardiff, CF15 9HH, 029 20810408
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Monday 7 March 2011

Winchester refurbishment

Popped into Merthyr's premier real ale pub and the Rhymney Brewery tap, the Winchester, to see the alterations. Well the fireplace and chimney have been installed, with Fawlty Towersesque moose head above the mantlepiece, the door to the the bar servery has been removed, making a larger bar and the next few days will see the front wall come down to be replaced by a large glass window.
Added to that 4 real ales on the, including Rhymney Dark, this is by far the best pub in Merthyr!

Friday 4 March 2011

Bunch O' Stouts and Porters at the Grapes

The multi award-winning Bunch of Grapes in Pontypridd will be holding one of their regular beer festivals this weekend, starting today (Friday).
On the Main Bar: Note, now 9
Otley – O1 4%
Otley – O6 Porter 6.6%
Otley – Dark Saison (NEW) 5.5% brewed by Adrian Tierney-Jones
Otley – O5 5.0%
RCH – Hewish IPA 3.6%
Lancaster – Black
Castle Rock – Screech Owl

On the festival bar:
Saltaire – Hazelnut Coffee Porter
Hop Back – Entire Stout
Green Jack – Lurcher Stout
Burton Bridge – Porter
Bristol Beer Factory – Milk Stout
Brewdog – Paradox Smokehead
Waen – Blackberry Stout
Dark Star – Espresso Stout
O Hanlons – Port Porter
RCH – Old Slug Porter
Wye Valley – Dorothy Goodbody
Wholesome Stout
Titanic – Black Ice

Continental on tap:
Erdinger - Weissen
Brooklyn – Brooklyn Lager


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