Thursday 28 April 2011

Capel beer festival this weekend

The historic Capel in Gilfach Fargoed will be holding their annual beer festival this weekend, Friday 29th-2nd May 2011. It's a big 10 year anniversary for this award-winning pub.

Beer list:
Wye Valley (Hereford)         May Queen         3.5%       Dark full bodied mild ale
Golden Valley (Hereford)      Hay Bluff            3.7%       Pale session bitter
Breconshire                        Brecon Co          3.7%       Trad' South Eastern bitter , pale amber
Slaters   (Staffs)                 Monkey Magic     3.8%      Mild
Burton Bridge (on Trent)      Golden Delicious  3.8%      Dry Bitter Finish, Pale straw colour 
Brewsters  (Linc's)              Ruby Cubed        4.0%      Rich red ale with roast & crystal malts(Brewed for CAMRA's 40th)
Elland (West York's)           Best Bitter          4.0%      Dry & aromatic bitter with ottermalt, strong aroma bitter finish
Cottage (Somerset)            Celebration          4.0%      Traditional, hoppy blonde
Nethergate(Suffolk)             Azzalord              4.1%     No tasting notes available at time of printing                      
Howard Town (Derby')         Hope                    4.1%     No tasting notes available at time of printing
Burton Bridge                     Bridge Bitter         4.2%     Dry hoppy aroma with fruity backround
Battledown (Cheltenham)     Natural selection   4.2%    A full bodied rich amber ale
Slaters                              Royal Wedding      4.2%    No tasting notes available at time of printing
Breconshire                       Golden valley         4.2%    A deep, golden coloured ale, brewed with Progress hops.
Burton Bridge                     By George            4.3%    Pale ale, strong hoppy aroma,dry bitter finish with challenger hops
White Horse (Oxford)          Epona                   4.3%    Fresh ,clean palate ,malty biscuit flavour lasting hoppy after taste
Skinners                            Katie loves Willy     4.3%   Copper session ale with Cornish roasted malt
White horse                       Wayland smithy      4.4%   Red ale, balanced with buckets of aromatic hops,
Wickwar  (Glous')               IKB                        4.5%   Strong multi-malt flavours, rich fruit flavours of cherry and plum
Titanic (Stoke)          Chocolate & Vanilla Stout  4.5%
                                                     Roast barley & maris otter pale malt, northdown hops ,chocolate & Madagascar vanilla.
Golden Valley                   Brewers choice         4.5%   Full flavoured ale
Golden Valley                   Snooty Fox               4.6%   Full bodied ruby red
Golden valley                    Kenyons Original Stout 4.7%  Oatmeal stout
Vale of Glam'                   Love is in the Heir      4.8%    No tasting notes available at time of printing
Cottage                            Vantage                    4.9%    Deep golden with cascade hops
Monty's                Mischief                    5.0%    Strong smooth golden bitter , hint of sweetness
Crouch Vale                     Amarillo                     5.0%   Superb premium golden ale, wonderful aroma lasting spicy flavour.
Battledown                4 Kings                      7.2%   Strong Ale, real block-buster of a beer, Hugely complex taste and lots of it.   

Ciders & Perries      
Gwynt y Ddraig Dog Dancer (med) 6.5%, Black Dragon(med/dry) 7.2%,
                             Pyder 6% (med).
Westons             Old Rosie (dry cloudy) 7.3%
Blaengawney    National Treasure (sweet) 5%, Heartbreaker(dry)7.2%

The Capel is easily reached by public transport with a bus stop outside and the train station of Gilfach Fargoed is behind the pub on the Rhymney Valley line.

Capel Hotel, Park Place, Gilfach Fargoed, CF81 8LW
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