Friday, 9 September 2011
September 2011 marks the bi-centenary of 'Y Cob/The Cob', the mile long causeway which links Porthmadog with the opposite peninsula, across the Glaslyn estuary. Built by William Maddocks The Cob was officially opened on 17th September 1811.
Purple Moose has brewed a special beer to mark the event and this will be available in several pubs in and around Porthmadog during the course of the 200th anniversary celebrations, as well as further afield.
Cob 200 is a rich amber coloured bitter with hints of orange and caramel. It will be launched at Spooner's Bar, Harbour Station, Ffestiniog Railway at 4pm on Friday 9th September.
On Saturday 10th September there will be an all day event in Tremadog square. The Union Inn will be hosting a mini beer festival, with several Purple Moose beers, including Cob 200.
The celebrations culminate on Saturday 17th September with events in Porthmadog, finishing with a grand firework display on The Cob itself.
For further details of the events visit the event website here.