Monday 28 May 2012

Biggest pub in Wales returns to Cardiff next week

The Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival will be returning to Cardiff Motorpoint Arena this June for the fifth consecutive year next week, transforming the interior of the arena into Wales' biggest pub for three days. Organised by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, the Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival will feature the largest selection of real ales, ciders and perries under one roof in the country, together with a range of specially imported beers from the Czech Republic.

Real Ales from across Britain will feature in this three-day event, with a focus on Welsh-brewed beers and award-winning beers from Yorkshire, as well as ciders and perries from Wales and even as far as Cumbria.
According to Festival Organiser, Arfur Daley, “After the sell-out success of last year we have made this festival the biggest ever, not just by increasing the beer and cider range but by also increasing the amount of individual beers and ciders ordered so that favourite casks should not run out too soon. We also have more Welsh breweries than ever before bringing their own bars to the event with old favourites such as Brains lining up alongside new breweries such as Tiny Rebel of Newport”.

The best breweries in Wales will be battling it out on the Friday at the Festival for the title of Champion Beer of Wales, with the winners announced at 3pm.

Live music will be at the festival on Friday and Saturday nights and hot and cold food will be available at all times.

Festival Facts:
 Over 6000 thirsty drinkers are expected at the 3 day event.
  • 25,000 pints of real ale, cider and perry will be consumed during the Great Welsh.
  • Over 10 pints a minute will be served during the festival.
  • Almost 4500 pints of cider and perry will be available.
  • Over 240 different real ales, ciders, perries and foreign beers will be available at the Great Welsh.
  •  Over 150 CAMRA members will be volunteering to work at the Festival.
  •  The bar is over 80 metres long! Making it the longest bar in Wales.
  •  The Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival 2012 is the 12th annual Festival, the 5th at the CIA, the previous 7 having been held at Cardiff City Hall.
  •  Pub games, stalls and food will be available at the Festival

Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (formerly Cardiff International Arena), Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2EQ

Open: Thursday 7th June, Friday 8th & Saturday 9th June 11-11 all days

Entrance £6 (£5 for Under 26s and CAMRA members), includes souvenir glass and festival programme.

Beer List:
All subject to availability
Abbeydale Absolution 5.3

Abbeydale Moonshine 4.3

Acorn Barnsley Bitter 3.8
Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout 6.0
Acorn IPA 5.0

Big Bog Swampy 4.7

Brains Craft Brewery All at Sea 5.2
Brains British Summer 4.1
Brains Dark 3.5
Brains SA 4.2
Brains SA Gold 4.7
Brains Strong Ale 6.5
Brains Craft Brewery Barry Island IPA 6.0
Brains Jack Black 4.3
Brains Organ Morgan 4.0

Brecon Beacons to the sea 4.1
Brecon Bright Beacons 4.5
Brecon Bronze Beacons 3.9
Brecon Diamond Beacons 4.3
Brecon Genesis 1.ii The Prophet's Porter 5.6
Brecon Gold Beacons 4.2
Brecon Twilight Brecon 4.0
Brecon Wandering Beacons 5.0

Breconshire Ramblers Ruin 5.0

Bryncelyn Buddy Marvellous 4.0
Bryncelyn Holly Hop 3.9
Bryncelyn Oh Boy 4.5

Bullmastiff Son of a Bitch 6.0
Bullmastiff Welsh Red 4.8

Celt Experience Bleddyn 5.6
Celt Experience Bronze 4.5
Celt Experience Golden 4.2
Celt Experience Native Storm 4.4
Celt Experience Silures 4.6

 Cerddin Cascade 4.8

Conwy Beechcomber Blonde 4.2
Conwy Cwrw Mel 4.5

Copper Dragon Black Gold 3.7
Copper Dragon Challenger 4.0
Copper Dragon Golden Pippin 3.9

Elland 1872 Porter 6.5
Elland Bargee 3.8
Elland Nettlethrasher 4.4

Facer's Clwyd Gold 3.5
Facer's Dave's Hoppy Beer 4.3
Facer's Landslide 4.9

Felinfoel Double Dragon 4.2

Gloucester Dockside Dark 5.2
Gloucester Gloucester Gold 3.9
Gloucester Mariner 4.2

 Gower Gold 4.5

Great Orme Celtica 4.5
Great Orme Welsh Black 4.0

 Grey Trees Rechabites Bitter 4.0

Heart of Wales Aur Cymru 3.8
Heart of Wales High as a Kite 9.5
Heart of Wales Irfon Valley 3.6
Heart of Wales Welsh Black 4.4

Ilkley Best 4.0
Ilkley Black 3.7
Ilkley Mary Jane 3.5

Jacobi Light Ale 3.8
Jacobi Red Squirrel 4.0

Kelham Island Kelham Best 3.8
Kelham Island Pale Rider 5.2
Kelham Island Riders on the Storm 4.5

Kingstone 1503 4.8
Kingstone Stout 4.4

Kite Cwrw Haf 4.1
Kite Gold Wing 4.2
Kite Thunderbird 4.5

Leeds Leeds Best 4.3
Leeds Midnight Bell 4.8
Leeds Yorkshire Gold 4.2

Llangollen Grange No1 3.2

Monty's Midnight Stout 4.0
Monty's Mischief 5.0
Monty's Sunshine 4.2

Nant Mwnci Nell 5.5

Neath Black 5.5
Neath Gold 5.0

Ossett Silver King 4.3
Ossett Yorkshire Blond 3.9

Otley Croeso 4.2
Otley Motley Brew 7.5
Otley O Garden 4.8
Otley O1 4.0
Otley O3 Boss 4.4
Otley O4 Columbo 4.1
Otley O5 Gold 5.0
Otley O6 Porter 6.6
Otley O7 Weissen 5.0
Otley O8 8.0
Otley Oxymoron Black IPA 5.5
Otley Thai Bo 4.6

Pixie Spring Deliverance APA 4.5
Pixie Spring Prince of Bengal IPA 5.5

Plassey Mild 4.2

Preseli Baggywrinkle 4.5

Purple Moose Dark Side of the Moose 4.6
Purple Moose Glaslyn 4.2
Purple Moose Snowdonia 3.6

RCH East St Cream 5.0
RCH PG Steam 3.9
RCH Pitchfork 4.2

Rhymney Export 5.0
Rhymney Gold
Rhymney Hobby Horse 3.8

Rudgate Battleaxe 4.2
Rudgate Ruby Mild 4.4
Rudgate Viking 3.8

Saltire Raspberry Blond 4.0
Saltire Triple Chocoholic 4.8

Sandstone Edge 3.8

Snowdonia Carmen Sutra 4.4

Swansea Deep Slade Dark 4.0

Timothy Taylor Dark Mild 3.5
Timothy Taylor Landlord 4.3

Tiny Rebel Cwtch 4.6
Tiny Rebel Dirty Stop Out 5.0
Tiny Rebel Doc Brown 3.8
Tiny Rebel Fubar 4.4
Tiny Rebel Full Nelson 4.8
Tiny Rebel Hadouken IPA 7.4
Tiny Rebel Urban IPA 5.5

Tomos Watkin Brewery Bitter 4.0
Tomos Watkin Chwarae Teg 4.1
Tomos Watkin Cwrw Haf 4.2
Tomos Watkin OSB 4.5
Tomos Watkin

VoG Cwrw Dewi
VoG Wheats Occurrin 5.0

Waen Blackberry Stout 3.8
Waen Chilli Plum Porter 6.1
Waen First of the Summer Waen 3.9

Wentworth Bumble Beer 4.3
Wentworth Oatmeal Stout 4.8
Wentworth Rampant Gryphon 6.2

Wye Valley DG Lager 4.2
Wye Valley DG Stout 4.2
Wye Valley HPA 4.0

York Centurion's Ghost 5.4
York Guzzler 3.6
York Yorkshire Terrier 4.2

 Zero Degrees Mango 4.5
 Zero Degrees Pilsner 4.8

1 comment:

arn said...

Aimimg for friday this year, interesting new beers on that list.

perhaps i'll see you this year!


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