Thursday, 23 August 2012

Beer Festivals around South Wales this weekend

First up is a mention to Swansea Bay Beer Festival
Beer & cider list is available here

If you are ever near Aberdare the Red Cow, Llwydcoed, home of the Grey Trees Brewery, is well worth a visit but tonight (Thursday 24th) they are holding another one of their 'Hop Rocket' nights in which a beer is forced through a device on the bar that is packed with fresh hops.
Tonight Castle Rocks Harvest Pale and Amarrilo,Citra, Cascade (US), Goldings, Challenger(UK),Pacific Gem(NZ) hops will be used in the rocket!

Next up, one of my favourite pubs, the Clytha Arms is also holding a Festival over the weekend

Further West in Carmarthenshire, the Royal Oak in Rhandirmwyn will be holding their first ever beer festival between Friday 24th-Monday 27th August 2012. More details on their Festival Site here.

The Bell in Caerleon is holding a Festival this weekend

CAMRA National Cider Pub of the Year 2011 so expect a lot of good ciders and perries as well as real ales there. It was also a winner in the Echo Food & Drink Awards 2011/12 and does not smell of fish.

The Bell at Glangrwyney, between Brecon and Abergavenny, will be holding another one of their successful festivals again with
Beers: Brains SA, Bitter, St Austell Tribute, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Skinners Betty Stoggs, Brecon Brewing Bronze & Beacons, Batemans XXXB, Shepherd Neame Canterbury Jack, Adnams Explorer
Ciders: Gwynt Orchard Gold, Firey Fox & Black Dragon. Mole's Black Rat, Weston's Old Rosie
The Bell, Glangrwyney, Crickhowell, NP8 1EH

The Temple Bar in Aberamen is also holding a festival with a beer/cider festival and live bands.

Tilers Arms in Blaina is holding a festival with 11 different beers and 2 ciders, all £2/pint.

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