Monday, 24 August 2015

Swansea Bay Beer & Cider Festival Beer List

It's the Swansea Bay Beer & Cider Festival this Thursday to Saturday in the Brangwyn Hall and here is the beer list

Beer List & Tasting Notes


BLUE MONKEY, Giltbrook, Notts, England
 Ape Ale 5.4% PA
Strong, pale ale with American hops to give aromas of resinous pine and citrus. 3.5lbs of whole hops for each barrel, to guarantee intense flavour and aromas.
 Right Turn Clyde 4.3% PA
Made with a mix of Simcoe, Amarillo and Cascade, creating a refreshing fruity hit but finishing with a smooth lingering bitterness.

BOROUGH, Neath, Swansea, Wales
 Pit Head Porter 5.4% PS
Chocolate nutty porter that is rich and full bodied.
 Triple Bleeder 4.3% G
Amber bitter, full bodied with light, hoppy aroma, blended with American and Czech bittering hops.

BRAINS, Cardiff, Wales.
 Barry Island IPA 6.0% PA
Trio of US hops give a pale-coloured ale with citrus aromas. Smooth malt taste up front finished by citrus and berry hop flavours.
 Black Mountain 5.0%       S
Starts with coffee, liquorice and burnt toffee before big hop flavour then chocolate malts and smoky finish. Amarillo, Pacifica, Citra, Summit and Apollo hops.
 Colonel Williams 6.0% PA
Light amber ale brewed with Maris Otter malt and Goldings hops for a dry bitter and refreshing beer.

BRASS CASTLE, Malton, Yorks
 Bad Kitty 5.5% PS
Chewy chocolate-vanilla porter.

BRECON BREWING, Brecon, Powys, Wales
 Dark Beacons 3.8%   M
Traditional Welsh dark with an aroma of toffee and caramel. Full bodied but surprisingly light and refreshing.
 Orange Beacons 4.3% S
Flavours of a continental wheat beer with orange zesty aroma and flavour. Brewed with Belgian Saison yeast.

 Independence 4.6%     B
US Style pale ale. Very distinctive pale ale that has been hopped continuously throughout the boil.
 Milk Stout 4.5% PS
Smooth chocolatey sweetness and balancing coffee bitterness with hints of dark fruits.

BRYNCELYN, Ystradgynlais, Wales
 Holly Hop 3.9% G
Pale amber with a refreshing hoppy fruity flavour with balancing bitterness.
 Oh Boy! 4.5% B
Hops, fruit, bitterness and background malt. Ends with a long hoppy, bitter aftertaste.

CELT, Caerphilly, Wales.
 Bleddyn 5.6% PA
A commanding IPA balancing bitterness, sweetness and a grapefruit finish.
 Iron Age 3.5% B
A deep aromatic and fruity beer with hints of passion fruit.
 Ogham Oak 8.5% S
Complex flavour with resinous bite, from US hops, spicy esters from Belgian yeast and cinnamon twist from Belgian fruits and spices.
 Silures 4.6% PA
Powerfully hopped with sweet malt and a depth of tropical fruit.


BOSS, Swansea, Wales
 Black 5.0% PS
Roasted coffee, warmed dark chocolate aroma, Black treacle, nuts toasted on the fire, toffee, dark chocolate ganache flavours.
 Blonde 4.0% PA
Blonde Pale Ale, hoppy, bitter, Cascade hops.
 Brave 5.5% PA
Lush tropical fruit cocktail, alluring elderflower and rose aromas. Flavour - zingy grapefruit, zesty citrus, a spicy and piney kick to finish.

GOWER, Oldwalls, Swansea, Wales.
 Black Diamond 4.2% PS
Smoky chocolatey liquorice porter.
 Gold 4.5% G
Thirst quenching golden ale, refreshing citrus flavours and the lovely aroma
of Cascade hops.
 IPA 4.8% PA
Full flavour hoppy IPA.
 Lighthouse 4.5% S
A light, thirst-quenching continental style lager packed with flavour.
 Power 5.5% SB
Traditional IPA with a full hoppy flavour.

MUMBLES, Mumbles, Swansea, Wales
 Gold 4.3% G
Well hopped, with the distinct and bold Styrian Goldings .Lemon & lime flavours linger well.
 India Pale Ale 5.3% PA
A traditional India Pale Ale, light gold in colour and made using only Goldings and Fuggles hops, the latter giving a subtle but distinct taste and aroma.
 Oystermouth Stout 4.4% PS
A rich creamy head and dark roasted malt flavours, with the slightest hint of the sea due to real oysters being added.

PILOT, Mumbles, Swansea, Wales.
 Revolver 4.0% B
Very pale ale loaded with hops. Unfined version with saison yeast may be slightly cloudy.
 Wrecker 5.0% SB
After an initial chocolate taste it develops into a surprising, clean refreshing maltiness.

SWANSEA, Bishopston, Swansea, Wales.
 Bishopswood Bitter 4.3% B
A delicate aroma, balanced taste, with bitterness growing in the finish.
 Deep Slade Dark 4.0% M
Dark bitter, with a roasted barley flavour.
 Original Wood 5.2% SB
Full-bodied, with complex flavours with a firm bitter ending.
 Three Cliffs Gold 4.7% G
Golden beer, with a hoppy, fruity taste and thirst quenching bitterness.

TOMOS WATKIN, Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.   Cwrw Haf 4.2% PA
A blend of Golding, Fuggle and Cascade hops. Refreshing zesty, citrus taste and a light summer aroma.
 Pecker Wrecker 4.5% B
A full-flavoured amber ale produced using the finest malted barley. A rich fruity beer with a gentle hop finish.


BANK TOP, Bolton, Lancs, England
 DARK MILD 4.0% M
Dark brown, with a malt and roast aroma; smooth with malt and hops throughout

CERDDIN, Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan, Wales.
 Cascade 4.8% B
A summer beer which is light in colour. Cascade is a carbon friendly beer that is flavoured with Cascade hops.
 Ooops 4.5% B
Bitter start, sweet finish.

DANCING DUCK, Derby, Derbyshire, England
 Ay Up 4.1% PA
A pale session ale. Subtle malt and floral notes are matched with citrus hop, rounded off with a slightly dry finish.
 Dark Drake 4.5% PS
Delicious malty, caramel and liquorice flavours combine in a smooth drinking velvety, oatmeal stout with a freshly roasted coffee and toffee finish.

DARK STAR, Horsham, West Sussex, England
 American Pale 4.7% PA
Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops, Maris Otter malt. Light colour and dryness with a crisp taste and full hop aroma.
 Hophead 3.8%     G
Pale golden ale, strong floral aroma and elderflower notes.

ELLAND, Elland, W Yorks, England
 1872 Porter 6.5% PS
Rich, complex and dark Porter from an original 1872 recipe, with an old port nose, and coffee and bitter chocolate flavours on the palate.

EVERARDS, Narborough, Leicestershire, England
 Tiger 4.2% B
Chestnut brown in colour; spicy hop aromas with toffee undertones.

FULLERS, Chiswick, London, England
 ESB 5.5% SB
Northdown, Target, Challenger & Goldings hops give grassy, peppery notes and intense citrus fruit. Pale Ale and Crystal malts for a biscuity, toffee element.

GREY TREES, Red Cow Pub, Aberdare, Wales
 Afghan 5.4% PA
Cascade, Citra and Simcoe hops. Maris Otter malt provides a light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops.
 Diggers Gold 4.0% G
A modern golden ale — alive with fresh citrus aromas which leave a subtle bitterness. Crafted with Marris Otter Pale Malt, with US hops.

HEAVY INDUSTRY, Henllan, Denbighshire, Wales
 Brew 77 4.9% PA
Heavily hopped (Columbus, Cascade, dry hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe) Flavour of dark Seville marmalade is backed up by a piney, peppery bitterness.
 Diawl Bach 3.8% G
Dry hopped with Amarillo, Cascade and Citra whilst conditioning. Fruity and hoppy.
 Pigeon Toed Orange Peel 5.2% S
Orange wheat beer from Bavarian hops.

HOBSONS, Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire, England
 Champion Mild 3.2% M
Chocolate, malt, and nutty mild flavour. Maris Otter malting barley, pale chocolate malt and crystal malt with Fuggles and Goldings hops.

HOP CRAFT, Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales
 Crema Extrema 5.0%  PS
Dry roasty brew with unmistakable hit of coffee. Hot and cold steeping provide complex coffee character.
 Sick Body Sick Mind 4.5% PA
An extra-pale combo of US hops gives citrus, fruit, tropical and skunky facets to  the beer's character, allied to a bone-dry body and mellow bitterness.
 Statement of Intent 5.9%  PA
Big hoppy IPA.
 Temple of Love 3.8% PA
Fruity, citrusy, punchy hop flavour and beefy bitterness over simple malt base with Munich malt for body and flavour.

KINVER, Kinver, Staffs, England
 Maybug 4.8% S
German style, lager beer
KITE, Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales
 Jemima’s Pitchfork 4.4% G Refreshing crisp pale golden beer brewed with Citra and Eldorado hops giving undertones of citrus, pear and melon.
 WPA 4.1% PA
A blonde ale with fruit and sweet malt, followed by a refreshing dry finish.


LIVERPOOL ORGANIC, Liverpool, England
 Best Bitter 4.2% B
A hoppy beer with citrus notes.
 Shipwreck IPA 6.5% PA
An IPA with intense citrus flavours.

MALVERN HILLS, Malvern, Worcs, England
 Priessnitz Plzen 4.3% S
A draft cask-conditioned Pilsner-style lager brewed in the traditional way.  It is a well-balanced beer; light in colour, with a resinous aromatic finish.

MARBLE, Manchester, England
 Chocolate Marble 5.5%  PS
Brewed with an emphasis on chocolate malts; tasting of coffee, cocoa and liquorice with a bitter finish.
 Earl Grey IPA 6.0%  PA
Addition of Earl Grey flavouring during fermentation and heavy hopping give a citrus fruit aroma. Hop notes are complemented by Bergamot and a light tannic finish.
 Ginger Marble 5.1% S
This full-bodied copper coloured beer displays a delicate blend of cloves, coriander and heaps of fiery ginger.

MOORHOUSE’S, Burnley, Lancashire, England.
 Blonde Witch 4.5% S
Moorhouse’s first ever blonde ale. This beer is as light as you get with a lager colour (minus the bubbles). Smooth and fruity.
 Pendle Witches Brew 5.1%  SB
A full malty flavoured beer with a crisp sweet fruity aftertaste and soft citrus notes.

NEATH ALES, Neath, Swansea, Wales
 Dewi Sant 4.8% PA
Pale, fruity, easy. Enough hop flavour.
 Rattler’s Resolution 4.8% S
Elderflower beer.

OSSETT, Ossett, West Yorkshire, England
 Silver King 4.3% S
Dry citrus Lager-style pale beer. A crisp, dry flavour and a fruity, citrus aroma. 

OTLEY, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales
 O1 4.0% B
Pale straw coloured beer using Brewers Gold and Styrian hops. and5 different hops.
 Hop Angeles 4.8% B
An American red ale with nine different American hops. High bitterness, fruity and crisp.
 Weissen 5.0% S
Light golden naturally cloudy wheat beer. Crisp, clean but distinctive flavours with citrus hop aromas and balanced bitterness.
Dry hopped
PALMERS, Bridport, Dorset, England
 200 5.0%  SB
A copper-coloured full-bodied rich and malty beer with a distinctive hoppy character.

PEERLESS, Birkenhead, Mersyside, England
 Jinja Ninja 4.0% S
Refreshing ginger beer made with fresh root ginger, chilli and lemons.

PURPLE MOOSE, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales
 Dark Side Of The Moose 4.6% M
A delicious dark ale with a deep malt flavour from roasted barley and a fruity
bitterness from Bramling Cross hops.
 Madogs 3.7% B
A crisp, malty, reddish coloured session bitter with a dry bitter finish.

RCH, West Hewish, Somerset, England
 Pitchfork 4.3% G
A golden bitter with floral citric hop aroma. It has a hoppy taste which is slightly sweet and fruity.

RINGWOOD, Ringwood, Hants, England
 Boondoggle 4.2% PA
A blonde fruity ale with a citrus punch and a well-balanced fruity taste. English Pale Malt and First Gold and Fuggles hops.
 Fortyniner 4.9% G
A light fresh hop bouquet. Rounded malt taste with strong hop balance, deep, bittersweet finish. Golden, full bodied malted beer.


SALOPIAN, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
 Lemon Dream 4.5% S
A zesty pale delicate lemony beer, brewed using organic lemons which adds subtle aromas and a citrus filled fruity finish.
 Shropshire Gold 3.8% G
A light copper full-flavoured bitter, with a floral aroma and a full hoppy flavour that is balanced by a crisp dry maltiness and a rich finish.

SALTAIRE, Shipley, Yorkshire, England
 Blackberry Cascade 4.8% S
American style pale ale with the floral aromas and strong bitterness of Cascade  and Centennial hops, infused with a hint of blackberries.
 Elderflower Blonde 4.0% S
A refreshing blonde ale delicately infused with the flavour of elderflower.
 Raspberry Blonde 4.0% S
Refreshingly blonde ale delicately infused with raspberry flavours.
SARAH HUGHES, Dudley, West Midlands, England
 Dark Ruby Mild 6.0% M
Clear fruitiness in the aroma, followed by sweet maltiness and slightly bitter finish.

TENBY, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
 Barefoot Blonde 4.6% S
A pale ale with 30% pilsner malt.
 Black Flag Rum Porter 5.2% PS
Black vanilla, spiced with rum.

THORNBRIDGE, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
 Jaipur IPA 5.9% PA
A citrus dominated IPA, soft & smooth builds to a crescendo of hoppiness with honey. An enduring, bitter finish.

THWAITES, Blackburn, Lancs, England
 Wainright 4.1% G
A well-balanced and very drinkable golden ale.

TIMOTHY TAYLOR, Keighley, West Yorkshire, England
 Landlord 4.3% B
A classic strong pale ale with a complex and hoppy aroma. 

WAEN BREWERY, Llanidloes, Powys, Wales
 Chilli Plum Porter 6.1% PS
A dark velvety smooth porter, with luscious plum flavours and a chilli warmth.
 Lemon drizzle 3.7% S
Lemony vanilla flavoured pale ale.
 Pamplemousse 4.2% G
Citrus and grapefruit flavours.
 Snowball 7.0% PS
Chocolate, vanillas and coconut stout

WYE VALLEY, Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, England
 Dorothy Goodbody Stout 4.6% PS
Dark full-bodied stout with roasted barley flavours and a dry bitter finish. Coffee notes and plenty of hop flavour.


HARVIESTOUN, Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
 Schiehallion 4.8% S
Lager with a crisp palate and a lingering, fresh, grapefruity finish.

MIGHTY OAK, Malden, Essex, England
 Oscar Wilde 3.7% M
Mellow, nutty, dark mild. Brewed using Maris Otter Pale, Crystal and Black  malts and gently hopped with Challenger.

OAKHAM, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England
 Citra 4.2% PA
A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish.
 Green Devil IPA 6.0% PA
A hop harvest aroma with tropical fruit. smooth and fruity start, developing into lemon, limes and a citrusy bitterness. Finishes with a crisp dry aftertaste.
 Tranquility 6.5% G
A golden beer which blasts off with powerful grapefruit/citrus aromas and flavours, touching down with an intense and satisfying bitter finish.

SADLERS, Stourbridge, West Midlands, England
 Hop Bomb 5.0% PA
A powerful India Pale Ale, brewed with American Amarillo and Citra Hops. Fragrant, floral, very hoppy with rounded fruit finish.

ST AUSTELL, St Austell, Cornwall, England
 Proper Job 4.5% G
A powerfully hopped golden IPA with citrus grapefruit flavours brewed with a single malt from Maris Otter Pale barley.
TATTON, Knutsford, Cheshire, England
 Gold 4.8% G
A full-tasting, satisfying deep golden ale, with a generous maltiness backed up by a robust hop character.  
 Obscure 5.7% SB
A dark, hoppy, strong ale with a complex malt blend giving an intricate aroma.
 VIPA 6.3% SB
Strong pale ale balancing exotic fruit character with modern British hop aroma. British and European malts, and honey, Bramling Cross and UK Cascade hops.
 White Queen 4.2% S
Belgian white wheat beer, spiced with coriander, Curacao orange peel and cardamom. Naturally cloudy wheat beer.

TINY REBEL, Newport, Gwent, Wales.
 Cwtch 4.6% B
Welsh Red Ale. Citrus and tropical fruit dominate, backed up with caramel malts that balance the moderate bitterness. Six malts, two US hops.
 Dirty Stop Out 5.0% PS
A smoked oat stout. Complex, dark, with hints of smokiness and perfume aromas. A blend of nine malts, firmly hopped.
 Fubar 4.4% PA
A unique schizophrenic beer where you'll face off against floral hoppy flavours up front, leading into a dry spicy bitterness on the back.
 Hadouken 7.4% BW
Amplified IPA. Massively hopped with three American varieties.
 Hank 4.0% PA
US style pale ale with tropical and citrus aromas with low to medium bitterness. Floral flavours with slight caramel and biscuit notes.
 Urban IPA 5.5% PA
A carefully crafted intercontinental blend of hops helps take traditional IPAs to the next level with Urban IPA.

WYE VALLEY, Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, England.
 Butty Bach 4.5% G
Golden ale from Maris Otter and Crystal malts, flaked barley, malted wheat, and locally grown Fuggles, Goldings and Bramling Cross hops.

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