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GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:56 Page 1GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:56 Page 203The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012WelcomeAfter the sell-out success of last year, we havedecided to make this year the biggest and bestyet with more real ales and ciders than everbefore. We have increased the amount of eachbeer we order as well so we will be able to keepup the range of everyones favourites. Over the past year we have seen somemomentous changes to the brewing scene inWales all of them for the better. First off lastyear's Champion Beer of Wales winner RhymneyBrewery moved to a purpose-built visitor centreand brewery in Blaenavon, close to the NationalMuseum at Big Pit, we wish them all the successat this new place and don't forget to visit themthere. Next, Wales biggest real ale brewers SABrain have installed a craft brewery in their existing Victorian tower brewery, allowing them todo short runs of beers utilising different ingredientssuch as unusual hop varieties. We are verypleased to see these new beers on the bar alongside their old favourites such as SA. Celt Experience and Otley breweries have bothexpanded into larger premises and Tomas Watkinbrewery purchased a brand-new state-of-the-artbottling line. Meanwhile in Newport, new kids onthe block Tiny Rebel are taking the Welsh brewingindustry by storm with their innovative new beers,definitely a favourite for all hop-heads out there.We now have around 45 breweries in Wales,more than we have had for almost a century, wehave not been able to bring them all to this festi-val, as much as we would have liked to, but ourbars team and wholesalers have tried to bring asmany as are possible. We also have a selection ofbeers from Yorkshire this year with some award-winning brews that are not usually seen in Wales. Then there is our cider and perry, the best rangein the whole of Wales with makers from acrossthe UK represented. The foreign bar this year features beers from the Budvar Brewery of theCzech Republic, with a very rare outing for theirYeast beer, the unpasteurised version of theirOriginal lager.We hope you enjoy the festival and dont forgetto tweet about it using #GWBCF, Ill be tweetingabout the festival myself from my personalaccount of @ArfurD and other staff members willbe using the @GWBCF account, so we will tryand respond to your comments straight away,time permitting.Please remember that all staff here at the GreatWelsh Beer & Cider Festival are volunteers andwe have given up our free time to run this festivalfor your enjoyment. Finally, this year the festival charity is a local,Cardiff-based one, Woodlands High School, whichspecialises in teaching children with learning difficulties. We hope you will donate any unusedbeer tokens to this worthy charity.Iechyd da!CF OrganiserJames Arfur DaleyFestival OrganiserWelcome to the 2012 GreatWelsh Beer & Cider Festival! GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:56 Page 3Information about the festivalBEER TOKENSNo cash is accepted over the bars, payment is bytokens only which are available next to the mem-bership stand, situated on your right as you comeinto the arena. Please note we have changed thetokens this year, please do not rip them, they willbe marked off by bar staff.Unused tokens may be donated to our festivalcharity which this year is Woodlands ActionSupport Group which raises money forWoodlands High School in Cardiff. BEER LISTThe list of draught beers can be found later on inthe programme. Any changes will be available onlists on the bars and the membership stands.CIDER AND PERRYOur huge range of ciders and perries have a barof their own, on the far side of the hall as youcome in.FOREIGN BEERThis year, for the first time we have a range ofbeers from the Budvar Brewery in the CzechRepublic.GLASSESThe glass is yours to keep as a souvenir of theevent. Look after it as if you drop it you will haveto purchase a replacement. Due to the policy ofthe Welsh Government there are no glass refundsthis year.SMOKINGDue to the Nanny State we live in, smoking isprohibited inside the arena, however we have initiated a smoking solution from the foyer wherea pass-out system allows you to leave the building and return to the festival.TOILETSToilets can be found either side of the arena.FOODThe food is supplied by the Motorpoint Arena andboth hot and cold choices will be available. Thefood is locally sourced wherever possible andWelsh cheeses will be an additional feature onthe menu this year.We also have Olives and Things, Merry BerryChocolates as well as Martins Jerked Meats to gowith the finest of ales and ciders.COMPETITIONSThe Champion Beer of Wales competition willoccur during the festival along with a CAMRAChampion Cider competition. The winners ofboth will be announced at 3pm from the stageon Friday.GOOD BEER GUIDE 2012The beer drinkers' bible will be on sale from theproducts stand, together with other books andproducts such as T-shirts and the odd teddy bar.The products stand is located next door to the:CAMRA MEMBERSHIP STAND:140,000 members can't be wrong! Why not joinup and help CAMRA save the pub and promotereal ales?TOMBOLADo you want an extra bit of beery history to takehome from the festival? Well head along to seeEric & Julie at the tombola stand to see what fan-tastic prizes you could win.The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 201204GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:56 Page 4 a and The d on y to go ll A f ge the d bar. e: join ote take ee fan- 05The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:56 Page 506 The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012Restaurant that comfortably seats 50 plus hungry customers!Live Music on Thursdays!Fagins Ale & Chop House 8 Cardiff Rd, Taffs Well, Cardiff ,South Glamorgan CF15 7QD029 2081 1800 | Email: info@faginsalehouse.co.uk | www.faginsalehouse.co.ukSet in the village of Taff s Well, and just north of the Cityof Cardiff in South Wales, Fagins Ale & Chop House hasestablished itself as one of Wales premier Real Ale andFood Pubs.All our Cask Ales are sourced from small independent brewersand we pride ourselves in sourcing our food from our local butch-er and greengrocer (who in turn provide Welsh reared produce).Come and feel a warm Welsh welcome.OPENING TIMESBar FoodMonday 11:00am -11:00pm Closed MondayTues -Wed 11:00am -11:00pm Noon - 2pm & 6pm - 9pmThurs - Fri 11:00am - Midnight Noon - 2pm & 6pm - 9pmSaturday Noon - Midnight Noon - 2pm & 6pm - 9pmSunday Noon - 10:30pm Noon - 3:00pmCAMRAMID GLAM PUB OF THE YEAR 2008Welcome / Croeso to The Gwaelod InnThe Gwaelod-y-Garth Inn (or just the Gwaelod as the locals call us) is one of South Wales Premier Country Innsjust a few miles outside Cardiff, offering a relaxing mix ofReal Ales, Home Cooked Food and convivial company. Whether you are looking for somewhere for a quick pintafter work, a quiet meal or a family celebration, weresure you that you will find it here. Both the pub andrestaurant have recently been refurbished to a high specifi-cation.Main Road, Gwaelod-y-GarthCardiff CF15 9HHTel: 029 2081 0408Pub opening Times 11am- 11pmRestaurant Opening Times MondayThursday Noon2:00pm & 6:30:pm-9:30pmFridaySaturday Noon9.30pmSunday Noon3.30pmOur veryown brewerycomingsoon!Cardiff CAMRA Pubof the YEAR2011GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 607The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012The Beer ListABBEYDALE Sheffield,YorkshireAbsolution 5.3% GA fruity pale ale, deceptively drinkable for itsstrength. Sweetish but not cloyingMoonshine 4.3% GA beautifully balanced pale ale with a full hoparoma. Pleasant grapefruit traces may be detected.ACORN Barnsley,YorkshireBarnsley Bitter 3.8% BBarnsley Bitter is brewed using the finest qualityMaris Otter malt and English hops. Chestnut incolour, having a well rounded, rich flavour, it retainsa lasting bitter finish.Won a Silver Award in it's classat the Great British Beer Festival 2006 and was alsoa finalist in 2007 and 2008. awardsGorlovka Imperial Stout 6.0% P/SA deep malt and hoppy aroma with liquoricethroughout. Roast malts, fruit and hops also carrythrough this full-bodied stout.IPA 5.0% GBrewed to the same recipe but uses different hopseach month. The use of different hops from aroundthe world has won high accolade from SIBABIG BOG Waunfawr,GwyneddSwampy 4.7%Distinctive ruby ale with hints of liquorice and maltBRAINS Cardiff,South GlamorganDark 3.5% MClassic Dark Brown Mild with a mix of malt, roastand caramel with a background of hops.SA 4.2% BBMellow, ful-lbodied beer with a malty, hop and fruitmix.SA Gold 4.7% GGolden beer with a hoppy aroma. Well balancedwith a zesty hop, malt, fruit and balancing bitter-ness and satisfying finish.Strong Ale 6.5% SBFirst brewed for the festival last year, this strong aleis making a welcome returnBritish Summer 4.1% GA golden, hoppy ale with a bitter finishBrains Craft Brewery All at Sea 5.2% SBA light brown IPA with a classic clean and crisp taste.Brains Craft Brewery Barry Island IPA 6.0% GBrewed by Simon Martin aka Mr Real Ale Guide,Only on sale on Saturday. An American-style IPAusing 3 types of US hopsOrgan Morgan 4.0% GInspired by one of Dylan Thomas' characters, thisthirst-quenching ale is crafted with a harmony ofhops to produce a clean, floral aroma and delicatecitrus flavours.Jack Black 4.3% P/SA dark oatmeal stout brewed with dark malts, roast-ed barley and oats and named after the cobblerfromLlareggub.BRECON Brecon, PowysBright Beacons 4.5% BBA straw-coloured best bitterBronze Beacons 3.9% BA light bronze-coloured pale ale, full-bodied with-plenty of hop flavours.The following is a list of the beers which we hopeto have on sale during the festival. Since going topress there may be a few changes to the beer listdue to flooding, anthropomorphic global warming,war, famine and/or religious holidays. Changes tothe list will be published on the bars and on themembership stands. Not all the beers will be onat once, some may not be ready to serve, othersmay have run out. Our knowledgeable bar staffshould be able to help you out if your first choiceis not available.The beers are arranged, alphabetically by brewerywith A-L on the bar on the far side of the hall asyou come in and M-Z are the near side. Beersfrom Brains, Celt Experience, Tiny Rebel, TomosWatkin, Otley and Wye Valley Breweries can befound on the 'Brewery Bar' section that faces theexit and joins the two long bars..Mild Best Bitter BitterPorter/Stout Strong Bitter Golden AleOld Ale Other (lager, wheat, fruit)M BB BPS SB GOA SPECGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 7The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012Diamond Beacons 4.3% BA red ale brewed to celebrate the JubilleeGenesis 1.ii The Prophet's Porter 5.6% P/SAn aged porter brewed last November and a one-off special brew. Darkly complex and smooth.Gold Beacons 4.2% GA deep golden ale brewed with a well-defined bit-terness.Twilight Brecon 4.0% BA dusky-toned session ale with a distinct hoppy fin-ishWandering Beacons 5.0% SBA dark chestnut-hued, full-bodied strong aleRamblers Ruin 5.0% SBA dark amber, malty and well hopped ale, high percentages of Crystal and Black malt create themalt/biscuit undertones, with bitterness and aromaprovided by Goldings and First Gold, amongst others.BRYNCELYN Ystradgynlais,West GlamorganHolly Hop 3.9% GPale amber with a hoppy aroma. A refreshing hoppy,fruity flavour with balancing bitterness; a similar last-ing finish. A beer full of flavour for its gravity.Oh Boy 4.5% BBGolden in colour with a tasty mix of hops, fruit, bit-ternesss and background malt.BULLMASTIFF Cardiff, South GlamorganWelsh Red 4.8% BBA copper-red ale with sweeetish malt overtonesSon of a Bitch 6% SBA complex, warming amber ale with a tasty blend ofhops, malt and fruit flavours, with increasing bitterness.CELT EXPERIENCE Caerphilly,Mid-GlamorganBronze 4.5% BBA deep golden amber coloured beer with an aromaof toffee with some fruity overtones. A smooth bitter-sweet flavour leads to a rich caramel aftertaste withsubdued bitter finish.Golden 4.2% GGolden coloured organic ale, with a rich full-bodiedtexture accompanied by a unique blend of tradition-al and fruity hopsSilures 4.6% GGolden hoppy aleBleddyn 5.6% SBNamed after a Welsh king who died in 1075, thisbeer is a deep golden colour with a rich aroma ofpear drops and candied pistachio nuts. Brewed withhops from North America and New Zealand. A bitterflavour is followed by a tangy grapefruit and citrusaftertaste.Native Storm 4.4% BBA robust, mid-brown ale full of spicy and biscuitflavoursCERDDIN Maesteg, Mid-GlamorganCascade 4.8% BBPale amber, rich body with a citrus hop flavourCONWY Conwy,ConwyBeechcomber Blonde 4.2% GA hoppy blonde ale, crisp and refreshingCwrw Mel 4.5% SpecA pale beer with a pleasing touch of honeyCOPPER DRAGON Skipton,YorkshireBlack Gold 3.7% MThis creamy dark ale has a malty, roast characterthroughout with coffee notes and a bitter roast finish.Challenger 4.0% BAmber-coloured, this is a best bitter in the tradition-al style. Initial malt and hops give way to fruit and agrowing bitter, dry finish.Golden Pippin 3.9% GThis golden ale has a citrus aroma and flavour,characteristic of American Cascade hops. The dry,bitter astringency increases in the aftertaste.ELLAND Elland,Yorkshire1872 Porter 6.5% P/SCreamy, full-flavoured porter. Rich liquorice flavourswith a hint of chocolate from roast malt. A soft butsatisfying aftertaste of bittersweet roast and malt.Bargee 3.8% BAmber, creamy session bitter. Fruity, hoppy aroma andtaste complemented by a bitter edge in the finish.Nettlethrasher 4.4% BBGrainy amber-coloured beer. A rounded nose withsome fragrant hops notes followed by a mellownutty and fruity taste and a dry finish.FACERS Flint, FlintshireClwyd Gold 3.5% GClean tasting session bitter, mid-brown in colourwith a full mouthfeel. The malty flavours are accom-panied by increasing hoppiness in the bitter finish.Landslide 4.9% GGolden, gentle maltiness leads to resinous citrus bit-terness with a hint of cherry and a strong mouthfeel.08GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 8The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012The Beer List - continued09FELINFOEL Llanelli, CarmarthenshireDouble Dragon 4.2% BBMalty and subtly hopped with a rich colour andsmooth balanced characterSALTIRE Wakefield,YorkshireTriple Chocoholic 4.8% SpecA chocolatey brew made with chocolate malt, cocoaand chocolate essenceRaspberry Blond 4.0% SpecDelicately infused with raspberry flavours.GLOUCESTER GloucestershireDockside Dark 5.2% SBA silky rich ale, warm and chocolatey with a subtlesweetnessGloucester Gold 3.9% GA refreshingly crisp, hoppy thirst quenching goldenale.Mariner 4.2% BBA distinctly smooth, malty and hoppy copper aleGOWER Llanrhidian,West GlamorganGold 4.5% GA thirst-quenching golden ale with refreshing citrusflavours and the aroma of Cascade hops.GREAT ORME Glan Conwy, ConwyCeltica 4.5% BHoppy with a dry finish.Welsh Black 4.0% MRich, dark and full of malt flavoursGREY TREES Aberdare, Mid-GlamorganRechabites Bitter 4.0% BA bronze-coloured ale brewed with 4 different hopvarietiesHEART OF WALES LLanwrtyd Wells, PowysIrfon Valley 3.6% BPale Amber with a pleasing mix of hops and malt.Welsh Black 4.4% P/SDry stout, full of liquorice flavour.Aur Cymru 3.8% GA bright golden ale with a clean, refreshing taste.High as a Kite 9.5% BWA dark and warming with fruity and medicinal tones.IKLEY BREWERY Best 4.0% BBHighly hopped golden ale with a strong, bitter finish.GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 910 The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012Black 3.7% MDark mild with a blend of five malts used in themash to give a smooth, mellow easy to drink maltflavour with a hint of liquorice in the finish.Mary Jane 3.5% GA crisp, pale ale with citrus aromas.JACOBI Caio, CarmarthenshireLight Ale 3.8% BA golden, hoppy bitter, surprisingly packed full offlavour for a beer of only this low strength.Red Squirrel 4.0% BA dark amber coloured beer with biscuity maltflavours and a dry aftertaste.KELHAM ISLAND Sheffield,YorkshireKelham Best 3.8% BA straw-coloured, thirst quenching beer with astrongly hopped flavour and nose.Pale Rider 5.2% GA strong pale ale, well balenced and fruity.Riders on the Storm 4.5% BBA robust golden pale ale with berry notes and veryslight roasted notes.KINGSTONE Tintern, Monmouthshire1503 4.8% SBDeep chestnut red, lightly hopped but heavy withcoffee, chocolate, malt complexity.Stout 4.4% P/SRich, dark and malty with flavours of roasted, flakedand pale malted barley.KIRKSTALL YorkshireKirkstall Pale Ale 4.0% GA golden session beer with a fresh malt and hoparoma leading to a bitter finishThree Swords 4.5% GA very pale ale with a citrus noseDissolution IPA 5.0% SBAn amber ale with a distinctive hop kickBlack Band Porter 5.5% P/SA full-bodied yet perfectly-balanced and smoothdark porterLEEDS Leeds,YorkshireLeeds Best 4.3% BBFull flavoured, smooth and a very drinkable bittersweet beer.Midnight Bell 4.8% MThe malty, rich fruit aroma carries through in thetaste along with a hint of chocolate.Yorkshire Gold 4.2% GA light, hoppy bitter with citrus notesLLANGOLLEN Llangollen, DenbighshireGrange No1 3.2% BA fruity aroma and a slight hoppy finishMONTYS Montgomery, PowysMidnight Stout 4.0% SA dark, creamy stout, full of dark fruit and roastedmalt flavours.MPA 4.0% BA dry and lightly-hopped ale with a grapefruitaromaSunshine 4.2% GHoppy, floral golden ale with a dry finishMischief 5.0% GStrong golden ale with a good balance of malt andhop bitternessNANT Llanrwst, ConwyMwnci Nell 5.5% OAA dark, winter ale with dark chocolate flavours bal-anced by a hoppy bitterness.NEATH Baglan,West GlamorganBlack 5.5% P/SThe rich, dark malt flavours are balanced by arefreshing hoppy bitterness.NEATH Baglan,West GlamorganGold 5.0% GA deep, amber coloured beer with a rich aroma ofcitrus fruits which continue into the flavour and arefreshing bitter finish.OSSETT Ossett,YorkshireSilver King 4.3% GA lager-style beer with a crisp, dry flavour and citrusfruity aroma.Yorkshire Blond 3.9% GSlightly sweet on the palate, with a generous lateaddition of Mount Hood hops for aroma.OTLEY Pontypridd, Mid-GlamorganCroeso 4.2% GA light-golden ale with citrus hop aromas.O Garden 4.8% SpecA blend of spices and fruits adds distinctive flavoursto this award-winning beerO1 4.0% BB/GPale Golden Beer with hops, malt and fruit.The Beer List - continuedGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 10GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 1112 The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012O3 Boss 4.4% BBA light copper coloured ale with citrus and floralaromas with a satisfying bitter aftertaste.O4 Columbo 4.1% P/SA golden ale with an intense hoppy aroma and bit-ter flavourO5 Gold 5.0% GA light-golden ale brewed using lager malt andlightly hopped with Pioneer and Amarillo hops.O6 6.6% P/SA full-flavoured porter with a smooth mouthfeel.O7 Weissen 5.0% SpecA spicy wheat beer with citrus and clove notes.Oxymoron Black IPA 5.5% SpecRich, dark chocolate flavours and a lasting bitteraftertaste.Thai Bo 4.6% SpecBrewed with lemongrass, lime leaf and galangalMotley Brew 7.5% BWA chestnut-red beer infused with sweet notes ofmalt, caramel and citrus fruits with a dry finish.O8 8.0% BWA pale and strong ale, deceptively smooth.PIXIE SPRING Llantrisant, Mid-GlamorganDeliverance APA 4.5% GA pale straw-coloured American Pale AlePrince of Bengal IPA 5.5% GA golden full-bodied IPAPLASSEY Eyton,WrexhamMild 4.2% MA dark and subtle mild ale.PRESELI Tenby, PembrokeshireBaggywrinkle 4.5% SAA golden ale PURPLE MOOSE Porthmadog, GwyneddDark Side of the Moose 4.6% OAComplex dark ale, full of flavour, malts, hop andaward winning.Glaslyn 4.2% BBGolden, award winning, tasty beer.Snowdonia 3.6% BRefreshing golden ale, hoppy and lasting finish.KITE Cross Hands, CamarthenshireCwrw Haf 4.1% GA blonde summer ale with a gentle fruit and sweetmalt aroma followed by a refreshing dry bitter finishGold Wing 4.2% GA delicious golden-coloured ale with a dry, refresh-ing biteThunderbird 4.5% BBA mid-brown hoppy aleRHYMNEY Blaenavon, TorfaenDark 4.0% MA dark mild, dark malt flavours and bitterness tobalance.Export 5.0% SBFull bodied, balanced bitter sweet beer.Hobby Horse 3.8% BBiscuity aromas with exceptional bite of target hops.RCH Weston-Super-Mare, SomersetEast St Cream 5.0% SBA golden bitter with floral citric hop aromaPG Steam 3.9% BMalty with hints of chocolate, hops and fruit.Pitchfork 4.2% BBAmber-coloured, medium-bodied with a full hoparoma. Hoppy and bitter with subtle sweetness.Finish is similar.SANDSTONE Wrexham, North East WalesEdge 3.8% GA golden session ale with a light bitterness and acitrus taste.SNOWDONIA Waunfawr, GwyneddCarmen Sutra 4.4%This golden-brown beer is brewed with Pale Ale,Crystal malt and Fuggles and Challenger hop varieties.SWANSEA Bishopston,West GlamorganDeep Slade Dark 4.0% MDark Brown, dark and roast malt flavours.RUDGATE Tockwith,YorkshireBattleaxe 4.2% BA well-hopped bitter with slightly sweet initial tasteand light bitterness. Complex fruit character gives amemorable aftertaste.Ruby Mild 4.4% MA rich, nutty, ruby-coloured ale.Viking 3.8% BAn initially warming and malty, full-bodied beer,with hops and fruit lingering into the aftertaste.TINY REBEL Newport,GwentUrban IPA 5.5% GA golden-brown IPA packed with hops fromGermany, US and SloveniaGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 1213The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012Fubar 4.4% GA straw-coloured bitter packed with floral hoppinessand a dry spicy bitterness to finishDoc Brown 3.8% MA dark ale with heavy toasted aromas andblackcur-rant and liquorice flavoursCwtch 4.6% BBBrewed with hops beginning with the letter 'C' Citra, Columbo etcFull Nelson 4.8% GBrewed with Nelson Sauvin hopsso is packed withfruity and floral notesDirty Stop Out 5.0% P/SNine different malt varieties go into brewing thisvomplex, lightly smoked oat stout. Hadouken IPA 7.4% GA double IPA with a heavy hop punch from Chinook,Columbus and Cascade hops.Hop Rocket varies% TBCVarious beers will be served via a dry hop rocketchamber, infusing the Tiny Rebel beers with evenmore fresh hop taste.TOMOS WATKIN Swansea,West GlamorganBrewery Bitter 4.0% BBAmber beer, full bodied, traditional best bitter.Chwarae Teg 4.1% BA medium to light-brown coloured beer with a com-plex aroma of malt, hops and raisins. Cwrw Haf 4.2% GGolden, refreshing citrus hop flavour.OSB 4.5% BBA full-bodied well balanced amber-coloured beer TIMOTHY TAYLOR Keighley,YorkshireDark Mild 3.5% MMalt and caramel dominate throughout in thissweetish beer with background hop and fruit notes.WAEN Llanidloes, PowysFirst of the Summer Waen 3.9% BA refreshingly bitter beer with floral hop flavoursBlackberry Stout 3.8% P/SLight in body but with a distinctive bitter hop flavourand fruity finish.Chilli Plum Porter 6.1% P/SA sumptuous, moreish beer with dark fruit and cof-fee flavours, with a subtle chilli warmth.TIMOTHY TAYLOR Keighley,YorkshireLandlord 4.3% BBFull-flavoured, well balanced amber best bitter.Spicy citrus with a dry hop finish.VOG Barry,South GlamorganCwrw Dewi 5% BBA rich, dark, malty bitter, late hopped with Fugglesand GoldingsWheats Occurrin 5.0% SpecRefreshingly dry clear wheat beer.WENTWORTH Wentworth,YorkshireBumble Beer 4.3% SpecA pale golden beer, made with local honey.Oatmeal Stout 4.8% P/SBlack, smooth, with roast and chocolate malt andtoffee overtones.Rampant Gryphon 6.2% GA strong, well-balanced golden ale with hints of fruitand sweetness but which retains a hoppy character.WYE VALLEY Hereford,HerefordshireDorothy Goodbody Lager 4.2% SpecA British Lager, matured for two months, this straw-coloured lager has a clean, crisp flavour balancedwith a delicate hop bitterness.DG Stout 4.2% SA rich, smooth and chocolatey stout with some bitterroast flavours towards the finish. The bitter choco-late flavour lasts well into the aftertaste.HPA 4.0% GA pale ale, easy drinking with a citrus hop aromaand a balanced bitter finishYORK York,YorkshireCenturion's Ghost 5.4% SBBlack strong bitter with smokey roast malt nose anda smooth mellow smokey flavour.Guzzler 3.6% GRefreshing golden ale with dominant hop and fruitflavours developing throughout.Yorkshire Terrier 4.2% BRefreshing and distinctive amber/gold brew wherefruit and hops dominate the aroma and taste. ZERO DEGREES Cardiff,South GlamorganMango 4.5% SpecA sweet and very fruity ale.Pilsner 4.8% SpecA light, pale yellow coloured beer with good bitter-ness nd a sharp finish.The Beer List - continuedGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 13GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 1415The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012Czech BeersFor GWBCF 2012 we will be bringing you a rangeof beers from the Budvar Brewery all the wayfrom the Czech Republic.ORIGINAL 5%Brewed in a 100 day cycle (90 spent in second-ary fermentation) from a source of natural springwater, Moravian barley malt, whole hops and astrain of yeast resident at the brewery since 1895Budvar Original is deservedly regarded as one ofthe worlds great lager conditioned beers.DARK 4.7%Budvar Dark has been designed to familiarise thebeer lover with how all Bohemian and Bavarianlagers tasted before mass produced pale maltmade golden lager commercially possible in themid nineteenth century. This is because it hasbeen designed to come as close as possible tohow all Bohemian and Bavarian lagers tastedbefore bottom fermented golden lager stole theshow in the mid nineteenth century.Now, thanks to Budweiser Budvar, the Darksideis moving centre stage again. Enjoying the samebrewing cycle as Original, Dark gets its deliciousroasted flavour from being brewed from threetypes of malt; Munich, caramel and roasted.YEAST 5%Budvar Yeast Beer is the unpasteurised version ofBudvar Original, encapsulating all the same tastecues and as fresh as if it were being drunk at thebrewery tap.Its brewed with the same care and patience asORIGINAL, has the same ABV of 5% and usesthe same ingredients in a 100 day brewing cycle.The big difference is that being unpasteurisedwith extra yeast cells being added by hand at the last stage of the brewing process, Budvar Yeast isa brew of almost other worldly freshness andpurity.Foreign Beer BarGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 1516 The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012Festival CharityWoodlands School caters for 130 pupils betweenthe ages of 11 to 19 years, all of whom experi-ence special educational needs of an academicand/or social nature. The spectrum of needs iswide, ranging from pupils who experience moder-ate learning difficulties to those who experiencesevere and complex learning difficulties which arefrequently combined with, and compounded by, acombination of complex specific, physical, socialand/or behavioural needs.Woodlands School is situated on the outskirts ofthe city of Cardiff, South Wales in the area of Ely,a socio-economically disadvantaged area, in whichhas developed one of the largest council housingestates in Europe. A percentage of the pupils who attendWoodlands School live in the area of Ely. Theremaining pupils are transported to the schooldaily from other, often equally disadvantaged,areas of the city.A bit about our chosen festivalcharity this yearGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 1617The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012Festival MapBARS1 Celt Experience2 Tomos Watkin3 Kite 4 Otley5 Brains6 Brecon7 Tiny RebelSTALLSA Olives & ThingsB CAMRA Membership & ProductsC TokensD Festival CharityE Traders StallsF Tombola Every 1s a Winner!G Stalls Beery Bits & Bobs, PewterscribeFd Food Arena CateringT - Toilets rts of Ely, which using e ol , Emergency ExitEmergency Exit Emergency ExitGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 1718Cider and PerryCider-tastic!Once again at the Great Welsh Beer &Cider Festival we aim to bring you thebest real ciders and perries that areavailable. As well as our own fantastic producersfrom Wales we are featuring ciders from as faraway as Lancashire and even Scotland as well asold favourites from Somerset and Herefordshire.Some of our producers are very small, producingonly a few hundred gallons a year, others startedsmall and are now large makers but the sameamount of care and consideration is shown inmaking the large amounts as is in the smallamounts.We should have ciders to everyone's taste andpalette here; from sweet to extra dry but remem-ber one makers medium could be another mak-ers sweet so at the Festival we will be using ascoring system marked on the labels with 1 forextra sweet and 12 for extra dry.Don't forget to try our perries as well, madefrom pears in the same way cider is made fromapples. Perry pear trees take a long time to growand can live for hundreds of years, also theflavours are a lot more subtle than you wouldfind in cider.Subject to availability/delivery etc:GWYNT Y DDRAIG Llantwit Fardre, Mid-GlamorganBlack Dragon CiderDog DancerHappy DazeFarmhouse VintageFarmhouse DryFarmhouse SweetFarmhouse TraditionalTwo Trees - PerryBLAENGAWNEY Hafodryrynys, Caerphilly PerryHallets Draught Medium CiderNational TreasureBlindfold HeartbreakerPALMERS UPLAND CIDER Bassaleg, NewportSweet Medium Dry RAGLAN CIDER MILL Clytha, MonmouthshireBarn Owl Dry PerryTawny Owl Medium PerrySnowy Owl Sweet PerryDry Cider Hank Panky Whisky Cask CiderBRECON BEACONS CIDER PowysStoke Red Single variety2 blendsLLANBLETHIAN ORCHARDS Cowbridge, Vale of GlamorganVilberie Single Variety Dry CiderMayday Sweet CiderTHREE SAINTS Llantrisant, UskBlush (Perry)GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 18The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012 19Nice Boys (Perry)Laughing Juice (Perry) + 3 CidersCJS CIDER Raglan, MonmouthshireWenchSurpriseGETHINS Haverfordwest, PembrokeshireSych (dry) Melys (sweet) Hapus (medium) CYD NEFOL Llandegla, Wrexham3 cidersPONTYMEDDYG Dinas Cross, PembrokeshireCiderSOLWAY CumbriaCider Medium PerryDOVE SYKE West Bradford,LancashireCider MAD HATTER Stockport, Greater ManchesterCider WAULKMILL Langholm, DumfriesshireCiderLANCASHIRE CIDER Heaten-with-Oxcliffe, LancashireCider GLYNSCiderTY GWYN Newcastle, MonmouthshireCider BERRIEW Welshpool, PowysCider ROSIES TRIPLE D Llandegla, WrexhamCiderPerry TOLOJA Lampeter, CeredigionCider SEIDR O SIR Llandrindod Wells, PowysCider WELSH MOUNTAIN CIDER Llanidloes, PowysCider rgan OLD MONTY Montgomery, PowysCider PENAULT Cider TROGGI Shirenewton, MonmouthshireCider W.M. WATKINS Grosmont, MonmouthshireCider SPRINGFIELD Llangovan, MonmouthshireCiderDAN-Y-GRAIG Grosmont, MonmouthshireCiderBOLLHAYES Cullompton, DevonMedium GWAKINS Abbey Dore, HerefordshireMedium Sweet RICHS CIDER Highbridge, SomersetSweet CROSSMAN Hewish, SomersetSweet HUNT Paignton, DevonMedium Sweet HECKS Street, SomersetPerry ROSS ON WYE HerefordshirePerry OLIVERS Ocle Pychard, HerefordshirePerry SEVERN CIDER Newnham, GloucestershirePerry HARTLAND Tirley, GloucestershirePerry RALPHS CIDER New Radnor, PowysCider Perry GOWER HERITAGE CENTER Park Mill, GowerCiderGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 1920 The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012As well as visiting the beer festival, there arealso some brilliant pubs to visit in the CityCentre. No journey to Cardiff is completewithout a visit to the current Cardiff CAMRA Pubof the Year, the City Arms on Quay Street. Thisold pub was reinvented as a speciality ale houseby owners SA Brain in late 2010 and has established itself as the premier beer pub of theCity. As well as beers from Brains, the City Armsserves beer from other Welsh breweries as wellas brews from further afield. American andGerman beer festivals have been held along witha cider festival and there is always a wide choiceof beer available, on handpump or straight fromthe barrel. The pub is also a rare outlet for BudvarDark and there is an excellent selection of bottledbeers from around the world. Meet the Brewernights, featuring Welsh brewers have also been afeature since the reopening.A short distance away,on Westgate Street, isthe state-of-the-artZerodegrees micro-brewery, housed in aformer garage, built inthe art-deco style. Arange of regular beers, including Pale Ale, BlackLager, Pilsner are matched with monthly specialssuch as an Elderflower Beer and the stunningOktoberfest Lager available at the same time asthe small beer festival held in Munich inSeptember. Pizzas are also available at this pub.Towards the castle, at thetop end of High Street, isthe Goat Major, whichserves Brains beers andguest ales. Amid thegleaming brasswork andtiles the menu is worthperusing as this pub spe-cialises in pies and has evenwon Pie of the Year fortheir creations. As well asthe fixed menu, chalkboardsannounce the weekly special pie which could beanything, from venison to cheese.Nearby on DukeStreet, opposite theSouth-East end of thecastle wall is the timber-fronted RummerTavern which opensout to a cavernous inte-rior. The Rummer is arare local outlet for WyeValley HPA and featuresregularly-changing guestbeers and a cider onhandpump.Just around the corner, in the shadow of the spireof St Johns Church is the Owain Glyndwr, a pubthat has been renamed more times than almostany other Cardiff pub and was once the brewerytap for the long-defunct Nells Brewery. Previousnames include the Tennis Courts, the Buccaneer,the Mably Arms and the Kemys-Tynte Arms. Todaythis busy pub is a rare local outlet for beers fromthe Vale of Glamorgan Brewery.Nearby in Church Street is the famous OldArcade which features in the CAMRA book RealPubs in CardiffThe best pubs in Central CardiffGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 2021The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012Heritage Pubs of Walesand the Brains beers arealways in top form in thisearly Victorian pub. At thelower end of the Hayes isthe Duke ofWellington, an imposing red-brick building builtin 1892 and named in honour of the Duke tocommemorate his death 50 years earlier. ThisBrains serves guest beers and opens early if any-one wants a coffee.Finally a mention has to be made of everyonesfavourite Cardiff boozer the Vulcan, the pub isnow shut but luckily it has been saved for thenation and will be rebuilt at the National Museumin St Fagans. A long campaign has been fought tosave this pub which dates back to 1853 andalthough many of us would have liked to see itremain where it was, this was the only realisticoption in the end.Pubs in CardiffRaglan Cider MillCIDER HOUSE NOW OPEN for on and off salesParties tutored tastings -guided tours all availableAward winning cider and perryFor sale to public and tradeSally Perks 07845 121610info@raglancidermill.comGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 21The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 201222Wales newest and most exciting micro brewery is now open for business.The Kite Brewery| Cwmcerrig Farm | Gorslas | Carmarthen SA14 7HUPhone 01269 842 300 Email info@thekitebrewery.comGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 22Every year the Campaign for Real Ale organisesthe Pub of the Year competition, the local branchpub of the year goes forward to Regional andthen if successful National competition. This yeara Welsh pub, the Bridge End Inn in Ruabon wonthe CAMRA National Pub of the Year, its also thebrewery tap for the McGivern Brewery.Below are the winners of the local branch Pub ofthe Year's for 2012.Abercolwyn Pen-y-Bryn, Colwyn BayChester & South Clwyd Bridge End Inn, RuabonVale of Clwyd Oak, Hendre Gwynedd a Mon Snowdonia Park, WaunfawrCeredigion Y Talbot, TregaronCarmarthenshire Plash, LlanfalltegBrecknockshire Star Inn, TalybontCardiff City Arms, CardifGwent- Country POTY - Star Inn, Llanfihangel Tor-y-MynyddTown POTY - Coach & Horses, ChepstowMid Glamorgan - Red Cow, AberdareNeath & Port Talbot- Ancient Briton, Pen-y-CaeSwansea - Village Inn, KillayVale of Glamorgan - Vale of Glamorgan,CowbridgeGood luck to all the entrants in the competitionthis year!23The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012The best pubs in WalesPub of the Year WinnersBridge End Inn, RuabonStar InnCoach and Horses, ChepstowAncient Briton, Pen-y-CaeGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 23Thursday 7th JuneDesignated Quiet DayFriday 8th June 3pmChampion Beer of Wales announcementFriday 8th June 5pmUnder the Driftwood TreeUnder The Driftwood Tree have continued to builda glowing live reputation on the festival circuit.Already in 2012 they have been invited to per-form at Camp Bestival, Secret Garden Party,Wilderness, Fire In the Mountain and many moreto be announced soon.Exceptional song-writing skills transform theirmusic into mini-tales of simple philosophies thateveryone and anyone can relate to.Friday 8th June 8pmFREE BEER!Top Party BandNo matter what the occasion, if you want it to bethe talk of the town with your guests, clients orcustomers then you need to ply them with copi-ous amounts of FREE BEER.Playing a range of hits from the 50s through to thepresent day, FREE BEER are the band guaranteedto make your party a truly memorable one.Saturday 9th June 3pmTreharris Male Voice ChoirTreharris Male Voice Choir, is made up of purelyamateur singers from all walks of life. They areunited in their love of singing and giving pleasureto others. The choir was formed in 1961 in whatwas a strong mining community. During the 50+years since its formation, the choir has travelledextensively throughout the UK and Europe,extending its reputation for both professionalismand entertainment. At the heart of the choir arethe accomplished musical team, Llinos and Anna.Through their good endeavour and expertise thechoir's repertoire is both extensive and varied.This includes; Welsh and English traditional, mod-ern, Negro spiritualist, songs from the shows, etc.etc. It is hoped the selection provides 'somethingfor everyone to enjoy'. The choir is a charitableorganisation and regularly raises monies throughtheir concerts for many local and foreign causesSaturday 9th June 7pmStill got the BluesBlues / Blues Rock / ClassicA Four Piece band formed in 2007 from mem-bers of the Borough Blues Club. They haveplayed the usual pub gigs and also at PontypoolJazz in the Park and other local festivals.24 The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012Live Music Live Music at the Festival issponsored by BudweiserBudvar this yearGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:57 Page 2425The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 201213 hand pulls dispensing Real AlesCiders & PerryGood food served dailyEn-Suite AccommodationCamping & Caravan SiteAnnual September Beer Festivalwww.ancientbriton.co.ukANCIENT BRITONBrecon Rd, Pen y Cae, SA9 1YYCAMRA Regional Pub of the Year201101639 730273RCH BreweryAward winning beers brewedin a traditional fashion.Hewish IPA ABV 3.6% P.G Steam ABV 3.9%Pitchfork ABV 4.3%Old Slug Porter ABV 4.5%East Street Cream ABV 5.0%Firebox ABV 6.0%Double Header ABV 5.3%In addition to these beers we often brewspecials. Please contact us to find outwhich one is currently available.Brewery Merchandise also availableWest Hewish, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset BS24 6RRPhone: 01934 834447 Emal: rchbrew@aol.comGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:58 Page 25During the Festival, we hope those of you onTwitter will use #GWBCF to tell the world aboutthe festival and some of the fantastic beers youare drinking here. Our back-office staff will beusing the @GWBCF account during the Festivaland the Organiser can be found @ArfurD. We willalso be updating the Facebook page as and whennecessary.There is also an application called Untappd,www.untappd.com which allows you to tell peo-ple which beers or ciders you are drinking and itupdates your Twitter and Facebook feeds if youchoose to let it. So get your smartphones out andbegin to drink socially!26 The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012Social MediaDrinkingOther local CAMRABeer FestivalsIf you enjoyed your time at the Great Welsh Beer& Cider Festival this year, then why not take timeout to visit our sister festival, run by Swansea &Neath CAMRA at the historic Brangwyn Hall inSwansea? Over 100 real ales, 30 ciders and perries and some great live music will be availableat this event from the 23rd-25th August,Thursday-Saturday.Further west the Carmarthen Beer Festival will beheld once again from the 27th-29th September,in St Peter's Hall in the heart of this historic mar-ket town.Unfiltered, Uncompromised & Unashamedly RealTel: 01291 680111Tintern, Monmouthshire NP16 7NXwww.kingstonebrewery.co.ukVISITORS WELCOMEGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:58 Page 26The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 2012Tafarnau Treftadaeth - Tafarnau o Ddiddordeb Hanesyddol Mewnol27CAMRAs Real Heritage Pubs of Wales - PubInteriors of Special Historic Interest /Tafarnau Treftadaeth - Tafarnau oDdiddordeb Hanesyddol Mewnol is a uniqueguide that will lead you to 100 Welsh pubs withhistoric interiors of real national significance, manyof them stretching back a century or more. Thefeatured pubs include old-fashioned time-warpinns, some tiny; and magnificent Victorian drinkingpalaces, some with spectacular tiled counters andimpressive bar fittings. It contains: -Y Informative text and over 200 photographswhich reveal the variety of historic pub interiors inWales. Discover where you can drink in a C13thcrypt; the round tower of a towns medieval walls;a C17th guildhall; and a coaching inn still withhorses in its stables.Y Features the No Sign Bar, Swansea, a regularhaunt of one of Wales greatest poets, DylanThomas; the Pen-y-Gwryd hotel, that was thetraining base for the first ascent of Everest in1953 (the teams signatures are on the ceiling);Ivy Bush, Pontardawe, that hosted first public per-formance of Max Boyce; and the National Trust-owned Cwmdu Inn run by the villagers, who alsorun the adjoining village shop.Y This guide will lead you to the smallest pub inWales; pubs with stunning snugs; a pub with nobar counter; and one pub whose interior camefrom an ocean liner.Y Discover which Welsh heritage pubs sell realale, much of it locally produced, some brewed onthe premises; also where you can still get servedbeer from the jug.Y Public transport details, accommodation & foodavailability are given for each pub.A fully updated edition of this successful publicationhas just been published and is on sale for the firsttime at this festival. The cover price is 6.99 and isavailable to CAMRA members for only 5.99. It isalso available from https://shopcamnra.org.uk andbookshops ISBN 978-1-85249-275-5.Real Heritage Pubs of Wales is a guide to aremarkable and varied collection of pubs with thebest and most interesting interiors in the whole ofWales. It is CAMRAs pioneering initiative to bringgreater appreciation of the most valuable historicpub interiors in the country to both local peopleand visitors. Although Wales has over 4,000 publichouses, this guide lists just 100 or so. There areso few because of the enormous amount ofopening out, theming and general modernisationthat has taken place in recent decades.Safeguarding what is now left of the countrys pubheritage has become a serious conservation chal-lenge. By publishing this guide, CAMRA aims toencourage owners and local authorities to takesteps to ensure that these surviving gems remaingenuine historic pubs for years to come.Editors: Michael Slaughter and Mike Dunn; ProjectCo-ordinator : Rhys JonesCAMRAs Real Heritage Pubs of Wales -Pub Interiors of Special Historic InterestGreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:58 Page 27The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival 201228Specialists in niche publishing and design solutions for the on-trade.We are proud to publish this programme on behalf of Cardiff CAMRA.Orchard House Media | 01733 211001 | info@orchardhousemedia.co.ukSwansea Brewing CompanyBrewed at the Joiners Arms, BishopstonFull range of our beers also available at The Railway Inn, Killay(Swansea CAMRA Pub of the Year 2011)Both pubs are regular Good Beer Guide EntriesEnjoy locally brewed beer on Gower01792 290197GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:58 Page 28GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:58 Page 29GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:58 Page 30GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:58 Page 31GreatWelsh12_programme_Layout 1 24/05/2012 16:58 Page 32