Swansea Bay Beer & Cider Festival

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Date/Time
21/08/2014 - 28/08/2014
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location
Brangwyn Hall


This year’s Beer and Cider Festival salutes Dylan Thomas with over 100 real ales and ciders featuring ‘Organ Morgan’, one of S.A. Brain and Co.’s Dylan Thomas range of beers.  Live bands will be on stage each day and hot and cold food will be available; the Lighthouse Theatre Company will also perform, from their entertaining repertoire of “Poems & Pints”, in homage to the great writer”.

Thursday – 5pm to 11pm; Friday and Saturday -12 noon to 11pm.

Tickets:- Available on the door. No advance tickets £3 Camra members and £5 non-Camra (includes souvenir glass and programme).

Further information:-  www.swanseacamra.org.uk

Swansea Bay Beer & Cider Festival 2014 Programme

Music & Entertainment

Thursday

9pm Acoustic Beatles – Tribute Band Main Hall Stage

 

Friday

2pm Becky & Ben: Guitar – Gypsy Jazz Main Hall Stage
4pm Lighthouse Theatre Company: marking the Dylan Thomas centenary year, readings from their entertaining “Poems and Pints” repertoire The George Hall
6pm Gemma Krysa – Acoustic folk Singer Main Hall Stage
9pm Nomadic Ways – Rock / Pop Main Hall Stage

Saturday

2pm Tweke – Alan Lewis plays an hour of his ambient background guitar music Main Hall Stage
4pm Tweke – Another hour from Tweke Main Hall Stage
6pm Afternoon in Paris – Jazz Main Hall Stage
9pm Juzu Kings – Rock / Pop Main Hall Stage

 

Fringe Programme

All in Committee Room 6 (behind George Hall).

A series of talks and tastings from renowned characters on the Welsh brewing and cider scene. A small charge will be made for tickets to cover costs – payable in drinks tokens. Tickets can be obtained from the “Tokens” desk in the Main Hall. Do turn up on time as unclaimed spaces, or any remaining, will be sold on the door.

Thursday

3pm

Meet the Brewer – Celt Experience

With the new core Celt range nearly ready for launch, here’s a sneak preview of
what’s been on the trial kit, among other things, with some tasty food matching. Celt
owner, Tom Newman, is Wales’ first accredited beer sommelier and a director of the
Association of Welsh Brewers. 
5pm

Cider and Cheese Tasting

James ‘Arfur’ Daley writes a weekly column on beers and ciders for the South Wales Echo as well as working for the multi-award-winning Gwatkin Cider of Abbey Dore in Herefordshire. He also makes cider and perry at Llanblethian Orchards near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan, the current winners of the CAMRA Champion Cider of Wales. 

Friday

3pm

Meet the Brewer – Tiny Rebel

The Tiny Rebel brewery in Newport have taken the Welsh brewing scene by
storm over the last three years. They have taken the Champion Beer of
Wales gong at the Great Welsh festival, not to mention many category prizes,
for the last two years running. Brad & Gareth will bring you up to date, with some
tasters to whet your appetite. 
5pm

Cider and Cheese Tasting

James ‘Arfur’ Daley writes a weekly column on beers and ciders for the South Wales Echo as well as working for the multi-award-winning Gwatkin Cider of Abbey Dore in Herefordshire. He also makes cider and perry at Llanblethian Orchards near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan, the current winners of the CAMRA Champion Cider of Wales.