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Otley Golden Ale Beer Festival, 2010

Posted on 18. Jul, 2010 by in Beer Festivals

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Otley Golden Ale Festival

The weekend of July 16th-18th saw the Otley Golden Ale Beer Festival take place at the Bunch of Grapes in Pontypridd. The festival featured over 20 golden ales from a variety of breweries around the UK.

The main bar was home to five Otley beers and the temporary bar at the rear of the pub was big enough for 14 different beers on handpull. At the First All Otley Beer Festival, the temporary bar was one that the brewery used at other beer festivals and trade shows but the one used for this festival has been newly built and looks more permanent although it can still be pushed up against the wall when not in use.

Otley Golden Ale Festival

The full list of beers available at the festival is below.

  • Otley O1
  • Otley Colombo
  • Otley O5
  • Otley Thai Bo
  • Otley O-Garden
  • Crouch Vale – Brewers Gold
  • Oakham – JHB
  • St Peters – Golden Ale
  • RCH – Pitchfork
  • Dark Star – Hophead
  • Kelham – Pale Rider
  • Salopian – Hop Twister
  • Milk St – Beer
  • Thornbridge – Kipling
  • O’hanlons – Yellow Hammer
  • Otter – Bright
  • Exmoor – Gold
  • Saltaire – Summer Ale
  • Skinners – Cornish Knocker
  • Wye Valley – HPA
  • Brecon – Cribyn
  • Titanic – Iceberg
  • Hop Back – Summer Lightning

Reserves

  • Dark Star – A.P.A
  • Oakham – Bishops Farewell
  • Titanic – Inferno
  • Brewdog – Trashy Blonde

Like the All Otley Beer Festival, this festival was very popular and the all guest ales sold out by the Saturday. Luckily I arrived at 12pm on the Saturday so got to try the majority of beers available.

Venue Location

The Bunch of Grapes

40 Ynysangharad Road

Pontypridd

CF37 4DA

Tel: 01443 402 934

www.bunchofgrapes.org.uk

(Twitter: @awv)

Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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