13th-15th July – Nailsea Beer & Cider Festival 2012 (Nailsea, North Somerset) Preview

Address: Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Football Club, West End Park, West End, Nailsea, BS48 4BY (Website)

Session times:

Fri 13th July: 6pm-11pm (It’s no-music-Friday)
Sat 14th July: 12pm-11pm (Music stops at 10pm)
Sun 15th July: 12pm-8pm (Music stops at 6pm)

Entry Price: £7 in advance/£9 on the day. The ticket covers all 3 days and includes your commemorative glass, programme, tasting notes and a token for your first beer/cider.

Drink Tokens: Bought in strips of 5 drink tokens costing £6 or 10 drink tokens for £11.

Tickets: Available in advance and on the door. Advance tickets are now available and will remain on-sale prior to the opening of the festival at 6.00pm Friday,

From the following outlets;

Hunter Leahy, Nailsea
John Browns, Nailsea
Corner Stores, Nailsea
Gilly’s Cafe, Nailsea
R & B Taylor newsagent, Backwell
or from the Rugby Club (call 01275 810818)

From our stall in Crown Glass Place
9.00 -12 noon Saturday 7 July 2012.

By Post
If you are unable to get hold of a ticket from one of these outlets, then you can apply by post for advance tickets. We will return your tickets by first-class post within 3 days ~ yep, even with a stamp costing 60p (or twelve shillings to us baby boomers)
Please make your cheque payable to ‘NBRFC’
Provide a return address (or better-still, a pre-addressed envelope)
Provide details of how many tickets you require and post to ‘Nick Williams, Nailsea Beer and Cider Festival, 11 Cerney Gardens, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 1ST’

Ciders/Perries: The following ciders/perries will be available

Gwynt Y Ddraig Apple I-plod %
A single variety cider made with Kingston Black apples.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Apple I-prone %
A refreshing blended perry, perfect for the summer.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Autumn Magic 4.0%
Once opened, Autumn Magic Cider & Blackberry bursts with a fruity aroma, reminiscent of them good old autumn days.

Broadoak Bee Sting Still Perry 7.5%
Sweet but incredibly refreshing with a glorious freshtasting pear flavour and a wonderful pear aroma

Gwynt Y Ddraig Bill’s Bootley 6.5%
Rounded taste with a sharp, crisp finish.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Black Dragon 7.2%
Medium-Dry cider made with Kingston Black apple variety, matured in oak barrels.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Black Mountain Dew 5.5%
Easy Drinking Cider, very smooth as the acidity is mellowed by the seet taste

Moles Black Rat 6.0% medium
A strong dry premium blend cider full of flavor with a clean apple bite.

Wye Valley Blakeney Red Perry 6.2%
Fragrant aroma with the flavour of pears coming through. Residual sugars with citrus tones, good clean crisp drink. Perfect for a sunny afternoon

Broadoak Bristol Port 6.0%
Hazy red cider with a slight medium/dry sparkle

Gwynt Y Ddraig Brown Snout 6.0%
Medium Cider made from True bittersweet apple harvested in late November.

Wye Valley Cask Aged Cider 7.1%
Cider matured in oak whiskey barrels to create a naturally dry cider.

Broadoak Kingston Black 7.5%
Made from Kingston Black apples and is a clear, smooth, copper (almost orange) colour cider with a woody finish

Wye Valley Cat’s Arse 6.9%
Unique to Orchards Cider and Perry Company, fruit from a 300 year old orchard.

Thatcher’s Cheddar Valley Red Dry 6.0%
Unique red cider from Thatcher’s at Sandford with a vibrant unique character.

Thatcher’s Cheddar Valley Red Medium 6.0%.
Less-dry red cider from Thatcher’s at Sandford with a unique character.

Hecks Core Blimey 6.5%
A single variety cider made with Brown’s Apple apples.

Wye Valley Cloudy Scrumpy 5.3%
Traditional scrumpy with a mysterious cloudy finish.

Broadoak Crazy Goat 6.8%
A medium sweet mix of perry and cider expertly-blended, giving it a mouth-watering juicy flavour.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Dog Dancer 6.5%
Produced from bittersweet cider apples blended with a true sharp cider apple, it is a light straw coloured cider with a medium dry, smooth, crisp, slightly sharp characteristic.

Wye Valley Dung Spreader 6.7%
A blended dry cider that’s guaranteed to hit the fan.

Hecks Eiffel Over 6.5%
A clean blended typically Somerset cider

Wye Valley Fanny Liquor 6.4%
A sweet cider combining a blend of traditional cider fruit.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Fiery Fox 6.5%
Golden medium cider with a refreshing apple aroma. Smooth balanced flavour that has a fresh, crisp sharpness.

Wye Valley Gold Rush 7.0%
Medium Dry Cider. New this year from Wye Valley Brewery and a new treat for our festival.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Fiery Fox 6.5%
Golden medium cider with a refreshing apple aroma. Smooth balanced flavour that has a fresh, crisp sharpness.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Haymaker 6.5%
A fruity medium cider bursting with the flavour of apples. A true Farmhouse Cider with a smooth finish.

Wye Valley Herefordshire Cider Medium Dry 6.7%
Another new cider for 2012. Expect a refined taste and your palette refreshed.

Wye Valley Herefordshire Cider Medium Sweet 6.7%
Another new cider for 2012. Golden, mature traditional cider.

Broadoak Kingston Black 7.5%
A single variety cider made from the Kingston Black apple making a dry copper coloured cider

Hecks Late Night Helston 8.0%
A single variety cider made with Kingston Black apples.

Hecks Loosey Juicy 6.5%
A clean blended typically Somerset cider.

Broadoak Moonshine 8.4%%
Traditional medium cider. Like apple juice first thing in the morning, but with a mammoth kick.

Broadoak Old Bristolian 8.4%
Clear pale yellow in colour cider with a refreshing dry finish.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Paddy’s Refuel 5.3%
Scrumpy is a golden medium cider with a refreshing apple aroma. Its smooth, balanced flavour has a beautifully crisp sharpness

Broadoak Pigswill 7.5%
A medium dry blended perry and cider packed full of crisp refreshing flavour

Hecks Port Wine of Glastonbury 6.5%
Traditionally made, medium sweet, still Somerset farmhouse cider made from the Port Wine of Glastonbury cider apple.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Pyder 6.0%
An out of the ordinary blend of apple and pear juice fermented and matured in wood

Richs Farmhouse Medium 6.0%
Traditional medium cider, from a family run cider farm in Watchford.

Richs Farmhouse Sweet 6.0%
Traditional sweet cider, from a family run cider farm in Watchford.

Hecks Scrumpy Bumpy 6.4%
A clean blended typically Somerset cider.

Thatcher’s Traditional Dry 6.0%
Real traditional cider.

Thatcher’s Gold 6.0%
Tastes as good as it looks – a crisp, refreshing cider with a smooth ‘appley’ taste and a bright sparkle

Thatcher’s Medium 6.0%
Real traditional cider

Thatcher’s Sweet 6.0%
Real traditional cider

Tickenham Cider Tick’num Tipple 6.5%
New to the festival and made next door in Tickenham.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Two Trees Perry 4.5%
A pale, fruity medium perry with an aroma of fruit and a hint of honey on the palate..

Gwynt Y Ddraig Welsh Gold 6.5%
A very-pleasant single variety perry.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Welsh Warrior 5.5%
An oak-agedcider with a magnificent medium finish. Mature and full of colour

Wilkins Farmhouse Dry 6.5%
Roger’s Wilkins traditional farmhouse dry cider. Proper Cider from a proper man.

Wilkins Farmhouse Medium 6.5%
Roger’s Wilkins traditional farmhouse medium cider. Proper Cider from a proper man.

Wilkins Farmhouse Sweet 6.0%
OK, OK you get the picture…
Go to his website for a great version of Hotel Califorina

Wye Valley Wye Medium 6.7%
Smooth cider with a good apple flavour and nose. This cider has won many awards.

Wye Valley Wye Wobble 8.4%
Brewed and blended specially for us and just a few friends of Wye Valley. Your favourite in previous years

Charlie & Zoe’s Jungle Juice 0.0%
Brewed locally in Nailsea, this is cider before the science. An apple-juice-based fruit drink ideal for children or the designated driver or both.

Food: TBC

Entertainment: Live music from the following bands:

Friday 13th July

No live Music, but a great ale session.

Saturday 14th July

12 noon: Festival Re-opens

12.15pm – 1.00pm : Room 226
A band made up of year ten students from the castle school in Taunton, the band members are Lewis – lead guitar/vocals, Alex – bass, George – rhythm & vocals, Hugh – Drums, this is their 1st gig outside school!

1.30pm – 2.15pm : Cherry Red
An acoustic performer, whose singer-songwriter roots combine with blues, rock and folk influences to create a diverse and dynamic set. Distinctive vocals allow this artist to bring a fresh, unique twist to a wide range of popular songs that will appeal to all.

2.00pm : Children’s’ Village and Fete opens

2.15pm – 2.45pm : Gymnastic Display

2.45pm – 3.30pm : Soulstra
Returning to the festival, with heavy soul influence this is sure to go down well again. So sit back relax with your beer or cider and enjoy Soultra’s music.

4.00pm – 4.45pm : End Feel
A Birmingham based trio, comprising of Scott (vocals/guitar), Nick (guitar/percussion), and James (drums). This group takes its influence from an array of genres and styles; culminating in an eclectic feel-good set of covers from old to new.

5.15pm – 6.00pm : M.O.D
M.O.D are an up tempo folk band, based in Clevedon who blend traditional folk, gypsy jazz & klezmer using the fiddle, washboard, double bass, mandolin and a multitude of whooping and percussion.

6.30pm – 7.15pm : Poor Old Dogs
Poor Old Dogs are a five iece rabble of miscreants who play folk music to stomp to. Formed with a collective inclination for songs about life, love and being a dog – we reside in the nooks and crannies of Bristol and aim to sow our wild musical oats far and wide.

7.30pm – 8.30pm : Those Crazy Horses
Those Crazy Horses is a band unleashing their energetic rock which spans generations of great live bands. Their set weaves through songs that have endured the test of time, punching through an eclectic mix of guitar driven numbers that will entertain any fan of the genre. Moving from 60’s forerunners who defined the sound of rock, such as Led Zeppelin and Cream, through the revolutionary anger of the Clash and the Jam in the 70’s, the 80’s power of Aerosmith and Blondie, the 90’s diversity of Stereophonics and Pearl Jam, through to the modern torchbearers of the Foo Fighters and Muse.

9.00pm – 10.00pm : Corvus
Corvus – a four piece local rock covers band conceived and bred from Nailsea and Backwell RFC. ‘Corvus’ is the latin genus of the ‘Raven’ – the symbol and nick name for this very club. Watch, listen and enjoy the diversity of rock music, the familiar guitar riffs and inspiring solos!. Let your hair down, thrash your air guitar and come and join in the fun!

Sunday 15th July

12 noon : Festival Re-opens

12.00pm – 12.30pm : Mark (Piano Man)
Mark Feven, described by those that know him as a complete pianist, makes his 6th appearance at the Festival. Despite popular request, Mark will be performing a set of familiar singalong numbers.

1.15pm – 2.00pm : Tiger Lilley
Another act returning to the festival this year. A success last year so we are looking forward to Tiger Lilley’s music at the festival on Sunday.

2.30pm – 3.15pm : Blak Flamez
Blak Flamez is a nine piece Ska Reggae band from Bristol UK. Founded in 1974 by lead vocalist Bugsy B. In 1986 Blak Flamez released a albums called “Give me a try”. A warm welcome back to the festival we look forward to hearing them again.

3.45pm – 4.30pm : Troy Ellis
A natural performer from the early ages of childhood on the streets of Trenchtown, Jamaica to more recently at London’s Royal Albert Hall and The Glastonbury Festival’s Jazz World Stage .Likened to his father Alton Ellis in many ways, Troy is not your average performer. Mixing dance, Vocals and a burning desire to party like his audience. Troy is always the one guy that everyone remembers.

5.00pm – 6.00pm : Somerset Paddies
The Somerset Paddies provide a unique blend of Somerset and Irish music, singing the songs of the late Adge Cutler, The Wurzels, Brendan Shine, The Pogues, Dubliners, and lots more with loads of audience participation, and with a percussion section made up of washboard and pots and pans.

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