Archive for April, 2013

Gwynt y Ddraig Farmhouse Cloudy Scrumpy Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Gwynt y Ddraig
Cider Name: Farmhouse Cloudy Scrumpy
Region: Glamorgan
ABV: 5.3%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Lightly chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Apple pie
Colour: Dull yellow/orange
Clarity: Cloudy
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: 30/04/13
Date: Corks of Cotham, Bristol

For the first time in like forever I’m going to be having 2 new ciders in one night. This certainly is a break from the norm and I am finally back into the swing of things. If you had been reading my earlier post, then you’ll realise this is also my 2nd Gwynt y Ddraig cider of the night too. Following on from the Dabinett (SV) cider, I will now be having the Farmhouse Cloudy Scrumpy.

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Gwynt y Ddraig Dabinett (SV) Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Gwynt y Ddraig
Cider Name: Dabinett (SV)
Region: Glamorgan
ABV: 6%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Lightly chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Fruity/Apples/Light dryness
Colour: Golden/Amber
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Corks of Cotham, Bristol
Date: 30/04/13

Wow it’s been a while hasn’t it since my last review?!? Time didn’t fly because I wasn’t having fun, but at least I’m on the road to recovery now and have managed to find a couple of new ciders at my local off-license. Nothing too glamorous was found in there that I hadn’t tried before, but I did manage to find a couple of new Gwynt y Ddraig ciders. Up first is the Dabinett Single Variety (SV) cider.

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20th-25th May – 40th Cambridge CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2013 (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) Preview

Address: Jesus Green, Victoria Avenue, Cambridge, CB4 1EG (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Mon 20th May: 5pm-10:30pm (£4)
Tue 21st May: 12pm-3pm (Free) & 5pm-10:30pm (£4)
Wed 22nd May: 12pm-3pm (Free) & 5pm-10:30pm (£4)
Thu 23rd May: 12pm-3pm (Free) & 5pm-10:30pm (£4)
Fri 24th May: 12pm-3pm (Free) & 5pm-10:30pm (£4)
Sat 25th May: 12pm-10:30pm (£3)

Concessions: Free entry for CAMRA & CURAS members

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18th May – 2nd Hope Cider Festival 2013 (Stonehouse, Gloucestershire) Preview

Address: Woodchester Mansion, Nympsfield, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3TS

Entry Price/Session times:

Sat 18th May: 2pm-6pm (£5) & 7pm-12am (£6) or both sessions for £10

Tickets: Tickets available from Chipping Manor Dental Practice by calling 07733 102087 or email hopeciderfest@aol.com.

Coach Travel: Coach running from Kingswood and Wotton-Under-Edge.

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17th-18th May – Rail Ale and Cider Festival 2013 (Chesterfield, Derbyshire) Preview

Address: Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 2PR (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 17th May: 12pm-11pm (£8*)
Sat 18th May: 12pm-11pm (£8*)

* = £6.50 if bought in advance from local pubs or Chesterfield Tourist Info 01246 345777. Ticket includes commemorative glass & train ride.

Tickets: Available in advance at the following places:

• Barrow Hill Roundhouse Tel: 01246 472450
• Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01246 345777
• The Chesterfield Arms, Chesterfield Tel: 01246 236634
• The Derby Tup, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield Tel: 01246 454316
• Speedwell Inn, Staveley Tel: 01246 474665
• Arkwright Arms, Sutton-cum-Duckmanton Tel: 01246 232053
• The Fat Cat, Sheffield Tel: 0114 249 4801
• Old Poets Corner, Ashover Tel: 01246 590888
• The Alexandra, Derby Tel: 01332 293993
• The Crown, Beeston, Nottingham Tel: 0115 925 4738

Tickets also available on the door.

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16th-18th May – Dewsbury & Heavy Woollen CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2013 (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire) Preview

Address: Dewsbury Town Hall, Old Wakefield Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DQ (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 16th May: 4pm-6pm (CAMRA Members Only @ £2) & 6pm-10pm (£3)
Fri 17th May: 12pm-5pm (£3) & 5pm-10pm (£4)
Sat 18th May: 12pm-5pm (£3) 5pm-10:30pm (£3)

Concessions: CAMRA members/Students/OAPs get discounted rates. See here for more details.

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21st-22nd June – Bristol Cider Fest 2013 (Bristol) Preview

Address: Ashton Gate Stadium, Winterstoke Road, Bristol, BS3 2EJ (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 21st June: 7:30pm-12am (£7* in advance/£7* on the door)
Sat 22nd June: 10:30am-4:30pm (£6* in advance/£7* on the door) & 6:30pm-12am (£7* in advance/£7* on the door)

* = Includes 1st drink free

Tickets: Available in advance here and any remaining tickets will be available on the door

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