12th-14th July – 20th Nailsea Beer & Cider Festival 2013 (Nailsea, North Somerset) Preview

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

Session times:

Fri 12th July: 6pm-11pm (no live music but watch this space for the Silent Disco)
Sat 13th July: 12pm-11pm (Music stops at 10pm)
Sun 14th 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 £6.50.

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;

John Browns, Nailsea
Corner Stores, Nailsea
Gilly’s Cafe, Nailsea
Backwell Post Office and Stores
Backwell Motors (adjacent to the railway station)
or from the Rugby Club (call 01275 810818)

From our stall outside Tesco Stores, Nailsea

Saturday 22nd /Sunday 23rd June 10am-4pm

From our stall in Crown Glass Place
9.00 -12 noon Saturday 6th July.

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 7.2%
A single variety cider made with Kingston Black apples; rich, strong, full-bodied. Full of passion and spirit.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Apple I-prone 4.5%
A pale, fruity perry with an aroma of fruit and a hint of honey on the palate; perfect for the summer.

Millwhite’s Apples and Pears 5.0%
A refreshing blend of their scrumpy cider and the juice of pressed pears.

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.

Lilley’s Bee Sting Still Perry 7.5%
Sweet but incredibly refreshing with a glorious fresh-tasting 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 sweet taste

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

Millwhite’s Blackberry Blush Cider 6.2%
A late summer blend of their scrumpy cider and the juice of hand-picked blackberries.

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.

Original Cider Co Bristol Port 7.5%
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.

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.

Millwhite’s Chisel Cider 8.0%
Full-bodied; made from bittersweet chisel, Jersey apples and has a great depth of flavour.

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

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

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

Wye Valley Crumblin Ruin’s 7.5%
This will wash the cobwebs away!!!

Millwhite’s Dabinett 7.0%
Made from the highly regarded Dabinett apple, matured in oak barrels. A classic, bittersweet finish.

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 sweet Somerset cider.

Heck’s Fair Maid of Devon 7.0%
Originally from Devon, the apples produce a dry, quaffable cider with an interesting after-taste!

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.

Heck’s Hangdown 6.5%
A mildly bittersweet taste; the apples that are used hang from the trees in clusters hence the name!

Gwynt Y Ddraig Happy Daze 4.5%
A new cider: a fruity, apply aroma, well balanced finish. A light and very easy to drink, medium cider

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

Millwhite’s Hedge Layer 4.8%
Light and refreshing with a lovely rounded medium flavour – a real thirst-quencher.

Wye Valley Herefordshire -Medium Dry 6.7%
Expect a refined taste and your palette refreshed.

Wye Valley Herefordshire – Medium Sweet 6.7%
A golden, mature, traditional cider.

Crossman’s Home Orchard Special 7.0%
Good clean traditional farmhouse cider matured in oak barrels.

Original Cider Co Kingston Black 7.4%
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 medium Somerset cider.

Millwhite’s Mixed Scrumpy 6.5%
Made from a variety of ancient apples which gives it a deep, golden appearance. It has a fresh, vibrant aroma and a dry oaky taste with a subtle rum finish.

Original Cider Co Moonshine 8.4%
Traditional, medium cider.

‘Nailsea Festival Special’ ?.?%
To be named during the Sponsors’ Evening. Look out for the posters!!

Millwhite’s Nun’s Chuff 6.5%
A very dry cider!

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. (Editors note – are the Paddies sneaking in some product placement here?)

Lilley’s 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.

Hecks Porters Perfection 7.0%
The apples that make this cider originated in the 19th century in East Lambrook. It is really unusual and surprisingly flavoured; a very crisp taste but not acidic, more like a fine wine!

Crossman’s Puxton Dry 6.0%
Good clean traditional farmhouse cider matured in oak barrels.

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

Millwhite’s Rioja 6.7%
Their driest cider. Aged in red wine barrels this is a full flavoured cider with hints of wood tannin. A cider for the connoisseur!

Millwhite’s Rooksbridge Reserve 6.5%
Made solely from apples grown in the Rooksbridge Orchards, aged in oak barrels.

Millwhite’s Rum Cask 6.7%
A premium cider aged in barrels from the Jamaican Rum Company! East Anglia’s Champion cider in 2009!

Heck’s Scrumpy Bumpy 6.4%
A clean-blended, typical Somerset dry cider.

Crossman’s Shipham Sweet 6.0%
Good clean traditional farmhouse cider matured in oak barrels.

Heck’s Slack-Ma-Girdle 7.0%
A wine-like cider which is fruity on the nose and has an intriguing after-taste.

Millwhite’s Strawberry Cider 6.5%
A unique blend of scrumpy and the juice of sweet strawberries.

Lilley’s Cider Co Sunset Dry 6.0%
A rich and fruity, rustic cider bursting with apple flavour.

Wye Valley Sweet Alford 6.5%
The Sweet Alford apple is a bit special to cider makers. Quite a different taste, slightly thin, almost acidic cider, but one you will like and remind you of days in Asturia.

Wye Valley Taffy Apple 6.8%
Feisty,fruity, Gert Lush!

Thatcher’s Thatcher’s Traditional Dry 6.0%
Real traditional dry cider.

Thatcher’s Thatcher’s Gold 4.8%
Tastes as good as it looks – a crisp, refreshing cider with a smooth ‘appley’ taste and a bright sparkle.

Thatcher’s Thatcher’s Medium 6.0%
Real traditional Medium cider.

Thatcher’s Thantcher’s Sweet 6.0%
Real traditional sweet cider.

Tickenham Cider Tick’num Tipple 6.5%
Ever popular at 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-aged cider with a magnificent medium finish. Mature and full of colour

Millwhite’s Whisky Cask 7.5%
A medium/dry cider aged in Scottish Whiskey barrels. A smooth taste but with a subtle spirit finish.

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

Crossman’s Yomore Please! 6.0%
Good clean traditional farmhouse cider matured in oak barrels made from apples grown in North Somerset Orchards – a truly local cider.

Food: TBC

Entertainment: The entertainment schedule can be found here

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