Chepstow

Real Ale Appreciation

ConvenerChris Stott01291 621546

We meet monthly, there is no fixed date, time or place, it may be an evening pub visit in Chepstow or during the day if further afield, maybe Bristol or Gloucester. The aim is to taste and discuss Real Ales and what makes their flavour distinctive, as well as enjoying the surroundings a fine hostelry, hopefully. Suggestions for outings are made by anyone and new members are warmly welcomed, look on Beacon for our next outing and contact details for the convenor.

January 2020 we kicked off with a great trip to the Bespoke Brewery in Mitcheldean, organised by Alan. We tasted 3 beers on arrival, had an informative tour of the breaery, then had a restorative pint after in their own pub on the premisies.
Febuary 2020 we went to Newport, various pubs visited including the Tiny Rebel, Murenger House and Cellar Door, a micro pub

In 2019 we have had 2 visits to Bristol and one to Gloucester. We've been to The Boat in Redbrook and the Queens Head in Chepstow, (a regualr haunt). We are branching out into Cider tasting as well, and there's rumour of a trip to Cardiff in the near future.

Our group is quite small and get around 10 people coming along to our sessions. If you are interested in joining us please contact the Convener.

Recent outings

WhenWherepubs etcBeers teastedNos out and weather.
February 2020 Newport Tiny Rebel, Murenger House, Pen and Wig, Weatherspoon, ending at the Cellar Door micro pubNumerous incl Sam Smiths10 Fair
January 2020 MitcheldeanBespoke brewery 3 Beers tasted10 Fair
20th SeptemberThe Boat at RedbrookCider tasting. And the Winner was Old Rosie. Pleasant lunchtime sitting in the sun tasting and discussing 8 different ciders including Welsh Warrior, Firey Fox, Happy Daze, plus a couple of Perrys, Two Trees and Penalt. Although Old Rosie was the favorite, I think most will stick to beer in the future.Numerous10 lovely in the September sun
22 AugustBristol DocksThe Ostrich,The Shakespear,Ferry Trip to The Cottage, The Nova Scotia, Back to the Cottage for our return crusie, then a quick one in the Bank before the bus home Mainly Butcombe Ales, Gold, Original, Ostrich.... 9 sunny with a breeze

Possible Future Ideas

  • Cardiff Beer Festival April 2020
  • Chepstow Beer Festival October 2020
  • The Lion at TrelleckApril 2020 (Bob)
  • The Untapped Brewery at Raglan (Bob)
  • Somewhere in Cardiff by train (Bob)
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