The 8th annual mobile beer festival in Wales hit the road again in 2015 using the larger bus company and operated larger buses with the new simpler route on a one way clockwise system.
Each of the ten Denbighshire pubs taking part had a bus stop conveniently placed outside and a special bus service is being laid on to transport punters between them. On Saturday, 11th July, the annual Vale of Clwyd Festival of Real Ale and Cider will gave people the opportunity to choose from a selection of approximately 60 different real ales and 12 ciders.
The pubs covered everything local, from Purple Moose to Rosies Cider. Alongside famous brews like Young’s and Theakstons there were be local ales from Conwy, Wrexham and Flint and even a cider from Llandegla.
GHA coaches serviced the pubs in an clockwise direction taking in the Kinmel Arms, White Horse and Golden Lion in Llandyrnog, Golden Lion -Llangynhafal, White Horse -Hendrerwydd, Griffin -Llanbedr DC, Three Pigeons – Graigfechan, White Horse – Llanfair, Drovers Rhewl and the Kings Head Llanrhaeadr all served food with music and activities.
GHA coaches Wrexham, plied the route every 15 minutes from 12.00 midday. A rover ticket mean’t passengers could get on and off whenever they pleased throughout the day at any of the pubs or at Ruthin bus station.
This year the ales ranged from – Facers DBH, Flintshire Bitter, Bendegedig, Landslide – Fullers London Pride – Lees Guvenor, Coronation St, British Jewels, Best Bitter – Gt Orme Welsh Black, Merlyn, Hatters Gold – Robinsons Unicorn, Dizzy Blond, Cumbrian Way – Abbot – Pedigree – Timothy Taylor Landlord –Black Sheep – Bass – Waggle Dance – Speckled Hen – Salopian –Brimstage Scarecrow, Sandpiper, Trappers Hat – Conway Clogwyn Gold – Llangollen Bitter – Sharps Doom Bar – Robinsons Old Thumper – Three Tuns XXX – Betty Stoggs, Skinners – Purple Moose Snowdonia, Glaslyn – Tatton Blond – Joseph Holt – Tetleys Bitter – Champflower Planet Ale – Gundog Red Setter – Wychwood Hobgoblin and others with ciders from Westons, Thatchers, Gwynt Y Ddraig, Llandegla and more.
Watch this website for details of the 2015 summer Route 76 Festival.