Microbrewers go large for W-Ales Beer Festival
4th June 2014, 3:10 pm By Principality Stadium
Cardiff microbrewers Zerodegrees will be joining the likes of Heineken and Brains for Millennium Stadium’s W-Ales Beer Festival which opens tomorrow.
Cardiff's brewpub, situated on Westgate Street, is well-known for lubricating Millennium Stadium visitors before and after major events at the home of the Welsh national squad.
But this week the crafty fellows will at the heart of all the action, producing beers for stadium visitors to enjoy inside the multi-event venue alongside more than 270 different ales from 70 different Welsh breweries.
The Zerodegrees brew masters will occupy a 20m x 10m pop-up pub on the West side of the stadium, facing the tunnel from which Wales' international rugby team have entered the field over 100 Test matches.
Over the three-day festival, the Cardiff brewers will be showcasing the best of their bespoke ales, craft beers and lagers which are free from pasteurisation, preservatives, colouring and additives.
Their goods – including the award-winning Zerodegrees Pilsner and Pale Ale and Black Lager – will be available for festival-folk to enjoy in pint form under the closed roof of the Millennium Stadium.
Zerodegrees Cardiff's Manager Beth Evans said: "For beer lovers all over the world, a day out at the Millennium Stadium is not complete without a stop off at Zerodegrees Cardiff for a pint of your favourite craft beer in our working brewery surroundings with stunning views of the stadium.
"When we heard about W-Ales Beer Festival we couldn't wait to get involved, it's one of the greatest rugby stadium in the world and has a reputation for putting on a great show whatever the occasion, and I'm certain the people of South Wales will round up their buddies for another great event in the capital city.”
Tickets for W-Ales Beer Festival are available now, strictly to over 18s, priced at £25 (3 Day Pass) and £10 (Day Pass) at wru.co.uk/tickets. There is also a special 'buy 3 get 1 free' deal available on day passes, so 4 adults get in for £30. Tickets will also be available on Gate 6 when the event opens to the public on Thursday at 5pm and on Friday and Saturday at 12noon