'W-Ales Beer Festival' hailed a hit by Evan-Evans brewery
The first ever 'W-Ales Beer Festival' held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, is being hailed a huge success by Wales’s leading specialist brewer Evan-Evans.
With more than 6,000 visitors, the festival was a great shop window for the very best in Welsh brewing.
Simon Buckley, Chief Executive of the Evan-Evans Group, said:
"The 'W-Ales Beer Festival' was a great event.
"Obviously, this being the first year there are things that can be done to improve the event, but hats off to the Millennium team. It was a great event - and what a triumph to let the sun in by having the roof open. What other venue in Cardiff can do that?
"The festival was a huge success for us; we launched our new London beer brand Porter Street Brewery, which received rave reviews.
"We had 10 great beers on show from all our brands.
"We had more than 2000 beer drinkers visit our stand in three days.
"We sold out of cask ale by the end of Saturday.
"The opportunity to showcase our beer brands to such a large audience is very important to us. It gave us the opportunity to showcase our entire brand range.
"The Welsh Assembly Government should now get behind this event now to create the UK’s biggest food and drink festival, promoting the very best of Welsh food and drink.
"I promise that this will, in a few years time, out-pace many of the larger food and drinks shows in the UK.
"We hope to support 'W-Ales 2015' and show the rest of the UK what we in the Welsh brewing industry can achieve.!
Evan-Evans is an international award-winning brewer, based in Llandeilo. The group owns the Artisan Craft Beer Range, Archers Wiltshire Ales and Porter Street Brewing Company. The company has announced plans to develop its pub estate in Bath, Bristol, and south London.
Website - http://www.evanevansbrewery.com/
Simon Buckley meets the media.
Simon Buckley with William Powell AM.
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