CIA Will Be Biggest Pub In Wales

Cardiff International Arena will turn into the biggest pub in Wales when it hosts The Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival June 11-13.

The event, which has established itself as the country’s premier “real ale festival,” also includes the Champion Beer of Wales competition.

“As the Great British Beer Festival has outgrown Olympia due to its success, and moved to Earls Court, so too has the Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival, outgrowing City Hall, and moving to the Cardiff International Arena,” said CIA sales and marketing manager Alexandra Otley. “We are all very much looking forward to hosting the event.”

There are now about 35 real ale breweries in Wales and the CIA hopes to have them all at the festival.

Real ales from across the U.K. will also be on sale. Altogether the festival will feature more than 150 different ales from around the U.K., along with more than 50 ciders and a good selection of foreign and bottled beers.