Knife & Fork Food have collaborated with Otley Brewing Company to launch a series of ales exclusive to the South Wales pub company which has pubs in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
The new ale was launched in August at a number of Meet the Brewers events, conducted in collaboration with Otley at The Discovery in Cyncoed and The Pilot in Penarth.
The first in the new series of collaborative ales is called Phil’s Beardy Brew, a 4.3% American Pale Ale, in honour of the American Beer Festival which was held during the August Bank Holiday weekend and at the new Hang Fire Smokehouse pop up throughout September – November.
Phil’s Beardy Brew has been named after the hirsute manager of The Pilot, Phil Newbould, who has been heavily involved in the brewing process of his namesake brew, spending a number of days at Otley HQ in Pontypridd to learn more about the brewing process, and tweak the recipe to perfection.
Following Phil’s Beardy Brew, Knife & Fork Food Director Sean Murphy, will be unveiling his special Otley brew, Murphy’s Law, which will be launched across the group in October.
Knife & Fork Food own four pubs: The Conway in Pontcanna, The Discovery in Lakeside, The Pilot in Penarth and The Old Swan Inn in Llantwit Major, all of which are renowned for their eclectic range of cask ales and ciders that champion offerings from the smallest of local micro breweries, to current cult favourites and all time classics.