WHAT is said to be the first micro-pub in Wales is being launched at a beer festival in Swansea.
The Mumbles Ale House will sell real ales straight from the barrel from micro-breweries all over the UK.
Rod Undy and Karen McGeoch, of the Mumbles Ale House, said: "From the moment we first heard of a micro-pub we've been following their progress, and just love the simplicity of the concept."
Real ale fans must wait until August 29 to visit the Dunns Lane pub, but in the meantime they can sample more than 170 different brews at the Swansea Camra (Campaign for Real Ale) festival at the Brangwyn Hall next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The brews include more than 60 craft-brewed ciders and perries. Several of the real ales come from 20 Welsh micro-breweries.
Swansea Camra said two micro-breweries had launched in Swansea since the last beer festival — Mumbles Brewery and Pilot Brewery — against a backdrop of large brewery and pub closures throughout the UK.
"We are delighted to be able to offer some of the very best beers, ciders and perries that Britain has to offer," said festival chairman Chris Radford.
The event will also include live music as well as talks and tastings, plus a range of hot food.
Organisers are expecting some 25,000 fans to come along to the Brangwyn Hall.
"The festival is always a big hit with discerning drinkers and this year is going to be bigger and better than ever," added Mr Radford.
"We also wish the Mumbles Ale House a successful launch — this is going to be another welcome addition to the real ale scene in Mumbles."