With the recent emergence of Tiny Rebel Brew Co, The Celt Experience, Otley and Brains Craft, Welsh beer has never been better. But these aren’t the only breweries helping to make the Welsh beer scene great. This part of my blog seeks to list and profile every brewery in Wales.
It’s also important to see where Welsh beer came from in order to appreciate where it is today, so in time I’ll also be gathering a list of every brewery that has ever existed in Wales.
If you have any information to contribute to this growing document I would be delighted to hear from you. Corrections are especially welcome.
You will be able to click on each brewery name to be taken to a profile of the brewery and its beers once it has been created. Until a profile has been created, clicking on a name will take you to the brewery’s website where available.
Sources include: The Microbrewers Handbook by Ted Bruning (2nd Ed), Quaffale, SIBA, the Association of Welsh Independent Brewers, general looking around with my eyes and the goodwill of Twitterers. Please note, the more recent (2011) 3rd edition of The Microbrewers Handbook lists about 37 Welsh breweres, and the CAMRA Good Beer Guide (40th edition) lists, I’m told, 52 Welsh breweries. I list 63. Until I can directly compare each list, I believe the difference may be due to definition of breweries. I have listed brewpubs, breweries which brew under contract, very recently opened breweries, and the Wrexham Lager Beer Brewery which may not be listed under CAMRA’s list of ‘Real Ale’ breweries.
Breweries of Wales
Gower Brewery (at The Greyhound Inn)
Grey Trees Brewery (at The Red Cow Pub)
Otley Brewing Co
Pixie Springs Brewing Company
Swansea Brewing Company
The Celt Experience
Tiny Rebel Brew Co
Tomos Watkin (Hurns Brewing Co)
Vale of Glamorgan Brewery
Warcop Country Ales
Heart of Wales Brewery (at the Neuadd Arms Hotel)
Rotters Brewery (at The Towers Hotel)