Welsh Beer and Breweries

A directory of Welsh beers and breweries.

Dubbed the "National Brewer of Wales," Cardiff-based S.A. Brain & Co. traces its brewery history to 1713. The brewery runs more than 200 pubs.

Bullmastiff Brewery
A Cardiff brewery established in Penarth in 1987 by a former milkman who owns two bull mastiffs, hence the name. Among its brews: Brindle, Bitter, and Best Bitter.

Felinfoel Brewery
This independent Welsh brewery near Llanelli was a canned beer pioneer in 1936. Favourite brews include Double Dragon, Dragon Bitter, Dragon Dark, Cambrian Best, and Cambrian Smooth. The site includes an extensive history of the brewery and the advent of tinned beer.

"The Good Beer of Wales"
Nicely written feature that previously appeared in the March 1999 issue of All About Beer Magazine.

The Nag's Head
The brewpub uses water from a well extending 200 feet below sea level. Established in 1995. Brews: Merrygoroun and Old Emrys Dark Bitter, named in honor of the pub's oldest patron.

Pembroke Brewery
Begun in 1994 in a barn behind the owner's guesthouse, the brewery moved to Pembroke Dock railway station within a year. The Station Inn opened in 1995, having acquired a license despite opposition by big brewers. Brews include: Off the Rails, Old Nobbie, Main Street Bitter, and Dimond Lager.

The Plassey Brewery
Produces award-winning traditional Welsh ale. Brews include: Plassey Bitter, Cwrw Tudno, Dragon's Breath, and Fusilier.

Tynllidiart Arms
An Aberystwyth brewpub established in 1996 in a 17th century pub. The Guinness Book of Records lists it as the world's smallest commercial brewery. It brews Rhiedol Reserve.

Warcop Country Ales
Established in 1998, the brewery makes Black and Amber, Casnewydd, Hilston Premier, and Pitside.

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