Y Bragdy Mws Piws / The Purple Moose Brewery is a '40-Barrel' micro-brewery based in the historic harbour town of Porthmadog, North Wales, close to the mountains of Snowdonia. Brewing commenced on 14th June 2005 with a one-off special pale ale at 3.5% called "No.1".
Established in 2012, the brewery is dedicated to producing high-quality real ale, not only aimed at local pubs, clubs and other retail outlets, but also a range of speciality beers for catering and hospitality businesses, special events and promotions.
The brewery was founded in 2013 and operate a 2.5bbl plant at Vale Park on the Colomendy Estate in Denbigh. In 2014 Buzzard Pale of Clwyd won a bronze CAMRA award. Featuring at this year's Festival will be 1492 4.3% - an Amber US style bitter exclusively hopped with distinctive Columbus hops and Armadillo 4.2% - a big hit of Amarillo hops are used to produce this satisfying and refreshing Pale Ale. This is a well rounded beer with pleasant dry finish.
Conwy Brewery produce a range of cask & bottle conditioned ales suitable for all tastes & occasions. They use soft water from the mountains of Snowdonia, malts from Bairds' of Lincolnshire & hops from around the world. No artificial ingredients are used and the all the beers are naturally carbonated with no filtering or pasteurisation. The bottled beers are suitable for vegetarians.
Cwrw Iâl Community Brewing Company is a social enterprise based in the Vale of Iâl, near Llanarmon yn Iâl. All their profits go back into business expansion (therefore increasing local employment) or local charities.
Cwrw Iâl Community Brewing Company is more than just a community project. It has set out to be a force to be reckoned with! They do not produce run of the mill real ale, they produce the highest quality beer with tasty ingredients. They believe in delivering the whole package, going the extra mile and working in collaboration with local businesses, artists and social enterprises.
An independent brewery in based in Llŷn established by 12 local friends, producing a variety of legendary ales.
Each pint has a good head, an excellent taste and a low carbon footprint. The spent brewing grains are used to fatten local pigs and the waste hops are also recycled. The local soft mountain water adds an unique taste to the brew.
Brewing began in an old cow shed in the heart of Llŷn. Using third hand equipment it was only possible to brew 6 Firkins per brew. Demand soon exceeded supply. In January 2012 the company relocated to a new Brewery on an Industrial Estate in Nefyn . The Brewery now has the capacity to produce 18 Firkins per brew as well as bottling beer.
Facer's Brewery supplies quality, hand crafted real ales to pubs and other venues across North Wales and North West England.
They are the oldest Brewery in Flintshire. Dave Facer started his own brewery in Salford, Greater Manchester in February 2003, sharing premises and equipment with Bazens' Brewery, which had itself started a few months earlier.
In 2005 Dave and wife Annette decided to move home (and hence brewery) to Flintshire. The new Facer's Brewery started production in Flint in February 2006.
Award winning cider hand-crafted using cider apples grown using traditional methods in ageing orchards. In the autumn of 2001 they made their first few barrels of cider on the home farm here in Llantwit Fardre, South Wales. What started as a hobbyist’s experiment quickly became much more serious and an expanded selection of draught and oak-matured bottled ciders followed – each refined over time. The result is, what they believe, some of the finest traditional ciders available.
Placing flavour and quality at the core, their range is still traditionally made on the farm using carefully selected ingredients, simple recipes and striking blends. Now world-renowned, Gwynt Cider is available in 7 countries around the world. They’re proud to be multiple award-winning, and refreshingly Welsh!
Hafod's diverse range of first-rate beers has been crafted in North Wales since 2011 when founder and head brewer Phill Blanchard first set out with the aim of bringing outstanding beer to the local area and beyond.
Since then, Phill has created over 50 different beers, from Iron Age ale to IPAs, all from the four ingredients you should find in good ale: malted barley, hops, water and yeast. Phill prides himself on using the best quality ingredients, not the cheapest, and the quality of the beer speaks for itself.
Hafod is a small family-run brewery based on two sites in their hometown of Mold. The original 1 barrel brewery now operates as a test bed for new brews as well as making some of their small batch beers, like Dubbel, Hammer and our Moel Fenlli Honey Ale.
Heavy Industry believe in beer as entertainment. They are not hung up on style. They believe in big, bold and balanced. There is something in their line up to satisfy all tastes provided taste is what you are after.
From a 3.8% session beer to a hefewiessen to a big brash IPA, top quality malts are blended to provide a solid backbone for liberal hopping, dry hopping and even double dry hopping. Heavy Industry : microbrewed because big is beautiful!
They began brewing on their ten barrel brewkit in the summer of 2012, and since then they have built up a solid and diverse core range of beers, and won numerous awards at regional and national level. They aren't resting on their laurels and will be bringing out more specials and investing in expanding their keg beer range in the near future.
Llangollen Brewery only use the finest ingredients and local underground water source to produce their distinctive Country Ales. The family run Brewery has kept alive the historical tradition of brewing in Llangollen.
Llangollen Brewery is located in the heart of some of the most beautiful countryside in the British Isles.
All beers are handcrafted and are available in bottled condition and cask.
Founded in 1985, making this the oldest micro-brewery in Wales, it is committed to producing traditional country ales of the finest quality.
With a growing range of award-winning beers, some of which are supplied to outlets across Wales and Cheshire.
The range of beers includes the popular ‘Plassey Bitter’ and ‘Dragon’s Breath’ – an award-winning strong bitter.
On offer at the Festival will be – Offa’s Dyke (4.3%ABV) – A pale, crisp and refreshing bitter brewed with the finest quality malt and hops and Ale of Our Fathers.
From their initial 5 gallons of cider made in 2005 they now have over 700 standard apple trees with 65 different varieties, all trying their best to cling on at 1000 feet above sea level. The company have now got a feel for those apple varieties that work well (and the ones that don't)!
The award winning cider has no concentrate, water or 'fruit flavours' added - just a premium full juice cider pressed here, entirely out of apples.
Sandstone Brewery has helped to restore a traditional craft to the town of Wrexham. Commissioned in late 2008, the 4-barrel plant is situated in a former explosives manufacturing unit on Wrexham Industrial Estate, it has also been infested with Dragons since time immemorial. Well, at least since the beer arrived. But no one really wants to ask the Dragons how old they are; it's impolite.
They use only the finest ingredients in their Ales - and have a range of primary malts, with other speciality grains from Britain, Germany and Belgium. Hops are sourced worldwide, allowing Sandstone a full palate of flavours to experiment with, creating both traditional and contemporary styles of beers.
Why not try one from their selection - Onyx (4% stout), Twisted dragon (5.8% award winner), Quadrohoppier a new one for the tickers and Postmistress (winner of Best Beer in Wales 2011).
Stonehouse Brewery is a family run brewery. All of their beers are brewed by traditional hand crafted methods and they are committed to providing great cask beer, in the best possible condition. For this reason, their cask beer is rarely seen more than 30 miles from Oswestry.
They offer a small range of distinctive tasting beers and Sweeney Mountain cider. Preferring to concentrate on perfecting the beers and cider rather than experimenting too much.
They have won many awards for their beers, including SIBA National Gold Award for Standard Bitters 2013.
Brewed in a brand new micro brewery in Wrexham, Ian Dale the former head of brewing at the old Wrexham Lager plant is also back and brewing the lager using the original recipe and the same ingredients combined with modern machinery to deliver Wrexham Lager as it was best loved and brewed over 100 years ago.