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Mexican Wave Giveaway
We’re giving two lucky winners the chance to win 10 limited edition bottles of our new craft beer, Mexican Wave. For your chance to win simply post a photo, either on our Facebook page or by tweeting @BrainsBrewery, of you and your mates doing the biggest Mexican wave you can! Remember to tag yourselves and […]

Brains Craft Brewery at the Vale Strawberry Festival
The first soft fruit was planted at Hendrewennol (Home of the Swallows) by Tom and Peta Keen in 1976, on one field of the farm, before opening as a “Pick Your Own” fruit farm in July 1978. Hendrewennol is now being run by the next generation of the family, rejuvenated with a bigger shop and coffee area, and […]

WAles Beer Festival – Drinks Line Up
Having announced all the beers that will be available on our bars at this weekend’s event, we thought it best to give you a complete run-down of the delights you will be able to enjoy! So, without hesitation, here’s your line up for the 2014 WAles Beer Festival: DOWNLOAD OUR FESTIVAL FLYER Keg Beers Gin […]

Double Tap Takeover 28th & 29th May!
The Brains Craft Brewery team are back to take over two pubs in two days at the end of May! We’ll be taking 10 of our beers to the Star & Dove, Bristol, and The Grapes, Oxford, on 28th & 29th May. There will be some old favourites, new favourites and some brand new beers […]

Nicholson’s Spring Ale Festival
Spring is finally here and to celebrate Nicholson’s Pubs will showcase a beer extravaganza of 50 delicious cask ales and ciders during its Spring Ales festival between 24th March – 19th April 2014, including four from Brains. In addition to promoting brewers who push the boundaries in taste and creativity, exclusive highlights during the festival will […]

Meet the Brewer at City Arms
Come and meet out Head Brewer Bill Dobson this Wednesday (5th March) at The City Arms. Bill will guide you through some of our latest beers from the Brains Craft Brewery including Crowded Hops, our NZ pale ale and Black Mountain, our collaboration beer with the Craft Beer Channel. Bill will also be on hand […]

Tap take-over at The Rake, Borough Market
Tomorrow (Feb 5th) we’ll be heading to London for our first ever Brains Craft Brewery tap take-over at The Rake, Borough Market. We’ll be bringing 11 beers with us including some old favourites, new favourites and some brand new beers fresh from the Brewery and available for the first time ever at The Rake. Apart […]

Rye Catcher wins Continental Beer Challenge
Rye Catcher by Glenn Payne has been named the winner of our Continental Beer Challenge, after a judging panel deemed his brew to be the best of seven continental beers. Earlier in the year we invited beer writers and journalists to collaborate with us to develop and brew their ultimate continental beer in the Brains […]

Squashed
The latest beer from the Brains Craft Brewery uses pumpkins grown in the vegetable garden of our local pub, The Tŷ Mawr in North Cardiff. Squashed is a 4.3% ABV pumpkin beer brewed to coincide with Halloween and the prime season to harvest pumpkins. Two giant pumpkins grown in the vegetable garden of The Tŷ Mawr […]

Our beer with the Beer Sommelier of the Year
Sophie Atherton, the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group’s Beer Sommelier of the Year, is the latest collaborator to brew with us as part of the Continental Beer Challenge. Timely to the season, Sophie decided to brew a Märzen, a German lager traditionally brewed in time for Oktoberfest, with the British twist of English hops. The […]