The Breconshire Brewery was founded in 2002 as part of C.H.Marlow, a wholesaler and distributor of ales in the south Wales area for over 30 years. The ten barrel plant (sourced from the defunct Pembrokeshire Brewery), was put together and commissioned just in time for Christmas, 2002. To create the "Ales from the Heart of Wales" range, Optic malts are blended with a range of UK grown whole hops.
At the Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival, 2003, organised by CAMRA, (the Campaign for Real Ale), the Judges of the Champion Beer of Wales competition awarded a Gold medal to Brecon County Ale and Silver medals to Golden Valley and Ramblers Ruin. Golden Valley also won the accolade of Beer of the Festival at the Carmarthen Beer Festival in 2003.
At the 2004 competition, the Brecon County Ale retained it's title as the best pint of Bitter in Wales, and the Golden Valley won the overall title of Champion Beer of Wales, 2004/5. Our 2004 Hop Harvest special beer, Green Dragon, won Beer of the Festival at the inaugeral Narberth Food Festival.
Visiting the Brewery
We are more than glad to welcome visitors to our brewery. Contact us let us know your plans. We are accepting groups of 5 to 10 persons at a time. The tour and introduction usually takes 1-2 hours.
A gift for each visitor - e-cigarette
As we are non-smoking enthusiasts, we have an interesting gift for our visitors - Breconshire Brewery electronic cigarette. We want to thank Norm from Ecig Reviews for the idea and making it real. E-cigs are clever devices that can be used instead of regular fags to ease your nicotine cravings. Instead of inhaling thousands of harmful substances like tar, all you inhale is water vapor and nicotine. If you already are a non-smoker, good for you, then take the gift and give it to someone you know who smokes.