Brewing is an ancient and mysterious craft, an art form even, one that is steeped in history and tradition. As far back as the seventh century, Saxon records mention a luxurious Welsh ale, Bragawd; a heavy ale flavoured with spices such as ginger and cinnamon and sweetened with honey. It was highly regarded, as was another Celtic drink, mead, made from fermented honey.
There was a short abeyance when the temperance movement of the 19th century took hold but when this passed, brewing rightfully re-asserted itself as part of Wales’ traditional crafts.
We take it just as seriously. It takes a special kind of magic to produce our Llangollen ales. Our natural and pure ingredients are carefully blended and brewed. Our Master Brewer oversees the process; almost an alchemist, he turns those raw ingredients into the perfect beers we’re delighted to produce. Not quite lead to gold, but certainly a magical and elemental process.