There’s nothing better than the yeasty smell of a brewery in the wind, and seeing the whole process of beer being made from start to finish at one of our local breweries is a great way to whet your appetite for a few drinks afterwards! North Wales has some great local and micro breweries and some of them offer tours so you can watch them in action.
A brewery tour will give you an insight into the complex process of selecting the hops, adding the yeast, making sure it tastes good, and because that’s thirsty work, you’ll often you’ll even get a taste at the end as well.
Here’s a pick of some of the brewery tours around Porthmadog – make sure you come back to us afterwards to sample some of the best local ales and craft beers in our unique cave bar.
Conwy Brewery produces around 36,000 pints a week including casked and bottled beers and ales.
They offer a range of tours so you can experience the brewing process. This includes a standard brewery tour for £10 which lasts one and a half hours and includes the very important sampling, or you can be a brewer for a day, and actually shadow one of the brewers to learn more about the brewing process for £95.00. You need to book in advance, so contact email@example.com
Llangollen Brewery is a family run brewery set in beautiful countryside. The brewery offer tours of up to 15 people and the tour runs through the history of the brewery and the brewing process. Afterwards you’ll head over to the Abbey Grange Hotel for a tasting and some refreshments. Tours are £10 and need to be booked in advance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Purple Moose Brewery
Here in Porthmadog we have our own local Brewery, the Purple Moose Brewery. The Brewery started in 2005 with a one off special pale ale and now offers a range of different ales including Elderflower Ale, Snowdonia Ale and Madog’s Ale.
The brewery offer tours throughout the winter on Wednesdays at 10:30am. The tour lasts around 45 minutes to an hour and the all important tasting is included for a bargain £7.50. Afterwards you’ll get a free voucher for a pint at the Australia and a 10% off voucher for the brewery shop. Booking is essential – please call 01766 515 571.
Make sure you head over afterwards to our bar to get in some more tastings. We offer a mixture of local and national ales and there’s always a good variety.
Why not have a bite to eat to soak up all that beer afterwards? Our restaurant offers food both in the dining room, and more informally in the bar area. We offer a wide range of choice from beef and pork ribs to Thai curry and scampi.
For the restaurant we take reservations. You can book here or if you’d rather just turn up, you can eat in the bar without a reservation.