Since 1882, when the Brains family bought an old brewery on St Mary’s Street, Cardiff has been a city of beer. If you arrive by train, you’ll almost certainly catch a hoppy smell on the air, and thanks to dozens of craft breweries based in Cardiff, that’s likely to continue . Here are seven of the most exciting fermenters in the game.
Crafty Devil - this brewery is celebrating their 3rd birthday in 2017 and in that time, they have created some banging ales, as well as successfully crowdfunding the first canning facility in Cardiff. No idle hands here. Pick up their beers at the cellar on Llandaff Road.
Pipes - selling out of their Brewery Courtyard in Pontcanna each Saturday, pints are available on the first Saturday of each month.
Grey Trees - Grey Trees beer is a welcome sight on many a pub tap, and the Valleys brewers keep on producing more hits out of Aberdare. Their mission was to get the people of the Cynon Valley to drink good beer, and in the process they have changed the face of Welsh brewing. Don’t miss the Digger’s Gold.
VOG Brewery - Taken over by some young upstarts in 2015, VOG Brewery had a re-brand and now supplies national pubs as well as selling beer from their brewery in Barry. Look out for their next project; a small batch range
Complied by Alice Turner