Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival

This Thursday Wales’ biggest bar reopens as the Great British Beer Festival comes to the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff.

Once again we are excited to sponsor the festival and will be taking the Brains Bar where you can try our world-famous ales. Along with the well-loved SA, SA Gold, Dark, Rev. James, Bitter and IPA, we will also have our summer seasonal British Summer and Strong Ale, an exclusive new beer for the festival.

At 4.1% British Summer is sunshine coloured, dry hopped with Styrian Goldings to create a thirst quenching summer ale with a refreshing bite and dry hop aroma to accompany any weather during the British summer. This pint goes with rain or shine!

Strong Ale, 6.5%, has been brewed to an historic recipe from Brains’ brewing archives using the finest pale ale malt and Brains’ unique yeast. Crystal malt provides a distinctive caramel flavour with a slightly nutty after palate and late addition of Fuggles and Goldings hops give a balanced bitterness and hoppy aroma.

The GWBCF runs from Thursday the 16th to Saturday 18th and is open from 11am – 11pm each day. For more information visit the official website at