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Craft Brewery Archive

Since 2012 we’ve produced over 100 craft beers with many adventurous flavour combinations. Take a look back at some of our favourites.

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  • Brewed on 07 Mar 2016

    A-Pork-Alypse 4.5%

    A-Pork-Alypse is a double-chocolate and bacon porter inspired by the eclectic brews of the States. Made up of a grist of Chocolate, Brown, Dark Crystal and Smoked malt, with freshly grilled bacon and cacao nibs added to the boil, A-Pork-Alypse has the nose of a bag of pork scratching with flavours of delicious chocolate and smoked meatiness. This is a porky porter you’ll either love or hate.

  • Brewed on 07 Mar 2016

    Frisco 4.4%

    A California Common brewed with San Francisco Lager Yeast and a trio of American hops; Cluster, Willamette and Chinook. This style of beer is often referred to as “steam” beer due to the relatively warm fermentation temperature.

  • Brewed on 07 Mar 2016

    Squashed 4.3%

    Squashed has been brewed with pumpkins grown at Hendrewennol and in the gardens of our Ty Mawr pub in North Cardiff. A pint that’s distinctive orange in colour, Squashed has sweet, roasted pumpkin flavours balanced with a complex blend of spices including cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice

  • Brewed on 07 Mar 2016

    Cambrian Pale 4.6%

    Brewed to celebrate the opening of Brains Craft Brewery bar, The Cambrian Tap. Pale ale and cara malts form a smooth, sweet, malty beer that has been generously hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and Mosaic to give vibrant, fruity orange and tangerine flavours and aromas, balanced with a clean, crisp bitterness.

  • Brewed on 07 Mar 2016

    Black Mountain 5%

    Black Mountain was brewed in collaboration with The Craft Beer Channel and if you close your eyes it smells like a classic American pale ale, but Black Mountain is bigger than that. It starts with coffee, liquorice and burnt toffee. Then, after a few seconds there’s an explosion of hops from the mountain of Amarillo, Pacifica, Citra, Summit and Apollo, before the final say goes to the Chocolate malts and their moreish smoky finish.

  • Brewed on 07 Mar 2016

    Bragging Rights 5.0%

    Based on an ancient Welsh beer style called bragawd, Bragging Rights is a lightly golden pale ale. The addition of honey, followed by a blend of nutmeg, coriander, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and ginger, create a refreshing beer that is initially sweet yet spicy at the same time.

  • Brewed on 07 Mar 2016

    Café Phoenix 4.4%

    Café Phoenix is a rich, dark and smooth Porter with flavours of caramel, toffee and coffee. It blends seven malts, with each adding to the beer’s complexity and depth of flavour, from the sweet caramel notes of Crystal through to the roasted flavours from Brown, Chocolate and Carafa III. Single-hopped with UK Phoenix, a hop that adds flavours of molasses and chocolate, Café Phoenix is accentuated with a coffee blend exclusive to Brains, selected for its mellow but full flavour.

  • Brewed on 07 Mar 2016

    Polar Beer 5.0%

    Polar Beer is a sunshine yellow blonde ale, brewed with Polaris, a new-generation German hop. We’ve commemorated our first use of this hop by naming the beer after it, Polaris being another name for Pole or North Star. Ale and lager malts combine to create a smooth, crisp malty base with a sweet nose, followed by refreshingly light and distinctive herbal flavours from the Polaris hop.

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