Our story begins on St Mary’s street in a small stone brewery. The year was 1882 and our founders Samuel Arthur Brain and his uncle Joseph Benjamin Brain, combined their brewing experience and financial resources to brew the first pint of Brains beer.
Samuel Arthur Brain was already well established in the beer business in Cardiff. He trained as a brewer and thanks to his natural ability, rose to become the manager of Phoenix brewery in Working Street. His uncle, Joseph Benjamin Brain, a shrewd businessman, provided the financial backing Samuel Arthur needed to begin brewing alone.