The Brewery

Find out more about our fabulous brewery and how we make our fine beers

Brewery History

Brains beers were brewed in the Old Brewery on St Mary Street from 1882 right up to 1999 when operating from such a tight city-centre site became unviable. Fortunately, the Cardiff Brewery behind Cardiff Central station was up for sale and Brains production moved to a new home. However exciting new redevelopments in the centre of the city have led to a further move and the building of the brand new state of the art Dragon Brewery in Cardiff Bay which was opened by HRH the Duke of Cambridge in March 2019.

Dragon Brewery

The Dragon Brewery is a multi-million-pound investment that can produce more than 20 million pints of Brains beer a year across a variety of different beer styles, while meeting the very latest environmental standards. It is a clear example of Brains’ continuing commitment to brewing in the heart of the nation’s capital.