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The equipment came from Total of Worcester and has a two and a half barrel brew length giving a weekly capacity of 10 barrels. Three beers are now produced, Mel-Y-Moelwyn, Snowdon Ale and Choir Porter. The pub was altered to accommodate the plant and now customers can watch the next batch being brewed as they sup their ale. As an added benefit the spent barley mash goes straight to the table of the Bacon Bunch, Martin's collection of 7 hungry young pigs who eventually end up as lunch or dinner in the pub. A ecologically sound move. The barrels in use in the Bryn Arms are coloured in sympathy with the Welsh flag, Red, White and Green.   
 
The equipment came from Total of Worcester and has a two and a half barrel brew length giving a weekly capacity of 10 barrels. Three beers are now produced, Mel-Y-Moelwyn, Snowdon Ale and Choir Porter. The pub was altered to accommodate the plant and now customers can watch the next batch being brewed as they sup their ale. As an added benefit the spent barley mash goes straight to the table of the Bacon Bunch, Martin's collection of 7 hungry young pigs who eventually end up as lunch or dinner in the pub. A ecologically sound move. The barrels in use in the Bryn Arms are coloured in sympathy with the Welsh flag, Red, White and Green.   
  
Competition in the pub brewery line is not exactly intense in Wales. The only other pub brewery being the Plassey Brewery near Wrexham. Martin is now looking to expand the demand for his brew by selling to other landlords and free trade outlets. Some promising enquiries are being negotiated at the moment.   
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Competition in the pub brewery line is not exactly intense in Wales. The only other pub brewery being the [[Plassey Brewery]] near Wrexham. Martin is now looking to expand the demand for his brew by selling to other landlords and free trade outlets. Some promising enquiries are being negotiated at the moment.   
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:31, 14 June 2019

Snowdonia Brewery, The Bryn Arms, Gellilydan near Blaena Ffestiniog, Gwynedd.

Brewing commenced 1992 ceased 1995.


Snowdonia Brewery, Snowdonia Parc Hotel, Beddgelet Road, Waunfawr, Gwynedd.

Brewing commenced 1998. Also known as Waunfawr Bragdy. Ceased brewing 2004.

In 2011 became home to Big Bog Brewery, which in 2016 moved to Liverpool: see Big Bog.


BARRY'S BREWERY by Gary Weston

Tucked away at the back of the Bryn Arms pub in Snowdonia, North Wales, is The Snowdonia Brewing Company. As this is the National Park's only pub brewery it is rightly doing a roaring trade. Probably aided in a big way by the fact that the 1038 og. bitter, Mel y Moelwyn (Honey of the Mountains), retails out at £1 a pint.

Martin Barry, publican, brewery chief and head brewer all rolled into one, has owned the pub for 6 years and only last year decided to start up the brewery. Investing £20,000 into the venture was not an easy step to take. Martin believed it was the only decision to take if the pub was to remain in business and to allow him to combat the rising price of commercial cask ales. It would seem to be working. Consumption of bitter has doubled in recent times.

The equipment came from Total of Worcester and has a two and a half barrel brew length giving a weekly capacity of 10 barrels. Three beers are now produced, Mel-Y-Moelwyn, Snowdon Ale and Choir Porter. The pub was altered to accommodate the plant and now customers can watch the next batch being brewed as they sup their ale. As an added benefit the spent barley mash goes straight to the table of the Bacon Bunch, Martin's collection of 7 hungry young pigs who eventually end up as lunch or dinner in the pub. A ecologically sound move. The barrels in use in the Bryn Arms are coloured in sympathy with the Welsh flag, Red, White and Green.

Competition in the pub brewery line is not exactly intense in Wales. The only other pub brewery being the Plassey Brewery near Wrexham. Martin is now looking to expand the demand for his brew by selling to other landlords and free trade outlets. Some promising enquiries are being negotiated at the moment.