With arguably the best range of ales in all of North Wales, the Conwy Brewery has already become a firm favourite of drinkers both in the local area and further afield. They specialise in high quality, conditioned ales, both in cask and in bottles.
The Conwy Brewery has been producing award-winning ales since 2003. When it was established, Conwy Brewery became the first brewery in the area for more than a hundred years.
Their new brewery in Llysfaen produces around 36,000 pints a week, most of which are shipped to pubs in Wales and the north of England. With three different brands on offer, each of which offer something unique, there’s bound to be something here to please everyone.
Their main brand is the Conwy line. These are classic British ales: smooth and easy to drink, they are available at all times of the year and designed to appeal to most palates. There are also seasonal ales on offer; these are made to complement the time of year in which they are released, offering a bit of variety to help showcase what they can do when let loose on the hops. Lastly, their most recent addition is the West Coast line. These are inspired by the latest offerings from America, allowing customers to taste the very latest in ale trends.
They have also teamed up with three other North Wales breweries – Snowdonia’s Purple Moose, Llandudno’s Great Orme, and Bragdy Nant of Llanrwst – to run a pub as a joint venture. The Albion Ale House in Conwy is the result, a 1920s pub with beautiful décor and even better beers.
Conwy Brewery is also a bit of a popular tourist destination in the area, because it offers something a little different to beer drinkers who come to visit.
For starters, keen ale enthusiasts can come for a brewer experience day. You will shadow one of the pros, helping out with the process and learning a lot along the way. You will be expected to work, however – digging out malt from the mash tun can be surprisingly laborious!
For those visitors who wish to create something of their own, Conwy Brewery also offers a Design Your Own Beer experience. You get to choose your own hops to suit your favourite flavours, before calculating the perfect recipe and beginning the process. While it boils, you can enjoy a hearty lunch, before getting back into it and cooling and straining. A few weeks later, you’ll receive your beers to do with as you will. (We suggest drinking it.)
If you would rather do something a little more traditional, why not just go on the brewery tour? It only costs £10 and you’ll get to enjoy a bevy of samples at the end. Click here if any of this beer talk is appealing to you; we have plenty of fantastic places to stay nearby, so you won’t have too far to walk if you accidentally imbibe a couple too many. Cheers!
Unit 2 Ty Mawr Enterprise Park, Llysfaen, Tan-Y-Graig Rd, Colwyn Bay LL29 8UE
A short distance from the A55 near Colwyn Bay
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