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Any lover of real craft ales will want to get themselves down to Porthmadog, where the lovely Purple Moose Brewery is located. Purple Moose has been operating from within the town of Porthmadog for just over a decade now, and has gone from strength to strength, selling out of last year’s special Christmas brew completely, and have even just started exporting a couple of their beers to China.

If you want to see what makes the Purple Moose Brewery so special, all you have to do is pay them a visit. They have won literally dozens of awards for five of their ales, and the best way to see why is by sampling them, which you can do on the brewery tour. The tours last about an hour, and you will be taken through the whole brewing process. And you can see how they delivered their kegs in the beginning – on the front of a pushbike!

And if you’re not sure which of their brews to try, let us offer a suggestion. Dark Side of the Moose is a popular dark ale, made with Bramling Cross hops, while Ysgawen is a pale ale with a taste of elderflower, something different and refreshing. Why not try a few?


Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Megan Evans.

Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Arthur C Harris



Central to Porthmadog town, the Purple Moose Brewery is found on Madog Street close to the central high street. 

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