Sunday, 22 January 2017

Best Breweries in Wales

According to the geosocial networking service Untappd, the following are the best breweries in Wales at the moment:

1. Crafty Devil Brewing Co
2. Tiny Rebel Brewing Co
3. Tenby Brewing Company
5. Hopcraft Brewing
6. Grey Trees Brewery
7. Mad Dog Brewing Co
8. Gwynt y Ddraig
9. Heavy Industry Brewing
10. Purple Moose Brewery (Bragdy Mws Piws)
11. Otley
12. Hallets
13. Glamorgan Brewing Co
14. Mantle
15. Untapped Brewing Company
16. Gower Brewery
17. Mumbles Brewery
18. Cwrw Ial Community Brewing Company
19. Big Hand Brewing Co
20. Hafod Brewing Company
21. VOG Brewery
22. Bluestone Brewing Co.
23. Great Orme Brewery
24. Bragdy Twt Lol
25. Boss Brewing Company
26. Tomos Watkin and Sons Ltd.
27. Celt Brewing
28. Tudor Brewery
29. Brains Craft Brewery
30. Conwy Brewery
31. Kite Brewery
32. Brains
33. Rhymney Brewery
34. Evan Evans
35. Monty's Brewery
36. Facer's
37. Brecon Brewing
38. Felinfoel Brewery Co Ltd
39. Plassey Brewery

According to Untappd, "A brewery must have at least 1,000 ratings and at least 5 beers in their portfolio to qualify for this list." Their ratings explainer is explained here.
Impressive that Evan Evans brewery, run by former gay nightclub boss Simon Buckley came in as only the sixth worst brewery in Wales, given the poor quality of their beers I would have thought they would have come in much lower!

Over at Ratebeer, the list is somewhat different with the top 50 beers being dominated by Tiny Rebel

1              Lines Line ACD - Farmhouse IPA India Pale Ale (IPA)       
2              Lines Line FA - Primary Brett Imperial stout Imperial Stout           
3              Lines Line CA - Nelson Saison Saison                       
4              Lines Line A - Dry hopped IPA India Pale Ale (IPA)                            
5              Tiny Rebel / Arbor Bonsai India Pale Ale (IPA)                    
6              Tiny Rebel Tiny Batch Baby’s Got a Temper Imperial IPA                               
7              Lines / Trois Dames Date Line Saison                      
8              Tiny Rebel Loki Lite Session IPA
9              Tiny Rebel Hadouken India Pale Ale (IPA)            
10           Tiny Rebel / Dark Star Rebel Alliance Saison                        
11           Lines / Fyne Ales Green Lines Saison Saison                        
12           Tiny Rebel XLPA Golden Ale/Blond Ale                  
13           Crafty Devil You Love Us India Pale Ale (IPA)                      
14           Tiny Rebel Clwb Tropicana India Pale Ale (IPA)   
15           Tiny Rebel Tiny Batch In and Around the Mouth India Pale Ale (IPA)        
16           Tiny Rebel Dirty Stop Out Stout 279        
17           Tiny Rebel Frambuzi Sour/Wild Ale         
18           Lines Line AE - Munich Table Beer Specialty Grain            
19           Hopcraft Sharks Against Surfers American Pale Ale          
20           Tiny Rebel The Vader Shuffle Porter                      
21           Hopcraft A Good Rogering Black IPA       
22           Otley mOtley Brew Imperial IPA               
23           Otley Oxymoron Black IPA                          
24           Hopcraft Devilfish Ink Black IPA                
25           Hopcraft Citraic American Pale Ale                          
26           Hopcraft Graveyard Eyes (5.3%) Porter  19          
27           Tiny Rebel / Weird Beard Dirty Perle StoutNew 
28           Tiny Rebel Stay Puft Stout           
29           Tiny Rebel / Dugges Pina Colada Pale Ale American Pale Ale        
30           Tiny Rebel Urban IPA India Pale Ale (IPA)             
31           Tiny Rebel Cereal Killer Session IPA                         
32           Tiny Rebel Cali American Pale Ale            
33           Tiny Rebel The Full Nelson American Pale Ale                    
34           Tiny Rebel Bass Drop Imperial Stout       
35           Tiny Rebel Loki Black IPA                              
36           Tiny Rebel Cwtch Amber Ale                      
37           Tiny Rebel Beat Box American Pale Ale                 
38           Tiny Rebel Sonic Boom India Pale Ale (IPA)                          
39           Hafod Dubbel Abbey Dubbel                     
40           Waen Snowball Sweet Stout      
41           Tiny Rebel Gin & Juice Spice/Herb/Vegetable    
42           Hopcraft Citra Plus American Pale Ale    
43           Heavy Industry 77 Amber Ale    
44           Tiny Rebel Grand Regal (Canadian Bourbon) Imperial Stout         
45           Tiny Rebel Billabong American Pale Ale                 
46           Hopcraft Mate Spawn and Die American Pale Ale             
47           Tiny Rebel Lupulin Fiasco Saison                               
48           Hopcraft Spanish Main Stout
49           Tiny Rebel Tiny Batch Hot Box Smoked
50           Hopcraft Oceanic American Pale Ale

Over at Beer Advocate, there is no separate section for Wales, merely a UK & Ireland section and no Welsh breweries make the top 100

Mild Brecon Brewing - Dark Beacons
Bitter Monty's - Old Jailhouse
Best Bitter Tiny Rebel - Cwtch
Strong Bitter Greytrees - Afghan IPA
Old Ale Heavy Industry - Collaborator
Barley Wines Monty's Magnitude
Speciality Purple Moose - Ysgawen
Porter Tudor - Black Rock
Stout Boss Black
Champion Beer of Wales 2016 Grand Champions
Gold - Tudor - Black Rock
Silver - Boss Black
Bronze - Monty's Old Jailhouse

Three lists of very different results!

1 comment:

micki said...

Thanks for this updated list. Planning a visit to Wales this year & this is just what we were looking for.


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