A new brewery has been started in Dolgellau by a husband and wife team who formerly worked as solicitors, Stephen and Jane Warner have set up Cwrw Cader Ales at the Marian Mawr Industrial Estate and are producing 2 1/2 barrels a week of beers called Idris Bitter and Cader Gold for pubs and hotels in the area.
The brewery has been supported by the Welsh Government’s Trade Development Programme, managed by business development company Menter a Busnes,
“I’d decided I wanted to do something completely different after spending many years in the legal profession in Nottingham,” said Stephen, "Jane and I have had a home in this part of the world for over 15 years; starting the brewery has enabled us to live here full time. We have started in a modest way to test the market and refine our brewing skills while continuing to work part-time in the legal profession .Early signs are very positive and we hope to make a real contribution to the local community as we expand and take on staff.”
Cwrw Cader Ales was formally launched at an event held at Y Llew Coch public house in Dinas Mawddwy with Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM and guests from local businesses.
Sera Catrin Jones of Menter a Busnes, said: “There is a resurgence in micro-breweries in the UK and Cwrw Cader Ales is in a strong position to break into the market with some good quality products that they have developed through hard work and a passion for brewing.”
Full details from the Daily Post here.