Our Ales

Supplied in firkins – 72 pint casks, and pins – half that size, and delivered to pubs, hotels and restaurants and to individuals for special occasions. We also sell bottled beer by the case and in gift packs.


Cader Gold

A light hoppy golden ale using Mount Hood hops for a subtle aroma of honey, lemon and tarragon. ABV 3.8%.

Dolgellau was the centre of a gold rush in the 19th century. At one time the local gold mines employed over 500 workers and they traditionally supply the gold for the royal weddings.



Idris Bitter

A traditional bitter using a blend of malted barley and Willamette hops to give soft caramel and spicy notes. ABV 4.1%.

Our brewery is at the foot of Cader Idris which translates as “the chair of Idris”. The Idris in question is usually taken to be a giant from Welsh mythology who was said to have used the mountain as an enormous armchair to gaze at the stars.


Red Bandit

A warm ruby ale based on a traditional recipe using Bramling Cross hops to give spicy berry aromas. ABV 5%.

The Red Bandits of Mawddwy were a 16th century band of red-haired robbers from the Dinas Mawddwy area near Dolgellau, said to be the most lawless area in Wales at that time. They ambushed travellers as they crossed the pass between Dolgellau and Dinas Mawddwy, still a desolate point on the A470 today.


TPA – Talyllyn Pale Ale

T P A – Talyllyn Pale Ale
A classic India Pale Ale, this is pale amber in colour with a distinctive hoppiness, it is a refreshingly bitter ale. Cascade hops are used to give citrus floral notes. ABV 4.4%.

Brewed for the Talyllyn Railway, a little steam railway in Southern Snowdonia, TPA is inspired by the history and character of this traditional style of beer which was made to travel.

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Glasdir Copper

A deep copper coloured ale with spicy tones and a malty finish with a touch of toffee. ABV 4.5%.

This ale is named after the old copper mine of Glasdir on the edge of the Coed y Brenin forest near Dolgellau. Copper was mined there from 1852 to 1914. It is worth a visit for an attractive signposted walk around the old mine workings.