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Seasonal Ales

Every month is different so we’ve created perfect seasonal cask ale for each one. But be warned, make the most of your favourite because they don’t hang around for long…

Bread of Heaven 4.0%

The Official Ale of the Welsh Rugby Union

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A traditional cask ale with a distinctive reddish hue and rich hop aroma, finely balanced by a more-ish fruit finish. Named to embody the spirit and passion of the Welsh nation, Bread of Heaven was hand crafted to celebrate Brains’ national rugby team, and is the official ale of the Welsh Rugby Union.

 

Available February/March/October/November 2017

  • Rich
  • Ruby
  • Malty
  • Fruity
  • Rich
  • Clean

Bitterness rating

2 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars

The Rev. James Pale 4.2%

The new addition to the Rev. James family of ales

The new addition to our favourite Rev. James family of ales. Featuring fruity citrus flavours, this pale ale is vibrant and refreshing. Enjoy a clean bitterness and a smooth finish.

Available April 2017

  • Golden
  • Citrus
  • Pine
  • Citrus
  • Bitter
  • Fruity

Bitterness rating

5 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars

Phonics 4.1%

Keep the Beer Alive

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Brewed in collaboration with legendary Welsh rock band Stereophonics to mark their Number One album ‘Keep the Village Alive.’ This vibrant pale ale has complex citrus, fruit and floral hop character, with sweet biscuit and caramel malt flavours, balanced with a crisp bitter finish.

 

Available May 2017

  • Light Copper
  • Hoppy
  • Fruity
  • Citrus
  • Citrus
  • Caramel
  • Biscuit

Bitterness rating

5 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars

Cardiff Ale 4.0%

Here's to the 'Diff!

Savour this blonde beer’s light and fruity flavours. The unique taste was created using a blend of five ‘C’ hops, to celebrate the capital: Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Chinook and Challenger. 

Available July 2017

  • Golden
  • Hoppy
  • Citrus
  • Fruity
  • Citrus
  • Grapefruit
  • Peach

Bitterness rating

2 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars

Final Whistle 4.2%

The Official Ale of the Football Association of Wales

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As Official Ale Sponsor of Football Association Wales we’ve created a seasonal ale to celebrate Wale’s monumental qualification and participation in one of Football’s biggest events.  Final Whistle is a golden continental style beer which is crisp and refreshing with floral and spicy hop flavours. 

Available September 2017

  • Golden
  • Fruity
  • Spicy (1)
  • Tropical
  • Sweet

Bitterness rating

3 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars

This beer is available in the following formats:

  • Cask

Open Casket 4.5%

A rich, deep red beer with bite

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Open Casket is chestnut red, full-bodied and gives a reviving bite. Cara Red and Cara Hell malts offer a deep saturated colour and rousing malt aroma. With just a touch of Midnight Wheat, it is rich in flavour, hopped with Bramling Cross for a spicy sensation.

 

Available October 2017

  • Chestnut Red
  • Fruity
  • Spicy
  • Aromatic
  • Spicy
  • Rich
  • Warming

Bitterness rating

4 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars

Fir King Good 4%

The King of Christmas Beers

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An ale full of rich flavours for the festive period. Brewed using Aromatic malt and bursting with a medley of spicy hop flavours, Fir King Good is a deep amber coloured ale with a warming finish.

 

Available November/December 2017

  • Auburn
  • Aromatic
  • Spicy
  • Hoppy
  • Warming
  • Rich

Bitterness rating

3 stars

Sweetness rating

4 stars

Café Phoenix 4.4%

From the Brains Craft Brewery

Café Phoenix is a rich, dark and smooth Porter with flavours of caramel, toffee and coffee. It blends seven malts, with each adding to the beer’s complexity and depth of flavour, from the sweet caramel notes of Crystal through to the roasted flavours from Brown, Chocolate and Carafa III. Single-hopped with UK Phoenix, a hop that adds flavours of molasses and chocolate, Café Phoenix is accentuated with a coffee blend exclusive to Brains, selected for its mellow but full flavour.

 

  • Rich Dark
  • Coffee
  • Caramel
  • Roast Malt
  • Caramel
  • Sweet
  • Coffee

Bitterness rating

2 stars

Sweetness rating

4 stars
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