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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 November 2018, February/March/October/November 2019

  • 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.

 

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

Bitterness rating

5 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars

Ale Wyn 5.0%

Putting the Al into Ale

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Brewed in collaboration with Alun-Wyn Jones this IPA is brewed with a blend of Carared and Rye Crystal malts to give a deep red colour with hints of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Waimea and Amarillo hops create bold citrus and pine flavours with a balanced and satisfying bitterness.

 

Available February and March 2019

  • Ruby
  • Citrus
  • Fruity
  • Pine
  • Citrus
  • Hoppy
  • Sweet
  • Bitter

Bitterness rating

3 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 2018

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

Bitterness rating

3 stars

Sweetness rating

4 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

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

I Sea Santa 4.5%

A festive favourite; sweet, spicy and ruby red

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A combination of six malts , Fuggles and Mosaic hops, a blend of spices, black treacle and Welsh laverbread creates a dark chestnut beer with aromas of mulled spice, orange and mango. Treacle sweetness compliments the warmth of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and chilli.

 

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
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