Not one to rest on their laurels, Brains Craft Brewery are constantly experimenting and innovating with different beer styles and flavours and are well known for their collaboration brews.
Their latest beer baby sees the coming together of the brewery with Cardiff’s Duke of Wellington pub, which was crowned as the Brains’ Cask Ale Pub of the Year. As well as winning the accolade, the staff from the Wellington, along with manager Tori and assistant manager Matt, were invited down to the brewery where they swapped pulling pints for actually brewing them.
“The Duke of Wellington is renowned for its cask and craft beers so we were keen that Tori and the team experience a brew day,” explained Bill Dobson, the head brewer and the brains down at Brains.
When deciding on a style of beer, there was only one option for Tori and Matt, who’s caricatures are plastered on the pump clip. “The Duke of Wellington was an Irishman so an Irish style ale seemed the obvious choice,” said Tori. “It was great to be able to brew with Bill and better understand the brewing process. We’re looking forward to serving a beer we’ve all played a part in creating.”
The resulting 4.3% ABV Irish red ale, aptly christened Give It Some Welly!, with its red berry and citrus aroma and just a hint of caramel, will be available across 30 Brains pubs and will be launched at the Duke of Wellington on Thursday 1st May at 6pm.