The Brewery Story
Brewing started in an old adapted cowshed in the heart of Llyn. Initially we used third hand equipment with which we could only produce 6 firkins from every brew. Very soon after we were not able to supply enough beer to meet the increasing demand . In January 2012 the company moved to a new Brewery in one of the Units Industrial Estate in Nefyn. This move enabled us to increase production to 22 firkins per brew. We also started bottling beer at this time .
Numerous events to launch and promote Cwrw Llyn’s new beers have been held in local pubs. For the last three years a Beer Festival has been held in July on the site of the old brewery in Nefyn.
The Brewery’s first Beer Festival
During this first open day at the Brewery the Brawd Houdini beer was launched. Over three hundred people enjoyed live entertainment from Patrobas, Y Chwedlau, Gwilym Bandana and Jac Dobson a’r Band. Many took the opportunity to have a guided tour of the Brewery to learn about the brewing process.
Bronze Age Beer Festival
During the open day in July 2014 an exhibition depicting the history of brewing in a Bronze Age village in Porth Neigwl, Llyn over 3500 years ago was held. Two new beers were launched, Porth Neigwl and Houdini Y Brawd Mawr ( Houdini’s Big Brother). Visitors enjoyed a hog roast and ice- cream produced in Llyn. The children had fun playing wooden games hand crafted by a local carpenter especially for the occasion.
Patagonian Beer Festival
A special beer called Mimosa was launched to commemorate the 150 years anniversary since the first Welsh settlers emigrated to Patagonia in a ship of the same name.We based the Mimosa beer on a recipe which the Welsh settlers took with them to Patagonia.
Over 400 visitors enjoyed themselves in glorious weather.
We moved to a purpose built Brewery at Parc Eithin, Nefyn. The new equipment installed here will enable the company to produce 50 firkins at a time.
Welsh Peint Glasses
For the first time ever permission was granted to produce beer glasses with the official measure written on the glass in the Welsh Language. After a prolonged battle with the Authorities in London, Cwrw Llyn started to produce these unique beer glasses with the Welsh word ‘Peint’
replacing the English ‘Pint’ on the glass.
These glasses can be bought at the Brewery shop.