We like to support local micro breweries and over the last 10 years the craft ale market has seen a boom especially in the North Wales area with lots of breweries popping up making fantastic ales and not only for our trail but for the international markets too.

Here are just a few of our favorite Microbreweries that will feature more often than not in most of the Ale Trails.


The oldest Brewery in Flintshire and our very own ale creator of the ‘RAT’. Dave Facers have been with the trail from the start (when it wasn’t cool to drink ale or have a beard) we pestered him to make our signature ale; that is now exclusive to the trail.

Hafod Brewery

Hafod Brewery is a small family-run brewery based in Mold and often brews special one off ale of the trail.



Cwrw Iâl

Cwrw Iâl is a community brewing company and has just won best new brewer award 2015

Heavy Industry

Heavy Industry opened in 2009 in Henllan this brewery believes in beer as entertainment. They are not hung up on style they tell us and they believe in big, bold and balanced.


Conwy Brewery

Conwy Brewery, the first microbrewery in Conwy for over 100 years, and who often make special beers available at different times of year adding a bit of variety to what they do, they producing a whooping 36,000 pints a week now.

Great Orme Brewers

Great Orme Brewers of cask and bottle ales.

McGivern’s Brewery

McGivern ales is a traditional brewer of ales based in Wrexham. They religiously brew 18 gallons a day, which is 1 firkin and 72 bottles of pure loveliness.

Purple Moose Bragdy Mws Piws / The Purple Moose Brewery

Purple Moose Bragdy Mws Piws / The Purple Moose Brewery is a ’40-Barrel’ micro-brewery based in the town of Porthmadog, North Wales, close to the mountains of Snowdonia. Brewing commenced on 14th June 2005 for this company.

Big Bog Brewery

Based in Snowdonia is a little brewery known for its innovative beers such as their seasonal ales such as Windy Bog for autumn.


Sandstone Brewery

Sandstone Brewery is a 4-barrel plant and situated in a former explosives manufacturing unit on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

Big Hand Brewery

The new comer and Wrexham’s newest microbrewery opening in March 2013 produces big ales all handcrafted


Erddig Brewery

A relatively new comer based in Wrexham who believe in organic.


Plassey Brewery

This popular feature of The Plassey means ale lovers can sample a pint or two brewed right here on the site. Founded in 1985, making this the oldest micro-brewery in Wales, it is committed to producing traditional country ales of the finest quality.