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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! See our history of seasonal ales below!

Red Dragon 5.0%

Celebrating the opening of The Dragon Brewery

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Red Dragon is a limited edition strong ale (5.0% abv) with a rich fruity aroma, dark copper hues, and a satisfyingly malty finish. 

Brawn 4.5%

A Rich, Ruby ale celebrating Welsh rugby

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Brawn has been specially brewed to celebrate the famous occasion in 2005 when Wales had to switch the branding on their match shirts from Brains to Brawn when playing in Paris to comply with French law on advertising alcohol at sporting events. Brains remains an official partner of the Welsh Rugby Union.

  • Rich
  • Ruby
  • Fruity
  • Hoppy
  • Malty
  • Full-bodied

Bitterness rating

2 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars

This beer is available in the following formats:

  • Cask

Calennig 5.0%

A spiced festive ale

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Brains Calennig is a spiced winter ale specially brewed for the holiday season. It is named in honour of the traditional Welsh New Year celebration.

  • Rich Amber
  • Festive Spices
  • Hints of Fruit
  • Full
  • Spicy
  • Clean Warm Finish

Bitterness rating

3 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars

This beer is available in the following formats:

  • Cask

Rising Sun 4.0%

Brewed with Sorachi Ace Hops

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Brains are official partners of the Welsh Rugby Union and have brewed Rising Sun with Sorachi Ace Hops which originated in Japan. It's the perfect refreshing beer for this autumn's rugby!

Available from September 16th 2019

  • Light Amber
  • Citrus
  • Lemongrass
  • Fruity
  • Fresh
  • Crisp

This beer is available in the following formats:

  • Cask

G 4.0%

Brewed in partnership with Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas

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Brains G is a refreshing golden ale that has been brewed in partnership with Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas

Available July 2019

  • Straw
  • Hoppy
  • Tropical
  • Fruity
  • Peach
  • Grapefruit
  • Citrus

Bitterness rating

2 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars

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.

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

Bitterness rating

2 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars

First Gold 3.8%

A fresh, golden ale with floral hop aromas

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Brewed as the perfect antidote to the January blues, First gold is a golden ale, single-hopped with British First Gold hops. Fresh, floral and fruity with a balanced crisp bitterness, make it your first taste of gold this year.

 

First Gold was available January 2016

  • Golden
  • Floral
  • Fresh
  • Citrus
  • Sweet
  • Fruity

Bitterness rating

3 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 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. 

  • 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.

 

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

Bitterness rating

4 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars

Bier Bitte 4.4%

Oktoberfest Style Ale

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A German influenced beer to mark the start of Oktoberfest.

 

Bier Bitte was available September 2016

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. 

 

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

Bitterness rating

2 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars

The Awakening 4%

A bright amber beer bursting with new world hop flavours

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Welcome to the new world. The Awakening is the perfect beer with which to welcome Spring; bright amber and hopped with five New Zealand hops, bursting with tropical fruit, citrus flavours and aromas.

 

The Awakening was available April 2016

  • Amber
  • Fruity
  • Tropical
  • Citrus
  • Fruity
  • Citrus
  • Sweet

Bitterness rating

4 stars

Sweetness rating

3 stars
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