Brewgottalove Wales

WELCOME to ‘Brewgottalove Wales’, where Ewegottalove introduces ewe to the booming Welsh drinks industry, featuring everything from breweries to vineyards and ales to the finest Welsh whiskies.

Does Wales have a favourite tipple, we hear ewe ask? Penderyn whisky is the most famous Welsh spirit, and gin and cider have undoubtedly gained in popularity, but beer in all its many forms is still considered by most to be the national drink of Wales.

Many ales and lagers even reflect the culture of Wales, with names like Cwtch, Welsh Cake Stout, Snowdonia,

The vibrant brewing culture of Wales dates back to the Middle Ages. Several top-notch breweries offer a diverse beer selection to serve the citizens, including iconic names like Brains Brewery, Felinfoel, and Tiny Rebel.

Ale Wyn, a beer from Brains Brewery, served in collaboration with former Wales rugby captain Alun Wyn Jones at the Old Arcade in Cardiff

Wales has become the home to many wonderful gins and distilleries, with the industry booming from around five distilleries in 2017 to over 30 by 2022.

With gorgeous coastlines, mountains, countryside and National Parks, there’s inspiration everywhere and some gorgeous wild botanicals to be foraged too.

From city distilleries in Cardiff and Swansea through to remote operations in rural south Wales and north Wales, there are gins and distilleries for everyone to enjoy in Wales.

It’s an ideal location to explore distilleries and local gins, from micro-distilleries offering gin tastings through to large distilleries offering distillery tours, gin-making experiences and more.

The food and drink industry is a key part of the Welsh economy, employing more than 240,000 people, generating £16.8 billion of turnover in 2013, and £264 million of exports in 2015.

The Welsh Government’s Food and Drink Wales umbrella identity is used to promote the quality and uniqueness of Welsh products domestically and internationally.

Welsh wines, ciders and perry are among a select few products in the food and drinks industry of Wales which enjoy coveted Geographical Indication (GI) status.