The brewery is a six barrel plant (a Brewers Barrel is 36 gallons) which was custom
built and installed by Porter Brewing Installations. It comprises six stainless steel
vessels together with all the associated ancillary equipment needed to produce traditional
real ales. It is housed on two floors linked by a cast iron spiral staircase.
The concept of the Heart of Wales Brewery came into being shortly after moving into
the Neuadd Arms Hotel, as we realised how much the locals appreciated good real ales.
An initial brew was produced in 2004 using local spring water through a friend’s
brewery, especially for the Mid Wales Beer Festival held in the town each November.
The ale “Blaen Gwennol” (named after the spring) was so well received that we felt
there was definitely the potential to build on this success. The brewery became a
reality with the renovation of the derelict stables situated behind the Neuadd Arms