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Beer sellers: Meadow Farm Shop, Tyndyrn

First published in Beers of the World August 2008

Meadow Farm Shop, Tyndyrn

No longer a land of keg-only pubs closed on Sundays, Wales is currently one of Britain’s most dynamic brewing regions. The nation’s cultural independence and distinctiveness has been boosted further by devolution, including a renewed pride in its beer – whether […]

Jolly Brewer Cwrw Du and Taid’s Garden

Beer sellers: Meadow Farm Shop

ABV: 3.7% and 4.3% Origin: Wrecsam, Cymru Website:

Jolly Brewer Taid's Garden

Beside the better known likes of BrewDog, Dark Star and Thornbridge in the first rank of innovative and top quality British microbreweries are a handful of names that, despite limited production and distribution, deserve to be […]

Kingstone Classic Bitter, 1503 Tudor Ale and Humpty’s Fuddle

Beer sellers: Meadow Farm Shop

ABV: 4.5%, 4.8% and 58% Origin: Tyndyrn, Sir Fynwy, Cymru Website:

Kingstone Classic Bitter

I tasted several bottle conditioned Kingstone beers during a visit to the adjoining Meadow Farm Shop in the breathtakingly beautiful Wye Valley for a Beers of the World piece in 2008. There’s more background […]

Otley O-Garden and O8

First published in BEER March 2008 as part of a piece about Welsh beers. Beer sellers: Meadow Farm Shop

ABV: 4.8 and 8 per cent Origin: Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf Website

Otley O-Garden

Last month’s BEER previewed CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend in Cardiff by featuring Welsh beer and breweries, with my colleague Brian Glover […]

Bragdy Conwy Cwrw Castell and Telford Porter

Originally published in BEER March 2006 Beer sellers: Meadow Farm Shop

See previous post for more Welsh beers. Note Cwrw Castell has since been discontinued.

ABV 3.8 and 5.6 per cent Origin Conwy Town, Conwy, Wales Buy from local outlets, brewery (tel 01492 585287) Website

Conwy Cwrw Castell

At the opposite, northern end […]

Breconshire Brecknock Best and Red Dragon

Originally published in BEER March 2006. Beer sellers: Meadow Farm Shop

ABV 4.5 and 4.7 per cent Origin Brecon, Powys, Wales Buy from specialist shops, brewery (tel 01874 623731) Website

Breconshire Red Dragon

With St David’s Day imminent as this issue hits the shelves, this month’s column finds a welcome in the hillside […]