The Waen Brewery was started in 2009 by Sue Hayward and John Martin and very quickly out grew its original site in Penstrowed near Newtown.
In 2010 and 2011 they won Gold and Silver medals for their beers in the SIBA Wales and West Competition and qualified for the National Championships. Their now internationally known Blackberry Stout has been on BBC2, featured in two Beer Writer of the Year winners’ Top 50 Beers in the Publican’s Morning Advertiser and has a page all to itself in Melissa Coles’s recent book, ‘Let me Tell You about Beer’.
At the new unit in Llanidloes not only can you see a working brewery in operation but you can take some award winning real ale home with you! 3, 5, 10 and 20 litre bag in boxes and mini casks are all for sale – and with no middle man the price is good too! There is also a new bar in the brewery which is open from lunch time to 6pm every Friday and for brewery tours and visits.