Welsh indie brewers start trade body

08 August, 2007

Welsh beer makers are to get their own trade body, the Association of Welsh Independent Brewers.

In an announcement, at the Great British Beer Festival, founder member Justin ‘Buster’ Grant of Breconshire Brewery said: “The aim of AWIB will be to promote Welsh beers and brewers.

“Initially, there will be a website and information leaflet to promote our members’ interests and once we have a strong enough membership we will be seeking to influence the Welsh Assembly on key issues.”

The other founder members of the organization are: Jolly Brewer, Otley, Facers, Conway, Purple Moose, Cwmbran, Tomos Watkin, Evan Evans, Pen-Lon Cottage, Rhymney, Dobbins & Jacksons, Great Orme, Bullmastiff, Black Mountain, Ffos Y Ffin, Flock Inn, Jacobi, Kingstone, Plassey, Swansea and Vale of Glamorgan.




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