Welsh Cake Stout by Glamorgan Brewing Co
Inspired by one of the brewing teams favourite treats, Glamorgan has decided to experiment by adding a mix of oats and raisins to a brew. The result is a rich, dark, and chewy stout with a slightly sweet vinous character, alongside the biscuity effect of oats and barley.
The live tasting of this beer was on 11th November 2021 #BeerBods
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The Anstee family began supplying the hospitality trade in South Wales with beers, wines and spirits in the early 90s. The knowledge and community ties established during this time gave them a real desire to see quality Welsh beer back on local bars. So much so, they thought they’d brew some themselves.
Glamorgan Beer Company was founded in 1994 by John Anstee and is based in Llantrisant on the fringes of Rhondda Cynon Taff and Glamorgan, South Wales. After almost 17 in the industry, Glamorgan Brewing Company was born as the team started making beers of their own. It's only in the last few years that things have really kicked things up a notch. The team at the brewery take us through some of the changes...
“We recently added two new sixty-barrel fermenters to the setup, custom-engineered with extra-large manholes to allow us more control over our dry hopping. Our total capacity when we’re full to bursting – happening more and more these days -is 270 brewers’ barrels (77 thousand pints) All our kegging and carbonation is done manually – it’s hard work but means we can check and adjust levels of fizz in search of the perfect sip.”
They have a core range of about eight beers and then a rotating lineup of seasonal beers throughout the year. The first beer created by Glamorgan Brewing was Cwrw Gorlas, a delicious amber bitter that was named after a village in Carmarthenshire where it was first brewed.
For tonight’s beer, we have one of Glamorgan’s most loved beers, Welsh Cake Stout. The team introduce it for us…
“Inspired by one of our favourite treats we decided to experiment by adding a mix of oats and raisins to a brew. The result is a rich, dark, and chewy stout with a slightly sweet vinous character, alongside the biscuity effect of oats and barley. Every sip reminds us of fresh Welsh Cakes, straight from the griddle.”