The Glamorgan Beer Company is an established composite wholesaler to the licensed trade. With two distribution depots in South & West Wales it has become the largest independent company distributing a fine range of cask ales in the Principality.
It naturally followed that an opportunity for development of a brewery would only enhance its reputation with supply of locally brewed beers.
A 20brl brew plant was located and sited at Cwmcerrig Farm, Gorslas, Carmarthen. The whole project was led by head brewer Iain Masson, ex Green King. An identity for the new brewery was essential and as it is located where the Red Kite is an established bird of prey, The Kite Brewery was launched in April 2011.
A core range of three beers was established Cwrw Gorslas 4%, Carmarthen Pale Ale (CPA) 4.1% and Thunderbird 4.5%, and by the summer of 2011 the brewery was already at full capacity. At the CAMRA Carmarthenshire Beer Festival in September 2011 Cwrw Gorslas won Gold Medal Champion Beer 2011, voted 1st out of 41 cask ales on show.
A range of bottle ales were launched in November 2011 giving more people an opportunity to sample some of Iain’s hand crafted ale.
The Kite Brewery
c/o Unit 2 Cross Hands Business Centre Heol Parc Mawr
Cross Hands Industrial Estate
Phone 01269 842300