Before his self-imposed semi-exile from the forums @SarkyNorthener also posted a ‘Welsh Counties’ brewery list, can’t find that either. It was interesting because it became a little game to try and find a beer from each county if you could (well it was for me).
Despite my county sharing a border with Wales I don’t really drink much of their beer, not even reached 50 yet. Majority of those from Tiny Rebel and Crafty Devil.
Interesting that Loka Polly don’t feature strongly on RB, they’re absolutely dominating the Welsh rankings on UT with a comfortable lead over Crafty Devil and then Tiny Rebel. Personally I’d reverse those and rank TR and CD above LP.
Going over that Welsh counties thread I think I’d only be at 4 right now. I will be getting 2 or 3 new Welsh ticks next weekend.
Went to the Welsh Perry & Cider Festival at Caldicot Castle last weekend which was excellent, 24 Welsh cideries available with over 100 ciders & perrys. Managed 18 ratings in the day at the festival and added afew new Welsh cideries (which gives a current 40 active Welsh cideries on ratebeer). Now just need to rate two more Welsh cideries to get ahead of fonefan as top rater of Welsh cideries!That gets me to 71 Welsh ratings overall, so still a way outside the top 50 for Wales ratings.
My Welsh ratings have slowed right up this year.
Picked up a lot of Hopcraft in London last year … not seen much this year.
Had my first Loka Polly this week … expected more tbh based on other folks views and ratings.
I’ll always rate a Lines brew when I see one … despite all the fake ratings they are a decent brewer.
I also picked up my first Loka Polly beers on the weekend, lovely stuff. Would like to see more Welsh beers getting distributed the way Tiny Rebel do but I guess most are some way off that.
Hopcraft appears in CASK fairly regularly from what I can tell.
Londoners should check out the bar at the London Welsh Centre if they are short of Welsh ticks - nothing too rare but they always have a few Brains beers on and last time I was up there they had 4 Craft Devil cans amongst others.
I don’t rate on here but think I have 70ish Welsh ticks on UT.
I think Loka Polly must be a geographical thing. Hadn’t seen it on sale anywhere until I was in Manchester last month. When I first spotted it a few months ago (and thought to myself, “Hmmm, Loka must mean ‘Cloud’ and Polly must mean ‘Burst’.”) I am sure there was only one rating on here so people have started to get hold of it. And more active Southern Rateberians?
But then again, certain UK breweries which are really trendy on that Facebook UK Craft group, seem to not be seen in a good light on here.