Purple Moose Brewery

Purple Moose Brewery, Porthmadog: Hours, Address, Purple Moose Brewery Reviews: 4.5/5

Purple Moose Brewery
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Johnfrisbee
Christchurch, UK2,630 contributions
Couples
Full-on purple, beer and moose in this unique, friendly little shop!
Huge range of Purple Moose beers, both regular lines and limited editions. We bought some, having enjoyed "Snowdonia" and "Dark Side of the Moose" in the nearby Australia pub, the evening before.
We enjoyed browsing the ' Moose merchandise in the shop too...good pressie ideas here, at reasonable prices - as were the beers.
Huge selection of craft ciders as well.
Easy access and friendly staff. Great little visit. Thanks guys.
Written October 16, 2020
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diwrnod
Monmouthshire, UK17 contributions
Couples
Cwrw flasus. Siop diddorol a staff cyfeillgar. Bought some of their own and a few very tasty guest beers from the back of the shop (though they didn't have an illustrated lid like the mŵs piws so not so good for my bottle top collection! )
Written July 25, 2021
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Jilly2903
Llan Ffestiniog, UK1,887 contributions
Due to Covid-19, the tours of the actual micro-brewery in Madoc Street are on hold until next year. However, I enjoyed a browse around their small brewery shop yesterday morning (Tuesday). It has recently moved further up the High Street nearer to The Australia Pub - you can't miss it as it stands out like the purple one in a tin of Quality Street! There was a one-way system in operation. The shelves were well stocked with award winning beers - I was tempted to buy a bottle of the Black Rock stout. They also sell various merchandise e.g. drinking glasses & clothing. I went down the steps at the back of the shop where they sold guest alcohols from other Welsh producers e.g. Aber Falls gins. The lady behind the counter was friendly and helpful. This 15 year old business also offers on-line sales.
Written September 16, 2020
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Andrew P
Pwllheli, UK4 contributions
Couples
Hia me and my fiancée visited the shop on Tuesday and my fiancée Bought two bottles of cider The ciders were new to the shop and both of us Tried it It was disgusting taste like TCP worst cider I have ever tasted
Written September 27, 2018
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dmac72
New York City, NY148 contributions
Cute shop at the brewery, but it's only a shop you're allowed to visit - no tours of the actual brewery itself. There ARE samples for visitors to try, which I'm sure is a crowd pleaser. Staff was very nice.
Written May 13, 2013
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Marc F
1 contribution
Friends
Kevin the tour man was very passionate about the company/ brewing making the tour interesting fun, and packed with information. Great beer, we were given tasters at the end of the tour. The shop and pub are also worth a visit as they’re only round the corner from the brewery. All staff were very friendly and had great conversations. Will definitely return.
Written July 5, 2019
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Neil Gough
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Tour is ok shame about the beer. Tour includes voucher for a free pint at Australia bar, only to find just 1 of their beers on draft, happened to be Dark Side of the Moose as we all prefer ligher ales gave it a miss. Used voucher on bottled beer unfortunately was cloudy and flat. Very disappointed as have enjoyed Purple Moose beer previously.
Written October 14, 2016
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK1,954 contributions
The recent reviewer is actually factually incorrect. There are short brewery tours available every Monday to Thursday at 2.00pm, but booking is essential as they can only accommodate up to 8 people at a time due to the small size of the brewery. All details are available from the brewery web site.
We visited yesterday and it was very good. As I have visited many other breweries it didn't tell me anything I did not know already but always good to get up close to the brewing process and especially good to see that their continuing growth in demand has allowed Purple Moose to recently upgrade from a 10 barrel plant to a 40 barrel plant in April this year.
Tasters are available at all times and worth visiting for these alone as their currently available five beers are very good, especially the Dark Side of the Moose which is an excellent dark bitter.
There is limited parking outside the brewery but the large town 'cash and flash' car park ( pay and display if you are not familiar with that colloquial expression ) is only a short walk away, especially if you park at the far end after entering from the southern entrance nearest the heritage rail station.
In conclusion an excellent hard working local microbrewery and if you like British Ale, give it your patronage when in the area.
Written July 17, 2013
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Pat_Myshants
Rotherham, UK50 contributions
Solo
I called the Purple Moose brewery on a Tuesday to ask what times tours ran the next day, not realising that there was only one tour a day (starting at 10:30am) - I was told that the tour was full (my own fault for leaving it so late), however, the lady I spoke to told me that they'd make space for me, which was really nice of them!

Our brewery tour guide (Kev) was an excellent guide, he kept the group engaged, informed and entertained and was genuinely happy when people asked questions - all of which he was able to answer, it's obvious that he has a genuine passion for what he does which is great to see.

The tour itself is advertised at around 60-90 minutes long though this obviously depends on how many questions are asked!

Each section of the brewing process is explained as you walk around the building, right from the deliver of the grain and hops, to the bottling/casting of the end product.

Once the tour is complete, you are taken back to where you started and given the opportunity to taste a wide range of beers and given further information about each one, the slight differences in the brewing process and in the case of some of the "special" brews, the inspiration, history and ingredients that lead up to it being brewed.

The tour costs £10 per person, which is a fantastic price in itself and well worth the money - included in the price is a voucher for a free pint in the brewery tap pub (The Australia, just around the corner) and also a voucher for 10% off all purchases in the brewery shop (again, located about a five minute walk away), so it's even more of a bargain!

I'd highly recommend a visit
Written June 12, 2019
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Joseph N
Huddersfield, UK89 contributions
Family
Travelling with several friends who love beer, especially craft and micro brewery beers! This visit in Porthmadog was a very welcome stop!

It also provided liquid refreshment for the evening!
Written August 16, 2018
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  • Mon - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM