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Islay Ales Company Limited

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Address: The Brewery, Islay House Square | Bridgend, Bridgend PA44 7NZ, Scotland
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+44 1496 810014
10:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 17:00

A micro brewery producing 10 regular ales and beers through out the year...

A micro brewery producing 10 regular ales and beers through out the year plus seasonal specials.

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A great little brewery

Popped into here when we were looking round the square. Quite a hive of activity. 3 people, cleaning, bottling and putting on the tops. Very friendly. I am not a beer drinker... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kendal, United Kingdom
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped into here when we were looking round the square. Quite a hive of activity. 3 people, cleaning, bottling and putting on the tops. Very friendly. I am not a beer drinker but will return with my husband who I am sure will be only too pleased to sample and purchase.

Thank lakelover908
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great ales. I highly recommend going for some batch that was aged in casks from some Islay distillery and also buying one such whisky. Really interesting experience for Islay whisky lovers.

2 Thank hoorhay
IslayAlesManager, Manager at Islay Ales Company Limited, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to put in a review! This year we are hoping to do 2 special ales, for Feis Ile, that are matured in whisky casks. More 

Nuremberg, Germany
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Was there to collect my beer for the yearly Islay week. What should I say, they are really connected to Islay. If you drink the beer, you know we're you are. The newer (to me) ales are really funny and impressive. You have a connection to whisky but it is a beer. The composition of different hops and peated barley... More 

1 Thank Stehar6
Schortens, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

As was said here before - it'S not so much the place, it's the fine ales you can find and buy here!! This is real craft beer. What you'll find are basically two rooms - one storage / store and the brewery itself, small and just one midsize room. I discovered the beer because they had it at the Lochside... More 

1 Thank Jan J
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place in the square and has a good selection of beers. Not many lagers or IPA'S which is not a problem if you like the different and new. Pricing is good and have merchandise as well.

Thank David J
Huntly, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Quick stop off and sample ! Some very palatable beers which can hold their own against many of the bigger producers Thriving small brewery which appears to be expanding. Very friendly staff, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the product Take a driver

1 Thank andrew p
Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

To be honest its not a huge attraction ~ its a small unit making GREAT BEER. The beer is the attraction and not the small unit. The range of beers is very goof ~ I liked the dark one, but over a week I tried them all and they all had their own character and none were poor. A good... More 

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East Kilbride, Scotland
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is a must on your visit to Islay House Square, they are always moving forward with new ales available on every visit. Keep up the good work guys it's much appreciated.

1 Thank Sandra F
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Very neat and tidy brewery with extremly friendly staff who allowed us tasting of their great brews. I started as a fan of Angus Og which I had tried on the ferry but was seduced by their other earthy rich ales which I continued to enjoy especially with Kilchoman Malt whisky.

1 Thank Kandersteg
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

The brewery is very small but super interesting! Our visit was fun and entertaining and we got to taste several different ales! The staff was very knowledgeable and kind! Worth a visit if you like beer :) They have so many different beers that you are sure to find one that suits your tastes! Don't plan on spending the whole... More 

1 Thank ScotchAndSuits

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