Monty’s Brewery is based just a short distance from the ancient castle town of Montgomery, on the Powys - Shropshire border. The growth of Monty’s from a small, family run, start up to an established enterprise, exporting beer all over the world, has been a fast paced and exciting journey.
It was in June 2008 that the first seeds were sown by owners Pam and Russ Honeyman. Over a quiet pint and Sunday lunch they pondered, ‘Shall we build a brewery?’. Soon after, Pam was off to Brewlab at Sunderland University, returning back with a plan and a recipe. It was in January 2009 when the first casks were produced. It was only the third brew before Monty’s Sunshine started to get the recognition it still enjoys today, winning the “Darlington Spring Thing CAMRA Beer Festival”.
Now with over sixteen regular, seasonal and specials brews and four local pubs, Monty’s has firmly established itself as Mid Wales’ premier brewery. Bottling has become an integral part of the production process, and in January 2013 a new bottling plant was installed. 2014 saw the introduction of Masquerade, a gluten free beer which won Monty’s its first international award.
Combine all of this with a developing export business and exciting plans for expansion, Monty’s continues to be a fantastic success story for Mid Wales.