Wild Horse Brewing Company
Wild Horse Brewing Company is a small craft brewery located in Llandudno, North Wales – established in 2015. At Wild Horse we’re passionate about brewing beer naturally – our beer is never filtered and never pasteurised – we make fresh, delicious beer with Snowdonia water and the finest malted barley and hops we can source.
Dave Faragher is our head brewer and founder and is supported by his wife Emma, who makes sure the accounting side of the business is all in order! Dave and Emma both grew up in the area and returned in 2014 to set up Wild Horse Brewing Company in beautiful North Wales, after 13 years away living in England and Canada. In 2016, fellow craft beer lover Chris Wilkinson joined the the Wild Horse brewing team.
Dave’s brewing ‘career’ and Dave and Emma’s love of North American craft beer started whilst living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada between 2010 and 2014. A tour of Calgary’s Wild Rose Brewery shortly after arriving in the city opened their eyes to the exciting world of craft beer… and they never looked back.
Dave has 5 years of brewing under his belt. It all started with a simple homebrew kit (a gift for his 30th birthday) but quickly moved to brewing beer from scratch on the couple’s 24th floor balcony in downtown Calgary. The high winds and temperatures down to -30°c would prove challenging, but didn’t stop Dave and his beer got better and better.
In early 2014 Dave received 3 gold and 1 bronze medals at national Canadian homebrew competitions for his blonde ale (Buckskin Blonde is based on this recipe). On returning to the UK, Dave spent 3 months studying at Brewlab in Sunderland, to learn all about brewing commercially, and achieved a Diploma in British Brewing Technology.