First Minister Carwyn Jones AM came to Llanelli on Thursday to open the new canning line at the town’s famous Felinfoel Brewery. This year the brewery is celebrating the 80th anniversary since when it produced the first canned beer in Europe, back in 1935 – combining the brewing tradition with Llanelli’s fame as the word capital of tin.
Nia Griffith MP joined the First Minister for the occasion and together they saw that very first 1935 can, as well as climbing up to see the very traditional brewery and then, in contrast, watching the new state-of-the-art computerised canning machine at work.
Nia Griffith said,
“People across Llanelli are very proud that we are home to Felinfoel brewery – a brand that is known across Wales and beyond. It is a remarkable family firm that has survived even the most difficult times when family firms ceased trading as a few big players dominated the industry. I am absolutely delighted to see the installation of this new canning line – a real symbol of confidence in the future of Felinfoel ales, and of a chance to secure more jobs at the firm.”