Drinking in the Dark

Drinking in the Dark

Dark was the beer on which Brains was built. It left all other draught beers in the shade; dominating production at the Old Brewery.

Though the beer's official title was Red Dragon, it was always known in Cardiff as 'Dark'. Eventually the brewery also adopted this name. The ale so symbolised the business that the red dragon became Brains' trademark.

Until the early 1980's, Dark was our best selling beer by far, selling more that all other beers combined. It was the Dark heart of Brains for most of our history, and remains an ever popular beer in our portfolio today.