International Society of Label Collectors & British Brewery Research

Andrew Buchan’s Breweries Ltd & Rhymney Breweries Ltd

The brewery was founded by the Chairman of the Rhymney Iron Company to supply the foundry workers. and when the ironworks was sold to the Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co in 1920 the brewery became a separate company. Registered as Andrew Buchan’s Breweries Ltd in 1929, the name was changed to Rhymney Breweries Ltd  in 1959 and acquired by Whitbread in 1966. The brewery closed in 1978. The ‘Hobby Horse’ trademark dates from the 1930 acquisition of D.F. Pritchard of Crumlin.

Extra Double Stout v1 early 1930s

Extra Double Stout v2 early 1930s

Amber Ale early 1930s

Extra Double Stout in use 1930s

C G A in use 1930s

Empire Ale in use 1930s

Cream Stout in use 1930s

Family Stout in use 1930s

King's Ale I am guessing 1930s

Beers in use 1930s to 1950s

Stingo in use 1940s

Rhymney Brown Beer in use 1940s

Special Ale v1 in use 1950s

Special Ale v2 in use 1950s

King's Ale in use after 1959

Welsh Bitter in use after 1959

Welsh Brown in use after 1959

Welsh Strong in use after 1959