Swansea-based brewery Tomos Watkin is helping celebrate Swansea’s 50th birthday with a new beer inspired by its home city.
The beer’s been named Swansea Jack and brewers at Tomos Watkin say Wales’ youngest ale will be an ideal way to toast the city’s 50th anniversary this summer.
The ale will be launched at a special celebration at the brewery in Llansamlet on Friday 17th May with Swans goalkeeping legend Roger Freestone in attendance.
The Swansea Jack beer is just one of the ways businesses, communities and individuals are getting into the spirit of a special year of events taking place to commemorate the anniversary of Swansea being named a city in the summer of 1969.
Part of the celebrations includes a special night of airborne adventures at the Wales Airshow on July 6, the first time most-visited free event in Wales has staged evening entertainment.
Swansea welcomed Prince Charles on July 3, 1969 with his proclamation that we were to become a city, and our city status became official on December 10 that year.
Becky Parry from Tomos Watkin
said: “We’re proud to call this place our home and we’re prouder still that
we’re launching ‘Swansea Jack’ when Swansea is celebrating its 50th anniversary
as a city.
“Swansea Jack was inspired by the people of Swansea and the city’s communities. We know it’ll be well-received locally and we’re confident it’ll be shared further afield as well, carrying the message that, as Dylan Thomas said, Swansea is the best place.”
Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet
Member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “Tomos Watkin is a
well-known Swansea brand and it’s great to see they’re helping the city
celebrate its 50th birthday in such style.
“Swansea Jack is a phrase synonymous with the city and it’ll be great that locals and visitors alike will be enjoying a brand that could only be born here.”
Swansea 50 celebrations will be picking up the pace in the weeks and months ahead with a whole range of community events taking place in schools, community centres and elsewhere across the city.
We’re encouraging businesses and communities to help us celebrate with parties, promotions and decorations.
To find out more, and to download our special 50 logo visit www.swansea50.co.uk
To find out more about Tomas Watkin’s Swansea jack beer visit