Tiny Rebel’s £2.6m brewery open

By Nicholas Robinson contact

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Welsh wonder: Tiny Rebel sets sights on big growth
Welsh wonder: Tiny Rebel sets sights on big growth
Tiny Rebel’s £2.6m plans to grow production fivefold are one step closer to fruition now its 30,000sq ft foot brewery is open.

As well as the brewery, the Newport, Wales, site has a taproom and a kitchen, which will serve a range of food including Sunday lunches.

The event space and food offer will officially launch on 1 July, while the brewery is already in operation.

The brewhouse has the capacity to produce five million litres of beer (almost 9m pints).

A new canning line has already been utilised, producing Tiny Rebel’s limited-edition 10% ABV Triple IPA Captain Insano.

‘World-class facility’

Tiny Rebel co-founder Brad Cummings said: “In just five years we have gone from home-brewing in a garage to a purpose-built world-class facility.

“What was most important to us was to create a space for people to enjoy what Tiny Rebel represents. But we’ll also be able to increase the breadth of what we can produce and support continued growth from our new home.”

Brews from the company are currently available in 30 countries and the new site will help with further expansion, said Gazz Williams, who also co-founded Tiny Rebel.

“As our beers grew in popularity, we were desperate for additional capacity in both brewing and packaging,” he added.

“The new site is going to enable us to do even more to support the growing demand for Tiny Rebel beer.”

The new community pub

Meanwhile, Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) research this week claimed brewery taprooms, such as Tiny Rebel’s, could help fill the void left by the closure of community​ pubs across the country.

Almost 500 of the organisation’s 850 members completed the survey and said they were seeing a rise in the number of community events in their taprooms.

The rise in the popularity of brewery taprooms resulted from an increase in consumers wanting to drink beer closer to where it had been brewed, said Sarah Saleh, co-founder of Unity Brewhouse, in Suckley, Herefordshire.

“On-site brewery taprooms are popular because people love being able to drink directly from the source and our brewery has the added benefit of being where the hops are grown and processed.

“A lot of our customers are not pubgoers, but love having somewhere to meet where they can share a drink with friends and neighbours.”

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