Tiny Rebel expands again at new brewery site

By James Beeson

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Expansion: Tiny Rebel moved into its 30,000sq ft foot brewery in January 2017
Expansion: Tiny Rebel moved into its 30,000sq ft foot brewery in January 2017

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Newport-based Tiny Rebel brewery has announced further expansion plans, less than a year after moving into its new £2.6m production site.

The Welsh brewery moved into its new 30,000sq ft foot brewery in January 2017, and has now purchased an additional 1.3-acre site directly opposite the existing brewery to cope with demand for its beer worldwide.

There are no official plans for the facility yet, but the brewery intends to refurbish the building and use it for additional brewing or storage space.

Huge demand worldwide

Announcing the news on its website, the brewery said: “Since moving to our new HQ, we’ve grown a lot quicker than we thought we would. The 10-year plan for this place might be achieved in less than five years, or maybe even faster the way things are going.

“This is purely due to the huge demand for our beer worldwide and this growth is testament to all the hard work everyone has put in since our move.”

“Already, space is a bit of a constraint and we know that the time will come when we need lots more. So with that in mind we’ve been looking to secure the potential for growth within Wern Industrial Estate.”

“The result of that effort is the purchase of a new building. We didn’t have to look far. In fact, we only had to look out of the window. Today, we’re super excited to have exchanged on an existing 1.3-acre site directly opposite the brewery!”

Can production halted

Tiny Rebel co-founder Brad Cummings added: "We have no firm plans for the site yet. The purchase is really about securing space to grow into for years to come. Production has already skyrocketed at our new home and we'll need more space, manpower and equipment to keep supplying the massive demand in the future. Securing space is the first step in that long term plan."

In July, the brewery announced it was temporarily halting all of its canned beer production​ after reports of lids popping off several batches.

It also issued a recall of six batches, stating that an issue with dissolved oxygen was behind the decision.

Tiny Rebel was officially founded in February 2012 and won ‘Champion Beer of Britain’ at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival in 2015. 

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