Newport brewery, Tiny Rebel, serving up success
2:50pm Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
A NEWPORT micro-brewery has expanded business into a second unit and will open its bar to the public on Friday.
For one day only the Tiny Rebel Brewing Company, located at Unit 12 and 12A at Maesglas industrial estate, will be serving up its Urban IPA and Fubar pale ales to members of the public from 4pm to 7pm.
Founding business partner Gareth Williams, 32, who along with Bradley Cummings, 25, first started brewing ale at the site in March last year, said the business has hit its three-year target within the first 12 months.
“It is going really well at the moment,” said Mr Williams. “The bar is a new addition which we open up to tour groups, but every quarter we will open it to the public. This is our second open day and we’re expecting 50 to 60 people.”
Micro-breweries appear to be bucking the nationwide trend of struggling businesses, said Mr Williams, as the company has already taken on a full-time member of staff and is taking on another through Careers Wales.
The brewery currently supplies pubs in Caerleon, Cwmbran, Pontypool, Risca, Cardiff, Newport city centre as well as in Edinburgh, Newcastle and London.