NEWPORT'S Tiny Rebel is officially opening its new £2.6m brewery and bar site in Rogerstone on July 1 with a launch party featuring soul and funk DJ Craig Charles.

The public launch party at the 30,000 sq ft site will officially be opened to the public by the brewery's ‘biggest fan’, who will be announced on the day.

The site will open for private functions, beer festivals, pop-ups and live music as well as regular tours and events with capacity for up to 400 people. The fully-operational bar and kitchen will serve a range of menus created by executive chef, Rickie Ash, who works across all three of Tiny Rebel’s bars.

The award-winning brewer has been producing beer at the site for the past few months – including the launch of the new can line. The most recent release was the limited edition 10 per cent Triple IPA, Captain Insano, and fresh new beers are being designed for the opening.

The increased capacity will allow for five million litres to be brewed annually – nearly nine million pints.

Gazz Williams, co-founder, said: “Newport is our home and where Tiny Rebel all began – we see our growing business as part of the community. We’re really excited to be based in Rogerstone and hope to become a bit of ‘hidden gem’ here in South Wales.”

Brad Cummings, co-founder of Tiny Rebel Brewery, 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 use 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 as well as be able to support continued growth from our new home.”

Designed by Cardiff architects Powell Dobson, construction had the support and backing from: Newport City Council, Lloyd’s Bank and the Welsh Government.

It all began in a garage in 2008, where Brad and Gazz homebrewed on weekends. They got pretty good at it, and being beer geeks at heart, they always took things one step further - early in 2012, Tiny Rebel was born.

A year later, they took the Great Welsh Beer Festival by storm winning Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Champion Beer of Wales competition. They won Champion Beer of Wales again in 2014. Their flagship beer Cwtch was declared Champion Beer of Britain at the 2015 Great British Beer Festival, an achievement they are extremely proud of.

They went on to win SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) Best Overall UK Brewery, as well as Best UK Brewery at the International Beer Challenge in 2016.

In 2014, they opened Cardiff's first ever, fully-devoted craft beer bar and in 2015 their second bar in Newport. 2017 sees them step into their brand new purpose built brewery site, including a brewery bar and events space.

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