Newport's award-winning brewery Tiny Rebel, which moved into a new £2.6m base in Rogerstone this summer, has bought the building across the road as business booms.

Bradley Cummings, managing director and co-founder of the brewery, said: "Since moving to our new HQ, we’ve grown a lot quicker than we thought we would. The ten-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 that 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 and we’re super excited to have exchanged on an existing 1.3 acre site directly opposite the brewery!"

Bradley said: "We don’t have firm plans for the site yet - it’s all about ensuring we have space to grow into. It’s a perfect location and a perfect size, so we couldn’t miss this opportunity.

"We’ll be planning the refurb and figuring out what we can do with the building over the coming weeks and months."

The £2.6m brewery and bar site on the Wern Industrial Estate, which Tiny Rebel moved into this summer, is 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.

Bradley 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 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 of the brewery had the support and backing from Newport City Council, Lloyd’s Bank and the Welsh Government.

Tiny Rebel began in a garage in 2008, when 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 the 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.