Award-winning South Wales brewery, Tiny Rebel, have had their plans for a new brewery and community space approved by Newport City Council.
As well as support from the council, the brewery has received funding from the Welsh Government via a grant from Rural Development Programme.
Along with expanded production and storage that will increase capacity more than five-fold to 5 million litres annually, the new site will feature a flexible event space.
Including a fullyoperational bar and kitchen, the venue will be split level with a total capacity of around 150. Tiny Rebel plan to use and hire the space for functions, beer festivals, pop-ups, live music and brewery events and tours. Although it will not have the regular opening hours of the Tiny Rebel bars in Newport and Cardiff, there are plans for frequent brewery open days.
Recently named UK Brewery of the Year at the International Beer Challenge, Tiny Rebel has found itself at full capacity thanks to its growing success and popularity of its beers such as Champion Beer of Britain 2015, Cwtch.
Commenting on developments, Brad Cummings, co-founder, said: “The entire Tiny Rebel team have put their heart and soul into this project for the past 24 months, so it is brilliant to have the council, and the Welsh Government on board. “This £2.6m relocation and expansion allows us to create the additional capacity we need as well as creating a vibrant new event space for the city.”
Gazz Williams concluded: “Tiny Rebel Brewery started life in a garage, born out of our passion for flavoursome, drinkable beers. Four years later, the business is making progress we could not have imagined.
“As well as opening two bars in Cardiff and Newport, we have released an evergrowing list of limited edition beers alongside our ever popular core range. “The extra capacity that the new site will provide, will give us the flexibility to expand our range and give more people the chance to enjoy Tiny Rebel beers.”