Theres a little bit of a rebel within us all. Brad and Gazz two Welsh lads with a feeling for all things brew decided to take their adore for brew a stair further back in 2008 and the result is Tiny Rebel Brewery, an award-winning brewing company whose brews can be found in fridges worldwide.
Tiny Rebels humble commencements can be found in a Welsh garage, where Brad and Gazz spent their weekends on their hobby brewing brew. As self-confessed brew geeks the pair got pretty good at the brewing lark and initiated to take it a little more seriously in 2010 thanks to a few thousand pounds of such investments, some more robust brewing equipment and a shed-load of ingredients Tiny Rebel was born and they set about creating their first Tiny Rebel beers.
Speaking to Mashable, co-founder Bradley Cummings shared more on Tiny Rebels commencements. We craved Tiny Rebel to represent us and things that we were interested in growing up – urban culture, 90 ‘s music, being a bit rebellious and not taking ourselves too seriously. This ethos has carried through from the early days to now the company may now has become a global success but its still unapologetically built on a feeling of fun.
Like with most startup ventures, the team faced their fair share of barriers to success in the early days especially given the economic climate within which they attempted to launching. “Pubs were shutting around the time we were setting up, which entail investment was a challenge. Bradley recollects. We were also creating a new marketplace for Wales that didn’t truly exist”, something which is a risk in itself. The team soldiered on though and attained it to the development stage.
The Tiny Rebel team mustve been thankful for their brew geek roots especially given the gruelling development process that went into the creation of their first staple brew. The development stage of the company regard Brad and Gazz develop north of 150 different drinks, eventually resolving on two of their core offerings in February 2012 FUBAR and Urban IPA went on to become award-winning brews, and are still two of the companys most prized brews.
Just a year after the companys official launching the team travelled global in 2013, exporting brews to Denmark and Australia. While things took off overseas though, the sons attained sure they stayed grounded and remembered their roots. “There’s some great brew coming out of Britain at the moment and it’s awesome being a part of it” Bradley told Mashable, and their achievements at home are a testament to this. In the same year the team began exporting abroad, they likewise cleaned up at the Great Welsh Beer Festival, taking dwelling amber, silver and bronze honors for their Dirty Stop Out, FUBAR and Urban IPA brews respectively. Subsequently down the line their Cwtch beer took the Champion Beer of Britain accolade in 2015, and in 2016 the company won brewery business of its first year from The Society for Independent Brewers.
The Tiny Rebel team was busy in 2013. Not content with simply brewing and exporting their wares, racking up honors and watching their marketings figures fly up, the company likewise opened the very first, amply devoted craftsmanship brew saloon in Cardiff. Physical premises have expanded since then too: November 2015 recognized us open our second Tiny Rebel bar in the very heart of our dwelling city of Newport Bradley told Mashable, And we continued on defining ourselves ambitious goals.
So whats next for the Welsh brewers? “We’ve simply expended 2.6 m in a new brewery making us the facilities to become amply self sufficient in brewing and package, which was always a goal of ours when we were brewing in the garage simply over 5 years ago Bradley divulged. The team projects on opening the doors of its brewery to the public, too, sharing their narrative and the entire brewing process with their customers.