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7th September 2016

Tiny Rebel toasts a summer of award wins – Welsh brewers named UK Brewer of the Year at the International Beer Challenge  

 TR_LogoTiny Rebel is celebrating a summer of awards wins topped with recognition as the best UK brewery at the International Beer Challenge.

In the same competition the Welsh brewer also scooped Gold medals for Cali and flagship beer Cwtch as well as a Bronze medal in the Stout and Porters category. Judged by leading industry figures the awards attracts entries from over 30 countries.

Fellow award-winners included the Australian Prancing Pony Brewery, Samuel Adams from the USA and Brazilian brewery, Cervejaria Colorado.

Brad Cummings, co-founder, said of their success: “It is fantastic to have our beers recognised at an international level alongside such incredible breweries.

“While 2016 has been a year of big developments – from our sponsorship of the Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival to the planning of a new brewery site, our energy remains focused on brewing quality beer that is being enjoyed around the world.”

The Newport-based brewer has won a succession of prestigious awards this summer including medals at the Great British Beer Festival where they collected Silver in the Bitter category and Bronze in Best Bitter.

Of the hundreds of producers present, only eight – including Tiny Rebel – were formally invited to have a brewery bar at the Great British Beer Festival. The Tiny Rebel bar proved to be especially popular with over 15,500 glasses of beer enjoyed by visitors over the five days of the festival.

The brewery was also honoured last year when their Welsh Red Ale, Cwtch, was named the Supreme Champion Beer of Britain.

Gazz Williams, co-founder and head brewer, who attended the festival, said: “Our bar at the Great British Beer Festival offered a great chance to showcase what we do to around 50,000 beer enthusiasts. Our beers Cwtch, Fubar and Hadouken, limited edition Stay Puft and our brand new Tropical Golden Ale – Juicy went down a storm.

“This, along with the award recognition proves to us that there are many who appreciate our brewing philosophy that places fun, flavour and drinkability at the heart of all that we do.”






Tiny Rebel recently announced plans for a new brewery and community space in their home town of Newport that will mean the business can expand production to 5 million litres annually – nearly 9 million pints.

The £2.6m relocation and expansion is a project that enables the business to meet growing demand for Tiny Rebel beers and allows the brewery to expand without compromising on their ethos of imagination and quality.

The investment and configuration of the new facility will also increase the capacity of Tiny Rebel to produce new brews.

Brad Cummings, co-founder, concluded: “We love what we do and hope that this recognition encourages even more people to defy their senses with Tiny Rebel beer – certainly we’re gearing up to offer even more fun and flavour in the future.”


For more information contact:

Megan King / / 01179 066 526

Simon Russell / / 01179 066 519

Notes to editors:

Full list of award wins:


International Beer Challenge

Best UK Brewery

Gold medals in the Ale category for Cali and Cwtch

Bronze in Stout and Porters for Dirty Stop Out


Great British Beer Festival

Silver in the Bitter category for Hank

Bronze in the Best Bitter category for Cwtch


About Tiny Rebel Brewing Co.

It all began in a garage back in 2008 where Brad and Gazz homebrewed on weekends. They got pretty good at it and, as beer geeks at heart, took things a step further. In 2010 the idea for Tiny Rebel was born, with the result being their official launch in February 2012.

Only a year after opening, Tiny Rebel took the Great Welsh Beer Festival by storm winning Gold (Dirty Stop Out), Silver (FUBAR) and Bronze (Urban IPA) in the Champion Beer of Wales competition.






Four months later, they opened Cardiff’s first-ever, fully-devoted craft beer bar: Urban Tap House. It’s a beer drinkers haven.

Tiny Rebel won Champion Beer of Wales 2014 with FUBAR taking the crown.

In 2015 their much-loved Welsh red ale Cwtch declared Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival.