Welsh brewer Tiny Rebel is set to open its second pub and move to a bigger production site on the back of its success at the Great British Beer Festival.

The founders of the company, which won Champion Beer of Britain for Cwtch this week, said they were already struggling to keep with the demand for their beers.

Brothers-in-law Gareth Williams, 34, and Bradley Cummings, 28, started brewing at university, but decided to “turn the hobby into a lifestyle” and founded Tiny Rebel three years ago in their hometown of Newport, Wales.

Following the popularity of Cwtch, which is currently stocked in 200 pubs, the duo are moving to a bigger site in Newport which will give Tiny Rebel six times the capacity.

The brewers hold the lease at the Urban Tap House, Newport, and are in negotiations to open another pub in their hometown. The brothers-in-law hope to finalise the agreement in the next six weeks.

The second pub will serve a combination of Tiny Rebel’s beers and guest ales.

Williams told M&C’s sister title the Publican’s Morning Advertiser that the award had “put us on the map”, and suggested the duo may have to open three or four breweries with the publicity and demand which will follow.

Cummings added: “We’re naturally growing in the market anyway with the style of beer we provide, and we can’t keep up with it.

“We want to keep enjoying our jobs. We want them to always be fun. It’s not all about business, that’s not why we started brewing. It’s family orientated and we want to keep that family aspect. We take the beer very seriously, but we want the business to be as relaxed as it can be.”