The Otley family live and run three pubs in Pontypridd, Wales, so brewing came naturally to the family 7 years ago. Now they are moving to a new brewery due to popular demand.
The new 510 sq meter unit is on the Albion Industrial estate in Cilynydd.The premises gives the brewers twice as much space as the previous brewery. This will facilitate more office space, a front of house shop and an in house bottling process that will bottle around 1,500 beers a week.
Managing director of the Company Nick Otley founded the company in 2005 and is delighted with the move. “This is an exciting time for us at the brewery. We’ve grown so much and as the demand for our products has significantly grown, moving to larger premises was a natural step for us.”
"The new front of house shop will house an extensive range of real ales from some of our favourite breweries across the UK and will certainly be the first point of call for real ale enthusiasts."
"The decision to introduce brewery tours will help us showcase what we have on offer to customers and those interested in beer. We think it’s important we make our brewing methods and processes visible to show how we brew quality ales and it’s a service we’ve been planning to do for a while as a response to customer feedback."
The Otley brothers have won many awards including Champion Beer of Wales in 2006 and O1 gained first place in the Champion Golden Ale of Britain 2008.