Rydym yn fragdy bach newydd yng Nghaergybi, dim ond y ddau ohonom, gwr a gwraig yn gwneud y cwrw, potelu a labelu. Rydym wedi mynd o nerth i nerth ers agor y busnes yn 2020, er gwaetha'r pandemig. Rydym yn rhedeg allan o gwrw yn aml ac yn methu dal i fyny gyda'r gofyn.
Oherwydd hyn, rydym yn ehangu eto! Rydym wedi cael uned ddiwydiannol yn lleol ac mae'r modd gennym ni i wneud y newidiadau angenrheidiol i'r adeilad yn ogystal â phrynu offer bragu newydd 10 Casgen. Bydd hyn yn ein galluogi ni i wneud deg gwaith mwy o gwrw a'r cyfle i werthu i siopa a bwytai lleol.
Rydym yn gofyn am gymorth i ariannu un ffyrmentar a pheiriant potelu newydd. Bydd yr arian hefyd yn ein helpu i wneud y siop yn dre yn fwy a chael agor ystafell dap yn y dyfodol. Byddwn yn gwerthfawrogi pob cyfraniad, mawr a bach.
Diolch am ddarllen. Iechyd da i chi!
We're a small, committed, new brewery in Holyhead, Anglesey. Just two of us, husband and wife, brewing and bottling and selling craft beer from our nano-brewery shop.
We started our business brewing from home in 2019 on a 30 Litre system, just after Dan learnt that he was being made redundant. Following intensive and practical training from Brew School and Brewlab we expanded in 2020 - we got our premises in the town centre and invested our savings and redundancy money into converting the old office building into a small brewery. A 200Litre complete brewhouse and fermenter system was purchased from Powell Brewing, with other equipment and supplies from Vigo, the Malt Miller, Sen5es, LPS, Polsinelli and Great Engineering.
We started to brew early March 2020, filled all our Fermenters with a range of our beers - then Covid happened. Our plans for a grand opening and a tap room had to be put on hold, so we took the decision to furnish our bottle shop instead and opened for our 1st sale in May 2020, as an off-licence.
A few months later we were running out of beer, unable to keep up with the local demand despite lockdown and travel restrictions. Retail outlets and hospitality outlets throughout North Wales were asking for our ales, but we were unable to supply due to capacity. We were thrilled to be nominated for the Welsh Business Start Up award and were made up when our Belgian Blonde, Cwrw'r Bae, received a two star award from Great Taste awards.
We've had a fab first year in our town centre premises and exceeded all expectations. In order for us to meet local, online and trade demand we need to expand again.
We have secured an additional 98sq.mtr commercial unit at Penrhos industrial park, Holyhead in order for us to do just that.
We have funds available to convert this building into a brewery. Including floor treatment, drainage channels, larger bore water feed, 3 phase electrical circuit, LED lighting etc.
We also have the capital to purchase a large 10 barrel Brewhouse, which will see us producing nearly ten times our current volume. We are sourcing all contractors and brewery build consultants from within Wales, keeping it local.
This crowdfunding project is to allow us to purchase a fermentation/bright tank and counter-pressure filling system to go hand in hand with the above mentioned 10 barrel brewhouse, allowing us to carbonate and package the beer once made. In layman's terms, we need another vessel and a bottling machine.
This new brewhouse allows us to reduce our water usage and generate less carboard waste per liter of beer produced, helping us achieve a greener future.
The original bottle shop on the high street will then be increased in size and our tap room will be fitted out and can finally open (post covid restrictions of course).
Our expansion also means that we will be able to grow our team, offering training and employment locally. We have been supported throughout our venture by local agencies/bodies such as Business Wales, Menter Môn, Cywain, Hwb Menter and Môn CF.
We are excited about this new expansion and can't wait to show you around once complete. The tour and tasting events are already selling and generating healthy interest. The Taproom in the town centre will be a celebration of our ales, the island and the culture. With your help and support - this can happen.
Look forward to seeing you there.