Velvet Owl Brewing Company brew out of their premises on Pontygwindy Industrial Estate, Caerphilly, while also running a tap room and bar every Thursday to Saturday.
The three-man operation began as a ‘cuckoo’ or ‘gypsy’ brewing set up, using other breweries’ facilities to make their beer.
When the site in Caerphilly, that used to belong to the Lines Brewery, became available, Richie Lisbirel, Duncan Illsley and Alex Oliver moved in on a permanent basis.
The bar within the brewery provides a rustic and bohemian feel, complimented by the brewers’ laid-back approach and their enthusiasm for throwing open their doors to showcase all they have to offer. They aim to brew something different with their ethos being experimental but accessible.