RT Ales is art centric brewery based in Cardiff, launched November 2016.
We love beer, in fact we’re obsessed by it. Even when we’re not brewing we’ve got beer on the brain. Looking for fresh and tasty hops, coming up with exciting new recipes and doing meet the brewer events.
It’s not our only obsession though, we love art. Whether
its sprayed on the wall of your favorite beer garden or painstaking crafted in the studio. To that end we’ve teamed up with some of our favorite artists from around the Globe.
The aim. To promote fantastic artists while we bring our fantastic brews to pubs and craft beer bars around the UK.
With several years of experience brewing commercially our head brewer Duncan Illsley had long dreamed of one day opening a brewery he could call his own. Back in 2014 while looking at a rather attractive piece of art sprayed on a dull and otherwise very ordinary phone box the idea formed. What if he could combine his twin passions…
Two years later after a lot of planning and even more scrimping and saving he put down a deposit on the equipment and moved to Cardiff and found premises.
After working furiously to prepare the site for the arrival of the brand-new brewery disaster struck. The week the kit was supposed to arrive the company making the equipment went into liquidation, along with our hard-earned cash.
With no brewery and very little money left things were looking bleak. While looking for some second-hand vessels Duncan spoke with many other breweries and told them his tale of woe.
The brewing industry being kind and community spirited they were only too happy to help. So, with donated bits of kit, second hand vessels and a lot of hard graft from friends and family in November 2016 the first casks rolled out the door.
Since then the beer has been well received with pubs and bars in Cardiff, Newport, Bristol, Gloucester and even London stocking our brews.
With over seven thousand pints sold in the first three months things are going well, but we want to expand. We’ve set up a crowd funding page because we need you help to do it.
Our beer is currently only available in casks. Great for pubs but not so good for those you who like to enjoy a tasty beverage at home. We want to start bottling and kegging our beers so our loyal customers, hopefully you, can enjoy the beer at home and chilled on keg through the summer.
We’re also are still brewing on our very basic budget kit. We manage but it does means we have work twice as hard. If we can raise the capital to do more than just get the beer into bottles and kegs we’ll be investing in some more efficient kit.
By becoming one of our backers you’ll receive one of our exclusive rewards and become part of RT Tribe.
If you would like to show your support and be a part of RT Ales continuing success why not have a look at the pledges. Ranging from £10 – £2,000 there’s something for everyone. Not only are they a great way to get involved they make the perfect gift for the beer lover in your life.
Spent all your money on beer? You can still help! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and share our content. You could also rate our beers on Untapped. If you think you might be able to help in some other way get in touch and let us know.
Thanks for you continuing support. See you at the bar!
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