FOLLOWING the news that microbrewery Mad Dog Brewing Co. has closed its doors for good, the administrators called in to oversee the closure have issued a statement to prospective buyers.

Siann Huntley and Andrew Beckingham of Leonard Curtis Business Rescue and Recovery have been appointed as joint administrators of the craft brewing business, based in Penperlleni.

The brewery released a statement on social media announcing trading had ceased from Thursday, February 20.


In the statement, the administrators said: "Changes in the craft brewing marketplace have been blamed for the failure of the business, which has been trading since 2014, including a large number of new breweries opening up in competition, the closure of many pubs in a struggling sector (target customers of craft brewers) and a rise in beer duty.

"The director was struggling with a reduction in sales in December, slow trading conditions in January and a number of outstanding payments from customers. Regrettably, the company’s three employees have been made redundant.

"The joint administrators confirmed today that they were inviting offers for the business and its assets, which includes the microbrewery operation and equipment; recipes for a range of craft brewed ales - all unique, using natural ingredients, with vegan and gluten free variants; a well-established brand with plenty of goodwill, awareness and a loyal customer base."

The brewery's four original beers were Afternoon Sunshine, Bark Like A Bird, Dirty Dog and Now In A Minute.

All of the brews produced by Mad Dog were vegan and featured recognisable artwork - in more recent times the core range was also made gluten free.

In September 2015, the company was also named in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide 2-16 alongside fellow Gwent brewers Tiny Rebel.

The administrators have requested that all commercial enquiries be forwarded in the first instance to

Leonard Curtis Business Rescue & Recovery is part of Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group.