Crafty Devil Microbrewery: Cardiff local business focus

Here at We Are Cardiff, we are all about local businesses and locally produced goods, so we sent photographer Samuel Padget went down to check out Crafty Devil Microbrewery in Canton to have a snoop around. Here’s his report …

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Stacked barrels of "Ryan Jones - Welsh Rugby Legends" beer at the Crafty Devil Brewery site, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

Stacked barrels of “Ryan Jones – Welsh Rugby Legends” beer at the Crafty Devil Brewery site, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

On Thursday, I headed down to check out the Crafty Devil Brewery in Canton to see what they were all about. Having opened two years ago, it’s still a small operation with partners Adam and Rhys running the business and brewing side of things and Rhys’ dad Gareth taking care of the newly opened shop. With brewer Adam operating out of a unit in an industrial estate in Canton, they are still managing to fill Cardiff’s pubs with Crafty’s beers appearing on the guest circuit of craft ale behemoth Brewdog and a permanent tap in the local favourite the Lansdowne.

Even if you can’t find a tap anywhere, there’s always the newly opened Crafty Devil’s Cellar on Llandaff Road, Canton. The store is open Tuesday-Sunday, with a bar area at the rear that is open for occasional events (check Crafty Devil Website for bar opening times). Having opened on 30 October, the shop stocks a full range of Crafty’s beers along with carefully selected craft beers from around the world.

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Brewing equipment at the Crafty Devil Microbrewery, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Brewing equipment at the Crafty Devil Microbrewery, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

 

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Stacked barrels of "Ryan Jones - Welsh Rugby Legends" beer at the Crafty Devil Brewery site, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Stacked barrels of “Ryan Jones – Welsh Rugby Legends” beer at the Crafty Devil Brewery site, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

 

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Brewer Adam checks the stocks of fresh hops at the Crafty Devil Brewery, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Brewer Adam checks the stocks of fresh hops at the Crafty Devil Brewery, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

 

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Beer pours into a vat at the Crafty Devil Brewery's microbrewery site.

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Beer pours into a vat at the Crafty Devil Brewery’s microbrewery site.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Beer pours into a vat at the Crafty Devil Brewery’s microbrewery site.

 

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Brewing equipment at the Crafty Devil Microbrewery, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Brewing equipment at the Crafty Devil Microbrewery, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

 

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Brewer Adam stands by brewing equipment at the Crafty Devil Microbrewery, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Brewer Adam stands by brewing equipment at the Crafty Devil Microbrewery, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

 

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Products on display at the Crafty Devil's Cellar, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Products on display at the Crafty Devil’s Cellar, Canton, Cardiff, Wales.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. The newly opened Crafty Devil's Cellar store in Canton, Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. The newly opened Crafty Devil’s Cellar store in Canton, Cardiff, Wales

 

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Crafty Devil Beer

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Crafty Devil Beer

 

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Storekeeper Gareth serves up a pint at the Crafty Devil's Cellar bar.

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. Storekeeper Gareth serves up a pint at the Crafty Devil’s Cellar bar.

 

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. The newly opened Crafty Devil's Cellar store in Canton, Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 26 2015. The newly opened Crafty Devil’s Cellar store in Canton, Cardiff, Wales

 

Visit the Crafty Devil website

See more of Sam’s photos at Samuel Bay Photography

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2 responses to “Crafty Devil Microbrewery: Cardiff local business focus

  1. Great to see Adam and Rhys following their dream and making a go of their business – and doing it in such style. I wish them all the best.

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