Having started to homebrew at an early age Alexis Jones has always had a keen eye and passion for beer.
After not doing any home brewing for 10 years, Alexis decided to start again after watching some home brewing video’s on YouTube which ignited the fire to start again. Soon after starting Alexis decided he wanted a career change and managed to get a position as a brewer with the Celt Experience brewery in Caerphilly where he quickly learnt how to brew in a 40BBL brewery.
Since then Jones decided to take up a microbiology course in beer at Brew Lab and started up Mad Dog Brewing Co Ltd in October 2014 brewing from his kitchen at home with 4 beers, Afternoon Sunshine, Bark Like A Bird, Dirty Dog and Now In A Minute.
The idea to start Mad Dog Brewing Co was to create fantastic craft beers using largely ingredients that have either never been used or not used a lot. An example of this is the very highly rated beer designed and brewed by Alexis called All Day Granola Breakfast Stout. This beer is brewed using handmade granola from the Wye Valley.
In February 2015, Alexis moved the brewery from his home kitchen in Cwmbran to a small unit in Penperlleni. In December 2016 the brewery was expanded with a move again into a much bigger unit on the same industrial site in Penperlleni and installed a 6BBL brewery which started out with 2 fermenters. Popular demand of Mad Dogs beers very quickly saw 2 new staff joining the brewery and a further 3 fermenters being installed by July 2016.
Who knows where the coming months and years will take us.