BrewDog launched Barnard Castle Eye Test IPA, mocking Boris Johnson’s lockdown-defying, intrepid-adventurer Dominic Cummings, and with profits going to charity. Read More
In 2007 James and Martin started BrewDog with a mission to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as they were. In April 2007, in a godforsaken industrial estate in north east Scotland, BrewDog came howling into the world.
Ten years ago, a 24-year-old Scotsman convinced his best friend to quit slaving away on a small fishing boat and embark on the most successful venture of their young lives: BrewDog Brewery.
The story of BrewDog, a now multinational brewery worth a staggering $1 billion, begins with James Watt, his best friend Martin Dickie, some amateur brewing equipment (which the pair still use today to test out outrageous new recipes) and a desire to mimic some of their favorite beers.
The pair brought the brewery to worldwide acclaim through self-promotion, in addition to its eccentric brewing methods and eccentric packaging. Watt started televising their brewing shenanigans and putting them online. People kept watching, so the videos kept coming.
Watt and Dickie launched with two employees in 2007 and employs more than 540 in 2017. They started as the sole shareholders and now have more than 32,000 shareholders. What began as strictly a brewery boasts 44 bars worldwide under its banner in 2017.
Today, BrewDog is both the fastest-growing food and drinks producer and the fastest-growing bar and restaurant operator in the U.K.
As far as further expansion is concerned, Watt has his sights set on Australia and Asia as potential points of growth in the future. For now, Watt says BrewDog is excited to be brewing beer in the U.S., the rest will come with time.
Columbus Taproom & Hotel
In Columbus we have a brand new brew house and taproom, serving up our U.S.-brewed beers and a range of incredible food for anybody who would love to come by and see us. The craft beer scene in America is inspirational to us — from our base in Columbus we are proud to be a part of it. Our epic brewery in the USA is not only a brewery and taproom serving up cutting-edge brews, but also home to the world’s first craft beer hotel.
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BrewDog in the News
The High Court of London threw out a defamation lawsuit by Scotland’s BrewDog against Frank Public Relations for promising free beer to Trump supporters. Read More
Scottish craft brewery BrewDog and American heavy metal band LAMB OF GOD announce the release of the world’s first non-alcoholic collaboration beer, Ghost Walker. Read More
A truck load of beer from BrewDog’s brewery in Ellon, Scotland was stolen from the Moto Lymm services in Cheshire on Tuesday. Read More
BrewDog, the Scotland-based brewing giant, is making hand sanitizer in an effort to help the community get needed supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Scottish beer giant BrewDog unveiled new environmentally-friendly packaging, a manifesto for better business practices, and the reception has been mixed. Read More
Scotland-based BrewDog has had an outdoor campaign for its non-alcoholic beer Punk AF banned in the United Kingdom for alluding to a swear word. Read More
BrewDog has struck a deal with CBRE Global Investors, a U.S. investment fund, to sell its Hop Hub distribution center near Motherwell, Scotland. Read More
BrewDog is seeking U.S. investors in the third round of its Equity for Punks crowdsourcing campaign to fund three major domestic projects. Read More
Scottish craft brewers BrewDog are on pace to double its U.S. business this year, according to the company’s chief revenue officer, Adam Lambert. Read More
After just five months, Andy Shaw has departed the “CEO of Beer” role at Scottish brewery BrewDog according to a report in The Grocer. Read More
BrewDog’s attempt to draw attention to the gender wage gap ended with a man successfully suing the Scottish craft brewery for sexual discrimination. Read More
BrewDog USA is outpacing the overall craft beer segment and its sales to retailers is growing at 114 percent through May compared to last year. Read More
BrewDog is giving away one million pints of its popular Punk IPA craft beer. And the next one can be yours. Read More
BrewDog will open its beer-themed DogHouse Hotel next year at the brewery’s headquarters in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Read More
Proud to Support Independent Craft Brewers
For years, small and independent U.S. craft breweries have been turning the beer world upside down. Their ability to take risks, innovate flavors and build better communities has made the U.S. the craft beer capital of the world.
To proudly display that independent spirit, the Brewers Association created a symbol to unify U.S. craft breweries and those who want to support them. This certified mark gives beer lovers an easy way to identify independent craft beer.
Learn more about what it means to be an Independent Craft Brewer by visiting the Brewers Association.