Dougal Gunn Sharp, Innis & Gunn founder and master brewer, has announced plans for an Edinburgh, Scotland brewery location. The location has yet to be revealed, but Dougal did state that the new brewery would have a capacity of 400,000 hectolitres, the equivalent to 70 million pints.
At Innis & Gunn’s annual shareholder meeting, Dougal said “Drinkers around the world are increasingly turning to the amazing quality and flavour of craft beer and Innis & Gunn is driving this trend. We couldn’t be more excited to tell our shareholders and fans this exciting news.”
The existing Innis & Gunn brewery in Perthshire will continue to brew the Inveralmond Brewery range of cask and bottled ales. The new Edinburgh brewery location will employ around 30 people and feature high speed canning/bottling/kegging capabilities, which will streamline several currently outsourced processes to one location.
Dougal further added, “Building a new brewery will cement our Edinburgh heritage as well as creating a focal point for our beers in the Capital. It provides the brewing, packaging and warehousing capacity we need as we continue to strive to meet the surging demand for our lager, which is on track to be the No.1 craft lager in the UK, IPA’s and barrel aged beers at home and around the world.”