Almost 13 years ago, Innis & Gunn serendipitously came into being.
Innis & Gunn were faced with a tough decision at the time of either ploughing all of their available money into a brewery, or instead focusing on building a brand and exploring different approaches to oak maturation to produce remarkable flavours in their beer.
Innis & Gunn knew they had a very special beer on their hands and wanted to share it with as many people as they could, as quickly as possible. So Innis & Gunn went out and started introducing their beer to friends around the world and now, thanks to all of you humans and few of us aliens, they are where they are today, at the beginning of their next chapter.
Innis & Gunn have always chosen to do things differently. Up until now they have used their own recipes, raw materials, yeast and equipment (including their proprietary maturation vessels, the Oakerators®), inside other companies’ breweries.
However, today Innis & Gunn are delighted to announce that, at last, they are going to be building the first Innis & Gunn brewery.
The time is right for them to bring brewing, barrel maturation and bottling under one roof in a home of their own where they can install the special equipment they need to craft beers with even greater depth of flavour. Innis & Gunn have identified a site in South-East Scotland, and will share more details with you soon.
Dougal, Innis & Gunn Founder and Master Brewer:
“Over the years I have come to realise that those of us who work for Innis & Gunn are only one small part of a much larger Innis & Gunn community. That Innis & Gunn community is made up of those of you who enjoy our beer, blog about our beer, dream about our beer, chat to us on Facebook and Twitter and send us photographs of you drinking our beer. It is this community, male and female, of all ages, in dozens of countries who have made Innis & Gunn what it is today.”
Innis & Gunn are excited for you to join them on the next step of this journey and look forward to tasting many new beers with you. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates and to find out how you can be part of it.
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