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About BrewDog

We were bored of the industrially brewed lagers and stuffy ales that dominate the UK market. We decided the best way to fix this undesirable predicament was to brew our own beers. Consequently in April 2007 BrewDog was born.Both only 24 at the time, we leased a building, got some scary bank loans, spent all our money on stainless steel and started making some hardcore beers.

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The BrewDog Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

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Alex Myers & Ali Maynard
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BrewDog plots ‘global revolution’ with appointment of first Finance Director

Neil Simpson has joined the craft beer brewery as its first Finance Director as the company plans further expansion in 2013.

BrewDog, Scotland’s largest independent brewery has appointed its first Finance Director, Neil Simpson, as it puts the finishing touches to a new £8m brewery in Aberdeen and plots further expansion in 2013. The craft brewery has increased sales by 250 per cent in 2012 and the appointment of a Finance Director is part of its plan to ‘keep the wheels of revolution turning’ as the company sets its sights on continued growth at home and abroad.Neil Simpson joins from Accountancy firm Ritson Smith, where he has been an external advisor to BrewDog since shortly after its launch five years ago.

  • Neil Simpson joins from Accountancy firm Ritson Smith, where he has been an external advisor to BrewDog since shortly after its launch five years ago
  • BrewDog is in the final stages of completing its new £8m production facility in Ellon, Aberdeenshire
  • The new brewery was largely funded by a unique online IPO dubbed ‘Equity for Punks’ that allowed craft beer fans to buy shares in the business directly from the company’s website, raising £2.2m
  • One of the fastest growing businesses in the UK, BrewDog predicts a further 250 per cent growth in sales in 2013


James Watt, cofounder of BrewDog commented:

“We’ve got more than six thousand investors from all over the globe thanks to our Equity for Punks programme and the appointment of Neil is a big part of our plan to ensure they see us continue to grow, continue to change minds and continue to ruffle the feathers of the soulless corporate Mafioso that dominate this industry.”

“BrewDog’s aim is to make everyone as passionate about beer as we are. People said this was a fight we couldn’t win, but our continued growth suggests that the wheels of revolution are turning. Neil will be pivotal in helping the craft beer revolution roll on, as we look to expand our craft beer bar network and our craft beer sales on a solid financial footing.”

Neil Simpson commented:

“BrewDog is an incredible business growing at an incredible rate and it’s very exciting to be a part of the global craft beer revolution. I’ve always enjoyed working with James and Martin as an advisor and my new position as FD gives me the chance to make an even bigger impact at BrewDog.”

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BrewDog hosts world’s biggest brewer collaboration partnering with 16 UK breweries on unique brews

‘CollabFest’ returns, with BrewDog’s 16 UK bar teams each partnering with a local brewery to create unique beer Scotland’s largest independent brewery and pioneer of the UK craft beer scene, BrewDog is hosting its second annual nationwide craft beer festival on Saturday 25th October, unveiling 16 unique collaboration brews made with the UK’s best craft […]

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Wage against the machine: BrewDog pioneers living wage policy for the drinks trade

Craft brewery ‘sets new parameters’ for wage structures in fair deal pay scheme being rolled out across UK Scotland’s largest independent brewery, BrewDog has today announced the introduction of a pioneering living wage policy for its UK staff, making an unprecedented commitment to the wellbeing of its employees. Effective immediately, BrewDog has introduced a written […]

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Lager is dead. Long live lager: BrewDog plots end to ‘lager lout’ culture with launch of This. Is. Lager. craft beer

Craft brewery says redefining Britain’s most popular beer style can end binge drink culture for good Scotland’s largest independent brewery, BrewDog has set its sights on obliterating the ‘insidious culture around lager drinking’ cultivated by decades of mass marketing by launching a beer that takes the lager style back to its roots. Launching tomorrow, This. […]

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