Thanks to the support of Equity For Punks, 2012 will see a new brewery for Brewdog, plus new craft beer bars
Plans for a £6.5million ($10 million) – low carbon brewing facility in Aberdeenshire have been submitted to the UK planning commision- £1.5m ($2.3 million U.S.) coming from beer drinkers across the world.
Brewdog has grown over 200% in 2011, with demand on their beer rising. Contact brewing for these punks is not an option.
The brewery will be 8 miles down the road from the proposed site at Balmacassie instead of Pottorton. The costs to make the Pottorton site were millions more and 2 more years of prep. Balmacassie has the utilities in place, (plus room to grow) allowing the new brewery to be functional by October, 2012.
About The New Brewery: Will be energy efficient (heat recovery system, grey water treatment, etc.) 10 new 400 HL (340 barrel) fermenters will be added to Brewdog’s existing 27, for a grand total of 37 fermenters. There is room for many more. A new bottling line will be added. The Pottorton land is owned by Brewdog, and will be used to grow their own malt.
Capacity: Intial Capacity = 100,000 HL (85, 216 barrels) annually. Expandable to 500,000 HL (426,080 barrels) annually.
NEW BEER ANNOUNCEMENT! Soft fruits will be grown at Potterton for a new yearly “Estate” beer release.
Jobs: 25 added intially. 75 over time
Craft Beer Bars: BrewDog Newcastle will be at 16 Dean Street. Work to begin soon. Brewdog Camden will be open by 12/10/11. Those will join Brewdog Aberdeen, Brewdog Edinburgh, Brewdog Glasgow. A cash infusion of £1m ($1.5 mil US) into the bars will occur in 2012.
All this is made possible by Equity for Punks investments.
For those who still want to invest, visit www.brewdog.com/equityforpunks to buy part of BrewDog from £95
Brewdog Newcastle Location
Brewdog Camden Location