Innis & Gunn announces plans to secure major cash injection to drive plans for brewery in Edinburgh

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Drinking to success: Founder and master brewer Dougal Sharp (pictured) said the brewery is the next stage in the firm


Innis & Gunn announces plans to secure major cash injection to drive plans for brewery in Edinburgh

Innis & Gunn has announced plans to secure a major cash injection to drive plans for a brewery in Edinburgh.

The Scottish craft beer maker hopes to secure £3m in investment to fund the brewery as well as continue to open more bars in Scotland.

Drinking to success: Founder and master brewer Dougal Sharp (pictured) said the brewery is the next stage in the firm’s evolution

Its three current bars have prospered amid the recent surge in popularity for craft beer and it hopes to open another two sites annually over the next three years.

Founder and master brewer Dougal Sharp said the brewery is the next stage in the firm’s evolution after rapid growth in beer sales.

The launch, which the firm claims will be the first major brewery in Edinburgh for 150 years, is expected to open in 2021 and create around 30 jobs. It plans to fund the expansion with its third crowdfunding campaign, through funding platform Seedrs.

Sharp said: ‘We want to bring Edinburgh back to what it was as a true brewing city.’

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