Innis & Gunn To Boost Output Through Brewery Investment
Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn, which supplies beer to major supermarket chains across the UK and abroad, is due to ramp up its output after buying over the Inveralmond Brewery.
Inveralmond Brewery Limited will benefit from Innis & Gunn’s comparatively large distribution network. The revamp of its site, now named the Innis & Gunn Inveralmond Brewery, will see the installation of a new oak barrel ageing warehouse, as well as more beer-brewing tanks.
In a press release, Dougal Gunn Sharp, founder and masterbrewer at Innis & Gunn, said, "This is more than an Innis & Gunn brewery; we’re building a totem for innovation and a launch pad for our continued expansion at home and abroad.
"As we searched for a site for our new brewery, it became clear there was an opportunity to combine the strengths of both businesses and for us to acquire their brewery and brands."
"Taking over an already fantastic brewery gives us a rolling start in the development of our new state-of-the-art equipment and processes, meaning we can grow much faster than if we started from scratch. It means we’ve avoided a lot of the red tape and planning issues around building a site from the ground up and we can concentrate on what we do best – brewing beer," he added.
Inveralmond founder and managing director Fergus Clark, said, "To me this feels like a real win-win.
"Our Inveralmond beers will gain access to a sales and distribution infrastructure that will massively accelerate the growth of our beers both at home and Internationally, while at the same time Innis & Gunn gets the brewery they want 18 months earlier than if they had to build it themselves.
"We are really looking forward to starting to brew Innis & Gunn beers on site and seeing where this exciting stage of our combined development will lead."
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