Earlier this month, Crowdcube success Innis & Gunn received various awards during Tastings’ annual World Beer Championships. The brewery’s Rum Finish was a gold medal winner, the Original was given the a silver medal, and Bourbon Dark Ale a bronze medal.
Innis & Gunn announced the exciting news on Twitter and stated:
— Innis & Gunn UK (@innisandgunnUK) December 14, 2016
As previously reported, Innis & Gunn was founded in 2003 and claims to be the second-largest craft brewer in the UK. Innis & Gunn opened its first bar-restaurant, The Beer Kitchen, in Edinburgh and within a matter of six months, it won the Best New Concept Award in casual dining and the brewery reportedly acquired Perth-based Inveralmond Brewery after capturing £3.1 million from a “BeerBond” and BeerBucking funding program. Founder and master brewer at Innis & Gunn, Dougal Sharp, previously shared:
“When we started in 2003, the craft beer scene in the UK was virtually non-existent. Through perseverance, hard work, and outstanding beer, we have been able to play a key role in spearheading the growth of the movement in the UK and in turn build a successful international business selling our beers in over 20 markets. We have remained steadfast in our mission to expand the possibilities of what beer can be by pioneering innovative methods of imparting flavor.”
Last month, Innis & Gunn launched its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube and secured the £1 million initial target within 72 hours and closed with £2.4 million in funding. Funds from the initiative will go towards the expansion of The Beer Kitchen retail experience in 2017 to England, a year ahead of schedule, and international expansion into North America.
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