27.09.2010

BrewDog Begins

BrewDog Begins

We brewed our first ever batch of beer in April 2007. A lot has changed for us in just over 3 years. Here is how it all started.

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Martin celebrates signing the lease on Unit 1 Kessock Road with a nonchelant wave.

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James gets to work mapping out where the walls and drains will go.

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James gets bored and decided to try and scare Martin with a hardcore Mummy impression instead!

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Bracken was just a puppy.

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Our four 20HL tanks arrive. Giving us 80HL of tank space. Today we have 2300 HL of tank space.  

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Our 2 head manual filler. 180 bottles per hour. Caps and labels applied by hand. Many 24 hour bottling shifts. 

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Like the ghostbusters poster? We were very cool. I fell putting it up.  

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200 empty firkins arrive and the whisky casks for the first ever Paradox are made ready for filling.

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Martin on an important business call in the mash tun and James in the kettle.

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 The short lived first draft of our logo.

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    ruzhou09.10.2010
  • No doubt it's good to remind yourselves from time to time how far you've come.....

    Kudos
    Mark Seaman28.09.2010
  • You punks know how to make things happen! Cheers to BrewDog! Can't wait to see you next time your in Tampa, FL
    Francis Booth28.09.2010
  • Incredible to think how much has been achieved in such a short time. My first Brewdog was Paradox.
    Fairzo28.09.2010
  • I enjoyed 5AM Saint and Punk IPA yesterday afternoon. Amazing!! Good job guys!!! regards from Barcelona.
    Sergi28.09.2010
  • Four months later I drank Punk IPA for the first time at Peterborough Beer Festival. It seems so long ago.
    Jonathan27.09.2010
  • Great entry for the blog. Good to see how it all started. Was all of the kit second hand?
    Douglas MacIntyre27.09.2010
  • Bracken is the coolest punk puppy ever :)
    Adrian27.09.2010
  • Pretty much sums up why I invested. Good call on the logo, too. Even free beer wouldn't persuade me to have Mk I tattooed on me ;-)
    Don Robertson27.09.2010
  • You have come a mighy long way already. I was in Englandshire recently and the only Scottish beers I stumbled upon were yours. I frequently buy beers directly from you and I`m looking forward to Beerdog Aberdeen opening. Exciting times all round.
    Chris Simmonds27.09.2010

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