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Last Saturday was an absolute blast. Our epic yearly gathering of Equity Punks took place at the AECC in Aberdeen, and you guys didn’t let us down. The ninth-annual #PunkAGM saw 8,000 diehard craft beer fanatics spend a day enjoying a huge array of beer, street food and music. Without question the highlight of our year, the AGM is a long day but one that goes by in a flash – so we figured we should take a look back to the UK’s largest Annual General Meeting!

Since last year’s AGM we have had an incredible twelve months, helping build the business owned by our amazing army of shareholders:-

- Shipped 104 million bottles of craft beer to people around the world
- Launched our epic breweries in Columbus Ohio and the OverWorks in Ellon
- Hit the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 for a record sixth consecutive year
- Launched Equity for Punks V increasing our shareholder community to over 77,000
- Grown sales of our beer by over 78% on the previous year
- Punk IPA has now been the best-selling UK craft beer for three years
- Grown our global team of crewmembers to over 1,100
- Introduced the Unicorn Fund; 20% of our profits given to our crew and charity each year

These incredible milestones could not have been achieved without the support and feedback of our Equity Punks – you guys rock and we love the fact that each year we can kick back and party at our AGM! Having our backs means that our shareholders know everything we do comes back to the beer in the glass and the people who make it happen – and that will never change.

Our shareholders also learn of everything that goes down on Planet BrewDog before anyone else, and our co-founders James and Martin took to the stage to detail all of our plans for the year ahead. We are currently dialling in a dedicated blog post on the AGM Announcements, so check back to the blog in a few days (particularly if you live in Reykjavik, Inverurie or are a frequent flier!)

But the AGM is about much more than statistics and progress updates. Our assembled Equity Punks enjoyed a series of brand new beer releases, such as our latest birthday beer Dog G and a new German-hopped IPA Sonic Boom, plus we re-introduced the mighty Dogma and a re-brew of the beer that won #CollabFest – Very Big Moose produced with our friends at Fierce Beer.

The biggest buzz related to our new adventures in fermentation. Richard Kilcullen and the crew from the OverWorks were on hand to launch our first sour and wild beers. A trio of farmhouse-style saisons were revealed to our Equity Punks in tutored tastings delivered by Richard – with our shareholders also getting the chance to preview the OverWorks taproom over the weekend!

Our investors also rocked out to some legendary music from the likes of Maximo Park, Twin Atlantic and The Dust Coda, The Van T’s, The Big Moon, PAWS and Cold Years. In between sets, we had a huge range of street food on offer to keep our Equity Punks going, and we also ensured they had the chance to get up close and personal with the likes of the Bruery, Cloudwater, Northern Monk and Magic Rock in a series of tutored tastings. It was, in a word, epic.

- 84,250 beers, spirits and ciders poured
- 8,000 Equity Punks and lucky +1’s in attendance
- £2,850 raised for Guide Dogs for the Blind
- 2,200 AGM Beer Visa stamps deployed
- 300 BrewDog crewmembers working on the day
- 10 incredible bands
- 7 guest breweries pouring their beers
- 1 crab cut-out taken home (you know who you are)
- 1 amazing day.

Thanks to everybody who made the long (or short) journey to Aberdeen and to each and every one of our truly incredible BrewDog crewmembers who worked long hours to make it happen. Stay tuned for the post about what was announced at the AGM and here’s to #PunkAGM2019!

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BrewDog Rich 16.04.2018 @ 10:54am
Pete - Glad you had a great weekend; I wasn't at the AGM as my wife had a baby two weeks prior, so it was the first one I've missed for five years. Hope you didn't spend too long searching me out - I'll be there next time though!
Pete H 13.04.2018 @ 12:58pm
What a fantastic weekend.
On Friday night in Castlegate I was talking to EFPs from all over the UK, Sweden, Denmark and even 2 guys from USA. And Squiddy, again. Cheers mate !!
On the day itself, I managed to meet a lot of the Brewdog Crew I've met before (too many to mention) and it was great to finally meet Allison Green, Fiona Hunter, Cameron Robertson and the mighty Michael Kenyon.
Brewdog Rich - I looked several times for you on the EFP desk, but kept missing you. Maybe next year.
Thanks to all of you that worked so hard (Nottm Brewdog Lucy), and were always smiling through the whole day. Brilliant. Can't wait until next year.
Antoni 12.04.2018 @ 11:59am
What an epic Punk Mayhem! It was a magic day for us and a magic travel to Scotland! Good beer, good music amb good times for craft beer revolution. And specially cheers to @Rosemary_m, we met her on the bus throught Dogtap Ellon. See you next year...

Salut! (Cheers),

BrewDog Rich 11.04.2018 @ 5:16pm
Graham F - Yes, Dog G will be hitting the online shop soon
MikeyMikey 11.04.2018 @ 4:45pm
Whoever thought of foam sharks should get a raise.
Graham F 11.04.2018 @ 3:51pm
Will Dog G be available in bottle?
Russell Salton 11.04.2018 @ 2:16pm
I agree with Christian that it would be good if something more environmentally-friendly than plastic glasses could be used. I tried to re-use mine but it was binned anyway.
BrewDog Rich 11.04.2018 @ 12:07pm
Kerry - Email [email protected] and they will hopefully help you out!
Kerry T 11.04.2018 @ 8:57am
Hey! Anyone know if we can get the wee gif videos re-sent? Mine never came through! Had a blast on Saturday!!!!
Nigel S 10.04.2018 @ 9:07pm
What a great day and great beer, The BIg Moom and Maximo Park were great.....what a blast. Role on 2019
Paul Y 10.04.2018 @ 8:57pm
1st AGM and won't be the last! Great weekend, great beers and great bands. Clockwork Tangerine delicious and The Bruery "samples" were also a highlight during the Taster / Q&A Session. The gasps of amazed 'gratitude' when they explained what the abv was was class!!
Christian H 10.04.2018 @ 4:22pm
Top top day way up there on the list of experiences. Just one suggestion: possible to use non plastic cups that are more environmentally friendly?

But thanks to all involved credit well deserved
Rosemary M 10.04.2018 @ 3:50pm
I had an absolute blast thanks for all the brilliant beer. On the barrier for Twin Atlantic and Maximo Park was amazing. I loved the walk and met some lovely new beer buddies especially Anthonio and Patricia from Barcelona who I met on the bus to dogtap on Friday afternoon. And no agm is complete without my annual hug from Martin. See you all again in 2019 x
Jack 10.04.2018 @ 3:49pm
I had the best barbecue I think I have ever had too but a shame it was in the drizzle. Still the beers and talks made up for it. Looking forward to next year
stuart l 10.04.2018 @ 2:29pm
Great beer.Great entertainment and great weekend....Cheers Brewdog
Michael 10.04.2018 @ 1:46pm
I had a fantastic time the Bruery beers were incredible. Enjoyed SOnic Boom too. Twin Atlantic were excellent!