BrewDog Begins

how things looked when we started in April 2007

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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Mark Seaman 28th September, 2010 5:36pm
No doubt it's good to remind yourselves from time to time how far you've come.....Kudos
Francis Booth 28th September, 2010 2:29pm
You punks know how to make things happen! Cheers to BrewDog! Can't wait to see you next time your in Tampa, FL
Fairzo 28th September, 2010 12:19pm
Incredible to think how much has been achieved in such a short time. My first Brewdog was Paradox.
Sergi 28th September, 2010 8:22am
I enjoyed 5AM Saint and Punk IPA yesterday afternoon. Amazing!! Good job guys!!! regards from Barcelona.
Jonathan 27th September, 2010 11:05pm
Four months later I drank Punk IPA for the first time at Peterborough Beer Festival. It seems so long ago.
Douglas MacIntyre 27th September, 2010 10:48pm
Great entry for the blog. Good to see how it all started. Was all of the kit second hand?
Adrian 27th September, 2010 10:02pm
Bracken is the coolest punk puppy ever :)
Don Robertson 27th September, 2010 9:20pm
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 ;-)
Chris Simmonds 27th September, 2010 8:57pm
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.